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Festive Feast Guide

All I Want For Christmas is Food

Festive Feast Guide

When it comes to Christmas, there is no denying that one of the first thoughts that come to mind is the thought of what food we’re going to eat. Whether you want to curve from the regular home-made turkey, potatoes, and vegetables Christmas feast and want to try something different, or you have an event that needs the perfect food – we’ve got you. We have brought together (and wrapped in a red, sparkly bow), some of the best places to demolish an unforgettable Christmas feast this year! Bon Appetit!

Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar

Popolo wholeheartedly believes that food is the link the brings family and friends together, and as Christmas is all about spending time with your loved ones – this restaurant is one of the best places to be! Not only can you dine here (and on Christmas Day might we add!), you can buy gift cards for your friends so they can eat Popolo goodness all through the New Year! Score!

Tartufo

Italian food is a way of life and what better way to celebrate Christmas than with a traditional Italian feast put together by the team at Tartufo. With an enchanting and warm atmosphere and food to match, I couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate all things jolly this Christmas.

River Quay Fish

From fish to crab, to prawns, to oysters and more - River Quay Fish is serving some of the freshest seafood of the holiday season, just for you and your loved ones! Is there anything more Australian than a seafood feast on Christmas Day? Absolutely not. Let RQF do the cooking and cleaning and you do the eating and drinking - sounds great right? Check out the Christmas Day dining options. Yum!

Persone by Gambaro

Another seafood restaurant that has caught our eye this Christmas is the Gambaro Seafood Restaurant and Function Centre on Petrie Terrace. This award-winning restaurant boasts some of the finest delicacies in the world, including Mud Crab, Green Lobster, Moreton Bay Bugs and Tasmanian oysters. If you have a hankering for a lush seafood feast this Christmas Day, visiting Gambaro is a fine idea!

Black Hide Steakhouse

So… we meat again. Black Hide Steakhouse by Gambaro is looking to satisfy all your beefy needs this Christmas. With over 60 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, the team at Black Hide is committed to quality, consistency, service and innovation in the kitchen. Offering 4 private dining rooms, Black Hide Steakhouse is the perfect setting for an intimate festive feast with your family and friends without the quarrel of who’s cleaning up afterwards.

Walter's Steakhouse

If you’re looking for a fantastic Christmas Day menu, then Walters Steakhouse on Alice St is where you can find one! With shared platter appetisers, table main banquet and desserts like white peach cobbler and key lime pie - we don’t blame you if your mouth is drooling at the thought. To enjoy this feast, tickets cost $170 per person – you can find out more by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lennon’s Bar and Restaurant

Delivering the goods for your Christmas Day feast, Next Hotel’s ‘Lennon’s Bar and Restaurant’ has you covered. Here, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious, traditional 3-course meal and a glass of Champagne on arrival! (P.S. Good Ol’ Santa will be in attendance and giving out gifts to the little ones! Ho! Ho! Ho!) You can buy your tickets here.

Electric Avenue JR

Electric Avenue Jr is an informal bistro that is relaxed yet sophisticated in the heart of Wolloongabba. Celebrating the best of Australia with international influences, the contemporary food is what everyone needs to be feasting on this Christmas.

Gambaro's Seafood Restaurant

Experience the magic of Christmas Day celebrations at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant Brisbane to toast the festive season and indulge in award-winning food and wine. There will also be a visit from Santa, Christmas carollers and of course Gambaro’s warm hospitality and personal service. With a glass of bubbles on arrival, you will enjoy the pleasure of an exquisite 4-course sit-down lunch featuring fresh succulent seafood, award-winning Stanbroke beef, delectable summer desserts and a 3-hour beverage package. Does Christmas feasting get any more luxurious? You and your loved ones deserve the best. Santé!

Nostimo Restaurant Bar

Nostimo presents to us, a delicious dining experience; delighting taste, sight, smell, and sound! It’s the Greek food we already love but deliciously renewed and refined! The Nostimo Restaurant Bar will be open for a traditional Sunday dinner in the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas! Gather your friends and fam, and prepare for a GREAT Greek Christmas.

