Cheers to 2023! Here’s where to spend New Year’s Eve in The City
While Christmas is understandably taking up most of the space in our minds, we mustn’t forget that there’s another holiday hot on its heels. That’s right, the biggest party of the year (New Year’s Eve, of course) is approaching fast, so it’s time to start locking in your party plans. Whether you’re keen to ring in the new year overlooking the Brisbane River, indulging in a belly-pleasing banquet or boogieing the night away, here are some of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in The City.
Italian favourite Persone is offering not one, not two, but three spectacular soirees to celebrate your New Year’s Eve. With two dinner options ranging from $125 per person to $169 per person, as well as a NYE cocktail party for $195, you will certainly be spoilt for choice. Indulge in a three-course banquet menu from 5:00–7:30 pm or from 8:30 pm to midnight, including a drink on arrival. If you’re feeling extra fancy nab a ticket to Persone’s cocktail party and enjoy unbeatable views of the river and fireworks, a five-hour beverage package (spirits included), food stations, roaming canapes and live entertainment all night long! To grab yourself a ticket or for more information head here.
If Asian fare is more to your tastes, inner-city Chinese restaurant Donna Chang will be hosting two lavish banquet dinners to ring in the new year. The first seating, which will take place from 6:00–8:00 pm, will include a flavour-packed four-course menu designed by head chef Lyndon Tyers. Late-night revellers can opt for the later seating (8:30 pm to 12:30 am), which will include the belly-pleasing banquet alongside a live DJ set that is sure to have you boogieing into 2024. Head here to secure a seat.
Riverside favourite Madame Wu is hosting a cocktail-style New Year’s Eve soiree, featuring a loaded line-up of booze, bites and beats. For $250 per person, indulge in a four-hour package that includes a variety of Asian-inspired canapes, alongside beers, wines, spirits and a salivation-worthy selection of cocktails. Grab your tickets by heading here.
Eagle Street’s seafood-centric restaurant Tillerman is celebrating the New Year with two sumptuous banquets. The first is a seven-course feast featuring the likes of battered Balmain bug with garlic and prickly ash, crumbled lamb backstrap with pineapple and mint salsa, seared kingfish with pickled radish, cucumber and fermented bean dressing, golden pompano meuniére with brown butter, lemon and parsley, pan-fried broccolini with lemon, olive oil and parmesan, full-blood wagyu and shoestring fries, and a lemon tart to finish. The second seating includes an extra two courses – cobia tartare with finger lime and fish crackers, and roast duck breast with duck-fat potatoes and mandarine jus. Head here for more information and to book.
Say goodbye to 2023 in style at Riverland. Enjoy four hours of bottomless booze, bites and entertainment while watching the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display from one of the best vantage points you’ll find in Brisbane. The first and second release of tickets to Riverland’s New Year’s Eve soiree sold out fast – so be quick to jump on the third release of tickets here.
This article was written in partnership with our pals at The City.