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Christmas Day feasts on the Gold Coast

Christmas Day Dining (image courtesy of Unsplash)
Christmas Day Dining (image courtesy of Unsplash)

It’s that time again, Gold Coasters. So, hands up if cooking a Christmas lunch/dinner is the very last thing you feel like doing after copious a few champers and opening all of your gifts. Yep, us too.

Therefore, it’s only fitting that we did a round-up of the top feasts you can add to your Christmas Day agenda — to save you the hassle of cooking and the many hours of cleaning that could be better spent in a food coma. It’s worth noting, that all prices stated are for adults.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast
A lot is happening at this stunning spot on Christmas Day. If you are after an intimate lunch of 2-5 family and friends that opt for lunch at Oyster Bar & Grill, including a seven-course degustation lunch, expertly matched wines, roving entertainment and a visit from Santa – tickets are $349pp. Plan of catching up with the whole fam (AKA 5+ people)? Enjoy lunch with ocean views at Horizons with a signature seven-course degustation menu, expertly matched wines, live entertainment – tickets are $349pp. You really can’t go wrong at the Sheraton!
Book your Christmas Day Degustation at Oyster Bar & Grill here.
Book your Christmas Day Degustation at Horizons here.
Where: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Classic Christmas Hamper Seafood Upgrade at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
Classic Christmas Hamper Seafood Upgrade at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

The Star Gold Coast 
Let The Star Gold Coast take care of your Christmas celebrations with one of their many delightful dining packages or even their Takeaway Christmas Hampers! (Yep, so you can bring the elegance of The Star Gold Coast to your very own home!) Either way, let the talented team of chefs treat you to a delicious assortment of traditional and inspired Christmas offerings to ensure an exceptional occasion for you and the family. You can chow down on a multi-course banquet lunch and 2.5-hour beverage package at recently opened Chinese sensation Uncle Su for $148pp or enjoy a delectable all-you-can-eat seafood buffet and 3-hour drinks package at the Harvest Buffet which is set to re-open for all meal trades from Friday 3 December. At Harvest, you have the option of lunch (which includes live entertainment) for $220pp, or dinner for $175pp. And getting back to those aforementioned Hampers, you can pre-order your choice of Classic ($475) or Enhanced Hamper ($575) which both serve 6 people and come with varying choices of main meats and sides. Plus you can also upgrade your hamper to include fresh seafood for $205 or fresh salads for $50 (each upgrade catering for 6 people.) Guys, this is you ticket to being the Christmas host with the most!
Book your Christmas Takeaway Hampers here.
Book your Christmas Day tickets at Uncle Su here.
Book your Christmas Day Lunch tickets at Harvest here.
Book your Christmas Day Dinner tickets at Harvest here.

Where: Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Citrique Seafood offering (image supplied)
Citrique Seafood offering (image supplied)

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
Spoilt for choice you’ll be sure to enjoy the big day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa! Keep things simple, fresh, and light at Chapter and Verse bar by tucking into a sumptuous seafood tower and glass of Moet Champagne for $219 served between 12-3pm. Or head to Citrique Restaurant as they will be pulling out all the stops this year with an incredible display of the freshest seafood style buffet dining, and 3-hour drinks packages for both their lunchtime and dinnertime sittings. Lunch will feature the addition of live entertainment and activities for the little ones. Tickets for lunch are $365pp and dinner $255pp. Looking for more ‘atmosphere’? Opt for the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom lunch for $299pp and include face painting and a visit from Santa to keep the kids entertained.
Book your Festive Feast tickets at Chapter & Verse here.
Book your Seafood Buffet Lunch tickets at Citrique here.
Book your Seafood Buffet Dinner tickets at Citrique here.
Book your Seafood Buffet Lunch tickets in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom here.
Where: 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Palazzo Versace
If you admire the finer things in life, then don’t let Christmas day slip by unnoticed. Push the boat out and find yourself at one of the Gold Coast’s most luxurious properties and celebrate the day in style. Il Barocco will feature an eclectic four-course lunch with complimentary flowing beverages (two sittings available beginning at 12.30pm or 1.30pm). Tickets are $264pp.  Santa Claus will also make an appearance including a personalised gift for each child (12 years and under) – how cute?! It’s worth noting that their Restaurant Vanitas and Medusa Ballroom event have both already sold out so get a move on and book!
Book your Christmas Day at Il Barocco tickets here.
Where: 94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Christmas Day at Palazzo Versace (image supplied)
Christmas Day at Palazzo Versace (image supplied)

Southport Sharks
Start your Christmas Day right with an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast with a festive twist! There’ll even be Christmas-style dishes on offer, such as glazed ham Benedict and cinnamon rolls. Yuuuum! Tickets are a very affordable $45pp. But if breakfast will be a feat to round up the troop on the big day, then look no further than Frenzy’s Food Court! This local’s favourite will be offering a seafood-style buffet lunch, which will include goodies for the kids, plus a visit from the big man himself. Tickets are priced at $130pp.
Book your Breakfast Buffet tickets here.
Book your Seafood Buffet Lunch tickets here.
Where: Olsen & Musgrave Avenues, Southport

RACV Royal Pines Resort
Set in their beautifully themed ballroom, the stops will be all pulled out here for you and your family. A hearty buffet-style lunch including a 3-hour drinks package is on offer with a dedicated kids zone including, petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist and carnival treats! So the gifts keep on giving here this Christmas. Ticket prices are $229pp.
Book your tickets here.
Where: Ross Street, Benowa

Christmas Day Dining (image courtesy of Unsplash)
Christmas Day Dining (image courtesy of Unsplash)

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
An indulgent seafood dinner awaits those who choose to dine at Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s Cove Cafe. An extensive buffet will feature fresh local seafood, antipasto, traditional Christmas roasts, worldly dishes, gourmet salads and desserts with festive flair – because we always have room for dessert! The best thing is, there are two sittings available (5-7pm or 8-10pm), so you won’t need to compromise on that afternoon nap if need be! Tickets at $169pp.
Book your Cove Seafood Buffet Dinner 5pm-7pm tickets here.
Book your Cove Seafood Buffet Dinner 8pm-10pm tickets here.
Where: InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Sanctuary Cove

Miss Moneypenny’s
A Christmas feast sure to dazzle, this Broadbeach beauty is the place to be this Christmas Day. Choose between 2 seatings: 11am until 1pm or 1.30pm until 3.30pm and prepare for a good time to remember. Expect locally sourced seafood, followed by Christmas banquet roasts with all the festive trimmings and finishing with traditional Christmas pudding from Executive Chef Adam Dundas-Taylor. Book in for $169pp.
Where: Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

Christmas Day Dining (image courtesy of Unsplash)
Christmas Day Dining (image courtesy of Unsplash)

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