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Cracker Christmas Buffets on the Sunshine Coast 2014

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by Alice (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living on the Sunshine Coast.
Published November 22nd 2014
Christmas Lunch never looked so good
Christmas is the most special time of the year. There is so much to be done - decorating the house, buying gifts, sending cards, and all that cooking! But if you can't see yourself sweating over a hot stove or bbq this Christmas, and all you really want to do is relax, then why not indulge and head to one of the many wonderful buffets spreading lots of yuletide cheer on the Coast this year! (And if you don't fancy a buffet this year, take a look at the mouth-watering menus below for some seriously scrumptious Christmas lunch ideas you can cook at home!)

Where: The Noosa Reef Hotel

Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm

Prices: Adult $90, Child (4-12yrs) $25, Child 3yrs and under dines free. Bookings Essential.

Menu: Prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, sand crabs, fresh fruit, roast pork, roast chicken, roast vegetables, steamed greens, gravy and apple sauce, Christmas puddings, brandy custard, berry coulis.

Bonus: Visit from Santa.

Contact Details: 19 Noosa Drive Noosa Heads. Phone: 5430 7500

Web site:

Where: Kawana Waters Hotel

Time: 11am - 2pm

Prices: Adult $89, Child $25, Under 5yrs Free. Payment in full by 1st Dec.

Menu: Prawns, oysters, Honey glazed ham, roasted vegetable cous cous, garden salad, bread rolls, roast turkey, roast pork with crackling, roasted eggplant and zucchini bake, roast potatoes and pumpkin, baked barramundi, roasted baby carrots, green beans, brussel sprouts, Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, Pavlova, Pudding with Chantilly cream, rum balls. Kids - chicken nuggets, battered fish, crumbed calamari and chips.

Bonus: Visit from Santa and jumping castle for the kids.

Contact Details: Nicklin Way, Kawana Waters. Phone: 5444 6699

Web site:

Where: Villa Noosa Hotel

Time: 11.30am - 3pm

Prices: Adult $85, Seniors $75, Child 5-12yrs $29, Child 4yrs and under dine free. Payments by 14th December. 10% discount for seniors. Bookings essential.

Menu: King prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, breads, pumpkin soup, Greek and garden salads, honey baked ham, roast pork with crackling, baked turkey, roast pumpkin and potatoes, grilled corn, carrots, beans, peas, apple sauce, cranberry jelly, gravy, mustards, Christmas pudding, Pavlova, stone fruit salad, whipped cream.

Bonus: Visit from Santa with a gift for every child under 12. Handmade cookies for every guest.

Contact Details: Mary St, Noosaville. Phone: 5430 5555

Web site:

Where: Sizzler (Maroochydore)

Time: 2 Sitting times: Early 10.45am - 1pm; Late 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Prices: Adult $87, Teen 13-17yrs $47, Child 9-12yrs $37, Child 4-8yrs $27, Child 3yrs and under dine Free. No senior discount. Booking and payment in advance.

Menu: Australian prawns, Pacific oysters, leg ham, roast pork, roasted turkey, honey BBQ Chicken Wings, fried shrimp & calamari, Sizzler Salads, plum pudding, Pavlova, Chocolate Éclairs, unlimited soft drink, tea, espresso coffee and more.

Bonus: Visit from Santa with a special treat for every child under 12.

Contact Details: Cnr Fifth Ave & Aerodrome Rd Maroochydore Phone: 5443 4377

Web site:

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Eat, drink and be merry at Sizzler.

Where: Noosa Springs Resort

Time: 11.30am - 3pm

Prices: Adult $154, Teen (12-17yrs) $103.50, Child under 12 $57.50, Member $139. For bookings email

Menu: A delicious gourmet buffet lunch including beer, wine, sparkling, soft drinks and juices. Menu highlights include slow roast lamb with garlic and rosemary, maple glazed double baked ham, Mooloolaba prawns, salmon fillets and refreshing salads.

Bonus: Includes drinks.

Contact Details: Links Drive, Noosa Heads Phone: 5440 3333

Web site:

Where: Noosa Boathouse

Time: 11.30am-2.30pm

Prices: Adult $189, Child (13-17yrs) $149, Child (12yrs and under) $85

Menu: Bread, prawns, Balmain bugs, oysters, marinated mussels, smoked salmon, barramundi, various salads, Thai red duck curry, jasmine rice, gnocchi, eggplant, roast pork, grain fed beef porterhouse, turkey, fruit salad, mousse, bread and butter berry pudding, lemon meringue pies, Christmas pudding, cherries and brandy custard, maacaroons.

Bonus: Champagne cocktail on arrival. Includes a drinks package.

Contact Details: 194 Gympie Terrace Noosaville Phone: 5474 2754 or email

Web site:

Where: Pelican Waters Tavern

Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm

Prices: Adult $85, Child (5-12yrs) $29, Kids under 5yrs dine free.

Menu: Bread rolls, green salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad, antipasto veges, king prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, ham, roast pork, roast turkey, steamed veges, roast potatoes and pumpkin, Christmas puddings, trifle, mini bite desserts, and a cheese platter.

Bonus: Free gift for every child, and an appearance by Santa.

Contact Details: 38 Pelican Waters Blvd Caloundra Phone: 54373622

Web site:

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Treats for all the family at Pelican Waters Tavern.

Where: Novatel Twin Waters Resort - Nouveau Restaurant

Time: 12 - 2.30pm

Prices: Adult $175, Child (13-17 yrs) $98, Child (4-12yrs) $52

Menu: King prawns, tiger prawns, oysters, Moreton Bay bug tails, crabs, smoked salmon, roast turkey with stuffing, honey glazed smoked leg ham, roast beef fillet, steamed barramundi, herb gnocchi, potatoes and yam, steamed vegetables, caesar salad, green salad, potato salad, smoked and cured meats, sweet potato and goat cheese salad, radish and beet salad, Christmas pudding with vanilla anglaise, White Christmas meringues, cakes/terrines/gateaux, mince pies, Black Forest torte, fruit salad, cream and coulis, cheeses and crackers.
Bonus: Santa's visit with gifts for kids, 2.5 hour premium beverage package (beer, wine, soft drinks).

Contact Details: Ocean Drive, Twin Waters Phone: 1800 072 277

Web Site:

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Good times ahead at Novotel Twin Waters.

Where: The Wharf Tavern

Time: 11.30am-2.30pm

Prices: Adult $85, Child (6-12yrs) $25, Child (0-5yrs) dines free.

Menu: hot and cold seafood, roast meats, vegetables, fresh salads and desserts.

Bonus: All kids under 12 will receive a gift from Santa.

Contact Details: Cnr River Esp & Parkyn Pde Mooloolaba Phone: 54448383

Web Site:

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Great kids' prices at the Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba.

Where: Noosa Ballroom, Sheraton

Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Prices: Adult $230, Child (4-14yrs) $115, Child (0-3 yrs) Free

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Note: This buffet is fully booked.

You can suggest other Christmas buffets in the comments section below.

From my family to yours - wishing you all a safe and joyful Christmas, and happy New Year!
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