Queue the VIP treatment!
The festive season is upon us with holidays, Christmas, New Years, graduations and the whole nine yards right at our doorstep. The only problem, you’d rather they not be at your doorstep but someone else’s!
If all the preparation, cooking, cleaning and expenses are enough to send you spiralling into an anxious wreck do not fear. We’ve got the list of private dining rooms to erase all your pre-family or business function worries.
They’ll take care of just about everything to leave you with just one job: to enjoy yourself!
The Brisbane Club | Brisbane CBD
The Brisbane Club is a historic, premier, private members club situated in the heart of Brisbane City, but you might not realise that they also offer a wide range of services for non-members as well! You don’t have to be a member to hold an event at the picturesque Club, and with 6 gorgeous dining rooms to choose from they are able to help you select the perfect venue for your needs. Ranging from the President’s Room, which can seat an intimate group of 12, all the way to the Members Dining Room with a 180-seat capacity, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Their award-winning Wine Cellar is easily their most beautiful venue space with rich mahogany panelling, gorgeous interiors, and rows and rows of wine on display. With in-house sommeliers onsite, they are able to offer wine tastings and food and wine pairing advice to add an extra personal touch to your event. Available for an array of events ranging from breakfast through to dinner, a customised menu can be arranged for any dining experience with the club’s dedicated chefs on hand to assist with any menu designs and queries.
1889 Enoteca | Woolloongabba
Nestled in the antique quarter of Woolloongabba you’ll find the heritage listed Moreton Rubber Works building, otherwise known as 1889 Enoteca. Just like their Italian name suggests, they are a fusion of restaurant, wine bar and wine cellar serving modern Roman cuisine alongside a rare and extensive wine list. If you wish to dine in private, they offer an intimate setting in the wine cellars full of old-world charm and, of course, exclusive vintages to fill your glass.
Bacchus Restaurant | Southbank
Whether it be a corporate function or intimate family affair you can rest assured your guests will be treated like royalty with a menu to match at Bacchus. Specialising in degustation dining, Bacchus offer carefully constructed courses in an explosion of flavour, texture and colour. Bacchus also shares a deep love of the vintage champagne Dom Pérignon, so you know the bubbly will be flowing.
Écco Bistro | Brisbane CBD
Contemporary dining at its finest is what Écco Bistro specialise in. Tucked away beneath the Écco Bistro restaurant is the private function space accommodating 45 people for stand-up events and 30 people for sit-down dining. Chefs Phillip Johnson and Simon Palmer have created divine menu options for both stand up canapés and sit down meals.
Pony Dining | Eagle St Pier
Showcasing a menu of honest flavours, local produce and modern Australian dining is Eagle St Pier’s Pony Dining. Their signature Argentinian Wood Fire Grill brings new life to classic cuts of meat and seafood and can be enjoyed in a private setting. Seating up to 24 guests, you can enjoy a range of reduced a la carte menus along with a canapé selection for cocktail style events.
Aria | Brisbane CBD
With consistently stunning service and a setting featuring spectacular views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge you know your guests will be left impressed at Brisbane’s Aria restaurant. Offering the perfect backdrop to your next big celebration or business meeting, Brisbane’s Aria restaurant can deliver seating for up to 40 for lunch or dinner.
Customs House Brisbane | Brisbane CBD
True to their name, Customs House really do offer a custom experience and in fact promise to. With four different rooms to hire, each offers completely different dining options and atmospheres to experience. You can wine and dine underneath a crystal chandelier with heritage cedar furniture or in a contemporary function space fitted out with projector screens and modern installations. If neither is to your liking, Customs House will work with you to create a truly customised experience.
