Christmas Dinner On Gold Coast

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Christmas On Gold Coast

As I mentioned above, eating out on Christmas night is a little less popular than lunchtime. Relative to lunchtime, many restaurants and cafes are closed for dinner on Christmas night, which leaves a much higher demand for those that are open.

Christmas lunches often have entertainment and visiting Santas. Dinners are generally just food.

Each year it changes, but you may find a few that have Santa and entertainment in the evening as well. This can be quite an important factor, if you are deciding between lunch or dinner on Christmas Day.

Whether you live in the Gold Coast or are just visiting over the Christmas and New Year holidays, planning where to have your Chrissie dinner, researching and booking EARLY helps avoid disappointment and stress!

Bookings are taken ahead of time and many offer buffets (traditional, hot and cold seafood or themed), a set menu or limited choices and usually an all inclusive price. Deposits or full payments are also often required.

Below you will find a selection of links to more information about each of the options. I research this topic myself, and pick out the main ones. This list is NOT exhaustive, there will be many I haven't listed.

You should find a good cross section and if they aren't what you are looking for, they will certainly give you ideas for other options.

I have not listed every single option, but a selection that best fit the criteria. You will find more information by scrolling down the page.

* Please Note - All prices quoted are approximate and may change. Please check with each venue before booking. Many venues require full payment on booking to secure your place. Check the specific terms and conditions when you book.

Disclaimer: I don't get paid to do this research, so if I have made a mistake or two, please forgive me and let me know so I can fix it up for the next person. Happy Christmas dining!

Update Information

As you can imagine it takes quite a bit of effort to update this page each year. I have done my best to find a selection of options. It isn't exhaustive, however should give you options & ideas. Often the updates and information don't come out till quite late in the year. I leave the previous years information so you can get an idea of what might be available and approximate pricing. Pricing and options change EVERY year! Enjoy....

Seafood Christmas Dinner is popular in Australia.
Seafood for Christmas dinner - Yum!

Christmas Dinner on Gold Coast Options By Category

Xmas Dinner Surfers Paradise Christmas Dinner Broadbeach
Citrique At Marriott Jupiters Options
Watermark Hotel Sofitel Options

Christmas Dinner on Gold Coast - More Options

Here are some more options that I don't have as much detail for, but you can check them out for other Gold Coast Christmas dinner options:

Paradise Resort Christmas dinner is only for inhouse guests, which means the best option is to stay at Paradise Resort for Christmas to enjoy dinner options without having to go anywhere! Buffet lunch and dinner in The Bistro.

Jupiters Gold Coast, Broadbeach - has more options for lunch than dinner but you can still usually eat here on Christmas night.

Sofitel in Broadbeach - they put on a fabulous Christmas themed event each year as well as other Christmas day eating options.

QT Hotel Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise. 2018 TBC - BAZAAR marketplace buffet is usually open for Christmas dinner. Pricing is higher than the normal buffet dinner, and includes many of the trademark Bazaar dishes with some festive twists. BAZAAR is highly recommended with their quirky but delicious food. Approximate Pricing for Buffet Only: $125 Adults | $95 Teens (13-17) | $45 Children (4 - 12 years) | FREE Children under 4 years. QT also have a formal Christmas lunch option in the Ballroom.

Watermark Hotel Surfers Paradise. Usually have a buffet dinner in their fabulous Waves Restaurant. From 6.30pm to 9.30pm for traditional Christmas carvery, hot and cold seafood buffet and desserts. Approximate pricing (2018 TBC) : Adults $100 | Teenager (13-17 years) $70 | Child (4-12 years) $65 | Infant (0-3 years) $10.

Oskars On Burleigh  - Sadly, closed in March 2018.

NOSH Restaurant at Mantra on View Surfers Paradise Christmas Lunch. Nosh is an Asian influence restaurant. However, they have been known to offer Traditional Christmas Day Dinner with Christmas Buffet including seafood. Dinner is usually from 6pm to 9pm. Also do Christmas Lunch.

2018 TBC - Previous Approx. Prices |   Adults $79   |    Child 4 to 12 $59    |   3 years & under Free  |

 Gold Coast Local Information For December & January

Jupiters Gold Coast Christmas Dinner Options

Jupiters Gold Coast Hotel and Casino is located in Broadbeach near Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. If you want to stay at the Jupiters over the Christmas holiday period you will need to book in early. Or you could check out other nearby Broadbeach accommodation options.

