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The 7 Best Brisbane Restaurant Banquets to Enjoy this Winter

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Brisbane, get ready to wine and dine once again!

Our favourite Brisbane restaurants are opening again with limited seating available to dine in. So unbuckle your belts, because you’re all in for a feast! The chefs are ready to impress with mouthwatering banquet menus that guide you through a journey of flavours with a divine taste profile with every bite.

But where, do you ask? Let us tell you! Brisbane get ready to eat through our top seven banquet picks of the restaurants you need to visit this winter:

Sono Japanese Restaurant
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Sono Japanese Restaurant

Brisbanites, it’s time to put your best foot forward. Renowned as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Brisbane, this winter Sono is offering their Zen Course; their world class food including palatable sashimi platters to succulent greens and each dish invites traditional Japanese flavours with a modern twist. It is exclusively limited to 20 people in a seating, so ensure you book advance! You’re guaranteed a full experience at Sono, with views of Brisbane River and a spectacular fine dining service.

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39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007 $120pp Zen Course
Deer Duck Bistro
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Deer Duck Bistro

Facing the busy streets of Milton, Deer Duck Bistro invites you to quite the opposite – an experience of elegance and style. Inside, Deer Duck Bistro will not disappoint with their vintage decor and renowned modern degustation menu. Inviting guests with a twist of fine dining meals accompanied by well-thought out wine pairings to enhance the seasonal flavours presented ever so delightful. Available to a limited number of people at a time, just remember to book in advance

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396 Milton Rd, Auchenflower QLD 4066
Greca
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Greca

Attention foodies: Brisbane’s favourite Greek restaurant, Greca, has reopened. Like yourself, we have also been craving their famed Oven Baked Lamb Shoulder ($43) that not only oozes with flavour, but, more importantly, it falls ever so effortlessly off the bone – just one of our favourites found on their set banquet menu. It makes sense that we cannot eat in Mykonos this year, but no-one said we can’t feast as if we are. Book now and you could dine in paradise for a night this weekend. For one night we can just imagine that the Brisbane River is the coastline of Santorini…

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Howard Smith Wharves 3, 5 Boundary St, brisbane City QLD 4000 $60pp Set banquet
Rogue Bistro
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Rogue Bistro

Rouge Bistro is back and ready, offering a choice of dine-in options. Needless to say, you are guaranteed a unique experience, with explorative degustation dishes that harness adventurous yet calculated taste palettes. Rouge Bistro have specially curated two menus to choose from when dining-in during this time; Dego Menu, an extensive six-course meal or Fasting Menu, a share table style experience. Rogue lends itself to the more carnivorous eaters, but vegetarians are catered if requested in advance. Bookings are essential.

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14 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006 From $70pp Dego Menu or Feating Menu
NOTA
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NOTA

NOTA is the place for you if you’re ready for a fine dining experience like no other. Tucked away in the heart of Paddington, NOTA exudes class with performative dishes, excelling in presentation and drenched in textural flavours and pungency. European inspired, NOTA invites the charm of the historic building it sits inside to further cater to customers’ experience. Plus, did we mention their delectable cocktail menu? Cosy and intimate, NOTA is where you want to be every Saturday night.

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224 Given Tce, Paddington QLD 4064 $75pp
City Winery
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City Winery

City Winery is the first urban winery in the heart of Brisbane and they’re back in business! Sourcing their grapes from all around Australia, guests will have the opportunity to taste their charismatic tipples paired with City Winery’s Fireside Experience. The banquet encompasses a locally sourced, chef-led, five to eight-source dining encounter – what more could you want? The converted warehouse space creates a warm, homey atmosphere for City Winery, with its wine barrels lining the perimeters creating an elegant ambience that’s perfectly complemented by the five-star food and wine. Book now to guarantee a space for this weekend!

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11 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 $85pp Fireside Experience
Commune at The Tivoli
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Commune at The Tivoli

Music fans, this one’s for you! The Tivoli have created an opportunity for you to indulge in a brand new, intimate venue take-over experience. The Commune at The Tivoli have transformed the historical art deco space into a private restaurant only allowing limited guests per night. For your visit you will have unlimited access to the venue and will be greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival, followed by a seated four-course shared meal, including a cheese and charcuterie starter from experts DALTON Catering & Events, and matched wines by Bacchus Wine Merchants. Guests can curate their own playlist through CrowdDJ by Nightlife, and have it played through The Tivoli’s world class sound system so it’s just like a live show.

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52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 $165pp 4 course set menu

If you’re not ready to leave the house just yet, you can instead enjoy takeaway brunch from one of these Brisbane cafes instead!

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