Where to Indulge in an Unforgettable Christmas Eve Dinner on the Gold Coast

As the festive season approaches, the enchantment of Christmas Eve is heightened by the prospect of indulging in a memorable dinner on the vibrant Gold Coast. With many culinary delights and enchanting settings, the Gold Coast becomes a haven for those seeking an unforgettable Christmas Eve dining experience. From seaside seafood feasts to lavish buffets and exquisite dining destinations, this guide unveils the top locales where you can savour the magic of the season and treat your taste buds to a truly exceptional Christmas Eve on the Gold Coast.


Imperial Hotel


Experience a full seafood buffet adorned with Christmas trimmings at the Imperial Hotel. The Children’s Buffet is priced at $189*. Moreover, revel in the celebration of Il Barocco Restaurant’s fresh, seasonal flavours, featuring an abundant selection of the freshest seafood, succulent roast meats, and vibrant salads with all the tasty accompaniments, and decadent sweet treats available for buffet dinner every evening.


Adults: $379 | Teens (13 – 17 years): $289 | Children (4 – 12 years): $189


For more details, visit the Imperial Hotel website.





Conclude your day’s festivities with Bazaar’s Christmas dinner. Delight in chocolate fountains, trawler-caught seafood, vibrant salads, and traditional gooey desserts. Children will get a gift from Santa.


Child (5-12 years): $75 | Adults: $265 | Teens (13-17 years): $165 |


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Cove Cafe


Savour a diverse selection of hot and cold dishes, including pizza, pasta, and fresh seafood, at Cove Cafe. Indulge in the traditional roast carvery that comes with various condiments. Moreover, save room for an in-house Pastry Chef, Chef Dee’s mouth-watering desserts including a traditional bûche de Noël and other decadent sweet treats. Drinks will be available for purchase at the time of consumption and are not included in the ticket.


Adults (13+): $209 | Children (5-12 years): $89 | Children (0-4 years): Free


For more information or to book, visit their website or call (07) 5501 9891.




Paradise Resort


Enjoy Penguins Restaurant‘s Christmas feast in Paradise Resort. The dinner buffet includes an array of delicious desserts, local seafood, champagne ham, roasted turkey, and all the trimmings. In addition, Santa will make a special appearance; every child (0-17 years old) will receive a gift. The dinner, running between 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM, includes tea, coffee, unlimited soft drinks, and resort-selected wine and beers.


Adults: $175 | Teens (13-17 years): $105 | Children (4 – 12 years): $65 | Little kids (0 – 3): FOC


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Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at Akoya, The Langham, Gold Coast‘s refined beachfront restaurant, offering three enchanting dining experiences this Christmas. Kick off the celebrations with the European Buffet of Akoya in Christmas Eve or embrace the holiday atmosphere in Akoya on Christmas day while enjoying an ocean-facing dining room, where a sumptuous lunch or dinner buffet awaits.


All experiences include a two-hour premium beverage package. In addition, the Christmas Day feasts showcase a lavish seafood buffet featuring sashimi, a crudo bar, aged meats, a carving station, and much more.


Dinner: Adults $268, children $80, teenagers $140 (13-17 years),


Lunch: Adults $368, teenagers $180


Dinner: Adults $358, teenagers $180, children $98



The Star


The Star’s culinary team has been tirelessly working to create an unforgettable Christmas feast. Prepare your appetites for a lavish spread featuring the freshest seafood, hot and cold meats, desserts, pizza, salads, pasta, soups, and more. The package includes a 3-hour drinks package. Don’t miss Christmas at Harvest Buffet with dinner seatings from 5.45 PM – 8.45 PM.


Adult (18 and above): $225 | Children (13 – 17 years): $105 | Children (6 – 12 years): $55 |

Children (0 – 5 years): Free



Reflecting on a Uniquely Unforgettable Christmas Eve on the Gold Coast


As we bid adieu to this festive dining guide, the Gold Coast unfolds its tapestry of culinary experiences, leaving us with a trove of memories from a Christmas Eve like no other. Whether it’s the coastal charm, the diverse flavours that danced on our palates, or the warmth of festive vibes, each venue etches a unique chapter in our holiday story. As you reflect on your Christmas Eve culinary journey, may these moments be a nostalgic blend of laughter, joy, and the lingering taste of a truly unforgettable Gold Coast Christmas. Cheers to the memories that stay with us long after the last festive dish has been savoured!


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