Christmas Day lunch on the Sunshine Coast

16 Nov 2020

Forget spending hours in the kitchen this Christmas and let someone else do the cooking!

A number of Sunshine Coast restaurants are opening their doors for Christmas lunch and dinner, allowing you to enjoy local seafood and a traditional Christmas spread without the hassle.

With so many great restaurants to choose from, it’s the perfect way to relax and celebrate with family and friends.

Noosa Boathouse

Experience the magic of Christmas Day at Noosa Boathouse. Leave the hard work to experienced hands and enjoy a delicious festive lunch at this waterfront location, right on the Noosa River. Enjoy a four-course lunch with a two-hour premium drinks package.

The Dock, Mooloolaba

The Dock Mooloolaba is favoured by locals and visitors alike looking to embrace The Wharf’s renewed dining precinct. This Christmas The Dock is looking to take dining to a whole new level, with available sittings on Christmas Day at 11.30am or 12.30pm. The set three-course menu features local seafood, three different mains and dessert. Cost is $150 per person, including a selection of drinks for three hours, or $70/person for the kids’ menu. To book, email

Flaxton Gardens

Celebrate Christmas at Flaxton Gardens with mouth-watering Christmas Roasts and all the trimmings, plus seafood and vegan options as well. Enjoy a hassle-free family event with no shopping, no cooking and best of all - no dishes. Price is $150 for adults or $75 for children under 15.

Golden Beach Tavern 

Enjoy bread on arrival followed by an alternate drop of traditional christmas meals or oven-roasted barramundi, plus dessert at Golden Beach Tavern this Christmas. The set menu lunch is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and costs just $115 for adults or $59 for children under 12. Make sure to bring your Christmas cheer as you celebrate with family and friends, without the clean-up.

Maroochy RSL

Enjoy a two-course traditional Christmas lunch at the Maroochy RSL. The special menu is available every day from 12pm from 12-24 December. Cost is just $24pp.

Kawana Surf Club

Bring your Christmas cheer to Kawana Surf Club for a delicious buffet lunch. Tuck into spiced pork roast, glazed ham, grilled fish and all the trimmings! Price is $95 for adults.

Surfair Marcoola

Enjoy a three-course set menu with wine or bubbles on arrival at Surfair Marcoola this Christmas. This hassle-free lunch includes all the traditional trimmings plus beer, wine, soft drink and juice. Price is $130 for adults, $55 for children 5-12 and $25 for toddlers 4 and under.

Kawana Waters Hotel

Dust off the Santa hats and let Kawana Waters Hotel do the hard work this Christmas. Sit down for a buffet lunch featuring all the Aussie favourites. Price is $125 for adults.