Still haven’t settled on a New Years Eve plan? We can help with that. Whether you want to dine out or dance the night away, here are 10 spots to ring in 2018 in style.
If you want one of the best vantage points in the city to watch the fireworks from, 2KW is a good bet. You’ll be given your choice of a glass of Pol Roger or Ruinart on arrival, and offered local meats and seafood from the mallee grill. You can also explore the charcuterie and cheese stations, try a variety of canapés and visit the dessert bar. DJ Maison and Kai Ward will provide tunes during the whole affair.
Tickets are $150 and available online.
Acclaimed chef Jock Zonfrillo has developed a four-course share-style menu specifically for New Year’s Eve. Among the offerings are vitello tonnato with South Australian veal and lemon; steak tartare with French fries; Ngeringa organic lamb with myrtle chipotle, cavolo nero and potatoes; tarte Tatin of apples; and Christmas pudding with creme fraiche.
$95. Book online.
Iconic teppanyaki spot Shiki is hosting a seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner. Watch the chefs demonstrate their skills on the teppanyaki while enjoying the set menu. A bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne will be included.
Phone 8238 2405 to book.
At Mayfair Hotel’s rooftop bar Hennessy you’ll be given a glass of Veuve Cliquout on arrival and at midnight, and offered a selection of cocktail food including New England lobster rolls, pork buns, mini burgers and a macaron tower. A range of premium wines, champagne, spirits and cocktails will also be available for purchase. Hennessy’s resident DJ will spin tunes all night while you enjoy the bar’s panoramic city views.
Tickets are $159. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8210 8899 to book.
Botanic Gardens Restaurant
If panoramic garden views are more your thing, award-winning chef Paul Baker has curated an eight-course menu for the Botanic Gardens Restaurant. Expect boutique wines if you go for the matching-wines package.
Tickets are $135. Matching wines for an extra $80. Phone 8223 3526 to book.
The Wheatsheaf Hotel
The Wheaty is putting music front-and-centre at its New Year’s Eve party. Head along to enjoy the sounds of Max Savage & The False Idols, Big Bad Barry and The Lofty Mountain Band.
Tickets are $10 (plus booking fee) if purchased online. $15 at the door.
Electra House Hotel is promising two of the best party staples: music and pizza. Adelaide’s first delivery-only pizza kitchen, Bianca, will deliver 100 fresh Napolitana and Sicilian pizzas to the venue after 9pm. Melbourne’s YO! MAFIA will provide tunes for the night. With a $50 ticket you’ll be greeted with an Espresso Martini on arrival and one premium beverage, but there’s also the option of a four-hour premium beverage package for $120.
Tickets from $50. Book online.
Adelaide may be half a world away from the Empire State, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a New York-themed block party. BRKYLN has teamed up with Young Henrys to host exactly that, and they’re promising beers, hot dogs, punch, Jell-o shots and New York street food.
Hains & Co
If you’re a fan of tropical cocktails, this one’s for you: Hains & Co is introducing a cocktail-hour countdown, starting at 8pm. One cocktail will be highlighted and rotated per hour until midnight. Expect Mai Tais and Pina Coladas.
Tickets are $20 on entry.
Bank Street Social
Want to keep things low-key? The folks at Bank Street Social want a simple night, too. No tickets, packages or guest lists; just music, drinks and dancing until late.
Doors from 7pm. $10 at the door after 10pm.