The Jetty South Bank

Instead of spending your Christmas Eve at home watching ‘Love Actually’ for the umpteenth time, head into town and visit ‘The Jetty South Bank’ to enjoy a festive dinner served against the backdrop of spectacular views! Get your tickets here!

Aquitaine

If you and your loved ones are looking for something a little bit different this Christmas, then look no further because Aquitaine’s contemporary French cuisine will have you eating like a Frenchman this festive season. Located in the River Quay dining precinct, what better way to enjoy a Christmas feast than by looking over the Brisbane River and CBD. Aquitaine will cater to your every need this Christmas with a private dining room available to have you and your family feeling right at home.

Patina at Customs House

Situated within Brisbane’s most iconic heritage listed building’s, Patina at Customs House is ready to share a festive feast with you this Christmas. Their modern and contemporary menu is crafted around the idea of sharing, so get into the Christmas spirit and come share a Christmas feast with your loved ones.

Stokehouse Q

As the festive season has arrived, Stokehouse Q has invited “Australia’s Poster Boy For Zero Waste Living,” Joost Bakker to create a Christmas Tree for their restaurant. With a wonderful pro-enviromental message that we can all learn from, head down to Stokehouse Q this Christmas season to enjoy some wonderful food and admire the work of art that they have displayed! And, while you’re there – you need to try out their 2018 Christmas Dessert! The restaurant has revealed that a coconut rice pudding, roasted macadamias, and mango will be their crowd pleaser this year! Unmissable!

X Cargo

X Cargo is the perfect spot for your casual, yet sophisticated Christmas celebrations this festive season. Catering for groups of 10 right through to 500+ people, smaller platters that feature bite size #tastings right through to #thewholehog, X Cargo will satisfy the taste of even your fussiest friend.

Brisbane Brewing Co

Looking for more of a liquid feast this Christmas? Then look no further because Brisbane Brewing Co. is here to satisfy your every need. With more than 14 beers on tap AND a menu that caters for any occasion, Brisbane Brewing Co. will tickle all your taste buds this festive season.

Brewhouse

Are you looking for a casual Christmas Catch up this festive season? Then the Brewhouse is perfect for you! Whether you’re looking for a generous share platter to accompany après-work drinks to an extravagant degustation-style affair. Brewhouse can accommodate.

Howard Smith Wharves

From Felons Brewing Co. to Greca to Mr Percival’s, Howard Smith Wharves has got you covered this Christmas. For a more casual Christmas catch up with friends to a formal fine dining sit down feast with your loved ones, there’s something for everyone at the new Howard Smith Wharves dining precinct. And did we mention you are right on the river’s edge, underneath the Storey Bridge with uninterrupted views of the CBD?

Putia Pure Food Kitchen

Putia Pure Food Kitchen is the perfect Christmas party venue! With fantastic Christmas party packages to suit any party size, it is crazy not to consider for your next event (And not to mention, there’s vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options)! Check out their menus here!

Cest Bon

Brisbane’s go-to restaurant for French cuisine is celebrating Christmas Day with an incredible lunch feast! Enjoy everything from organic Muscovy duck breast with pomme puree to French cheese! Oh la la!

Vintaged Bar and Grill

If you’re looking for a place to eat this Christmas Day, Vintaged Bar + Grill located at the Hilton, Brisbane has you covered all day. A festive breakfast service will kick off the day, followed by a delicious lunch. At night, enjoy a relaxed dinner of dishes from Vintaged Bar + Grill’s a la carte menu. See the full menu here!

If you don't feel like going out this festive season and would rather entertain at home, take a look at our Christmas Catering Guide.

About the Author

Rebecca Durrant

Rebecca Durrant

Rebecca is a bubbly, puppy lovin', Instagram enthusiast who is absolutely crazy about writing. When she hasn't got a pen to paper - let's face it, is there ever a time? - you can find her swimming at the beach or dancing up a storm in her living room. Never without a smile, Rebecca's making her way through life one step at a time.