Five venues now open across Australia


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Fancy a team dinner or some after-work drinks? Here's where you can do just that.

With COVID-19 restrictions easing across Australia, many of the nation’s hotels, venues, restaurants and bars are beginning to open again.

While corporate events are still limited, there is scope to dine in intimate groups, head out for team drinks or host small essential meetings.

Here are five venues that have begun opening their doors again:

Ryne by Donovan Cooke – VIC

Ryne by Donovan Cooke

The doors at Ryne by Donovan Cooke reopened on June 3 to much excitement for Melbourne locals.

Led by acclaimed chef Donovan Cooke, the Fitzroy North restaurant offers a a modern French dining experience inside a loft-style setting.

While the venue is currently operating at reduced capacity in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, be sure to keep this stunning venue in mind for private dinners and small gatherings once restrictions ease further.

The restaurant is continuing to offer takeaway ‘heat and eat’ meals, serving restaurant-made meals to Melbourne homes.

Mantra at Sharks & Events Centre – QLD

Mantra at Sharks & Events Centre

Mantra at Sharks, located within Southport Sharks on the Gold Coast, reopening their doors on June 11.

In addition to accommodation, Mantra at Sharks’ meeting rooms will be available for reservation and Aviary Rooftop Bar will soon be reopening for guests to relax with a cocktail and enjoy handmade Italian pizzas.

Behind the scenes, the team has been enthusiastically preparing the facilities, which has included a deep clean of accommodation rooms with hospital-grade sanitiser and fogging all public areas inline with new government health department protocols.

All staff have completed COVID-safe training to ensure a safe visit for all guests.

“Welcoming members and guests back to the venue and getting many of our employees back to work will allow us to continue to deliver experiences and service to ensure guests have a truly memorable stay.,” said Dean Bowtell, CEO at Southport Sharks.

Pier One Sydney Harbour – NSW

Pier One’s igloos are back!

Pier One Sydney Harbour is open now, welcoming guests back to its hotel rooms and its award-winning restaurant, The Gantry.

In even more exciting news the hotel’s Igloos On The Pier are back and better than ever.

Open from 19 June until 30 August, this year’s pop-up sees the igloos now perched on the balconies of the hotel suites, offering harbour views and a truly exclusive experience.

The Dream Igloo Suite allows small groups to relax among cosy furnishings while indulging in fresh seafood, indulgent desserts or share platters.

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar – NSW

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Located in Sydney’s Barangaroo, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar is now open for lunch bookings on Thursday and Fridays.

The restaurant has launched a brand new menu to celebrate, featuring seasonal produce that supports producers in drought and fire-affected areas.

NOLA has also reopened its bar area, perfect for those after-work drinks.

Customers can now book a spot in the bar on Thursdays and Fridays after 3pm, to enjoy the venue’s extensive list of whiskey and other delicious tipples.

Riverbar & Kitchen – QLD

Riverbar and Kitchen

Brisbanites will be pleased to hear Riverbar & Kitchen is reopening from 15 June.

The casual riverside venue is encouraging bookings for groups from four to 10 people, however is still accepting walk-ins as usual.

It’s time to sit back and relax along the river, catch up with your team and enjoy Riverbar’s seasonal food and delicious drinks once again.

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