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Where to host your year-end function in Pretoria

The close of the year has finally come and, with it, that time of year that some are absolutely delighted by or completely dread – the annual staff year-end function. Here’s a nifty list of restaurants that can accommodate bookings for big groups of people.

Alfie’s Pizzeria (Hazelwood) 🍽 
For a more relaxed setting, Alfie’s Pizzeria sets the scene for a laid-back Italian pizza experience, never losing focus on their impressive use of top imported deli fare and deliciously fresh local produce. Situated on the Hazelwood foodie strip, Alfie’s carries a vibe all on its own. Corkage costs just R45, so you’re welcome to bring your own special tipple if you want to. If you try anything here, make sure it’s the absolutely delicious ortolana pizza with mushrooms, artichokes, fresh tomatoes, baby marrow, Kalamata olives and olive oil. There’s also a lovely range of traditional Italian desserts available.

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Altitude (Menlyn)
Altitude is a buzzing restaurant by day and an equally vibrant bar (complete with a resident DJ) in the evenings. Equipped to host events, the highly capable staff at Altitude are trained to handle larger crowds. The Afro-Asian fusion restaurant has a fairly traditional food offering, with dishes like grilled chicken trinchado and biltong-and-strawberry salad to be expected. Altitude boasts a hefty drinks menu to suit almost every taste there is – one of the signature cocktails, the Lady Altitude, is the biggest hit, featuring Don Julio tequila, Aperol, orange syrup and pineapple juice.

 

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Culture Club (Hazelwood)
If yours is a smaller, more intimate group with a taste for all things Mediterranean, then be sure to book your table of up to 20 guests here. The quaint, Greek Island-inspired interiors and alfresco mood will certainly put everyone in the holiday spirit. The vast selection of craft gins, tonics and tapas makes this an ideal place to share the closing moments of the working year. The charcuterie and cheese boards contain some of the world’s finest cheeses, charcuterie and preserves. A popular choice on the tapas menu is the crispy salt-and-pepper squid (R65), which is absolutely mouth-watering when paired up with the delicious chimichurri coleslaw (R25). Culture Club also has a positively impressive wine list, with wines like AA Badenhorst Papegaai chenin blanc blend for R135 per bottle and R36 per glass, or Graham Beck Bliss for R300 per bottle and R62 per glass. There are plenty by-the-glass options and the staff are efficient and helpful in guiding you through the large menu.

 

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Doppio Zero (Irene)
Doppio Zero has made a name for itself as one of the go-to venues of choice for year-end functions by creating tailor-made packages for groups consisting of more than 10 people. Book a breakfast, lunch or dinner package for your work buddies at the place that ticks all the venue boxes: it’s child friendly, wheelchair friendly, and is wonderfully large, featuring a patio chill-out area. Book a three-course sharing dinner for as little as R200 per head, including one of the signature desserts (the dulce de leche cake is an absolute winner), or book a breakfast package from only R115 per head. As far as drinks go, the selection is endless and you’ll certainly find something to suit your palate. Just pick up the phone and the friendly manager will create the perfect package to suit your needs.

 

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Summit Skybar (Parkview Shopping Centre)
If you and your colleagues are looking for a plush, upmarket space with an awesome view of the city and a sparkling swimming pool to boot, the Summit is the perfect place to host your year-end shindig. There’s a vibe that just can’t be switched off here. Famous for its formidable wine and champagne list as well as its extensive cocktail menu, Summit Skybar also boasts a delicious à la carte menu with a range of delightful starters such as the lamb sausage served with mint chimichurri (R65) or the rolled calamari tubes served with lemon or peri-peri sauce (R65). If fresh oysters are your thing, try some for R23 a pop or mix it up with the gourmet option topped with smoked salmon, wasabi mayo and fresh rocket at R38 each. The cocktail menu features both classic favourites and innovative must-tries. One of the signature cocktails is the Summit Sky, a happy mix of rum, triple sec and lemonade (R75). Won over? Make sure to book your table right away.

Please note that while we take care to ensure that the details listed here are accurate, some specifics and costs may change without our knowledge.

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