The 6 Best 'All You Can Eat' Buffets In Brisbane

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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, 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

This delightful venue is the perfect place to expand the palate of your little one to tastes from all over the globe. 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. Every child will delight in the chocolate fountain. It will keep them entertained while you enjoy your Moreton Bay Bugs.

Website: Thyme 2
Where: 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane
When: Breakfast: Monday – Friday 6:30am – 10:00am/ Saturday – Sunday 6:30am – 10:30am
Lunch: Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday 6pm to 10pm / Friday and Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm / Sunday 5:30pm
Cost: Prices start from $39 for adults and $19 for children


Ariala offers such an extensive range of food, it really does have something for everyone. Fresh seafood from the bay, roasts, Mediterranean, salads and stir fry’s, the menu is ever changing and catering to seasonal flavours. It’s the desert bar that will keep the kids begging to go back. 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.

Website: Ariala
Where: 246 Anzac Avenue, Kippa-Ring
When: Tuesday – Friday: 5pm – late
Saturday: 11:30am – 2pm & 5pm – late
Sunday: 11:30am – 2pm & 5pm – late
Cost: Adults eat for $37.50, kids 10-12 - $18.50, 6-9 - $14.50, 3-5 - $10.50, 0-2 - free

Buffet World

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 do 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 offers. Kids can indulge in nuggets, cheesy garlic bread and all things potato while grown up can enjoy a good old-fashioned roast with all the trimmings, plenty of Asian dishes and seafood for days. 

Website: Buffet World
Where: 20 Anson Road, Wellington Point
When: Sunday to Thursday
Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm to 8:30pm
​Friday & Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Prices start from $28 for adults and $14 for children. Discounts apply for members, seniors and group bookings. Enquire for details.

Navala Churrascaria 

Meat, meat and a little more meat. This Brazilian eatery offers up 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. 

Website: Navala Churrascaria
Where: Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD
Monday – Friday 
Lunch: 12:00 – 15:30 
Bar: 12:00 - Late
 Dinner: 17:30 - Late
Saturday & Sunday 
Lunch: 12:00 – 15:30 
Bar: 12:00 - Late Dinner: 17:00 - Late
Cost: $55 per adult
Kids under 4 eat free! They offer a discounted rate for kids aged 4-12 which is twice their age.(E.g. if your child is 6 years of age, you will only pay $12).
On Sundays, kids under 10 also eat free (one free child per paying adult on Brazilian BBQ Degustation).

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. Kai Kai delivers fried goodness in spades, specialising in Korean fried chicken. 

Website: Kai Kai Chicken
Where: 1/225 Hawken Drive, Saint Lucia
Mon: 2:00 – 9:30 PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 2:00 – 9:30 PM
Thu: 2:00 – 9:30 PM
Fri: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sat: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sun: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Cost: Prices start from $21 per person

Bronco’s Leagues Club 

With seating overlooking the park, this doubles up as a foodie day out and a sporty day out that the kids will love. Even if the kids aren’t keen on sports, the buffet offers a huge range of different cuisines, and the coveted desert bar, filled with fresh, sugary goodness. 

Website: Bronco’s Leagues Club
Where: 98 Fulcher Road, Red Hill
When:  Check website for details
Cost: Prices start at $35, kids under 5 eat free. Discounts for members and seniors.

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