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The Best Spots for Casual Dining in Brisbane

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy your next casual dining experience? We’ve gathered some of our favourite function rooms Brisbane wide to relax, dine and enjoy a drink or two.

1. Maggie May, The Sunroom

Nestled in the heart of Newstead, Maggie May exudes style from the moment you step in. Inspired by the seventies with a modern twist, The Sunroom function room offers a semi-private dining space suitable for up to 120 guests, with both canapes and seated dining available. Go back in time with velvet drapes and green ceilings, patchwork carpets, funky pendant lights and an array of retro artwork, all with an abundance of natural light. Enjoy the plates menu, designed with sharing in mind, and pair it with Maggie’s impressive wine and cocktail list. And, if you want to give your guests a real treat, Maggie May runs Vinyl Sundays with a vinyl DJ playing from 3pm.

  • Venue: Maggie May
  • Address: 84 Longland St, Newstead QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 50
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues

2. Neesh Bar, The Courtyard

Enjoy the still-warm nights with The Courtyard at Neesh Bar. Right in the heart of the Gabba at the corner of Stanley and Potts Street, feel like you’re at a backyard BBQ in Summer at this function room. The area is covered to keep your casual dining experience rolling no matter the weather, and is complete with its own private bar and TV. The grass, wooden fence and hanging fairy lights give a cosy, nostalgic atmosphere, complete with a variety of high tables to relax and dine at. With a capacity of 100 people and both a pub menu, share plates and pizzas available to keep your guests well fed, The Courtyard is the perfect choice for your next casual dining celebration.

  • Venue: Neesh Bar
  • Address: 896 Stanley St, East Brisbane QLD 4169
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Presentation, Team away days, Wedding

3. Hotel Carrington, Bar and Dining Area

Housed in a heritage building full of old world charm, Hotel Carrington provides the perfect cosy atmosphere for your next event. Situated in Fortitude Valley, the space stays true to its heritage roots with exposed brick walls and steel beams running across the embossed ceilings. The Bar and Dining Area brings a modern feel to the Hotel’s old world look, with hanging greenery and brass kegs complimented by the contemporary wall mural. Boasting a capacity of 200 people, this function room also has AV capabilities to accommodate any speeches or slideshows for your celebration. Enjoy the classic pub menu and extensive drinks list, including 45 whiskies, with something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Venue: Hotel Carrington
  • Address: 143 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues

4. Comuna Cantina, Exclusive Hire

Opposite Eagle Street Pier sits Comuna Cantina’s world of pretty pastels and Summery vibes. A desert inspired oasis punctuated by pastel greens and pinks, terracotta finishes and an abundance of cacti, the entire venue can fit up to 300 guests. Dine in the patterned booths inside, enjoy the fresh air under the alfresco umbrellas or dine in the intimate setting of Toucan Hideaway; there’s a function room for all your casual dining needs. With the ethos of sharing fresh and colourful street food, the South American inspired cuisine is sure to impress. The Cantina provides a picture perfect backdrop for your birthday party, celebratory dinner or weekend soiree.

  • Venue: Comuna Cantina
  • Address: 12 Creek St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues

5. The One Mile, Exclusive Hire

Kick back and relax at this hidden gem in the heart of Woolloongabba. If you’re after a variety of available function rooms within an intimate space, One Mile is a perfect choice, with a maximum capacity of 50 people across two stories of cosy spaces. Exposed brick walls and dark wood bring a refined style, with high tables to dine at across both stories. A purposeful pub menu has all the classics, with a focus on Lagers and a fine selection of French wines upstairs, ensuring there’s something for all of your guests to enjoy at the next celebration.

  • Venue: The One Mile Woolloongabba
  • Address: 28 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 50
  • Event Type: Private parties, Networking venues

6. C’est Bon, The Terrasse

Perched in Woolloongabba, bring some French charm to your next casual dining experience with C’est Bon. Just one of the five charming spaces on offer, The Terrasse is situated on the first level with a semi alfresco set up suitable for up to 45 guests. Geometric architectural touches complimented by the surrounding greenery and dining sets bring a modern take on French cafes. With French cuisine inspired by a paddock to plate philosophy, sourcing both local produce and wine, The Terrasse is a function room that’s sure to impress for your next celebration.

  • Venue: C’est Bon Restaurant & Le Bon Bar
  • Address: 609/611 Stanley St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 45
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues

7. Friday’s Riverside, The Grand Deck

Looking for some riverside views for your next casual dining event? Friday’s Riverside offers the perfect choice, located right on Eagle Street Pier. Their Grand Deck provides both an indoor space complete with its own bar and private bathrooms, and an outdoor deck space overlooking the beautiful Brisbane river and Story bridge. With a capacity of up to 45 guests for seated dining, enjoy the complimentary AV capabilities to add some personalisation to your next celebration. Boasting an extensive wine list and a view worth marvelling over, Friday’s Riverside is the perfect casual function room for your waterside event.

  • Venue: Friday’s Riverside
  • Address: Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 80
  • Event Type: Private parties, Networking venues, Team away days

8. Billykart West End, Exclusive Hire

Enjoy the nostalgic charm of an old Queenslander with a mix of modern, contemporary design at Billykart West End. Situated in South Brisbane, the space includes both an indoor dining area and bar, with an available semi private dining space and alfresco courtyard perfect for any of your casual dining needs. The quirky art fixtures combined with an abundance of natural light and surrounding garden creates a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The mix of long and short tables caters to any required set up, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an engagement or simply want to dine out with friends or family. With a function room that accommodate for up to 100 guests seated, Billykart West End provides the perfect casual dining experience.

  • Venue: Billykart West End
  • Address: 2 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues

9. Pilgrim, The Garden

Located in the Barracks Brisbane right next to the CBD, Pilgrim infuses Latin American cuisine with rustic chic character. Housed in a beautiful heritage listed building, Pilgrim has a variety of function rooms to cater for any event. If you want to enjoy the fresh air and warm afternoons, The Garden provides the perfect space for up to 50 seated guests. Sitting on an elevated patio fringed by trees with fairy lights, enjoy a modern Latin American menu under the cover of the awning. Perfect for a long lunch or a celebratory dinner, The Garden is a beautiful backdrop for your next event.

  • Venue: Pilgrim Brisbane
  • Address: Shop 3/61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 70
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Wedding

10. The Smug Fig Kitchen & Social, Exclusive Hire

Enjoy the bright and relaxed atmosphere of The Smug Fig Kitchen & Social, found in Stones Corner. Let the neon lighting and terracotta ceiling piping draw you in, bringing you right to The Smug Fig’s incredible 12 metre long wall mural. Their eye for modern, quirky design also translates to a colourful cocktail and spritz menu, with all of the classics included. The dining menu also caters to both gluten free and vegetarian options, with the long banquet tables providing the perfect emphasis on plates being shared and enjoyed together. With a variety of function spaces to choose from, or exclusive venue hire for up to 110 guests available, The Smug Fig has you sorted for all your casual dining needs.

  • Venue: The Smug Fig Kitchen & Social
  • Address: 7 Jeavons Ln, Stones Corner QLD 4120
  • Capacity: 110
  • Event Type: Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Presentation

When it comes to finding the best casual dining function room Brisbane bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


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