Your Guide On Where To Eat On Christmas Day • Glam Adelaide

Your Guide On Where To Eat On Christmas Day

Can’t be bothered organising Christmas Lunch? Here’s our guide on where to get lunch with all the trimmings in Adelaide this Christmas.


If you want the stress of cooking, dietary requirements and dirty dishes to be in someone else’s hands then it’s time to book your Christmas lunch at one of these venues.

Adelaide Zoo

Take the hard work out of your Christmas event and enjoy lunch amongst the magnificent landscaped gardens and animals at Adelaide Zoo. They have two dining options:

Christmas Day seated lunch at Fig Tree Function Centre & Wisteria Restaurant which includes a delicious 3 course Christmas lunch with soft drinks, plus zoo entry included, for $140 per adult and children under 12 years $40.

They also have a Christmas Day BBQ buffet at Sir Elder Smith Rotunda with a gourmet BBQ buffet, soft drinks and zoo entry included. Tickets are $60 per adult and children under 12 year $35.

To book, email [email protected] or call (08) 8230 1286.

Ayers House 

For a truly unforgettable Christmas celebration with all the family, book in for a delectable Christmas Day lunch and drinks package in the incredible Conservatory at the iconic Ayers House on North Terrace. To make the most of your big day, the venue now has three seating times, with The Conservatory’s seating time at 11.30am, Henry’s Table at 12pm, whilst the time for both The Ballroom and Library is 12:30pm. A three course meal and a premium drinks package is available for $195 per person and $70 for children. Find the menu and drinks package here.

Arkaba Hotel

At the Ark you can enjoy a three course Christmas lunch at their Bistro (for one 110+BF adults) or a delicious Christmas Roast & Seafood Buffet in the Top Room for $130+BF per person. Top Room Buffet minimum booking of 8 people to secure own table. Individual bookings of less than 8 people may be merged with other tables. More information can be found here


Join the Argo team open 7:30- 10:30 on Christmas Day for their annual Christmas fundraiser. 100% of the money from the event is then donated to a local charity, which this year, is the Womens and Childrens Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Belgian Beer Cafe Oostende

Enjoy Christmas with the Belgians at Adelaide West End favourite Belgian Beer Cafe Oostende. For $75 per adult and $25 per child, you can dine on a three course feast. More information here

La Boca Bar & Grill 

Put an Argentinean twist on the tradition Christmas buffet lunch at La Boca Bar & Grill. Their Head Chef, Nicolas Arriola has designed a traditional Argentinean Christmas lunch, featuring some of South Australia’s finest seafood, meat cooked on their famous asador and delicious desserts. Lunch is available from 1-3pm and is $120 per adult/13-17 years $89/5-12 years $69/ Under 5 years free. More information and tickets are available here.

La Boca also have an Argentinean Christmas Brunch from 10am-12pm. Start your morning with a complimentary glass of sparking, then feast on a selection of hot and cold breakfast favourites, plus Argentinean inspired Christmas staples. Tickets and information can be found here

Marion Hotel

Spend Christmas Day with family & friends and lets Marion Hotel do all the work. For $135+BF you enjoy their delicious Christmas Day three course menu and drinks package, plus a visit from Santa. Tickets available here 

Stamford Grand Adelaide 

Join the ultimate Christmas festivities with the Grand Festive Christmas Lunch in the Grand Ballroom at Stamford Grand Adelaide. From 12-3pm relish in a delicious buffet selection of Christmas favourites and a three hour beverage package while you enjoy the live music. Bring the whole family as kids will enjoy a visit from Father Christmas and be entertained with a magic show. Tickets are $175 per adult/13-17 years $155 per person/6-12 years $85 per person/Under 5 years $15 per person.

They also have a Christmas Day Breakfast and Christmas Day Dinner in the Promenade Restaurant. The first Breakfast Buffet sitting begins at 6.30am and more information is available here

From 6-9pm a seafood buffet and traditional Christmas dishes and desserts will be available for dinner, plus a 3-hour beverage package. More information and tickets are available here.

The Feathers

Take the hassle out of prepping a big family meal with The Feathers’ Christmas Day lunch, which includes a choice of seafood, duck, traditional turkey, pavlova and of course Christmas pudding. A four-course set menu fit for a king, including bonbons. There are seatings at 12pm or 12.30pm. Tickets are $155+BF per adult/$80+BF for under 18’s. Find more info here

The Kensi

The Kensi have got your back with their $110 three course meal and they’re giving you Barramundi, Coffin Bay oysters and many more options. See the full menu here and book by calling (08) 8332 1300.

The Holdy

Glenelg regulars will want to check out The Holdy cause they are having a huge buffet Christmas Lunch which covers anything from hot and cold selections, seafood and sweet desserts. Adults can nab a ticket for $99, kids 6-12 years can head in for $30 and kids that are under 6 years get in for $10. Bookings are essential, so call them on (08) 8295 2051.

Now you can enjoy this festive part of the year without dreading the aftermath.

Merry Christmas!

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