From the archives: This is from our original site, MyCityLife, posted back on 17 December 2014
Keeping things downtempo might be more the style for New Year’s Eve where going over the top isn’t the going thing. Perhaps escaping the crowds is what makes New Year’s Eve celebrations special. Or Christmas has put the stopper on lavish NYE revelry. Perhaps it’s the food or the ambience that takes centre stage. From lavish banquets to hearty spreads or live music performances, there are plenty of easy-going options with relaxed cheer for a fresh New Year with The Ultimate Low Key Guide To New Year’s Eve.
FEAST NEW YEAR
There’s nothing better than great food, great wine and even greater company.
e’cco Bistro NYE Dinner, Brisbane City
With bookings available between 7pm and 8.30pm, e’cco Bistro presents the ultimate in fine dining feasting with a glass of Louis Roederer upon arrival and a six-course menu curated by Head Chef Simon Palmer.
Bookings available on 07 3831 8461
NYE At Pony, Brisbane City
Book an early dinner seating of late dinner with a three-course dinner and glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
Reservations essential on 07 3181 3411
New Years Prive249, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane City
Enjoy a Seafood Extravaganza in Candlelight Comfort from Prive249 with free-flowing French sparkling wine and a selection of wine, beer, soft drinks and juice.
New Years Thyme², Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane City
Indulge in a New Year Eve Dinner feast from Thyme² includes free-flowing French sparkling wine and a selection of wine, beer, soft drinks and juice accompanied by live entertainment.
Glamourpuss Dining, Friday’s Riverside, Brisbane City
A line up of premium entertainment including The Steven Jaymes Band and midnight fireworks on the river, sittings at 6pm and 7.30pm mean a festive two-course dinner with the best seats in the restaurant.
Navala pres. White New Years Eve Party, Brisbane City
Dress up in white and enjoy spectacular river views and fireworks with a stand up Brazilian BBQ, four hour beverage package, live entertainment with Brazilian Dancers & Drummers, DJ and a Tennis Court.
Bookings on 07 3221 3888
NYE at Saké Restaurant & Bar
The ultimate in fine dining comes to Sake with viewing of the midnight fireworks and Australia’s finest contemporary Japanese cuisine. Choose from two banquet menus or a seven-course set menu matched to an extensive range of cocktails, saké and wines.
Bookings essential on 07 3339 0999
New Year’s Eve: Popolo 2015, Popolo Kitchen & Bar, South Bank
Catch the early Brisbane River fireworks with the best views in Brisbane and a set down feast ideal for the family with front row seats to the Brisbane River fireworks.
Bookings essential on 07 3846 7784
NYE 2015/16: Beer Garden Party, Southbank Beer Garden, South Bank
Celebrate new beginnings and welcome in the New Year from Southbank Beer Garden with a spectacular evening beneath Brisbane’s most iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks. Get into fine steak dining with craft beers from two a la carte sittings with a two-course a la carte menu.
Bookings essential for the restaurant on 07 3844 2866
NYE with Stokehouse, South Bank
Stokehouse welcomes 2016 with flavour, flair and fireworks for a New Year’s Eve of style, sophistication and spectacular cuisine. Choose from three or four courses for a decadent feast.
La Fiesta NYE at Toro Bravo, Fortitude Valley
Ring in the New Year Español style from Toro Bravo with a tapas banquet. Graze over authentic Spanish treats matched to Spanish sparkling and still wines, beers, sangrias, Aperol spritz, Havana Rum mojitos and house spirits as DJ Mark Tee laying down the rhythms all night long.
New Farmer’s Kitchen Degustation Dinner, Watt, New Farm
Enjoy a relaxed culinary experience to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a four-course degustation and matching wines. Tantalise the tastebuds with a menu inspired by the sea, farm and garden.
New Years Eve Celebration Dinner, Summit Restaurant, Mt Coot-tha
Take in the balmy Brisbane weather with pre-dinner drinks on the deck followed by an evening with host and entertainer John Boyle.
Bookings essential on 07 3369 9922
PLAY MORE MUSIC
Where the function of music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought, delve into these ultimate escapes for a chillax atmosphere.
Glamourpuss New Years Eve ’15, Friday’s Riverside, Brisbane City
Enjoy a line up of premium entertainment with resident DJ Haydo and DJane Bella, The Steven Jaymes Band and midnight fireworks on the river.
Common People The Reunion NYE, The Foundry, Fortitude Valley
Common People hosts a one-time-only reunion special on featuring original DJs DBlack, Polar Bear and Jordan with a special guest DJ set from The John Steel Singers. Beautifully messy, all-caps FUN, Common People glitters up The Foundry as the ultimate space for alt-and-indie kids. Expect abstract shapes, free smiles, no jerks, familiar faces and all the jams being kicked out.
New Years B-EVE-rages, The Flying Cock, Fortitude Valley
Sail into 2016 smugglers bar style and relive the best of 2015 with a three-hour all-inclusive food and drinks package and superfly Saturday house band Birdman Randy live till late and DJs until dawn.
NYE 2015 Piano Bar, Main St Bar & Eatery, Kangaroo Point
Great music is matched to gourmet canapés and beverages for a classic evening of song.
Bookings essential on 07 3391 2266.
NYE Mad Hatters Party, Story Bridge Hotel, Kangaroo Point
With a Mad Hatter’s Cocktail or Heineken upon arrival, get into DJs and live bands from The Shelter Bar.
Bookings essential on 07 3391 2266.
New Years Eve Calling, Archive Beer Boutique, West End
Archive Beer Boutique presents the best in craft beer on tap and meals from the counter with live music and dancing all night long to get into the countdown.
Just rock on up: this is a non-ticketed event
Queensland Pops: NYE Gala Concert
he countdown to 2016 is on with the Queensland Pops Orchestra. joined by Broadway singer Silvie Paladino and opera and music theatre vocalist Jason-Barry Smith and virtuoso violinist Cherin Lee for an orchestral spectacular.
AND FROM MYCITYLIFE