Food Fantasy at Jupiters

Location: Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast (Broadbeach)
Date: Tuesday 25 December 2018

Details Below from previous years 2018 Details TBC

Time: 6pm to 9pm
Food Style: Selection of hot and cold food including seafood buffet, salads, carvery including traditional turkey as well as other options plus cheese and dessert buffet
Beverage Package: Includes selected beverage package in adult price.
Entertainment: None specified
Theme of Event: Christmas
Family Friendly: Yes
Approx. Prices*: Adult $129 | Child (5 to 12) $75 | Child (3 to 4) $40 | Child (0 to 2) Free
Booking details: Bookings directly with Jupiters or through Ticketek who have handling fee for bookings.

Other Comments: Only dinner option at Jupiters this year. Definitely need to book.

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Marriott Surfers Paradise Christmas Dinner Options

The Marriott in Surfers Paradise is located at the northern end of Surfers Paradise and has a rather famous swimming pool. Information about a Christmas Dinner event is not available yet, but usually Citrique is open for dinner on Christmas night.

Citrique at Surfers Paradise Marriott

Location: Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa
Date: Tuesday 25 December 2018

Details Below from previous years 2018 Details TBC

Time: 6.00pm to 9.30pm
Food Style: Buffet
Beverage Package: N/A
Entertainment: N/A
Theme of Event: None
Family Friendly: Yes
Approx. Prices*: Adult $n/a | Child (6 to 12) $n/a | Child (3 to 5) $n/a | Child (0 to 2) Free
Booking details: Bookings and prepayment required. Contact Citrique Directly 5592 9740.

Other Comments: Citrique has established a fantastic reputation for outstanding food and presentation. Dinner should be their usual amazing standard.

Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast Christmas Lunch Options

Sheraton Mirage is located opposite Marina Mirage and very close to Palazzo Versace, it is a lovely location to visit for the day or to stay.

Terraces Restaurant At Mirage

Location: Sheraton Mirage (Main Beach)
Date: Tuesday 25 December 2018

Details Below from previous years 2018 Details TBC

Time: Two sittings 5.30pm to 7.30pm and 8pm to 10pm
Food Style: Deluxe seafood buffet - food only
Beverage Package: No
Entertainment: Not stated.
Theme of Event: Christmas
Family Friendly: Yes
Approx. Prices*: 1st sitting Adult/Teen $160 | Child (4 to 12) $80
2nd sitting Adult/Teen $140 | Child (4 to 12) $70
Booking details: Enquiries and bookings to Sheraton 5577 0038

Other Comments: Sheraton's famous seafood buffet - can't go too wrong here.

Palazzo Versace Christmas Dinner On Gold Coast Options

Palazzo Versace, the only 6 Star hotel on the Gold Coast is located in Main Beach right next to Marina Mirage. It is an iconic hotel that is worth visiting for the sheer art of it. Lavishly decorated and appointed, events here are very chic and stylish. Expect Christmas dinner at Versace to be decadent, delicious and truly memorable. There is only one restaurant at Versace offering dinner on Christmas night and that is Il Barocco. There are several lunch options including entertainment.

Il Barocco at Versace Christmas Dinner

Location: Palazzo Versace, Sea World Drive, Main Beach
Date: Tuesday 25 December 2018

Details Below from previous years 2018 Details TBC

Time: 6pm to 10pm
Food Style: Seafood Buffet with indulgent desserts!
Beverage Package: Welcome glass of Champagne
Entertainment: None stated
Theme of Event: Christmas
Family Friendly: Yes
Approx. Prices*: Adult $169 | Child (13 to 17) $119 | Child (4 to 12) $60
Booking details: Check the Palazzo Versace website or call reservations +61 7 5509 8000

Other Comments: No mention of children under 4. Not sure if they are not welcome or free. You will need to check if this applies to your Christmas party. Also run a Christmas Eve dinner at the same prices with two sitting times 5.30pm and 8pm.

Sofitel Broadbeach Christmas Dinner Options

The Sofitel Gold Coast is located in the heart of Broadbeach near the Oasis Shopping Centre. Bistro On3 will be serving dinner on Christmas night. If you want to stay at the Sofitel over the Christmas holiday period you will need to book in early.

There's also Christmas Lunch options.

Bistro On3 Christmas Dinner Seafood Buffet

Location: Sofitel Broadbeach
Date: Tuesday 25 December 2018

Details Below from previous years 2018 Details TBC

Time: From 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Food Style: Christmas Themed Gourmet Seafood & Carvery Buffet
Beverage Package: 3 hour drinks package wines, Australian beers and soft drinks.
Entertainment: Live Entertainment.
Theme of Event: Christmas
Family Friendly: Yes
Approx. Prices*: Adult $185 | Child (12 to 17) $125 | Child (6 to 11) $45 | 5 Years & Under $20
Booking details: Check the Sofitel Gold Coast website

Other Comments: Good option for dinner and you can stay at the Sofitel over Christmas.

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