Oh, how we miss the days where we could plan festivities with no limit on attendees! If your upcoming celebration has been affected by the new capacity restrictions on gatherings, these ten function spaces have you covered.
1. The Charming Squire
A notch above the average bar and grill, The Charming Squire offer 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… we’re sold!
2. River Quay Fish
This sophisticated and sexy waterfront restaurant makes for one incredibly aesthetic experience (*cough* Insta-worthy *cough*). Modern Australian fare like coconut crumbed prawns, xo sauce salmon and seafood paella are the specialty here – how else would you want to celebrate your special day? They also serve up arguably the best chocolate fondant in town. Go on, treat yourself.
3. 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!
Mamma mia! If you like Italian (don’t we all), we’ve sure got a goodie for you! With fresh antipasto, pasta, pizza and all-things Italian, Popolo ticks allllllll of the boxes for a fabulous celebration. There’s something super heart-warming about indulging in Italian eats made with love, whilst overlooking Brisbane’s amazing skyline.
5. Denim Co.
Who said brunch was off the cards for your revelries? No matter how many new brunch spots pop-up in Brisbane, we’ll always be loyal to Denim Co... we just can’t get enough of their decadent breakfast fare! Tucked into Little Stanley Street, this fun and quirky café houses an irresistible selection of sweets, coffee and casual dining options for the ultimate start to your day.
Inspired by L’Aquitaine and its reputation for artisanal produce, Aquitaine carries on the traditions of adventure that accompany a French culinary journey. Paired with their Bottomless Lunch Package, a 2-hour beverage package matched with 2-courses ($85) or 3-courses ($95) of delectable French goodness, you’re guaranteed to have an experience like no other.
7. Southbeach Social
Boy, do South Beach Social have your next gathering covered! Not only do they offer incredible beach and city skyline views, they have the delicious food and epic atmosphere to match. We’re also talking cocktails on tap. Yes please.
8. South Bank Beer Garden
If you’re keen on the epic beach and city skyline views, South Bank Beer Garden is for you, too. Think: espresso martini on tap, mouth-watering food options and an exclusive function room at the top of the venue. Now we’re talking.
9. Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant
Anyone who knows Turkish food knows Ahmet’s is your go-to source for authenticity and delicious dishes. A visit to the restaurant sees you instantly transported to the vibrant streets of Turkey with dazzling rugs and lanterns, banquet-style dining, and warm, welcoming hospitality; basically, the perfect place to escape and relish in your festivities.
10. Barbossa Bar
Looking for a festive atmosphere, great food, and even better beverage list? Then Barbossa Bar is for you! Enjoy Caribbean-inspired fare in their exclusive Captains Den, boasting an epic vibe that is airconditioned and caters to up to 50 of your pals, cocktail-style. We're officially sold.