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Christmas Day lunch - let someone else cook it! - 2012

Is the idea of cooking Christmas lunch stressing you out? 

Don’t do-it-yourself, sit back and be treated by the experts. 

Here’s where to enjoy Christmas lunch out in Brisbane


Sake Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy a selection from the a la carte menu or choose an option from the range of banquet menus starting from $88pp for fresh, light contemporary Japanese dishes with a Christmas twist. For those wanting an intimate gathering, private dining areas are available for 6 - 24 people upon request. Enhance your Christmas Day even further and add a Sake Discovery Session to your dining experience for $40pp which includes three delicious 'tasting' spoons created by Head Chef Shinichi Maeda and all perfectly matched to three different sakes.Open for lunch on Christmas Day and Open lunch and dinner, 12 noon 'til late on Boxing Day. Call 07 3339 0999 or email
Bavarian Bier Café
Enjoy a Bavarian Christmas dinner all through December at Bavarian Bier Café, Eagle Street Pier. Enjoy premium Brisbane River and Story Bridge views while enjoying dining with family and friends. The special Christmas menu offers a la carte and set menu options. The set menu includes the RUDOLPH 3 course set menu for $37pp ranging up to the COMET, a 4 course Choice Serve menu for $69pp.(07) 3339 0900

The Euro
It’s Alejandro's first Christmas in Australia, and his menu is a tribute to the traditional, with a flavoursome nod to his Argentinian birthplace and international teachings. It stars fresh, inspired dishes - pork belly with smoked chilli, green shallot and herb salad as entree, individual or mains to share such as 18 Hour Gippsland lamb shoulder, with lemon and fennel glaze; or Grass-fed Beef tenderloin with multigrain, mushroom and café de Paris butter, among others. And dessert is stunning with of course Australia’s favourite Pavlova making an appearance. Cost: $120pp  Ph: 07 3229 2271


Boucher French Bistro
A lovely Christmas feast awaits, with French Champagne and canapés on arrival, followed by a seafood entrée including Tiger prawns, oysters, scallops, cured trout and mud crab. Shared platters as mains including goose and pheasant galantine, roast ham, roast turkey, roast pork, leg of lamb and Black Angus Fillet. Accompanied by roasted vegetables and salad. Dessert will a choice of plum pudding, sorbet or trifle. Cherries, chocolates and nuts will also be included too! $180 per person. Children $75 (under 14). Boucher is now open 7 nights a week for dinner.

Café le Monde
What better way to start the day than having a swim at the beach followed by a casual breakfast at Café Le Monde. For lunch, Café Le Monde is offering a three course lunch for $135 for adults or$55 for children. And for dinner, Café Le Monde is open with its usual a la carte menu. Bookings 5449 2366 or

Red Hill

Colle Rosso
Colle Rosso is offering a four course Christmas Lunch menu priced at $89 which includes a starter of bruschetta, an entrée of Ricotta and Spinach Raviolo,  a main of Crispy Skin Pork Belly served with Potato Gratin and Ham or Pan Seared Barramundi and ending with traditional Italian Panettone filled with a Raspberry Mousse for dessert. Children under 12 eat free and all adults receive a complimentary glass of wine with their main meal. View the full Christmas menu at

Surfers Paradise


Marriott Surfers Paradise
Spend Christmas in the stylish surrounds of the Marriott Surfers Paradise’s Grand Ballroom and enjoy the Marriott's famous seafood buffet with all the Christmas trimmings. Whole baked salmon stuffed with fennel and spring onions, roast pork loin with stewed apple compote and cider just and roasted sirloin with mustard crust and roasted root vegetables are just some of the delectable dishes on the buffet - all served with premium wines from Chandon and Cape Mentelle with Crown Lager, juices and soft drinks. Lunch in the Grand Ballroom includes a spectacular seafood buffet, beverages, live entertainment and a gift for each child for $195.00 per adult, $95.00 for children aged 13-17 years and $79.00 for children aged 6-12 years


  1. Anonymous8:14 am

    Love the menu for the Colle Rosso lunch.

  2. There's no stress in my Christmas lunch. It will be a picnic for two down by the waterside. Will buy some nice nibbles as well as a couple of simple home-cooked additions. The biggest dilemma will be one bottle of Champagne or two! But probably not too much of a dilemma there, after all!


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