Christmas on the Sunshine Coast is unlike any other yuletide destination on earth; the sun shines brightly, the beaches sparkle and casually beat the shore, and the sizzle of prawn skewers fills in the air. However, if slaving over a hotplate doesn’t sound like a relaxing way to spend this special day, there are plenty of alternatives with their doors wide open and willing to cater to your Christmas wishes.
Cala Luna for a traditional Italian meal
We’ve spoken about Cala Luna before on our Best Italian Restaurants post; the dream team behind this family affair will have your Christmas dreams sorted without delay, with their unbeatable service and gorgeous flavours. Cala Luna will serve as your home away from home with their fantastic atmosphere and delectable cuisines. From succulent duck breast to sizzling prawns, there will be no overcooked turkey and out of the can cranberry sauce to worry about, as the menu is extensive and well attuned for just about every appetite, at a reasonable price!
Classic Mexican at Prickly Piñata in Cotton Tree
Who doesn’t love Mexican? The cheese, the beans, the tomato flavours and fresh, soft tortillias heated to perfection…It’s enough to make your tastebuds squirm with excitement.
The Prickly Pinata bursts with vibrant colour and festive décor, encouraging a laid-back vibe in which teams, families and friends can bond and enjoy a precise blend of fresh flavours, a few meal twists and old favourites to satisfy your corn chip cravings. Make sure you try the Scallop Crudo, a blend of Harvey Bay scallops, mussels, sesame oil, dark soy and spring onion.
Family picnic from Fisheries on the Spit
If you were to pick a cuisine that defines the Sunshine Coast lifestyle, seafood would be at the forefront. There’s nothing like a family day out at the beach complemented by fresh-off-the-trawler prawns, scallops, calamari, lobsters and fish. Fisheries on the Spit in Mooloolaba can cater to any size feast and is taking orders now; often fondly referred to as the original, Family Picnic boasts the best fish n’ chips in Queensland with specialty fishing vessels delivering daily.
If you’re chasing the biggest prawns that were still bobbing along in the water yesterday, Fisheries on the Spit is the place for you.
Ba Vigo for Spanish fare
In an anonymous shopping parade lies a restaurant touted as the pinnacle of outstanding Spanish chow. Rated favourably on websites like Trip Advisor and Urban Spoon, this is the place for people who appreciate attentive hosts, generous portions and a warm ambiance.
Select from an extensive range of Spanish brews and revel in modern style tapas including mouth-watering scallop, prawn, anchovy and corn fritters. If you’ve still got some room left in your belly after Ba Vigo’s sizable mains, don’t miss sampling their divine chocolate ravioli.
Christmas is a time to be together with the people you love, so get someone else to take care of the washing up by visiting one of these fine Sunshine Coast establishments.