Last Minute Christmas Functions | Gourmand & Gourmand | Gourmand and Gourmet

Where to book your last minute Christmas function

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Beer/Craft
  • Cocktails
  • Day drinking
  • Wine

If you’re anything like us you’ve spent so long trying to decide on what you’re going to wear (it’s got to be able to hide that inevitable food baby and still look bangin’) and pouring over menus to actually book your Christmas function.

But if we believe in anything – it’s Christmas miracles…and your impending Christmas hangover.

CHOP CHOP CHANGS | WEST END

If canape’s just won’t cut it, we recommend charging into a Chop Chop Changs banquet! Veto traditional Christmas fare for smoked chicken with Thai herbs, five spice squid tentacles and Chiang Mai chicken curry with crispy fried noodles, washed down with cocktails and plenty of beer, it’d be rude not to. Book in on 3846 7746.

OSBOURNE HOTEL | FORTITUDE VALLEY

With 90+ rotating beer taps, a killer menu and one of Brisbane’s best beer gardens – The Osbourne Hotel is a no brainer for a fool proof last minute hurrah. Soak up the sunshine in The Glasshouse or The Backyard. Smaller do? Enjoy cocktails amongst the mismatched furniture upstairs in the cosy Lounge Room.

DEER DUCK BISTRO | AUCHENFLOWER

Need a venue to duck into last minute? For a party that will have your co-workers talking until next year, look no further than Deer Duck Bistro – the home of Brisbane’s most unique degustation experience. From sizable soirees to intimate degustation menus (hello seated next to your office crush!) – Deer Duck something for everyone with three private dining areasa. Find out more or phone 3870 8482 to book in today!

CANVAS + ELECTRIC AVENUE | WOOLLOONGABBA

Get ready to go down the rabbit hole and into a Christmas Winter Wonderland at Electric Avenue this silly season. Step through the hidden wardrobe (trust us, it’s better than Narnia) into the secret Jack Rabbits bar and find yourself in Christmas heaven with cocktails, music and decorations. From small groups to big bashes, you’re gonna want to rock down to Electric Avenue. Rather a blank canvas? Let the crafty team at Canvas will paint the perfect picture for you. From wine tastings to cocktail parties in the courtyard – they’ve got everything you need to really mix things up.

RISTORANTE LA FAMIGLIA | WOOLLOONGABBA

Family is the most important part of Christmas, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better second family than the team at Ristorante La Famiglia! Bringing the warm and fuzzies in spades (and ragù) is the husband and wife team that know the second most important thing is food! Dive into swordfish carpaccio and pig out on pork belly porchetta, washed down with imported Italian wine. Bellisimo!

CATBIRD SEAT BISTRO | EAST BRISBANE

More worried about hunger pains than hangovers? Class up your Chrissy with the south sides cutest bistro- Catbird Seat. With a three-course menu and a glass of Australian bubbles for just $65pp when you book for a group of 12 or more – it’s the perfect way to finish off a (Christmas) cracker of a year. To book call 3392 2645!

CLEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE | CLEAR MOUNTAIN

We’re itching to get out of the city, and we assume you are too! Just 35 minutes from the CBD you’ll find a hinterland haven in Clear Mountain Lodge. Enjoy a long lunch on the deck at the Lakeview Restaurant with panoramic views of the Glasshouse mountains, or enjoy a bespoke cocktail party or dinner. Design the party of the century and email events@clearmountainlodge.com.au.

KENNIGO SOCIAL HOUSE | SPRING HILL

Got your eye on the office cutie? You better pull out all the stops to impress them, and a Christmas function in a heritage listed building is a damn good start. Kennigo House is the perfect destination to impress with packages from $79pp.

STOKEHOUSE Q | SOUTHBANK

Angling for that promotion? Impress the pants off your boss (what happens at the Christmas party stays at the Christmas party…right?) with a soiree at Stokehouse Q. Pick from the Palm Room, Mezzanine or Stoke Bar and enjoy spectacular views, unforgettable food and functions packages to suit parties of any size.

Avoid being the office Grinch and book in now!

Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who is always THAT guy at X-mas parties