Seafood Buffets Brisbane
Nothing quite personifies the Australian food culture like a seafood buffet. Brisbane has several locations that have proven they can deliver a quality seafood buffet whether for a family celebration or just for a lovely casual Sunday lunch. We have been tried to only share the best, the tried and true buffet providers so you can ensure the best seafood buffet experience.
All you can eat seafood verse platters
A traditional buffet is a smorgasbord set up where you can choose what you want. Generally, the setup is quite informal (but not necessarily) and often there are hot and cold seafood options. We have restricted this list to buffets only. Here are our favourites:
The Greenbank RSL deluxe seafood buffet
The Greenbank deluxe seafood buffet is available on Friday and Saturday nights. They host the buffet in two sittings and you definitely want to book in advance. It is a seasonal seafood buffet of market fresh fish and seafood both cooked and fresh. At the time of publishing kids under four can access the buffet for free. Greenbank RSL is located at 54 Anzac Avenue Hillcrest. Discover out more about their seafood (and other buffets) here.
It is worth mentioning that Greenbank RSL boasts a fully supervised kids room with classic arcades and more modern Xbox games in addition to toys and a drawing table. It is open to kids ages 2-13 for a max of 2 hours for a gold coin donation. The hours of opening mirror their main dining times.
The Broncos Leagues Club Seafood Buffet
The Broncos Leagues Club seafood buffet is an iconic as the club it represents, serving families delicious seafood buffets every Saturday night. Their buffet promises fresh oysters, mussels, crabs and an assortment of fish. They also complement their seafood buffet with a range of salads and their regular roast and pasta buffet.
Child 0-5 are free with a paying adult. There are some requirements for entry, obviously being over 18 if not accompanied by an adult, being a member or a member of an associate club or live outside 15km’s of the club and have proof of residency. The pricing for members for the seafood buffet is $10 less so it’s worth considering being a member if you plan to attend on a regular basis. This is another experience you are absolutely going to want to book ahead for and regularly books out. Broncos Leagues Club is located on 98 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill QLD 4059. You can find out more about them and their seafood buffet here on their buffet menu.
Riverside Seafood Buffet at the Stamford
With a view to match the menu, the Stamford Seafood Buffet is the perfect location for family celebrations. Their seafood buffet is a Friday and Saturday night experience with an emphasis on fresh seafood and farm to fork local seasonal produce. The Stamford is located riverside with exquisite views of the Brisbane river to enjoy while you feast on some of Australia’s best seafood. Their seafood buffet is offered out of their restaurant, Brasserie on the River, located on Cnr Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane. Make a reservation here.
Motion Bar and Grill Buffet at the Marriot
Located within the Marriot, the Motion Bar and Grill feature a Friday and Saturday night seafood buffet of hot and cold seafood. They don’t have a cost for children, suggesting their focus may be on outings for adults and is the perfect destination for a date night for parents. They have two sitting times and provide an optional wine buffet in addition to their seafood offerings. The Motion Bar and Grill are located Lobby Level of the Brisbane Marriot Hotel, 55 Queen Street Brisbane. You can make a reservation here.
Tempest Seafood Smorgasbord
Widely known to have some of the best seafood in North Brisbane, the Tempest is the restaurant that sits alongside Morgans Seafood Market. On the last Thursday night of every month, they hold a special seafood buffet experience with fresh and locally caught seafood and fish, served hot and cold, alongside a range of other foods including roast chicken and lamb, salads, fruits and desserts. Diners can enjoy a waterfront view of the very trawlers who likely caught the catch they are eating. Their buffet menu shows fresh seafood including prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, blue swimmer crabs, natural oysters, sushi, sashimi and nigiri. Their hot seafood menu mentions garlic prawns, beer battered fish, steamed local fish, salt and pepper squid, namprix baby octopus and crumbed prawn cutlets.
Tempest is located on Bird O’Passage Parade Scarborough. Bookings are essential and when you head to their website you might also want to check out their Teppanyaki Menu for another fun dining experience. If you don’t know a lot about Morgans Seafood, this is a short video about their famous seafood market.
Thyme2 Restaurant at the Sofitel
There are rave reviews for the buffet experience delivered by Thyme2. With lunch and dinner buffets on offer, they promise a range of locally sourced fresh seafood on a bed of ice. Friday and Saturday nights take the buffet one step further and add in Moreton Bay Bugs and local sand crabs. Their buffets go beyond just seafood offerings and boast incredible gourmet salads, curries, pastas and their famous dessert table. They are located in the Sofitel at 249 Turbot Street Brisbane – reserve a table here.
Yeronga Seafood Buffet
The Yeronga Services Club Seafood Buffet is held on the last Friday of each month. (You just need to check the December and March dates because sometimes due to Christmas and Easter, these are dates are moved). You can expect hot and cold seafood, cold meats and salads, roasts, finger foods and dessert. Find out costs here.
Redlands Sporting Club Buffet World Restaurant
The Buffet World Restaurant within the Redlands Sporting Club offers a seafood buffet for lunch and dinner on Sundays. Being a sporting club, you should check requirements first and as always book ahead on 07 3207 1133.
Seafood Buffets Brisbane and Beyond
Seafood Buffets on the Gold Coast
- Waves Buffet Restaurant At Surfers Paradise (daily seafood buffet offering) 1300 954 203
- Terraces Restaurant at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Gold Coast 0755770001
- Four Winds Revolving Restaurant Surfers Paradise 0755929906
- Citrique Restaurant, Surfers Paradise Marriot Resort and Spa 0755929772
- Harvest Buffet at the Star Casino Gold Coast 075592 8757
- Hanlans Seafood Buffet at the Novotel Resort Surfers Paradise 0755793499
Seafood Buffets on the Sunshine Coast
- Seafood Cruise Mooloolaba 0413 756 883
- Nouveau Resturant (Friday and Saturdays) 270 Ocean Drive Twin Waters 0754488000
While every attempt is made to keep the listings above up to date, restaurants have been known to change their menu. Equally new restaurants are born every day and so we might be missing one of your favourite seafood buffets. Brisbane Kids relies on the goodwill and good nature of our readers to let us know when they find something new or that something has changed, you can do that in comments below!