Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry and Christmas Day is the pinnacle of feasting festivities. Whether you’re planning on having a big family gathering or keen to keep celebrations small and simple there’s plenty of Gold Coast venues to choose from for breakfast, lunch or dinner. No need to bother with menu preparation or the post-feast clean up at home. Nope, all you have to do is book a table, put on a stylish outfit and let the good times roll.
HORIZONS AT SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE RESORT
Up the glamour stakes and step out for a Christmas Day lunch to remember at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. Presented in the Horizons event venue with floor to ceiling windows, they’re serving signature 7-course degustation menu and all dishes are expertly paired with brilliant vinos. With spectacular ocean views and ambient live tunes you best reserve a table soon. Ideal for larger groups and it’s adults only too.
Where: 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach
This sensational European inspired restaurant nestled in the heart of Mermaid Beach is the go to pick for a divine Christmas feast. Little Truffle is a relaxed yet elegant venue that’s bound to impress festive guests. Think tasty appetisers and gourmet entrees of roast quail or a prawn and lobster cocktail. Main course options include; slow roasted beef prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, honey glazed carrot, sautéed spinach and a red wine jus; confit ocean trout with a chorizo and semi dried tomato risotto plus a side of steamed zucchini flowers filled with scallop mousse. Not to mention an outstanding lamb rack dish and delicious desserts. Little Truffle prides itself on fantastic food and impeccable service.
Where: 2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
HARVEST BUFFET AT THE STAR
Ready for Christmas dinner at the Harvest Buffet at The Star? Well you best prepare your appetite for a decadent feast with all the trimmings. The menu is a modern gourmet take on a traditional Christmas buffet. You’ll be delighted to dine on fresh seafood platters, a selection of hot and cold meats, pizza and pasta dishes, nutritious salads, tasty soups and superb desserts. This is an all you can eat invitation with a three hour drink package to boot. Book soon!
Where: 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach
QT GOLD COAST
Festive feasts at the QT don’t come any better. There’s a truly decadent Christmas dinner experience at the lauded Bazaar where you’re invited to indulge in a variety of exotic cuisines and classic Christmas dishes. Think; global flavours, fresh trawler caught seafood, nourishing salads with ingredients picked from the rooftop garden, chocolate fountains and ample desserts. Plus, children receive a complimentary gift from Santa himself.
Perhaps a Japanese banquet is more your holiday season vibe? If so, the Yamagen Christmas lunch at QT Gold Coast is a veritable masterclass in Japanese culinary delights. Yamagen’s indulgent 7-course degustation menu boasts delicate Japanese seafood dishes with a Christmas twist. Yamagen claims that the hardest choice you’ll have to make on Christmas Day is choosing between champagne or whisky and we believe them.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
CURRUMBIN BEACH VIKINGS SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB
Get set for a fun Christmas gathering and greet the day with breakfast at Vikings. This place really takes a quintessential Gold Coast beachside dining experience to a new level. Delicious food with an incredible view makes for a festive feast in holiday heaven. On the menu – all your hot breakfast favourites, seasonal fruit platters, fresh baked pastries and great coffee. Once your food has settled, head for a swim between the flags on the stunning Currumbin Beach. The perfect Christmas morning!
Where: 741 Pacific Parade, Currumbin
Executive Chef Adam Dundas-Taylor prepares an incredible Christmas feast at Miss Moneypenny’s every year. Commencing with an assortment of locally sourced seafood (who can go past a seafood platter entrée of Pacific oysters, Ora King smoked salmon, scallops and Queensland king prawns?). Followed by magnificent roast meat dishes – Bangalow ham with orange, cinnamon and clove glaze. And how about that turkey with traditional Christmas gravy to make your day. Seal the deal with fruit pudding and brandy custard. It’s a very merry Miss Moneypenny’s Christmas indeed!
Where: 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
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