Best Restaurants In Brisbane To Enjoy A Christmas Meal

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Christmas in Brisbane is always a grand celebration with festivities for the whole family, from the Lighting of the tree to festive movies under the stars at the South Bank Parklands. You can also enjoy Christmas trivia over tea and groove to the sound of festive carols. And the best part about the festivities here is the Christmas treats and delicious holiday dishes available at many restaurants. Here is a list of some of the best restaurants in Brisbane where you can enjoy a hearty Christmas meal:

1. Three Blue Ducks

Located in Brisbane City, the Three Blue Ducks is a beautiful Queensland restaurant serving some delicious holiday food. If you decide to sleep in on Christmas day, you can head straight here as you wake up for a hearty Christmas lunch. Relish delicious grazed Christmas ham, BBQ bugs, a three-hour beverage deal and more while enjoying the scenic view of the Brisbane river. You can also try Brisbane’s must-eat dishes and your Christmas meal at this restaurant.  

2. Lennons Restaurant & Bar

To create delicious Christmas memories with your loved ones, you should indulge in the Lennons Restaurant and Bar holiday buffet. You will be spoilt for choice with festive desserts like pudding and delicious dishes like charcuterie, seafood platters, carvery with roast ham, hot station and more. The best part is that Santa will come to pay you and your kids a visit so you can get your Christmas gifts in time. You can also relax and unwind after your meal with some lively Christmas tunes at this restaurant.  

3. Vintaged Bar + Grill

If you have spent most of your Christmas day at home with your family and friends, it is time to head out for late lunch or early dinner at the Vintaged Bar + Grill. You and your family can enjoy a tasty three-course meal that starts with a seafood platter, a main you can choose from, and some tasty dessert treats to end with. You can also sip on some delicious sparkly drinks as you arrive to get you right in the mood.  

4. Brisbane Marriott

Imagine relishing eggnog and endless Christmas dishes as you wake up! You can do this by heading to the Brisbane Marriot and enjoying the delicious Christmas-themed breakfast buffet from 7-8.30 am or 9-11 am. But if you slept in, you need not worry as there is a seven-course lunch and dinner filled with holiday dishes and beverages. The best part is that after you finish this huge meal, you will get a gift and a visit from Santa and enjoy some live entertainment.  

5. One Fish, Two Fish

Head to Kangaroo Point on Christmas day to enjoy a tasty seafood platter at the One Fish, Two Fish restaurant. For just $149, you can enjoy yummy prawn sangas, baked reef fish, and fun beverages. If you are not a seafood person, there is also a meat or vegetarian option and a kids’ menu for you and your family. So, head here from 12 pm to 3 pm and enjoy magical treats in this festive season. Later, you can head for some aromatic coffee beside the Brisbane river after this meal as part of your Brisbane bucket list.  

6. El Camino Cantina

If you want to spend your Christmas day eating something other than traditional dishes, you can opt for Mexican fare at the El Camino Cantina restaurant along the South Bank. Sip on frozen margaritas in the hot summer sun of Brisbane and eat your way through fajitas, nachos, tacos, chicken wings and a hot plate. You can also add to the Christmas fervour by enjoying the Tex-Mex Fiesta with two-hour drinks specials with beers, wines and margaritas for $89 per person. Make sure you book in advance to get a table here. On the other hand, if you cook your meals at home, you must follow these food safety tips for your Christmas proteins. From how to store your festive turkey, juicy ham, seafood and hearty roast beef to how to cook them properly, relevant tips help you enjoy the most delicious Christmas meal. There are also recommendations on what to do with your leftovers so that no bacteria are growing on your food and you won’t get food poisoning.  


Have a merry Christmas with tasty dishes and buffets at the restaurants mentioned above. With breakfast, lunch and dinner options, you can enjoy delicious holiday treats and drinks with your entire family and get into the holiday spirit. To find more interesting restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal in Brisbane, you can check out the Dominque Rizzo site.

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