It’s officially that time of year again, when we celebrate the hard-earned achievement that is ending the financial year!
After the initial shock that you still haven’t planned your celebration, we’re here to help you with an all-inclusive list on where to book your function.
FOR SMALL GROUPS
River Quay Fish
If you’re in the mood for epic city and river views with a side of champagne and oysters, look no further than River Quay Fish. This venue is perfect for your intimate celebration, with the delectable seafood and cocktails to ease you into the next financial year.
Not into all the glitz and glam, but still want to revel in your festivities? Tippler’s Tap is the answer to every party-goer seeking an unpretentious, but oh-so-delectable experience. Offering a warm and relaxing environment, complete with a Pacman and Pinball machine, this is one place you’re going to want to settle in.
Next Door Kitchen and Bar
Taking inspiration from the speakeasy’s popular in the twenties, Next Door is the perfect place to have some out-of-office fun with the co-workers. With decadent Modern Australian dishes plus a wide selection of beverage and cocktail choices, this place is a bit of a no-brainer. The intimate setting really makes it the perfect choice for smaller groups.
Nonna’s Pizza & Deli
Add a touch of Italiano to your EOFY party with Nonna’s Pizza & Deli. Allowing for a more casual atmosphere, they specialise in authentic Italian fare, including their famous wood-fired pizzas. Think traditional pastas and pizzas laden with gourmet toppings. One thing’s for sure, your team is guaranteed to make some good memories here.
Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant
Looking for fun with a capital F? Look no further than Ahmets! With a range of packages, accommodating smaller and larger groups, we can guarantee everyone will love the Turkish fare Ahmet’s serve up. Think lamb koftes, fresh calamari and traditional Turkish dishes. And, let’s be honest, seeing your boss belly dance is a big drawcard as well.
Our friends at Popolo are the perfect people to turn to for your EOFY party needs. Their function packages include set menu or banquet style options of their rustic Italian cuisine. With menu items such as Hervey Bay scallops, braised Wagyu ragu and house-made pizza bread, you are guaranteed to please everyone.
If you’re looking for fuss-free food and good vibes, Fritzenberger will be your go-to for an epic celebration. With burgers being the staple and rebuilt using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, they deliver on all the juicy, mouth-watering goodness you’d expect from one of Brisbane’s best burger joints.
Barbossa Bar & Bottle Shop is a Caribbean inspired venue that features an extensive bar with over 200 cocktails available, barrel aged infused rums made in house and a large variety of beers, wines and ciders. Three function areas are available for hiring and can cater for everyone. Their fresh new functions menu offers a wide range of food options, Caribbean inspired tapas and Australian classics, a match made in heaven.
Vibrant and inviting, Ole’s enthusiasm for functions is as exciting as its Spanish fare. Embracing its Spanish influence where fresh food is perfectly paired with warm and friendly people, Ole wants its customers to share the joy of enjoying great company while taking pleasure in great food; and its tapas menu inspires just that.
Hop & Pickle
When it comes to good old-fashion gastronomy, Hop & Pickle know what’s up. With an intimate seating area, a menu designed for a festive blowout (here’s looking at you, slow cooked pork belly) and chilled beers on tap, you know you’re in for a jolly evening.
FOR LARGE GROUPS
El Camino Cantina
If you’re in the mood to celebrate hard, El Camino Cantina is the home of epic parties. From epic Mexican fare to frozen margaritas, the entire crew is guaranteed to be satisfied with this epic spread and the vibrant vibes to pair.
OTTO celebrates people, place, and la dolce vita. Located on absolute riverfront at South Bank, OTTO Ristorante is guaranteed to bring a vibrant glamour to your EOFY event. The food at OTTO is delicious and unashamedly simple, with the cocktails to match, taking inspiration from modern Italy. Yep, we’re officially sold.
The Charming Squire
A unique and versatile space awaits your party-goers on the upper level of The Charming Squire’s beaming brew house. The River Room is perfect for a private cocktail party or sit-down meal with a difference. Alternatively, The River Bar is ideal for a more casual cocktail event with a beaming atmosphere from the live music in the downstairs bar.
For larger groups, Aquitaine can certainly accommodate you. The entire venue is available to be booked out for seated and cocktail-style events. Alternatively, if you are looking to add a touch of luxury to your party, the mezzanine is available which provides breathtaking river views from an opulently styled room. Add to that the carefully crafted dishes and canapes and this is one EOFY party you certainly won’t be forgetting.
Our friends at Mucho know where it’s at when it comes to a party! With the option of booking in the restaurant below or Mezzanine level (aptly titled the Pinata Room), they will have your event sorted faster than you can say ‘pass the guac.’ With a menu laden with mouth-watering morsels such as tiger prawn tostadas, nachos grande and Aztec chocolate fondue, Mucho is guaranteed to make even the harshest critics happy.
South Bank Beer Garden
Wanting a casual yet gourmet venue for your EOFY event? Look no further than South Bank Beer Garden! Boasting 180-degree views of the Brisbane River and South Bank Beach, you’re sure to be winning at the party game! South Bank Beer Garden offers an open-plan venue with mouth-watering steaks. With six unique function spaces to choose from, you will be able to find the perfect function space for your event.
South Beach Social
Relaxed, welcoming, and casual, South Beach Social knows that waterfront dining should be accompanied by friendly service and a traditional beach vibe. Get festive in overlooking the scenic beach and river views, perfectly framed by the natural radiance of the Parklands. South Beach Social’s extensive wine and beer menu compliments the breezy atmosphere and food designed to be shared, and with an incomparable location and mezzanine function space available, it makes the perfect venue for whatever your cravings dictate.
Perfectly bathed in sunlight, The Jetty is the ideal place to enjoy a lavish yet casual function by the river. The Jetty creates a wistfully unique environment with its tranquil ambience, creating an oasis just a stone’s through from Brisbane’s inner city. The serene atmosphere creates the perfect setting for your next cocktail or sit-down function, especially when paired with the sweeping river views and seasonal menu that combines fresh, local produce with tantalising Modern Australian flavours.