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A New Year's Eve to Remember

A beginning of a new year is an exciting time, creating a buzz and energy with the anticipation of what is yet to proceed and closing the chapter on the past year gone. New Year’s Eve is anybody’s night for the taking, so round up your loved ones and enjoy a night out, leaving the cooking and entertaining to the professionals. Follow our what’s on party guide to discover all of the glitz, glamour and action happening around the country this December 31st.

A New Year's Eve to Remember

Print Hall Bar WA.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard | Bellarine VIC

Take a picturesque drive through scenic countryside along McAdams Lane in Victoria’s suburb of Bellarine, to discover Jack Rabbit Vineyard. This year they have a 'create your own celebration' at the vineyard for New Year's Eve, there's no set prices or menus just great food, wine and ambiance - be sure to book! 

Domani’s | Main Beach QLD

This Main Beach stalwart charms with its inviting familiarity, combined with a laidback setup of a modish cocktail bar brimming with happy imbibers and a spacious alfresco dining area for those who wish to people-watch. Domani’s has an energetic atmosphere most nights, however this New Year’s Eve will be one to remember with the popular 3 piece party band "Musique” keeping you dancing into the night.

Summit Restaurant and Bar | Mount Coot-tha QLD

Exceptional food and service and panoramic views across Brisbane to Moreton Bay make Summit Restaurant and Bar well worth a trip up Mount Coot-tha. Terraced indoor seating and an outdoor deck ensure that every seat in the restaurant captures the best of the view. Celebrate the incoming New Year at one of Brisbane's top venues and enjoy the balmy Brisbane weather with pre-dinner drinks on the deck, before moving inside to continue your evening with one of Brisbane's premiere rock & pop cover acts, Ramjet.

Scugnizzo | Melbourne VIC

Located on Little Bourke Street with entry via Merritts Place, Scugnizzo Restaurant is warm, casually elegant, and offers a calm respite from the busy activity of Melbourne’s CBD. A traditional Italian inspired cuisine and warm hospitality make for a welcoming dining experience to kick off New Year celebrations, offering two sitting options for a set menu at 5pm or 8.30pm, both including a chilled glass of prosecco on arrival.

 A New Year's Eve to Remember

Happy get-togethers at Pod Food.

Pod Food | Canberra ACT

Set along Canberra’s vibrant gardens of Pialligo Plant Farm surrounded by a green garden terrace, this restored 1930s weatherboard cottage is stylishly fitted out with wood furnishings and modern art, making for a warm and refined space. Offering New Year’s Eve options of an earlier 3 course dinner - great for those who have another party to attend or a second sitting with a 5 course menu at 8pm with champagne on arrival, Pod Food has your every need covered for a night of European inspired food and matched wines.

Mures Upper Deck | Hobart TAS

An iconic Hobart restaurant perched by the edge of the Victoria Dock waterfront, Mures Upper Deck offers stunning views across the harbour to admire while unwinding in an ocean inspired setting. To mark the recent achievement of the best seafood restaurant in Tasmania, Mures will be hosting a New Year’s Party based around the celebration of seafood paired with a selection of high quality local and nation-wide wines. 

Print Hall Bar | Perth WA

Previously occupied by The West Australian printing press, Print Hall Bar blends its historic heart with art deco luxury, using preserved original timber and terrazzo detailing with the modern adornments of dark hardwood, padded fittings and elegant tables. This luxurious space offers up desirable beverages to soothe the soul alongside a menu of delectable morsels directed by Head Chef, Jason Lampuu. Print Hall Bar will be setting the stage for a big night with a Moulin Rouge inspired show of breathtaking performers, champagne bubbles, culinary creations, shimmering feathers and dancing galore.

Skyline Restaurant | Adelaide SA

Recently refurbished, Skyline Restaurant & Bar takes dining in Adelaide up a level, presiding over the top floor of Rydges South Park hotel on South Terrace. Once inside the lavishly furnished dining room, cast your eyes out over the wide expanse of Southern Parklands and further on to the rolling Adelaide Hills. Headed by Celebrity Executive Chef, Peter Milosevic, Skyline is offering a 5 hour beverage package and set menu not to be missed with the smooth tunes of live band Jazzamatazz, which will have you grooving and swinging into the night.

Goldfish Hunter Valley | Pokolbin NSW

This charming cocktail oasis sits nestled in the heart of wine country, alluringly furnished with sleek and contemporary stylings from dark timbers, polished tile flooring and low hanging lamps under which to enjoy delectable drinks and dishes. Celebrate at Gold Fish with a fantastic party package including a glass of champagne or a cocktail on arrival, and 3 hours of all you can eat food, served in a street market style fashion on the terrace. Guests will also receive a glass of bubbles at midnight to enjoy whilst watching the Sydney Harbour fireworks displayed on a big screen.

Other Side of the Moon | Margaret River WA

Nestled in the luxurious Hotel Pullman Bunker Bay Resort in Naturaliste, the restaurant’s polished wooden floorboards and branching light feature create a refined atmosphere while the olive tree surrounded outdoor terrace is a perfect perch for those wanting breathtaking views of Bunker Bay and the majestic Indian Ocean. Welcome 2017 in style with an exquisite 5 course degustation menu created by Executive Chef Damon Georgiou, including a decadent dessert display from French pastry chef Romain Lassiaille.

The Trustee Bar & Bistro | Perth WA

Established in 1892, the long standing Western Australian Trustees building on St Georges Terrace in Perth now serves as an entrance to The Trustee Bar & Bistro. Inside, the eye is drawn from mounted brass piping to booths of darkened wood and leather, all surrounded by stonewashed walls and columns. Whatever the mood for the night is, The Trustee Bar has you covered. Patrons may join The Trustee Bar for an early dinner before heading into the city or stay for an intimate 5 course degustation by candle light. For the party animals, head upstairs to the Angels Cut Bar to enjoy flowing drinks, canapes and dance the night away to live DJs.

Sazerac | Brisbane QLD

Retreat to a haven in the sky at Sazerac bar, oozing a cool prestige that lures visitors up some thirty floors of the Four Points hotel by Sheraton and away from the rush of Brisbane City. Once here, treat yourself to indulgence; unwind in a plush armchair as dusk falls over tall buildings and the city skyline lights up in a glittering display. For an unforgettable New Year’s Eve enjoy live performances from Rachael Beck, whilst enjoying a deluxe or premium dining package.

Casa de Playa | Mornington VIC

Housed in a charming heritage building on Main St in Mornington, Casa de Playa restaurant radiates warmth and character, luring visitors in with the intoxicating smells of heartfelt Spanish cooking. Laid out over two levels, this popular venue has been refurbished in an industrial minimalist style that sees guests filling the downstairs restaurant with an upstairs balcony and a light filled glass atrium located on the first floor. Celebrating their very first New Year’s Eve party, with live music, decadent food and drinks, this will be a night you won’t want to miss.

For more New Year’s Eve party ideas, check out What’s On near you.

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