Date & time
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate Christmas Day with those you love at the Island Gold Coast.
Channel your inner Christmas cheer with a delicious Christmas Day buffet feast in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Revel in the magically festive atmosphere as you take in the naturally beautiful Island settings with a delicious Christmas lunch to suit all tastes.
The Island Penthouse – Christmas Day Buffet & Beverage Package
Perched on the top level of the Island with spectacular views over the Surfers Paradise CBD and coastline. The Island Penthouse – Christmas Buffet & Beverage Package includes cold and cooked fresh seafood, traditional roast meats, seasonal vegetables and salads, sides, accompaniments, desserts and a three-hour drinks package with Mumm Marlborough Prestige Sparkling, premium wines, beers, Christmas sangria and spritz, softdrinks and juices. Tickets to the Penthouse Christmas Day Buffet are limited.
Tickets $229 + booking fee. There is one ticket price for the Penthouse lunch and every ticket includes the three-hour beverage package. There will also be a range of softdrinks and juices available as part of the package.
Penthouse – Christmas Day Buffet & Beverage Package at the Island Penthouse (on the top level of the Island).
First Sitting: 11am – 2pm
This is an 18+ event with only one ticket level available and includes the drink package. The Family Buffet in the Glasshouse has children's ticket levels. If you would like to book the Christmas Day Family Buffet visit the event page here.
Cold Fresh Seafood
- Whole king prawns with cocktail sauce (gf, df)
- Natural oysters with mignonette dressing (gf, dfo)
- Smoked salmon with red onion fried baby capers, herbed crème fraîche (gf)
- Fresh chilled Moreton Bay bugs
Warm Fresh Seafood
- Baked whole sides of market fish (gf, df)
- Oyster Kilpatrick and seared Hervey Bay scallops (gf)
- Garlic prawns on herbed pearl couscous
Warm Roast Meats
- Traditional maple and mustard glazed ham (gf, df)
- Roasted chicken (gf, df)
- Sirloin steak with herb mustard crust (gf, df)
- Potato and bacon salad (gf, df)
- Coleslaw (gf, df, v)
- Mixed leaf salad with maple dressing (gf, df)
- Shaved fennel, wild rocket and citrus salad with yuzu vinaigrette (gf, df, vegan)
- Roast potato (gf, v)
- BBQ corn on the cob (gf, df, v)
- Baked broccoli and cauliflower mornay (gf)
- Roast seasonal vegetables (gf, df, vegan)
Sides & Accompaniments
- Bread rolls
- Red wine jus
- Christmas plum pudding and custard
- Christmas meringue
- Fresh seasonal fruit
*Menu subject to change based on supply and availability of seasonal produce.
gf – gluten free, df – dairy free, v – vegetarian, dfo – dairy free option, vegan.
Will my group be seated together? Yes, we will be seating your group on your own table. If your group is purchasing tickets separately come up with a catchy table name between yourselves, then include this table name in the field provided at check-out.
Can you cater to my food allergies and dietary requirements? We always do our best to cater to your food allergies as long as you include them in the field provided at checkout. We may not, however, be able to cater towards all food preferences e.g. keto, low-carb, low sugar. We have provided this field at check-out for people with food allergies only.
Do you have parking? Affordable secure paid parking available at Bruce Bishop Parking, which is adjacent to the Hotel. View the carpark and rates on their website. Please ensure you arrive in time for the start of your sitting.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The Penthouse Buffet is 18+ only and there is only one ticket level available with the inclusion of the beverage package. If you would like to book the Christmas Day Family Buffet visit the event page here.
What’s the refund policy? Please note that we do not allow refunds for any reason. Any changes or updates to your booking must be provided 72 hours prior to the event commencing.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.