The 6 Best 'All You Can Eat' Buffets In Brisbane
The great thing about all you can eat buffets with kids is that there is no waiting time for the meals. Anyone with children knows it can be a nightmare for kids to wait for anything. There’s the bonus of kids filling their plates with whatever they want. This not only satiates the fussiest of eaters, but it also gives them ownership and can make the whole dining experience more fun for all involved.
Here are the best places to sport your stretchy pants.
Sofitel Brisbane Thyme 2
The delightful Thyme 2 restaurant at Sofitel Brisbane Central offers a unique, award-winning buffet dining experience all day. It is the perfect place to expand the palate of your little one to tastes from all over the globe, as world-class chefs prepare exciting and fresh meals that the grown-ups will truly appreciate. Even if your kids aren’t experimental enough to try something new (not many kids are) there are child-friendly options to keep them happy. Kids can delight in the chocolate fountain while you enjoy your Moreton Bay Bugs!
Where: 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane
When: Breakfast: Monday to Friday 6:30 - 10am; Saturday & Sunday 6:30 – 10:30am; Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12 – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6-10pm; Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm; Sunday from 5:30pm.
Cost: Breakfast - Adults from $39; Kids from $19. Lunch - Adults from $69; Kids from $35. Dinner - Adults from $82; Kids from $41. 0-4 yrs FREE.
Ariala is a family priced, buffet-style restaurant that offers such an extensive array of food it really does have something for everyone. Enjoy all you can eat from their Western, Mediterranean and Asian style dishes, including fresh seafood from the bay, roasts, salads, steak and stir-fries. The menu is ever-changing and caters to seasonal flavours. The dessert bar that will keep the kids begging to go back, with home-made cakes, lollies, a chocolate fountain, marshmallows and enough sugar to keep them high for days. They don’t do split bills, so work out money transfers beforehand to save the hassle!
Where: 246 Anzac Avenue, Kippa-Ring
When: Lunch Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 2pm; Dinner from 5pm - late, 6 days a week (closed Mondays).
Cost: Lunch - Adults $32.50, Kids from $10.50. 0-2yrs FREE. Dinner - Adults $37.50, Kids from $10.50. 0-2yrs FREE.
Bottomless Hot Chips. Say that to any child and they will have their shoes on in an instant (and we all know how long that usually takes). Buffet World understands kids and does all they can to make sure everyone enjoys their dining experience. A dedicated kids menu means the little ones will be thoroughly occupied enjoying their foody delights, leaving the grown-ups to enjoy the finer culinary offerings. Kids can indulge in nuggets, cheesy garlic bread and all things potato while adults will delight in a good old-fashioned roast with all the trimmings, plenty of Asian dishes and seafood for days.
Where: Redlands Sporting Club, 20 Anson Road, Wellington Point
When: Lunch: Monday to Sunday 11:30am - 2pm; Dinner: Monday to Thursday, Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:30pm; Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 9:00pm.
Cost: Lunch - $23; Dinner - Adults from $29. 0-2 yrs $3, 3-5yrs $8; 6-12yrs $13.
Meat, meat and a little more meat. The Navala Churrascaria Brazilian eatery offers up the unlimited degustation concept with a smorgasbord of traditionally prepared meat. Pork, beef, chicken and so much more, it’s all deliciously spiced, grilled to perfection and served in abundance on the gorgeous Brisbane River. Kids and adults alike will be caught up in the atmosphere of South American colour and vibrancy. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
Where: Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD
When: Monday to Friday - lunch 12 – 3:30pm; dinner 5:30 - late; Saturday & Sunday - lunch 12:00 – 3:30; dinner: 5pm - late.
Cost: Adults $55. Kids 0-3yrs FREE. Kids aged 4-12 pay twice their age (e.g. if your child is 6 years of age, you will only pay $12).
Kai Kai Chicken
All-you-can-eat-fried chicken and dirty fries. A heart surgeon’s worst nightmare is absolutely everyone else’s idea of heaven. The uber-popular Kai Kai Chicken delivers its signature Korean Fried Chicken Buffet, with fried goodness in spades.
Where: 1/225 Hawken Drive, Saint Lucia
When: Monday to Thursday 5:30 - 10:30pm; Friday 5:30 – 10:30pm; Saturday 11:30am – 10:30pm; Sunday 11:30am – 9:30pm.
Cost: From $21 per person.
Broncos Leagues Club
The Broncos Leagues Club all you can eat experience is open on the last Saturday of every month for top value, top quality buffet dining. With familiar favourites and changing seasonal dishes, including locally sourced premium seafood, the Saturday Buffet has various seating options including an enclosed terrace overlooking the park or fun family-sized booths. You don't have to be footy fans to enjoy it here! The buffet offers a huge range of different cuisines, and kids will drool over the coveted dessert bar, filled with fresh, sugary goodness.
Where: 98 Fulcher Road, Red Hill
When: Last Saturday of every month 5:30 – 8:30pm.
Cost: Members $65; Non-members $70. Kids 6-12yrs $25. 0 – 5yrs FREE with a paying adult.
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