Category Archives: Banquets

Kingsley’s Steak & Crabhouse, Woolloomooloo

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Genetics is a funny thing. As regular readers would know, the Marito is a vegacquarian. I’ve never been a big meat eater, and even less so since we’ve been married. Yet our progeny are two of the biggest carnivores I’ve ever come across. A slab of expertly cooked meat and a side of green beans is one of their ideal meals. So it was no surprise when I asked where they wanted to go for lunch for their birthday that they suggested a steakhouse. Being spring, I thought Woolloomoloo would be very pleasant for an outdoor waterside meal, and Kingsley’s it was. I thought then, it was only fair, that they write up their thoughts on our experience. I would only add that the service was excellent, with extremely attentive and friendly staff.

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Now before you think we are mean by not letting them have any more, they were keen on ordering another 250g steak a piece…..half a kilo of meat each for 25kg kids…hmmm….maybe not.

We also sampled a refreshing tomato and burrata salad

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And some tasty dressed king crab with avocado (though average brioche on the side)

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Kingsleys Woolloomooloo Wharf, Cowper Wharf Road
http://www.kingsleys.com.au/sydney/home

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The Banquet Edition – Sydney Restaurant Banquets

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I am often being asked – where can I take a group and get a banquet? I don’t mind banquets when you’re with a crowd (or I’ll very happily take charge of a la carte ordering for the group if given the leeway, as anyone who knows me will tell you), they are easy and no thinking required.  But sometimes there is that one dish (or two) on the a la carte menu that you really really want to try that isn’t a part of the set banquet.  I often find that if you call in advance and ask, a  lot of places are willing to make a substitution or two.

So here’s a roundup of banquets around Sydney, budget and luxe, please feel free to add any I have missed. Most of them need a minimum of 4 people, though some are for 10 plus groups. Also check carefully as some have a compulsory service charge for groups of a certain size.

Obviously Asian food wins hands down in this category, in terms of the number of options and price point, with Italian a close second. If you’d also like a private dining room, see my list here.

Italian

Ventuno, Walsh Bay – $25, $35 and $50 menus

ACME, Rushcutters Bay – $60 menu

Café Sopra, Waterloo – $70

La Casa, Russell Lea – $44, $54 and $69 menus

Gatto Matto, Five Dock – $43, $53, $62 menus

Terrazza, Chatswood – $40, $50 and $60 menus

Via Napoli, Lane Cove – $35 and $45 menus

Mercato E Cucina, Gladesville – $40, $50, $65, and $85 menus

Asian – Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Modern Asian

China Lane, Sydney CBD – $59 and $75 and $92 menus

Red Lantern, East Sydney and Surry Hills  – $69, $85 and $145 menus

Cho Cho San, Potts Point – $65 menu

Longrain, Surry Hills – $65

Billy Kwong, Potts Point – $75

Mr Wong, Sydney CBD – $68, $88, $118, and $148 menus

Golden Century, China Town and Pyrmont – $44, $55, $77, and $88 menus

Jade Temple, Sydney, $75 and $95 menus

Bar H, Surry Hills  – $79

Moon Park – $65 menu

Ms G’s, Potts Point – $65

Neptune’s Palace, Sydney CBD – $48, $68, and $88 and $108 menus

Spice Temple, Sydney CBD – $75 and $95 menus

The Malaya, Sydney CBD – $55 menu

Palace, Sydney CBD – $38, $52, $68, $108 menus

Blue Eye Dragon, Pyrmont – $50 and $60 menus

Chinta Ria, Sydney CBD – $36, $42, and $48 menus

Bay Tinh, Crows Nest – $35 and $39 menus

Thai Pothong, Newtown – $31, $37, $43 and $48 menus

Tapioca, Neutral Bay – $50 and $60 menus

Lotus Dumpling Bar, The Rocks – $49 and $59 menus

Chat Thai, Westfield Sydney – $35 and $40 menus

Mama’s Buoi, Crows Nest – $49 menu

Japanese

Sake, The Rocks – $88

Azuma, Sydney CBD – $68 and $88 menus

Tokonoma, Sydney CBD – $98 menu

Osaka Trading Co, Tramsheds – $50 menu

Toshiya, Cremorne – $39

Toko, Surry Hills – $78 and $98 menus

Jazushi, Surry Hills – $48 and $55 menus

Greek

The Apollo, Potts Point – $75

The Animal, Newtown – $50

1821, Sydney – $75 and $110

French

Felix, Sydney – $50 & $60 (two or three courses)

Hubert, Sydney – $85 and $125 menus

Bistro Gavroche – $75 menu

Middle Eastern

Lillah, Lane Cove – $40 and $50 menus

El Phoenician, The Rocks – $50, $56 and $69 menus

Kazbah, Balmain – $65

South American/Spanish/Tapas

Braza, Leicchardt, Darling Harbour –   $42 and $65 menus

Porteno, Surry Hills – $80

Gardel’s Bar, Surry Hills – $35 and $50 menus

Contrabando, Sydney – $28, $35, $44 and $50 menus

Tapavino, Sydney – $58 menu

Encasa, Lane Cove – $42, $46 and $55 menus

Other/Mod Oz

Bowery Lane, Sydney CBD – $55 and $65 menu

Chiswick, Woollahara – $75 menu

Firedoor, Surry Hills – $85 menu

Orto, Surry Hills – $65

Monopole, Potts point – $65

Nomad, Surry Hills – $65 menu

The Botanist, Kirribilli, $35 menu

Ester – $65 menu

Happy feasting!