Affordable Christmas Dinners

Affordable Christmas Dinners  – Photo Credit: Graze Vegetarian

Affordable Christmas Dinners and
Lunches in Vancouver

If you’re looking for affordable Christmas lunches and dinners, I’m compiling a list of affordable Christmas dinners and lunches and will be adding more options as I find them.  Click on the links to see the full menus.  Note that some of these are already booked.  Next year I’ll try to update this list of affordable Christmas dinners in Vancouver in early October!


75 WEST COAST GRILL (Vancouver Airport Marriott) : Richmond
Christmas Day Brunch Buffet
Seatings available at 10:00am, 10:15am, 12:00pm, 12:15pm, 2:15pm and 2:30.
$52 Adults | $40 Senior (62+) | $25 Children (5-10)

Christmas Dinner Buffet
Seatings available at 5:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, and 7:45pm.
$60 Adults | $45 Senior (62+) | $25 Children (5-10)

AQUA RESTAURANT & BAR at Executive Suites Hotel Metro Vancouver : December 25 Dinner Buffet
$49 per person (excluding tax/gratuity)
Featuring Roast Turkey, Salmon, Striploin, Pork Loin, Desserts, Salads and more

THE BOATHOUSE:  (Various locations)
Christmas Day 3 course $50 (plus tax/gratuity) – entree choice include turkey, prime rib, salmon

BROCK HOUSE RESTAURANT: Call (604) 224-3317 for reservations
Sunday, Dec 8, 15th & 22nd – $48 per person (plus tax/gratuity)
Seatings at 10:30am & 1pm

Tues, Dec 24 – $58 per person (plus tax/gratuity)
Christmas Eve Buffet, seatings at 5pm & 7:30pm

Christmas Day brunch for $62 or Dinner – 3 courses for $65, $19 for children 4-12

Dec 25 – Christmas Brunch Buffet – 2 Seatings: 11am & 1pm
Price:  $36.95/Adult, $27.95/children (5-12) (excludes tax/gratuity) Includes Starbucks coffee, TAXO tea and assorted fruit juices

Dec 25 – Christmas Dinner Buffet – 2 Seatings: 4:30 & 7pm
Price:  $46.95/Adult, $25/children (5-12) (excludes tax/gratuity) Includes Starbucks coffee, TAXO tea and assorted fruit juices

COPPER CHIMNEY: (Hotel Le Soleil, Vancouver)
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner Day Dinner – 5pm-10pm:
3 Course Turkey Dinner – $49 for adults / $25 for children 10 years and under  (excludes tax/gratuity)
Tumeric Pumpkin Soup / Holiday spice Brined Turkey/ Cardamon Rice Puddign Kulfi Ice Cream

FABLE DINER: December 23, 2019: A contemporary take on a traditional Christmas dinner, the impressive spread will be offered at $30 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and will feature roast beef with horseradish cream, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes with house-made gravy, and a personal pavlova for dessert, with the option to add bread rolls and/or a fresh local salad to start for an additional cost. Libations on the restaurant’s new cocktail menu will be on offer for half price during the Orphan’s Holiday Dinner service. The seatings will be available from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

FORAGE: Wed/Thurs/Fridays from December 11-20th at either 11:30am or 12 noon booking times
$40/person (exclusive of taxes and grats). The lunches can be booked by phone at 604-661-1400.  The Festive lunch menu and holiday hours can be found here

FORTYONE CATERING by Chef Menajem: Dec 25: 5pm & 7:30pm: Adult: $27.99 / Kids $16.99
FortyOne Catering Social Hall at Chabad Building (5750 Oak Street Vancouver, BC V6M 2V9)
All you can eat Chinese buffet.  Buy Tickets online. No Cancellations are accepted 48 hours before delivery our pick up, at this point all orders are final sales. All Cancellations required 7 days for a full money refund. Cancelled between 7 and 2 days before will be giving a store credit.

H2 ROTISSERIE & BAR:   December 23, 2019: 5pm to close
H2’s family-style Sunday Supper Series gets the holiday treatment! Groups of two or more will enjoy slow-roasted Rossdown Farms free-range turkey with all the classic accompaniments served family-style, fresh-baked biscuits, and white-chocolate cranberry cheesecake for dessert. $36 per person.

