It’s that time again Gold Coasters.
So hands up if cooking a Christmas lunch is the very last thing you feel like doing after copious breakfast beers. Same.
Here’s a round up of the top feasts you can add to your Christmas Day agenda to save cooking and the many hours of cleaning that could be better spent in a food coma. NB: all prices below are based on adults.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast
There’s a lot happening at this stunning spot on Christmas Day starting with lunch at Oyster Bar and Grill including a seven course degustation lunch, expertly matched wines, roving entertainment and a visit from Santa – tickets are $349pp here. You may also enjoy lunch at Horizons with a signature seven course degustation menu, expertly matched wines, live entertainment and wondrous ocean views – tickets are $349pp here. If you’re after Christmas dinner you can head to Terraces Restaurant for a seafood dinner experience – tickets are $180pp here.
Where: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
The Star Gold Coast
Let The Star Gold Coast take care of your Christmas celebrations with one of their many delightful dining packages. A talented team of chefs will treat you to a delicious assortment of traditional and inspired Christmas offerings to ensure a very special occasion for you and the fam.
Four delicious courses plus a three hour beverage package at Garden Kitchen & Bar ($169.79*) tickets here.
Four delicious Italian courses plus a three hour beverage package at Cucina Vivo ($190.37pp*) tickets here.
A multi-course banquet lunch and 2.5 hour beverage package at Imperial at The Star ($113.20pp*) tickets here.
Enjoy a festive all-you-can-eat lunch and four hour beverage package in the Christmas themed Events Centre/Ballroom ($272.68*) tickets here.
Where: Casino Drive, Broadbeach
The Island Surfers Paradise
Set in the fabulous Glasshouse at the Island, the traditional Christmas buffet lunch will feature the freshest hot and cold seafood, succulent roast meats, seasonal roast vegetables, wholesome summer salads and decadent desserts. Drinks can be purchased to accompany your meal throughout the day from the Glasshouse Terrace Bar. Perfect for all ages, including the kids. Tickets are $159pp here.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
A Christmas feast featuring all of the classics and all your favourite trimmings, the Broadbeach stunner is the place to be this Christmas Day. Choose from 11am until 1pm or 1.30pm until 3.30pm and prepare for a good time to remember. Adults are $159pp and kids are $89pp – call (07) 5655 0785 to book.
Where: Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Novotel Surfers Paradise
The big day at Novotel Surfers Paradise includes a delicious seafood and Christmas themed lunch, a three hour premium beverage package (including beer, wine and soft drinks) for adults as well as entertainment for all! All children (12 years and under) will receive a gift from the jolly man in red! Tickets are $185pp for adults here.
Hanlan’s Restaurant is serving a similar option with hot and cold dishes, entertainment and a free gift for the kids too. Tickets are $185pp here.
Where: 3105 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
‘Tis the season to sit back and celebrate with Robina Pavilions’ ultimate Christmas Feast – with kids under 5 eating free and a special appearance from Santa! With doors open from 11am Christmas Day, locals will be treated to a buffet of decadent delights including a fresh seafood selection, glazed ham, apple, pork and sage stuffing and, the star of the show, tropical pavlova. There’s a the Festive Feast priced at $139 p.p, including a glass of bubbles, beer and soft drinks or opt for a 3 hour drinks package including house wine, beers, bubbles and soft drinks at $199 p.p. Children under 5 will eat free, 5-12 years eat for $45 and 12-18years eat for $79.
Where: 229 Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina
QT Gold Coast
It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas at Bazaar! Tis the season to spoil yourself so why not wake up to a slice of indulgence, QT style? Greet Christmas morning to the smell of freshly baked pancakes, sizzling bacon and all your Bazaar favourites like made to order omlettes, deluxe juice stations and a luxurious breakfast spread fit for Santa himself. Bazaar will have a seemingly endless array of festive favourites for you to explore, before a morning opening presents and festive cheer. Adults are $69pp and kids are $35pp, book here.
Words by Kirra Smith