Jellyfish restaurant, Brisbane.
Trading on December 25 ... Jellyfish restaurant.

Natascha Mirosch

Air-conditioning, no shopping, cooking or cleaning, and far less likelihood of family fracas or bad behaviour in a public place - what's not to love about going out for Christmas lunch?

While prohibitive staff penalty rates are keeping many restaurants from opening over the festive season, there's room at the inn in others. Here's a list of Queensland restaurants that are open for Christmas lunch; some are offering a set menu, others their normal a la carte.

Bavarian Bier Cafe
Level 1, 45 Eagle St, Brisbane, 3339 0900

Boucher
365 Honour Ave, Graceville 3716 0388

Jellyfish
123 Eagle St, CBD 3220 2202

Il Centro
1 Eagle St, CBD 3221 6090

Sake
Level 1, 45 Eagle St CBD 3339 0999

Sprout
111 Haig Road, Auchenflower, 3870 3030

Vintaged at the Hilton
190 Elizabeth St, CBD, 3234 2000

Seaduction
Sea Temple, 8 The Esplanade, Surfer’s Paradise, 5635 5700

Vanitas/Vie
Palazzo Versace, 95 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, 5509 8000

Verve
Sunshine Boulevard, Broadbeach 5526 7364

Sails
Beachfront, Corner Park Road abd Hastings Steet, Noosa, 54474235

Blue Angel
1/235 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, 5473 0800

Berardo’s
Upper Level, Ocean Breeze Resort, Hastings St, Noosa 5447 5666

Berardo’s on the Beach
Shop 8, 49 Hastings St, Noosa 5448 0888

Rococco
42 Hastings Street Noosa Heads 5474 9600

Let us know if you know of others by posting a comment on this story.