Christmas Day feasts on the Gold Coast

Yes we’re serious.

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.

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.
Choose from:
Four delicious courses plus a three hour beverage package at Garden Kitchen & Bar ($169.78*) tickets here.
A ballroom buffet at The Event Centre ($266.50*) tickets here.
Traditional favourites with inspired interpretations at Cucina Vivo ($190.36pp*) tickets here.
An indulgent buffet menu at Harvest Buffet (from $236.67pp*) tickets here.
A tasty Chinese feast at Imperial at The Star ($113.20pp*) tickets here.
An epic buffet option is also available at Atrium Bar ($194.48*) tickets here.
Where: Casino Drive, Broadbeach

QT Hotel
Christmas Day Lunch in the QT Ballroom includes a three hour beverage package, juicy roast meats including slow roasted suckling pig prepared a custom built Beech Rotisserie, to the freshest trawler caught seafood and vibrant array of Christmas desserts for $225pp – tickets here. A Bazaar Christmas Day Dinner is a mosaic of trawler-fresh seafood, spit roasted whole beast, charcuterie bars, dumplings made to order, salads plucked fresh from QT’s kitchen garden, wood- fired pizzas and the finest spread of sweet treats on the Coast plus a two hour beverage package for $225pp – tickets here. Christmas Day Lunch is $235 and includes a three-hour beverage package. Tickets here.
Where: Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

RACV Royal Pines 
Indulge in a traditional family-style lunch at Trattoria Amici including a three hour beverage package for $159pp – tickets here or enjoy a sky high Christmas at the stunning Videre where a spectacular seafood buffet is on offer – tickets $279pp here. Kalinda Restaurant is offering a seafood buffet and drinks package at lunchtime – tickets $219 here. Dinner at Kalinda includes a seafood buffet for $149pp – tickets here. The Ballroom will feature a beautiful buffet offering fresh seafood and all the traditional trimmings with a three hours beverage package for $199 – tickets here.
Where: Ross St, Benowa

Novotel Surfers Paradise 
Join the Novotel for a magical Christmas lunch in The Ballroom for a buffet including succulent seafood, a carvery, variety of hot and cold dishes and Christmas sweet treats for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets include a three hour drinks package for $185pphere. Hanlan’s Restaurant is serving a seasonal Christmas buffet with a welcome cocktail on arrival – tickets $149pp here.
Where: 3105 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Mantra on View
Treat the family to Christmas Wonderland in Mantra on View’s Ballroom. Lunch involves an extravagant Christmas buffet with fresh seafood, including prawns, oysters and crab – tickets are $138pp here. Dinner is also a tasty buffet tickets are $88pp here.
Where: 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise

Words by Kirra Smith.