Festive Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sunday, Dec 8, 15 and 22: 10:30am-2pm
Adult $50 / children (age 6-12) / children 5 & under complimentary ***plus tax/gratuities
Crystal Ballroom

Festive Holiday Lunch Buffet
Wednesdays-Fridays, Dec 4-20
$37 (plus tax/gratuities)
Reflect Social Dining

Festive Holiday Dinner Buffet
Thursdays-Saturdays, Dec 5-21: 5pm-9pm
Reflect Social Dining
$35 (plus tax/gratuities)

New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet
Wednesday, January 1, 2020: 10:30am-3pm
Adult $50 / $25 children (age 6-12) / children 5 & under complimentary ***plus tax/gratuities

IKEA – All locations:
IKEA will be offering a cheap Xmas buffet of ham, potatoes, meatballs, marinated salmon, herring, cabbage and much more. IKEA family members will pay $19.99 per ticket, while a child’s ticket costs just $9.99.  More details will be forthcoming on the IKEA Facebook page

JUKE FRIED CHICKEN: December 23: seatings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.
special dine-in-only feast for two to four guests for $25 per person that includes a half or whole fried chicken in addition to ‘not yo’ mama’s cheese dip’, Juke’s signature ’slaw, skillet cornbread, fried Brussels sprouts, triple-cooked potatoes, Juke ginger cookies and a warm dessert cocktail. As seating is limited for the Christmas Eve Eve dinner, reservations are highly recommended and can be made at or by emailing Juke will also welcome walk-in guests if space permits

Pre-order your fabulous 3 course L’Epicerie Christmas dinner to go from December 20-24 at L’Epicerie Gourmande. 3 courses for $48.

L'Epicerie Christmas

L’Epicerie Christmas Dinner to Go


MOZZA (Raddison Hotel Vancouver Airport):  (Richmond)
Christmas Day Brunch Buffet
Adults $56.75 / Seniors $41.95 / Children 6-10: $22.50 (***plus 15% gratuity/taxes)

NOTCH8 (Fairmont – Hotel Vancouver):  (Vancouver)  88888
Parade Breakfast with Santa
Dec 1 – 8:30am-10:30am
Adults $59; Children $29.5* – includes one take-home photo with Santa (booking link below)
(inclusive of tax & gratuities – full prepayment at time of booking) *Please note, children’s pricing is for ages 6-12 years, age 5 years and below are complimentary.
For more information, please call the Festive Line at 604-647-0517 or email
Find out more about our other festive holiday events at the Castle.

p2b BISTRO:  (Pinnacle Harbourfront)
Nov 25 to Dec 24:  11am to 2pm – 3 course Lunch for $36

Dec 24/25: 5pm-9pm: 3 course dinner $49 per person

PIER 7 RESTAURANT AND BAR (25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver):
Nov 18 to Dec 24: lunch and dinner – 3 courses for $36 per person, squash soup, turkey with fixings and pumpkin pie

RIVER ROCK CASINO: (Richmond).  My recommendation is to get 8 people together so that you can make a reservation, otherwise the lineup is long (more than 2 hours)!

Come celebrate Christmas Eve & Christmas Day with your family and friends at The Buffet at River Rock. Our special holiday buffet will feature, delicious new dishes including:

Garlic & Rosemary Rubbed Prime Rib
Whole Roasted, Sage Brined B.C. Grown Turkey
Pacific Waters Crab served Hot and Cold
Stir-fry BBQ Duck Vermicelli

Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25
Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Adult $49.95 Senior $39.95 Children 6-13 $24.95

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION – Please call 604-247-8935 or email at for reservations or further inquiries. Reservations are available Monday to Thursday only, for groups of 8 or more.


Three-course Christmas Eve Menu ($55 per person), with live carol singers performing in the dining room throughout the meal to enhance the festive experience. The Teahouse Christmas Eve menu offers a choice of slow-roasted prime rib, roasted turkey, BC salmon or vegetarian Bolognese, accompanied by fresh seasonal appetizers and decadent desserts.

On Christmas Eve you have 2 options: Enjoy a fantastic $49 3-course menu or order from our a la carte menu featuring some of our menu favourites!  Sure to fill up, be sure to book your table early:






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