Black Hide Steakhouse | Petrie Terrace
Black Hide Steakhouse is Brisbane’s premier destination for world-class steak cuts and prime meats. With mouth-watering selections of prime Angus, Wagyu and Organic steak cuts, at Black Hide steak fans can enjoy the very best available in a contemporary setting. For those looking for more intimate dining options, their three private rooms (seating groups up to 20) offers guests the opportunity to enjoy all the modern twists and delights of Black Hide’s menu in the privacy of their own dining room. Custom menus with matching wines can also be provided upon request, to add that extra personal touch for your guests. Whether it’s an intimate dinner or an important corporate meeting, the private rooms at Black Hide are the perfect for all your dining needs.
Blackbird Bar & Grill | Brisbane CBD
With a wide range of private dining spaces servicing anywhere from 12 to 400, Blackbird Bar & Grill have private dining and event options for everyone. Whether it’s for a sit-down dinner with friends or a work function with clients, the gorgeous decor at Blackbird is enough to make your event shine. However, it’s the incredible dining options and drink packages that will take your event to the next level. From the Heritage Room with its gorgeous, uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and Custom House, or the intimate Champagne Room located in their award-winning wine cellar, the unique and beautiful options are Blackbird are sure to delight your guests and make your event truly special.
Public | Brisbane CBD
While they call themselves Public, the intimate dining options they have on offer are anything but. With three different rooms to enjoy you can keep it cosy in The Library with a relaxed dinner setting fitted out with couches and armchairs suitable for any theatrical whiskey whirling.
Urbane | Brisbane CBD
The private dining space at Urbane, otherwise known to locals and regulars as Sub-Urbane, is a cellar style dining space located in the basement of the building. The area skilfully combines old with new to create an artsy and modern space fit to host any upcoming event. The restaurant takes inspiration from many cuisines around the world but is always sure to add their speciality contemporary twist. Take their pan-fried duck breast with fermented pumpkin and roasted artichoke.
Malt Dining | Brisbane CBD
Brisbane’s iconic Wenley House is a living, breathing remnant of the past bought to life through Malt Dining. It’s rustic charm and heritage has been preserved and made available for you to experience in a private setting. Whether it be in the attic, at the bar or in the cellars, there’s a piece of Brisbane’s history to be enjoyed on every level while you wine and dine.
The Alliance Hotel | Spring Hill
To make your next event one not be forgotten, The Alliance Hotel have just the rooms to set you on the right path. Offering four different private dining rooms, each is unlike the other offering its own unique décor and atmosphere. Take Brisbane’s first après-ski style room fitted out with a chalet bar and vintage ski paraphernalia.
Peasant | The Barracks
If formal dining is not you or your crew’s forte, but you still want that five-star food standard then check out Peasant. The Spanish fire of The Barracks is known for its informal ‘share style’ dining fit for any close knit family or work group. With a private dining room available you can throw your own fiesta filled with sangrias by the jug and flavoursome food for all.
Baedeker | Fortitude Valley
A unique escape from the hustle and bustle of Fortitude Valley is the swanky and eclectic bar and private space Baedeker. Inspired by the travel journals of the 1800’s, the antique furniture, ambience and wine and food selection will transport you and your guests to a different time of floor to ceiling bookcases, cigars and chesterfield seats.
Old Government House | Brisbane CBD
Fancy your dinner guests to enjoy their meals in the house the Queensland Governor used to eat his meals in? Yes, that’s right. The Old Government House in Brisbane is open for private dining functions that’ll give you excellent meals alongside an incredible piece of Queensland history. The house features wrap around verandahs, period characteristics and different rooms all available for the right occasion.
The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
For something a little more fun, quirky and sure to get tongues wagging are the unique rooms available for private dining at The Fox Hotel. Take their Collector’s Room adorned with prized collections from the adventures and expeditions of a bygone era.
Deer Duck Bistro | Auchenflower
If Sherlock Holmes is your version of a good time then you should seriously check out the rooms on offer at Deer Duck Bistro. Embellished with antique furniture and artworks each room transport you to a different era in time. With moody lighting and a sensational menu, the venue is suitable for a romantic evening for two or a whimsical dining experience for a group that you won’t easily forget.
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