Ah Xmas, the most wonderful time of the year, when we eat, drink, and make merry with those we love (and those we coexist with at the 9 to 5). C’mon now, let’s be honest guys, while we might love Xmas, we don’t always hand on heart love the office Christmas party, and the main reason for this comes down to where you hold your soiree.
This is the one time of year when you want great food, even better drinks and an atmosphere that’ll have your work crew looking at you like the party planning god that you are. So we teamed up with the culinary kings that are the Urban Purveyor Group to give you a list of options that’ll impress, and more importantly, have you happily bunkering down for the rest of the afternoon, because you know you’re not going back to the office.
Where To Party Like A German
Germans know how to have a good time, and if you’ve ever been to Bavaria, you know these guys always have one hell of a good time! Luckily enough for you that airfare can be spent elsewhere because you have not one but two kickass German venues to spend your office Christmas party at. Munich Brauhaus is the best of Munich in Melbourne and where you go to devour a schnitty the size of you and your mate’s head and pair it with some crispy pork knuckle. You’ll be prosting to Christmas carols before you’ve finished your first pint, and those long tables make it the perfect spot to do the office Kris Kringle and share those embarrassing AF gifts with the whole crew. Speaking of the whole crew you can invite as many mates as you like because there are enough seats for 1000 of them! With live Oom Pah Pah bands every night of the week, this is one giant Bavarian party and with steins of bier to match, it’s impossible not to have a good time! Click here to book your Xmas party.
Where To Feast Japanese Style
Sake Restaurant and Bar is known as the best in contemporary Japanese fare for a reason. Perfect for groups with a chef’s selection menu that lets you taste all of the things, and a la carte if you couldn’t possibly face sharing, this place is the ultimate when it comes to dining with a crew. Whether it’s New Zealand salmon sashimi, tuna ceviche, or Wagyu tartare it all gets a big fat yes from us. Did we mention the cocktails? The beverage list is 27 pages long, so you’ve definitely come to the right place. Thankfully the cocktails are front and centre, as they should be, so you can choose between the Sake Colada with Appleton Estate dark rum, coconut syrup and fresh ginger or the green tea martini with ease. Now did we mention Sake Restaurant and Bar’s delicious younger sibling Sake Jr now delivers? That’s right our favourite build your own Japanese and Korean (because life is about choice) inspired bowls can be ordered direct to your door. So if your work place is already party central like TUL HQ, and you’re just missing the food to make it the festive soiree of foodie dreams, jump online here. Click here to book your Xmas party.
Where To Eat Like Your Nonna Taught You
In Italian Xmas literally translates to food coma (by literally we mean it doesn’t, but it should) and you will be able to work your way into a state as fat and jolly as the big man himself at Fratelli Fresh and Fratelli Famous venues right across Melbourne. Whether it’s perfect handmade pasta, woodfired pizzas or a selection of their decadent antipasti, everyone will have a big, saucy smile on their face. A word to the wise, do use your bread to clean your plate, and do go in for seconds (or thirds), it would be rude not to. Now did we mention Fratelli Famous delivers? That’s right their famous (pun intended) design your own wood fired pizzas can be ordered direct to your door. So if your work place is already party central like TUL HQ, and you’re just missing the food to make it the festive soiree of foodie dreams, jump online here. Click here to book your Xmas party.
Where To Bring On The Meat Sweats
Did someone say meat? Because we certainly did! The Cut Steakhouse at the Alfred has both an epic banquet and a la carte menu for your work mates to tuck in to. This is where you dine on freshly shucked Pacific or Sydney Rock Oysters, a half (why not make it a whole) Atlantic Lobster and wrap your laughing gear around perfectly grilled Wagyu beef fillet or go all out with a selection from the grill. Now for the reason we’re all really out with our colleagues, the drinks. Every dish here is match with The Cut’s legendary wine list, meaning the boss can splash out on the perfect bottle (or five) and show your team just how much you mean to them. C’mon now, we all know you’ve earned this. Click here to book your Xmas party.
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