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TOP10Best Christmas Day Restaurants in Brisbane

The festive season is upon us and Best Restaurants want to help you celebrate. Peruse our list of Brisbane eateries that will be celebrating Christmas in style with extravagant buffets or three-course lunches. It’s clear the sunshine state knows how to party, so we say let the good times roll!
Sami-Jo Adelman - November 2014
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Boasting sweeping views over Brisbane is Bardon's elegant, tres Parisien Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar. Experience French classics and traditional Christmas fare this season with a festive two-course menu for $68 or a three-course menu for $78 on Christmas Eve. The restaurant is also hosting a three-course Christmas lunch for $160 per person or $60 per child... sera magnifique!
Spend the festive season at the spectacularly-located Stamford Hotel on the Brisbane River for either a Christmas themed seafood buffet lunch or dinner. The special buffet will run from Monday 17th November until Tuesday 23rd December. Lunch is $65 per person (Friday to Sunday) and $30 for children while dinner (Friday to Sunday) is $79 for adults and $30 for children.
Thyme² Restaurant at Sofitel Central Brisbane delivers a unique dining experience in sumptuous surrounds. Treat your family to a lavish seafood buffet dinner on Christmas Eve for $159 per person or $80 for children. There will also be an extensive European chocolate buffet for dessert. Thyme is also holding a Christmas day luncheon in Ballroom Le Grand, which will include a traditional feast, free flowing French sparkling, live entertainment and a special visit by Santa Claus.
Brisbane's iconic Harry Seidler-designed hotel, the Hilton Brisbane, lays claim to a restaurant befitting its visionary maestro, Vintaged Bar & Grill. The restaurant knows how to celebrate with service that sparkles and seasonal cheer. Crack the bubbly and indulge in a modern Australian menu that has been prepared with elements of holiday glee. A Christmas day lunch from noon till 3pm is available for $215 per adult, $190 per teen (aged 13-17) or $140 per child (aged 6-12). Christmas dinner will kick off at 5.30pm and will cost $145 per person.
This modern Australian bistro on the fringes of Brisbane’s CBD is a smart and much celebrated restaurant that has become a firm fixture on the city’s culinary landscape. In honour of the festive season, the restaurant will be opening exclusively on Monday’s in December. On the 1st and 8th of the month owner and chef Philip Johnson will cook up a three-course shared feast for $65 per person. Then on the 15th and 22nd two pre-Christmas dinners are on the cards.
Enjoy the finery of the festive season than with a degustation Christmas lunch at Bacchus. Enjoy a glass of Dom Perignon 04 upon arrival, followed by a seven course degustation menu with matching wines created by Bacchus Head Chef Mark Penna. Tickets are $250 per person, which also includes a premium beverage offering.
Gather the family for a fabulous Christmas seafood buffet lunch at Bistro Allure, located in the Pullman Brisbane King George Square Hotel. From 11.30am – 3.00pm on Christmas day the Presidential Ballroom will open its doors for a superb seafood buffet with traditional festive trimmings. Live entertainment and a 3.5 hour beverage package including beer, sparkling, red and white wine and soft drinks will be available. It will set you back $175 per adult, $135 per teen (13 – 17 years) or $65 per child (6 – 12 years).
Celebrate Christmas with family and friends at the elegant Baguette Bistrot & Bar in Ascot. A sumptuous three-course menu for $150 per person is on offer with the likes of duck ravioli for entree, roast suckling pig for main course and a classic Christmas pudding for dessert. Bookings are essential and full pre-payment and final numbers are required by Tuesday the 18th of December.
Share a delicious Christmas lunch among close friends and famil at Cove Bar & Dinning. Relax by the water’s edge and revel in the city views as you tuck into a lavish three-course lunch. Start with roasted squash and beef carpaccio followed by twice cooked roast pork crackling, and perhaps a sticky date pudding for dessert. Adults can experience this event for $115pp with a complimentary glass of wine or beer on arrival. Kids can dine for $55pp with a complimentary glass of juice or soft drink on arrival. Reservations are essential.
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