Brisbane's best banquets | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane's best banquets

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Beer/Craft
  • BYO
  • Wine

Feeling famished? Got a few hungry friends with you? Wearing some loose comfy clothes?

Well then friends, you’re ready for a banquet.

Greca | CBD

With all dishes designed for sharing, inspired by the Mediterranean way of life and the pleasures of eating together, it makes complete sense to indulge in a banquet at Greca. There are three banquet options available, the Full Greek priced at $60 per head, the Almighty Aphrodite at $75 and finally The Apollo Feast at $95, all of which feature Greca staples, namely taramasalata, saganaki, baked lamb shoulder, roast potatoes and katoumari.   

Fat Noodle | CBD

Not just for winning big, Treasury is also about eating big. The odds are in your favour with the banquet at Fat Noodle, with the September edition including xiao long bao, edamame with sea salt, half Peking duck, chicken pho, and duck and shrimp fried rice and Morgan’s Bay wine. Did we mention it’s only $59 for two adults? You’ll have plenty left for the tables. 

Libertine | Paddington

Belly rumbling, but you can’t decide whether you feel like delicate French fare or spicy Vietnamese street food? Well, there’s no need to make a decision in hanger, just say the magic words at Libertine, and you’ll soon have seven courses of French-Vietnamese dishes in front of you, for just $65 per head! Otherwise, enjoy five courses from ‘The Favourites’ banquet menu for $50 or treat yourself to the premium ‘I’m Hungry’ menu which features ten mouth-watering dishes. 

Happy Boy | Fortitude Valley

If you’re hungry and you know it, head to Happy Boy for the restaurant’s incredible value chef’s banquet. Varying across each table, tables of four or more, for just $35 per head can enjoy a selection of dishes, such as Chinese BBQ roast pork belly or duck, crispy skin chicken with steamed rice, house or vegetarian fried rice as well as sides such as Hong Kong spring rolls or crispy chicken wings. For an extra ten dollars per head, you can indulge in some of the eatery’s more premium dishes. 

1889 Enoteca | Woolloongabba

With a menu that reads like an Italian dream, it can prove almost impossible to narrow it down to just one dish at 1889 Enoteca. To avoid the stress and fear of food envy, visit on a Sunday to enjoy a traditional three-course Italian menu with dishes plated to share and placed in the middle of the table creating a warm, convivial, family-style dining experience. The Sunday Family Table is available for tables of four or more and priced at $49 per head.

Madame Wu | CBD

Madame Wu knows how to take care of a hungry crew with a lunch and group banquet menu both full of divinely satisfying Asian eats. Inclusive of lamb dumplings, steamed duck buns, tang sui chicken ribs, braised beef cheeks, crispy pork hock, stir-fried work greens and steamed rice, the lunch banquet, priced at $40 per head, can be ordered by two or more people, though must be ordered by the whole table. If in a group of eight or more (or simply looking to truly indulge) the two group banquets, priced at $70 and $90 per head are the perfect choice.

Sake | CBD

A shared feast at Sake is the best way to experience the restaurant’s extensive array of delicious dishes. There are four different banquet options on offer, namely the Sake favourites lunch for $59 per head, Take no hana for $99 per head, Chef’s omakase for $110 per head or the Champagne Lunch available on weekends for $165 per head, inclusive of two hours of free-flowing Veuve Clicquot. Dishes to expect include steamed prawn dumplings, panko rice balls (basically the Japanese version of arancini – yum!) and popcorn shrimp with spicy dipping sauce as well as popular Japanese eats like salty edamame and wagyu teriyaki.

Longtime | Fortitude Valley

LONgTIME realised that if they were going to open a pan-Asian restaurant with a selection as diverse and delicious as theirs, they were going to have to help us decide. Take away your ordering anxiety with one of their three banquet options for $50, $65 and $80. You’ll be spoilt with dishes like egg net salad of pork belly, soft shell crab bao and coconut tapioca and salted caramel. For a good time at Longtime treat yourself to a glass or three of wine from their extensive menu to accompany your meal.

Peasant | Petrie Terrace

No strangers to banquet-style eating, Peasant welcome you like familia for an evening of wining and dining, as the Spanish do. Say hola to three options: El Festin, La Corrida and El Toraza priced at $55, $65 and $75 per head respectively as you salsa your way through culinary delights like patatas bravas, pork belly chicharrones and lamb empanadas. Make sure you leave room for the dark chocolate covered churros, and some of the delicious choices off their famous wine list.

 

Gather the gang; these banquets ain’t gonna eat themselves.

Words by Emma Callaghan and Jarred Reinke
- the gourmands who approach life like a banquet.