Darling & Co

157 Given Terrace
Paddington, 4064 QLD
07 3367 9800

Opening Hours

SUN 6:30am - late
MON 6:30am - late
TUE 6:30am - late
WED 6:30am - late
THU 6:30am - late
FRI 6:30am - late
SAT 6:30am - late

The Details

Need to Know
  • Function Space
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Late Night

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The Verdict

*Melbourne Cup 2017 At Darling & Co

Darling & Co is here to let you know that garden parties for Australia’s biggest race are sooooo last year. It is time to dial it up a notch and add a splash of the tropics with the Melbourne Cup Island Luxe Party of 2017! This one is pretty high up on the social calendar, and will include dining, live entertainment by DJ Tom Gazal, drinks package, and your choice of either the cocktail party packaged which includes canapes and a risotto station, or a reserved table serving up a three course seafood lunch. Talk about luxe!

Price: Cocktail Party tickets are $179pp, and reserved table is $219pp. To book call 07 3367 9800 or click herefor further details.


Brisbane’s discerning diners, drinkers and party-goers have experienced a seismic shift in excellence in recent months, thanks to the Paddington's, Darling & Co restaurant, bar and function venue.

Launching late last year and quickly becoming a local landmark on Paddington’s historic ice-works site, Darling & Co is already lauded far and wide for their epic food menu, creative drinks list, friendly staff and open, sun-drenched venue. 

What really sets them apart are the four distinctive function spaces (each with their own bar). Ranging from corporate events that add equity to your brand, special events which are remembered forever, or a ‘just because’ occasion that deserves to be celebrated Darling & Co will bring it to life with customised dining options, bespoke entertainment and a team of staff that are comitted to make your event one for the history books. 

Allow us to introduce The Unforgiven: think dark lit corners, moody candles, worn leather and the perfect atmosphere for an intimate occasion celebration. The Restaurant, on the other hand is everything light and tropical and is the perfect backdrop for a cocktail or two before you make your way into The Garden. The Garden is a tropical and botanic-inspired space with full audio-visual infrastructure including intelligent lighting and live PA capability.  Swayze’s Backstage is the sophisticated, other-worldly venue that caters to sit-down and cocktail parties – ever the all-rounder complete with a stuffed peacock, bowerbird treasures, and warm polished brass.

Darling & Co’s food menu makes heroes out of local producers, featuring dishes such the Banh Mi sliders, Moreton Bay Bug Raviolo, Hiramasa Kingfish Tacos and Sovereign Hills Lamb Belly. While plenty of attention has been paid to putting together an enticing dining menu, libations have not been forgotten, with a carefully balanced list of both familiar and adventurous wines and beers, and a creative range of cocktails, plus an ever so decadent high tea (with Veuve, no less).  Of course, there’s amazing coffee, house pastries and complimentary off street parking, for good measure.

For more info and opening hours check out their website

Image credit: Yaseera Moosa

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