Is a function quickly creeping up on you? After the initial shock of the fact that your event can go ahead, take a moment to realise that you’ve (probably) forgotten to plan your celebration properly. We’ve pulled together a staggering list of South Bank venues that are guaranteed to keep the troops happy.
Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant
Ahmet’s will instantly transport you to Turkey, with a vibrant setting complete with decadent lighting and low-rise seating. With both indoor and outdoor seating, you’re spoilt for choice on where to set up your event. The best part? You can hire a Belly Dancer. Hell yes.
If you want boujee, look no further than Aquitaine. Featuring modern French cuisine and city views from South Bank’s premier River Quay, this is one experience you won’t want to miss. For an extra special celebration, we suggest their private function space upstairs. So, so extravagant.
With one of the most extensive and unique beverage lists in town, and some of the best Southern American inspired bites in Brisbane, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a festive tipple or two in Barbossa’s ‘Captains Den,’ your private and fully enclosed function space. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
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.
Next Door Bar and Kitchen
Festive shindigs should be compulsory at Next Door Bar and Kitchen. Filled to the brim with the charm of 1920’s decadence, pull up stumps at the bar or reserve a table for a dinner with all the trimmings.
Steering away from pasta and focusing more on dishes to share and enjoy together, Popolo delivers a function experience that is artful yet unpretentious, with careful attention afforded to each dish to deliver unforgettable taste fusions. Or, if you fancy a picnic, they do an epic job of these too.
South Bank Beer Garden
The perfect spot for a party, enjoy city views and lush Streets Beach surrounds at South Bank Beer Garden. Tuck into a delectable menu of share food as you enjoy their extensive menu of wines and beers. If you’re looking to go all-out, these guys have a killer private function room at the top of the restaurant with unrivalled views.
South Beach Social
Lined with succulents and surrounded by city and pool views, South Beach Social will be sure to impress your guests. With a range of flexible spaces on offer, it's ideal for any event from a birthday, to engagement party and corporate event. The best part? Their food is epic. Like, realy epic.
The Charming Squire
A notch above the average bar and grill, The Charming Squire offers an incredible dining experience, right in the heart of Grey Street. All about honest and unfussy (yet so delectable) food, they’re sure to tick everybody’s boxes; they even brew a selection of their famous James Squire beverages in-house. Plus, if you’re looking to cater for an army, they have multiple function rooms that are set to impress.
Perfectly bathed in sunlight, The Jetty is the ideal place to enjoy a lavish yet casual function by the river. The tranquil 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.
The Sangria Bar
Who needs an excuse to drink sangria? This little treasure is tucked away next to its sister restaurant, Ole, dishing up authentic Spanish cuisine within an intimate, beautifully styled setting. The Sangria Bar also serve up seven varieties of sangria (hello, crowd pleaser!), and so in our opinion, is the ideal spot to celebrate!
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 a 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.