It’s easy to get caught up in all the Christmas celebrations that you forget about New Year’s Eve. But don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Here’s a round-up of the best places to say farewell to 2019. From rooftop bars to riverside fine diners, we’ve got you covered.
Celebrated CBD fine diner Otto is putting on a four-course Italian feast with champagne on arrival. It begins at 8pm with snacks, followed by Queensland spanner crab ravioli, Otto reserve steak and chocolate creme caramel. Optional beverage packages are available. There’s also a 5.30pm sitting offering a three-course menu with Aperol Spritz on arrival for $115 per person. A special kids menu ($60) means you don’t need to search for a babysitter.
Tickets for the 5.30pm sitting are $115 and the 8pm dinner is $160. More information here.
The modern-Chinese restaurant is offering a four-hour dinner that includes a four-course banquet, a premium beverage package (champagne, cocktails, spirits, wine and beer), and live entertainment. A 5.30pm to 7.30pm sitting includes just the four-course banquet for $98.
There are sittings available from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, and 8.30pm onwards. Tickets are $198. More information here.
Escape the chaos of Howard Smith Wharves while still taking advantage of its amazing riverfront views at Ciao Papi’s La Famiglia Style Feast. Start with Prosecco on arrival, followed by antipasti, snacks, pasta, two mains, sides and a dessert. Each dish is paired with a wine or beer. Finish with limoncello as you ring in the new year.
7pm to late. Tickets are $199. More information here.
It’s hard to beat the view at Stokehouse Q, making it the perfect spot to celebrate NYE. Sit back and relax with a five-course menu, including snacks, appetisers, starters, main and dessert, with the option to add matching wines for an extra $70 per person. At midnight, bubbles will flow. There’s a 5.30pm sitting with a four-course menu for $145 per person, as well as a kids menu for $50.
5.30pm and 8.30pm sittings available. Tickets are $190. More information here.
The French fine dining restaurant is serving a decadent one-off set menu called The Last Meal. Chef Dan Arnold hasn’t revealed the menu yet, but you can expect to see caviar, crab and oysters. Matching wines, including a glass of champagne Collet, are available for an extra $130 per person.
Bookings from 6pm. Tickets are $195. More information here.
The Osbourne is throwing it back to the ’80s with a Miami Vice-themed NYE. Dress up in your best retro attire and dance long into the night while DJs play all the hits from the decade. There’s a four-hour food and beverage package from 8pm, including canapés, pop-up food stations, basic spirits, tap beers, wines, cocktail stations and champagne at midnight.
8pm to late. Tickets are $99. More information here.
While people feast upstairs at Donna Chang, you could be partying underground in one of Brisbane’s moodiest bars. The Boom Boom Room is offering a five-hour premium beverage package that includes sparkling wine, cocktails, spirits, wine and beer. There will also be gourmet canapés, fresh seafood and food stations.
8pm to 1am. Tickets are $150. More information here.
The West End gin bar has partnered with Four Pillars Distillery for this NYE. There will be a four-course gin-inspired banquet dinner as well as a three-hour All You Can Gin beverage package, including five Four Pillars varieties. The menu features pulled-pork croquettes, whole roast chicken and vanilla pannacotta with Four Pillars Christmas Gin-marinated strawberries and meringue.
6pm and 7.30pm sittings available. Tickets are $119 (minimum booking of four people). More information here.
The Fortitude Valley rooftop bar is hosting a “Noir NYE” party. Dress in black and ring in the new year with a five-hour cocktail party, including free-flowing champagne, cocktails, canapés, food stations and live entertainment. If you have a group of eight or more, consider booking the VIP booth experience for $220 per person.
7.30pm to 12.30am. Tickets are $175. More information here.