Best Banquet for a Birthday in Canberra?

Rogue 7 February 2011 13

So I’m about to hit the big 3-0 and I’m wanting to take a few of my nearest and dearest out for a meal before we head out for some drinks etc.

So I’d like some ideas on where to go for a decent banquet that can cater for about 30 people, besides the obvious ones like Turkish Pide House and Chinese? Happy for costings to be anywhere from $30 to $50-ish a head?

Thanks guys!

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13 Responses to Best Banquet for a Birthday in Canberra?
Keijidosha Keijidosha 3:52 pm 07 Feb 11

Most larger Indian or Thai places will provide adequate banquet arrangements. Actual venue suggestions depend entirely on your preferred part of town.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 4:02 pm 07 Feb 11

Macquarie vietnamese or the little Indian place at the Platypus centre in Ngunnawal are both great, just give the owner a call beforehand and let him know what you are looking for so he can prepare.

For a more upmarket buffet style Redsalt in the Crown is always good, bit pricey though

Helen Helen 4:21 pm 07 Feb 11

shadow boxer said :

…the little Indian place at the Platypus centre in Ngunnawal are both great…

Mmm, Mirchi… So tasty.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 4:59 pm 07 Feb 11

Don’t you mean ‘least worst banquet’?

AussieRodney AussieRodney 6:35 pm 07 Feb 11

For something a bit different, try Legends (Spanish) in Manuka.

miz miz 8:22 pm 07 Feb 11

The Ottoman. If someone took me there for my birthday, I’d be impressed.

Jebediah Jebediah 8:44 pm 07 Feb 11

A friend had his 40th at legends in Manuka

The Tapas was great, food just kept coming out

Well worth it

ainsliebraddon ainsliebraddon 9:58 am 08 Feb 11

I had my 30th last year at O’Stratos Greek Restaurant in Braddon. We had about 25 people, and they did an excellent banquet for about $30 each. Then everyone just paid for their own drinks. Great food and great fun!

Keijidosha Keijidosha 10:15 am 08 Feb 11

+1 for Mirchi if you’re on the north side of town.

Fashion Queen Fashion Queen 12:50 pm 08 Feb 11

La Scala. You can have the back room for 30 – and the food – Delicious!

FashionPeacock FashionPeacock 1:26 pm 08 Feb 11

Bollywood Dimensions is good and it’s opposite Knightsbridge for cocktails before and after 🙂

Lazy I Lazy I 2:42 pm 08 Feb 11

There must be another Legends in Manuka that everyone is referring to. Last time I was there I paid $14.00 for an upturned jar of artichoke hearts.

Although you mention Turkish in a way that would seem you plan to avoid it, I really think Turkish and Indian are great for this kind of meal.

For Indian i’d recommend Indian Affair in Phillip, but the largest group I have had there is ~10.. not sure if it would cope with 30.. you could always call and ask though.

Banquet prices are on their site:

ramblingted ramblingted 12:11 pm 04 Nov 11

Fashion Queen said :

La Scala. You can have the back room for 30 – and the food – Delicious!

Most overpriced restaurant in Civic, and the food quality is questionable.

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