Eat & Drink

14 Of Your Fave Aussie Restaurants And Bars You Can Now Hire Out Exclusively

Praise everything that is good, our restaurants, cafes and bars all over Australia are starting to come back to life.

There are limitations of course, to maintain good social distancing, however these limits are bringing out some very fun and unique experiences to hire out entire venues that you never would have been able to before.

Just saying, that seems like the makings of an event in the times of coronavirus that you won’t forget!

We’ve rounded up some of the coolest private party options around the country, but of course there are plenty more of your faves opening up for walk-ins or smaller bookings. What a time to be alive!

Brisbane

#1 Baja

 

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Your only option is to book out the whole place by making a reservation for 10, but what a good option. You’ll get a five-course meal for $70 each, or make it $110 and add a drink pairing. To book, DM the team or email [email protected].

#2 Happy Boy

 

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Happy Boy are very happy for you to book out all 10 seats to enjoy their $45 per person banquet menu, or $90 if you’d like to add drinks. Book here.

#3 Red Hook

 

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These guys have reopened with their New York-inspired menu and they’d love to take your bookings of 10 and let you have the whole place to yourself. No minimum spend. To book, call (07) 3220 0462 or email [email protected].

#4 Hello Gorgeous

 

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How about a little private dining for 10 at this Newstead bar? Your group will get exclusive use of the venue and a $49 delish set menu. Bookings are available for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday. Book here.

Adelaide

#5 Shobosho

 

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Make a booking for six to 10 people and bask in the glory of exclusive dining at this yakitori bar for the entire duration of the afternoon or evening. It’s $90 a head, or $130 for the premium bbq. To book, call 0412 061 590.

Sydney

#6 The Corner Hotel

 

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This Italian restaurant and bar in Bondi is letting you hire the whole place for a private party of 10. It’s $100 each for unlimited woodfired pizzas, exclusive use of the dance floor and more. Details here.

#7 Restaurant Hubert

 

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Already known for their ability to host a function, these guys are now open for exclusive dining of parties of 10 at tables in their Theatre Royale. Their Le Grand Set Menu is $200 per person. To book, email [email protected].

#8 The Oxford Tavern

 

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Yup, you can take over this Petersham institution. For $80 to $100 each, depending on the day, you’ll get unlimited tap beer, cider, wine, spirits and a cocktail on arrival, a main meal each and unlimited sides. Plus you get exclusive access to their 90s arcade and full control of the tunes. Book here.

#9 The Taphouse

 

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Prefer this Darlington rooftop to the Petersham option? Get the exact same deal as above for exclusive use of the rooftop garden (unless it rains, obviously). Book here.

#10 Buffalo Dining Club

 

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They’ll still be doing takeaway, but when you gather 10 of your mates they’ll also give you exclusive use of the venue for one of two sittings every Friday and Saturday. It’s $45 each for the set menu. To book, email [email protected].

#11 Tequila Mockingbird

 

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While they are open for smaller, regular bookings, they’ll help you have a private Mexican fiesta of up to 10 people in their private rooms. To book or find out more,  call (02) 9062 8566 or email [email protected]

#12 Wings & Tins

 

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Taking bookings of five or 10 people only (aka, the whole place) at $65 per person. That’ll get you all you can eat wings and fries and three tinnies of your choice (you can order more of course). Let’s not forget the party tunes. Book here.

Perth

#13 Fleur

 

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Smaller bookings are available, but you can also hire out the Private Dining Room for up to 14 guests, plus get exclusive and complimentary use of the karaoke room. The menu is a set five-course degustation from $95 per person. Book here.

#14 Juanita’s

 

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Your favourite wine bar is back as (almost) normal, allowing 20 patrons at a time with a set menu that’s $95 each. However they’re also keen for larger bookings of 10+ and you can talk to them about venue hire. To book, send them a Facebook message.

Melbourne

You’ll notice Melbourne is missing, which I promise is only because they’re opening a little later than other states so I’m not sure who’s letting you book out the entire venue yet, but so many restaurants and cafes are planning to open back up in the first week of June so watch this space!

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