Published on 22nd of March 2017
by Stephanie Allen
Who doesn’t love a boozy weekend banquet menu. Banquets are the perfect occasion for any group gathering. Save the bickering with your friends about who ate what and who owes who $6.80. Instead, leave it to the professionals. Simply take your seat, let the food arrive, the drinks flow and VOILA- a night well spent. We’ve sourced our favourite banquet menus in Sydney with a focus on providing you spectacular food, some unlimited booze options (hell to the yes) and DUH, the vibe required for a BO$$ occasion.
CASONI | Surry Hills
Before we begin, let me preface this suggestion by letting ya’ll know that Aperol Spritz is available on tap.
Location- Boss, in the heart of Darlinghurst. Easy for post lunch/dinner boozing. The world is your oyster.
Vibe- Only good vibes here. The venue is warm, cosy and the perfect haven for an extremely long lunch or dinner.
Menu- All the Casoni Signatures. No fuss. Things to write home about- to DIE for pumpkin ravioli and market fish. You’ll lose your sh*t over the lemon cake.
$$: 55 per person
OH & For the ladies- Sorry, Gents we’ve got an even better offering for all you little chica bonitas. Come and Lunch with the girls at Casoni. Every Saturday from 12pm enjoy good tunes, $9 Aperol Spritz on TAP and a DISCOUNTED set menu at $49pp. We like to call this POSITIVE discrimination.
Darlo Country Club | Darlinghurst
Okay, if you’ve ever tried NYC style brunch, you’ll be DTF for this unbelievable brunch option. You may have been to Darlo Country Club late Saturday evening and shredded that DF like no other. However, in the more civilised hours of Saturday morning, this stunning venue curates an impeccable brunch offering.
Location- As boss as they come. Darlo Country Club should be your planned end destination for the weekend. Now, if you’re starting there- whose got to move?
Vibe- Settle into your leather booth and wait for the bottomless Bellini’s to arrive. Once you’re more than merry, a DJ will start on the decks and you’ll be shredding the DF, yet again.
Menu- All your favourite brunch offerings. Our favourite- House Cured Salmon Gravlax, potato blini, heirloom tomatoes, creme fraiche & salmon roe
$65 – Brunch Set Menu with a Glass of Sparkling or Bellini on arrival | $85 – Brunch Set Menu with bottomless* NV Chandon | $105 – Brunch Set Menu with bottomless* Möet & Chandon
*** NOTE BOTTOMLESS MEANS UNLIMITED- hell yes!
Kingsleys | Woolloomooloo Wharf
Location: Woolloomooloo Wharf, need we say more.
Vibe: So picture yourself in your best attire, devouring 180g eye fillet with three hours of unlimited drinks, on the water. LIT.
Menu- Starters include oysters and a chacuterie board. Mains include eye fillet and fish with a pretty beautiful dessert or cheese plate to finish it off. PLUS- you’ll receive three hours of unlimited beer, wine and sparkling.
$$: 125 pp.
Vine | Double Bay
Ah this fancy little venue is located in the heart of the Double Bay. It’s saturated in natural light and their set menu is BELLISSIMO.
Location: Double Bay baby- how good!
Vibe: This place is oozing good vibes. Situated a stone’s throw away from all our favourite hangs, you can walk or crawl (depending on how you feel), to your next destination without the hassle of Uber.
Menu- Highlights include the baked oysters, the lamb shoulder and the truffle risotto. You may lose your sh*t over this one.
$$: 75pp PLUS $50pp for the unlimited drink package- we highly recommend you get this.
Da Orazio| Bondi
Da Orazio is our ultimate favourite Italiano in Bondi and their set menu is god damn good, with an even better price tag.
Location: The super trendy AF suburb Bondi
Vibe: Da Orazio is drenched in light, with a big wood fired pizza oven so you can watch your 10/10 pizza’s in action. Also, the waiters are hot. Look out for the curly haired guy, he’s cocky and cute.
Menu: Sh*t load of the best pizzas in Sydney and of course, in true Italiano style, antipasti
$$: 45 per person + add a few bottles of wine in there and you’re laughing all the way to the bank.
Pelicano | Double Bay
Double Bay’s hottest spot oozes sophisticate and indulgence. We love the Peli Banquet on a Friday night because not only does it include 2 hours of unlimited wine, it also includes 2 hours of unlimited house spirits. LADIES- Vodi sodas here we come.
Location: Smack back in the Bermuda triangle of DB that we fondly like to refer to as theONLY place you need to be on a Friday evening.
Vibe: Cool, sophisticated, GLAM.
Menu: 2 course shared menu. Our favourites are OBVIOUSLY the beef carpaccio and the sumac baked salmon.
$$: 85 per person- includes unlimited wine and house spirits
Love Supreme | Paddington
Love Supreme has a killer atmosphere brought to you by the guys who made our belovedArthurs Pizza. Their banquet options are affordable and the place is BYO. What more could you want?
Location: Oxford Street in the heart of Paddington. 5 minutes way from about 8 amazing pubs. YES!
Vibe: Relaxed and FUN.
Menu: You’ve got two options, both feature their best pizzas for the table to share. You can choose your own or leave it the Pros. Oh, and house made gelatos. Hell yes.
$$: Choose from $32 pp or $50pp depending on how hungry you are + it’s BYO (For walk in’s only not bookings)
The Botanist | Kirribilli
Live over the Bridge. Guess what? The Botanist is smack bang in the heart of Kirribilli. About 200 m from the Harbour Bridge and their boozy banquet options are stellar.
Location: Kirribilli. Most famous for its water views spanning the entirety of Sydney harbour.
Vibe: The Botanist is all about curating the best TIME ever for y’all. How could it not with the unlimited drinks package?
Menu + Price
Pick from: The Botanist Lunch– $32 pp available until 4pm Wednesday- Sunday (includes vegan options) | The Banquet with a BUNCH– $42 pp – available lunch and dinner | Drink Package – $55pp – unlimited drinks for 2 hours- includes damn good beer, white, red and rose