“I can’t believe it’s December already!”
Once again, the festive season has crept up quicker than you could say “honey-glazed ham”. Fear not! There are plenty of dining destinations that will happily accommodate your forgetful self for your last-minute Christmas party.
1. Summit Restaurant & Bar | Mt Coot-tha
You might be planning a last-minute Christmas event but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on luxury. Summit Restaurant & Bar is an award-winning spot perfect for your function.
2. The Flying Cock | Fortitude Valley
Did the boss leave you in charge of the Christmas party? Did you forget that actually included booking a venue? The Flying Cock boasts six flexible and unique function spaces, catering for small and intimate dining groups of 20, right through to 500. With a wide range of food and beverage options, your guests will be thankful you planned Christmas at The Cock.
3. Darling & Co | Paddington
A corporate party doesn’t have to be a boring party. Host your festive celebration in one of four glamorous function rooms at Darling & Co.
4. Moda Restaurant | Brisbane
Moda makes a stylish backdrop for an evening of Christmas cocktails. You can also treat your guests to Javier’s Table Experience, a selection of signature dishes from head chef Javier Codina. The Edward Street restaurant draws on French, Catalan and Italian influences for its menu.
5. E’cco Bistro | Brisbane
The Boundary Street eatery accommodates up to 30 seated guests in its private dining room and the restaurant itself can be booked during certain hours for larger Christmas gatherings. Contemporary Australian dishes and fresh ingredients make for a completely relaxing experience.
6. The Defiant Duck | Newstead
Don’t get in a flap over your last-minute Christmas planning. The Defiant Duck is a guaranteed good time, with all the hard work is taken care of. The all-star American fare is served with Southern hospitality will have you as jolly as Saint Nick!
7. The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
The Fox will have you spoilt for choice with eight potential function spaces. The Table D’Hote Sit-Down Menu gives the choice of squid ink linguine, Greenvale farm pork belly or Northern Rivers beef tenderloin and the delectable cake menu will be sure to satisfy even the most dedicated sweet tooths.
8. Port Office Hotel | Brisbane
Port Office Hotel boasts three function areas with a variety of styles and the menu will be sure to please every guest. The signature restaurant, Fix, delivers on quality cuisine and sophistication. The cocktail menu is divine and for dessert, why not indulge in a modern twist on the traditional pavlova?
9. The Pineapple Hotel | Brisbane
Whether you wish to host a banquet of significant size or a more intimate festive feast, The Pineapple Hotel’s function spaces are perfectly positioned for Christmas cheer. After your meal, pop up to the Park Bar and relish in the relaxing atmosphere and live music.
10. Emporium Hotel | Fortitude Valley
The Emporium Hotel offers an array of Christmas event packages for larger groups, including personalised wine tastings, cocktail parties in the bar, gourmet dinners and feasting menus. You don’t even need to lift a finger; with a Christmas tree, themed centerpieces and custom printed menus, you’ll fool your guests into thinking you’ve been planning for months!
11. Urbane | Brisbane
Christmas is the perfect occasion to treat your crew to one of Urbane’s famous fine-dining degustations. The five- or eight-course feast, with wines to complement, will trump your usual festive feast.
12. Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar | Brisbane
If a casual Italian feast by the river with your nearest and dearest sounds like the perfect save for your last-minute Christmas party, you might want to book a table at Popolo. They’ll take care of the tiny details and allow you more time to celebrate the silly season in style.
13. Public | Brisbane
Staging your festive party in Public’s private dining room is a sure-fire way to spread Christmas merriment. Catering for groups of six to 150, the banquet menu is made up of the CBD restaurant’s most popular dishes.
14. Peng You | Newstead
This Christmas, Peng Yu is offering customised drink packages, a wide range of mouth-watering Chinese tapas and fantastic Southeast Asian dishes specifically suited to your event.
15. Gambaro Seafood Restaurant | Brisbane
World-renowned for mud crab and lobster specialties, Gambaro Seafood Restaurant encompasses the traditional Queensland Christmas. Your guests won’t be able to turn down the Moreton Bay bugs and Tasmanian oysters. Want a little more flavour this year? Have Executive Chef Lukas McEwen design a bespoke menu to suit your occasion.
16. Copperface Jacks | West End
It’s finally time to relax. Enjoy the warm hospitality and wide range of beers, wine and fabulous food in function spaces that can cater for groups from 20 to 150 people. Copperface Jacks has easy options for your last-minute Christmas event.
17. Black Hide Steakhouse | Brisbane
Black Hide Steakhouse is the ideal choice for meat-lovers. You’ll enjoy a stylish, comfortable space and award-winning food and beverage selections at one of Brisbane’s only hatted restaurants.
18. Lennons Restaurant & Bar at NEXT Hotel Brisbane | Brisbane
Move on up this year. Make a reservation at Lennons Restaurant and Bar at NEXT Hotel Brisbane and wow your cheerful crowd. Housed inside some seriously swish surrounds, this is a Christmas celebration at its finest.
19. Victoria Park Bar & Bistro | Herston
The perfect spot for a very merry party, Victoria Park’s Bar & Bistro has magnificent views of the city and lush surrounds. Tuck into a delicious two- or three-course Christmas lunch and dinner with your group.
20. Grand Ballroom at Brisbane Marriot Hotel | Brisbane
Enjoy your Christmas lunch in the Grand Ballroom this year, with deluxe three-hour beverage package, roving entertainment, a visit from Santa and a magic show for the kids!
21. Hatch & Co. | Newstead
Let Hatch & Co. bring the magic of Christmas to your cocktail party, corporate luncheon or intimate dinner. The Harissa-marinated wood-fired chicken or pan-roasted barramundi will surely set tongues wagging.
22. Green Beacon Brewing | Newstead
Don’t want to fuss this festive season? Green Beacon is a great spot for catch-up beverages with your favourites. Wash down a locally-baked goats’ cheese bagel with a glass of good ol’ Penny Porter.
23. Corbett & Claude | Brisbane, Indooroopilly and Garden City
Kick back at one of three Brisbane locations and enjoy the revived concept of communal eating. The menu at Corbett & Claude offers perfectly-presented charcuterie boards, share plates and scrumptious pizzas. The Consultant, a C&C special pizza topped with thinly-sliced potato, crispy prosciutto and rosemary, will have you wishing your holidays had always been pizza-filled.
24. The Alliance | Spring Hill
The Alliance Hotel remains a top contender for Brisbane’s best pub. The function menu is also up there with some of the best. Finish off your meal of duck spring rolls and roast pork belly with a sensational strawberry and elderflower panna cotta. Better than failed homemade desserts, that’s for sure.
25. Archive Beer Boutique | West End
Want your party to be as far from party-like as possible? Archive is the destination for you. The bistro was created with beer in mind and all menu options can be paired with a beverage that will perfectly complement your dining experience.