Keep Your Friends Close At Brisbane’s Best Private Dining Rooms

Keep Your Friends Close At Brisbane’s Best Private Dining Rooms

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By Courtney Idstein | 20th September 2021

Just when you’re getting used to writing 2021 in the top left corner of your notebooks,  Christmas rolls around and it’s a happy new year once again! To take the silly season pressures off a single pair of shoulders, we’ve found Brisbane’s best private dining rooms ready to host your next intimate soiree.


C’est Bon


This mini French quartier in the heart of Woolloongabba holds all the seasonal charm for an intimate Christmas feast. Accommodating for both small and large events, C’est Bon offers their restaurant, Le Bon Bar, cellar, garden terrace and rooftop bar, Ooh La La, as individual hires, or alternatively, all areas combined for a truly opulent Christmas soirée!


Brisbane City

This industrial gem in the heart of the city is renowned as a contemporary dining destination heroing local produce, but did you know it also offers private dining rooms? With top notch service and a divine menu that can be tailored for your group, there’s plenty of choice to tickle your fancy. Your next soiree will look its best in Motorwagen’s sleek interiors and modern wood décor, with a minimum of 13 people required. Hot tip: if you’re after a more casual take on the classic cocktail party for your next celebration, then definitely check out Motorwagen’s outside terrace overlooking the bustling streets of the CBD!

The Fox Hotel

South Brisbane

Featuring eight uniquely styled function areas, The Fox Hotel has spaces fit to host a cozy ten person Christmas feast or a 1000-person office party extravaganza! From the rooftop overlooking the glistening city skyline, all the way down to the courtyard atrium, there is truly everything and anything for every event! With over four specially designed menus options and a variety of deluxe drink packages, this eclectic space will definitely give you a merry little Christmas!

1889 Enoteca


The allure of old-world charm and a candle-lit dinner brings us into the heart of the antique quarter of Woolloongabba. Burrowed within the heritage-listed Moreton Rubber Works building, 1889 Enoteca is a private basement-level wine cellar offering you traditional Roman cuisine served famiglia style, alongside an extensive list of hand-picked organic, biodynamic and naturally made Italian wines. So, whether it’s a corporate event or just your classic family holiday get-together, this antiquated and unique space has the ability to catered for your specific needs, offering a range of dining packages to suit as many as 40 guests.


Brisbane City

Just steps away from the Brisbane River, this venue epitomises what it means to be effortlessly chic. Headed by an award-winning international chef, Alchemy offers a range of group dining experiences perfect for your end-of-year corporate event! If you have less than 40 guests, opt for the private dining room, otherwise book out the entire venue for a classy cocktail gathering!

Biànca Restaurant

Fortitude Valley

Born out of the desire to bring the essence of a classic Italian trattoria to the streets of The Valley, Biànca focuses on perfecting traditional Italian dishes whilst paying homage to the Australian dining sphere. With aromas of fresh, in-house made pastas and bread permeating the atmosphere, you and your gang will feel warm and welcomed surrounded by the contemporary architecture and terracotta tones James Street is famous for! For seven or more guests, choose out of their $75 or $110 set menus featuring all their menu standouts! Biànca also has a private dining room option that can accommodate up to 36 seated guests, perfect for large cooperate functions or extended family gatherings!


Fortitude Valley

Nestled within an old brick warehouse in the midst of The Valley, Agnes combines the ancient skill of cooking over the fire with contemporary hospitality for a feast your taste buds will truly remember. Offering three different function spaces including a private dining room, wine bar and terrace, Agnes is able to cater for groups between 15 and 30 guests. If you have more coming along to your secret Santa spectacular, than simply book the entire restaurant, accommodating up to 60 people!

Donna Chang

Brisbane City

Capture the excitement within the Sichuan and Cantonese restaurant from the secluded heights of the mezzanine level at Donna Chang. Choose one of three intimate and private banquet spaces, specially designed with suave, contemporary furniture amidst the Victorian era architecture. Each room is capable of hosting a variety of numbers, with the largest holding 67 guests!

E’cco Bistro


Renowned for its fresh and simplistic style, award-winning E’cco Bistro is definitely the spot to go to if you’re after a sleek and sophisticated affair. Depending on your party size, E’cco has a range of function rooms to fit as little as four guests and as large as 100, with your choice of a sit-down multi-course feast, cocktail canapes, or free-flowing drink packages.

Za Za Ta

Fortitude Valley

Got some veggie lovin’ friends? Take them to where cultures collide at Za Za Ta with their Middle Eastern-meets-Mediterranean vegetarian menu – perfect for a not-so traditional Christmas feast! Inspired by the artistic nuances of the Ovolo Hotel in which it’s found, choose from a variety of modern and lively rooms such as The Grand Hall and The Games Room, or simply just book out the restaurant for up to 242 guests!

Customs House

Brisbane City

Positioned under the towering Corinthian columns, strut your way up the grand steps of the University of Queensland’s Customs House. Registered as one of Queensland’s premier heritage-listed restaurant and event destinations, this prestigious location offers a truly extensive range of packages fit for any private or corporate event this season.

Deer Duck Bistro


Indulge yourself in French Renaissance art in the enchanting elegance of the Deer Duck Bistro. With three function rooms to choose from, immerse your senses in their relaxed and sophisticated ambiance inspired by 17th century French chateaus, all while you treat yourself to a warm and whimsical dining experience perfect for a cozy Christmas feast! Choose from three degustation menus or customise your own alongside the team at Deer Duck to make sure get exactly what you want for a night to remember!

Malt Dining

Brisbane City

This 19th century exposed red brick building is a charming nod to the days of speakeasys and Victorian architecture. Offset by the vistas of Stephen’s Cathedral, step back in time and enjoy one of two venue spaces: the Malt Attic, a sunken dining room available for up to 70 guests, or the Malt Cellar, draped in green velvet, seating up to 20. Whichever of the dining options you chose, be assured that you will getting the best seasonal produce Malt can get their hands on!

Blackbird Bar and Grill

Brisbane City

Featuring 180-degree views of the Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point cliffs, Blackbird Bar and Grill has some of the most picturesque and sought-after event spaces in all of Brisbane. With function rooms spanning over two floors, choose from spaces such as their specially designed cocktail rooms, riverside terrace or VIP bar and dining areas set to expertly cater whatever holiday event you have planned!

The Boom Boom Room

Brisbane City

Found on the basement level of the heritage-listed Adina Hotel, escape underground to the converted bank vaults of what was formerly the Queensland Government Savings Bank for an exclusively lavish holiday event. Depending on your group size, choose from three specially designed areas each offering a unique perspective on this decadent Izakaya restaurant. Packages range in prices, all highlighting the tantalizing robatayaki grill and unique selection of Japanese whiskeys and sakes.

sAme sAme

Fortitude Valley

Located in the architectural finesse of James Street, sAme sAme restaurant has three stunning spaces that can cater for a range of events up to 140 people, including a private dining room, the Los Cocktail Bar, and, if you want to be extra bougie, the entire restaurant! If you haven’t thought about it yet, here’s your sign – why not add a bit of exotic spice to your next event?

Black Hide Steakhouse

Petrie Terrace

Set to serve some of Brisbane’s finest steak and culinary cuisine, Black Hide Steakhouse by Gambaro features four chic and stylish dining rooms perfect for every holiday function. The designer fit-outs and luxurious ambience are sure to complete any dining experience, with the options for customisation upon request as well! With limited space and numbers capped to 20 guests, this particular spot books out fast, so get in quick!

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Article by Courtney Idstein

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style


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