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Brisbane’s Best Private Dining
Birthdays, graduations and all those other big milestones are times when family and friends flock together from far and wide to get to celebrate together.
But if it’s your turn to host a family shindig and the thought of cooking for the entire gang sends you up the wall, or your business buddies aren’t going to be impressed by a packed dining room, some of Brisbane’s finest are here to help.
Like a home away from home (only with people to wait on you hand and foot), you can enjoy the wonderful (and weird) members of your family in your own private dining room, while someone else does the cooking.
West Village’s art deco warehouse has reopened its doors to the public, giving us the opportunity to host end-of-year celebrations in our own private art gallery. No need to trek to Melbourne for an aesthetic-overload, Peters Ice Cream Factory’s ground floor is fully decked out with the sculptures, paintings and homewares of globally renowned artist David Bromley. With feel-good dining, you’ll be eating your way through a personalised menu from Queensland’s top chefs!
Take a step off Fish Lane and into the warm embrace of wine bar La Lune. An intimate space, you can hire out the entire venue for a night of wining and dining with European fare and specialty eats – and their wine selection can’t be beat. Stylish and modern, your guests will be over the moon to share a night in La Lune.
Brisbane’s iconic riverside pub boasts one of the best kept secrets – a private dining room lined with a wine cellar! The luxurious Henley Room is an intimate escape from the bustling Boatshed Restaurant, and has all the atmosphere to keep your guests feeling cosy.
Dine, entertain and schmooze in the same rooms frequented by State and Federal MPs at Parliament House! With sixteen available function spaces, the choice is yours with memorable private dining from the intimate Cellar room to breath-taking views of the Brisbane River from the River Deck.
Despite the name, there are few places that offer as sophisticated a private dining experience as Public. With the options to keep things cosy in The Library or get a little larger and louder in The Dining Room, Public will make any dining experience one to remember for years to come – especially if you miss out on that last piece of Kentucky fried duck.
Important to note: You won’t feel like a peasant at Peasant (ah, irony). In fact, the exclusive dining room will make you and your party feel like you’re in the heart of a Spanish villa, sipping sangria with your amigos while you’re smashing down insanely good croquetas, meatballs and other rustic Spanish cuisine.
With a menu designed by Nostimo’s David Tsirekas, you and 11 guests will be feasting on modern Greek flavours and refreshing cocktails while you’re surrounded by cascading beads, fine wine and modern décor from West End’s renowned Greek Club.
Multi-award-winning Customs House is the perfect location for any private event whether it be a birthday bash, wedding reception or forcing your guests to watch your holiday videos while they’re blasting from the high definition screens of The River Room. Be the belle of the ball as you’re waltzing into the gorgeous space of The Long Room, featuring high ceilings that would make any aristocrat swoon.
This riverside spot certainly doesn’t horse around when it comes to private functions. Savour Pony’s delectable modern Australian menu from the privacy of an enclosed dining room with the finest cuts of meat, freshest seafood and a cocktail menu that’ll make even the worst dad jokes bearable. And with a field of horse-related puns available, there will be dad jokes.
What better way to ensure a perfect meal than to leave it in the hands of the masters of pasta while you enjoy some pizza and quiet? 1889 Enoteca’s basement cellar is straight out of a medieval castle and makes for a family experience that will be remembered long after the last bottle of wine is finished.
Amongst the maze of Deer Duck Bistro’s antique covered rooms, you’ll find a hidden staircase that goes up to one of the most visually appealing private spaces in all of Brisbane. Feast on one of the restaurant’s impressive degustation menus while you’re watched by a herd of wall-mounted deer at a dining table fit for Buckingham Palace.
Whether you prefer your dinners crowded or cosy, Sake will gladly provide the perfect space to make your gathering memorable. From private parties of six to groovier gatherings of up to 24, there’s a table laid with steamed dumplings, Wagyu teriyaki and popcorn shrimp with your name on it.
For a private dinner with a view, you can’t go past Il Centro’s riverside spot, where you’ll be looking straight out to the twinkling Story Bridge (although you may be too engrossed in studying the wall of wine to notice). With a set menu that will have you feasting on their famous sand crab lasagne, you’ll feel like you’re a part of the famiglia.
Malt Dining is already pretty cosy, but hidden away in the cellar with 19 of your mates, you’ll feel like you’re the only people in the world. Well, except for the talented people in the kitchen whipping up pan-fried market fish and whiskey honey brulee and the bartenders bringing you sweet Malt Bellini’s so you can sit through hours of baby photos.
Seated under the paper lanterns in the private dining room at Madame Wu, you and your crew will feel a world away from the diners outside. And to save you from the inevitable struggle of trying to coordinate shared plates for 20 people, you can just order a banquet with plates and plates of Moreton Bay bug dumplings, braised beef cheeks, crispy duck and so much more.
Alchemy’s private dining room can fit up to 40 of your family and has a pretty spectacular view of the Story Bridge to boot. No one will turn their nose up at the gourmet fare on Alchemy’s menu, and there’s even desserts like toasted pavlova with fruit salad and mango sorbet that’ll have you reminiscing about Christmas past.