Christmas Day lunch on the Sunshine Coast

30 Oct 2019

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. Choose between a seafood buffet or four-course lunch. Their Sunset Bar on the top deck will also be open from 10am-4pm for guests who would like a drink before or after lunch. 

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 12pm or 1pm. 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 by 10 December.

The Tamarind – Spicers Tamarind Retreat                                         

Ditch tradition this Christmas and enjoy Christmas lunch in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Forget spending hours in the kitchen and indulge in a festive four-course Asian inspired Christmas lunch at this stunning one Chef Hatted restaurant. Cost is $169pp or $80pp for children under 12 years old. To book, email or phone 1300 478 179.

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 a seafood taste plate, traditional roast turkey, pavlova and more at Golden Beach Tavern this Christmas. The set menu lunch is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and costs just $92 for adults or $32 for children under 15. Make sure to bring your Christmas cheer as you celebrate with family and friends, without the clean-up.

Noosa Beach House 

Enjoy lunch or dinner in style at the Noosa Beach House, headed by chef Peter Kuruvita. After exchanging presents and a swim at the beach it’s time to relax and enjoy the festive evening. Enjoy a four-course menu, including a glass of champagne on arrival with further beverages on consumption, and a special children’s menu. Menu options include a local Spanner Crab, Grilled Wagyu Beef, Turkey Terrine and steamed Christmas pudding. To book, phone 07 5449 4771 or go online.

Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Enjoy a buffet lunch or seafood buffet dinner at Novotel Twin Waters Resort this Christmas. The Minyama Christmas Feast buffet lunch will be held from 12pm – 2:30pm in the Minyama Room.  Lily's on the lagoon Christmas Treat will have the festivities in air-conditioned comfort overlooking the lagoon in 'Lily’s on the lagoon' with a scrumptious Buffet Lunch and 2.5 hour Platinum Beverage package. 

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 - plus there will also be an appearance by Santa! Price is $79 for adults.

Caloundra Power Boat Club

Enjoy a seafood buffet by the water this Christmas at Caloundra Power Boat Club. This hassle-free lunch includes all the traditional trimmings plus beer, wine, soft drink and juice. Price is $160 for adults, $90 for children 14-17 and $60 for kids 4-13 years old.