Can I have a Christmas Gathering in 2020 at

The Backyard?

YES, but a bit

different this 

time around . . .

It’s a question we have been hearing quite a bit of lately and currently in NSW (as at 19/10/2020), the answer is YES. You may be thinking, “why would I want to celebrate anything in 2020?” but given we’ve already missed out on so much this year, don’t let your friends, family or work team miss out on the time old tradition of Christmas gathering.

As is the case with most things, it’s going to be different this time around so we’ve compiled the list of what you can do and what you can’t do as it stands at the moment. We’ll be constantly watching to see if this changes and will update this page as new information comes forward.

What can you do?

More jingle . . . 

✓ Have a gathering for up to 30 guests (tables maximum of 10 guests to each). With the current social distancing requirements - the capacity is still quite large, we have a wonderfully spacious restaurant with inside and outside tables. You may book your table online HERE – please specify if you would like to be inside or outside.

✓  Enjoy a two or three course meal served to your table by our friendly team. BBQ Buffets and share platters are out for the foreseeable future but staying at the table gives you more time to soak up those Christmas feels and chat with your nearest and dearest, or colleagues.

✓ Book a table just to enjoy drinks and some nibbles. Or simply everyone in your group can order and pay as they go.

✓ Make the most of a beverage package or go with drinks on consumption. RSA is still a thing but there is definitely no rule that says you can’t have a drink to celebrate Christmas.

✓  Book an outside table on our covered deck area so you can let the kids free-range while supervising them from the comfort of your table.

What can’t you do?

Less mingle.

❌  Mingle or move around the venue as you did in the past. Guests must stay at their table, aside from when they are visiting the bathroom or getting a drink from the bar. Mingling from table to table or swapping seats is also out. 

❌.  Move from inside to out for kids to play. If little wipper-snappers are part of your party, we recommend you specify in your booking that you would prefer an outside table.

❌. Share food or utensils. This means that buffets and grazing tables are not an option but we’re sure you will enjoy a scrumptious two or three course plated meal brought to your table instead, or order some of our Small Plates per person.

❌. Group photos are also out which means for some of us, we will miss the opportunity to be the one person with their eyes shut, facing the wrong direction or grinning just a bit too hard.

All the usual Covid-safe measures also apply - you can read more about that HERE.

How can we help?

We look forward to serving you soon!

It’s our job to make sure your gathering complies with all the restrictions so let us do the worrying over that for you. We’ll take care of the work and are happy to let you take all the credit. We'll set the festive mood with Christmas tunes, decorations on tables and bon-bon's (on the house!)


You deserve to have a fabulous Christmas gathering to get your friends, family or work team together and thank them for making it through what has been a challenging year for everyone.