Norman Hotel Functions

Famously known as “Brisbane’s Worst Vegetarian Restaurant” and established in 1889, the Norman Hotel boasts 6 unique functions spaces, all with their individual tones and personalities. Offering an abundance of parking, our venue is a quick skip across the river from the CBD and accessible by bus, train and our very own Norman Express mini-bus. The Norman Hotel is a great Function Venue Brisbane.

Our menu is much more then mouth-watering steaks and our chef loves nothing more than creating a tailor made menu for your next event.

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The Longhorn room offers a private dining experience second to none in the best restaurant in Brisbane…. Located on the ground floor this rustic function space offers guests all the charm of yesteryear. Complete with the Hotel’s original, exposed brick work, hard wood furnishings, in-house music, free WIFI & plasma TV with HDMI Connectivity. The Longhorn room has hosted a range of experiences from our Sam Kekovich Lambnesia Media Luncheon, James Squire Grain to glass Beer Dinner, Wine Degustation, Christmas parties & corporate lunches.

Holding capacity:

  • Up to 36 people
  • 3 x Separate tables of 12
  • OR 1 X Long table of 32

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An understated garden courtyard ambience has been created through the use of timber decking, eclectic table and chair combinations, planter boxes mixed with vertical gardens to divide the multi-tiered seating. The alcoves can be reserved individually or all 3 exclusively,  for a larger-scale event.

Holding Capacity:


  • Beer Garden exclusive sit down 200
  • Beer Garden exclusive cocktail 350

Cordoned off:

  • Booths 20- 30 people (3 available)
  • High bars to hold around 60 people

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The Normans bar is our premium function space located on the ground level, and one of the best bars in Brisbane.  Complete with cow hide wall, milk bottle chandeliers, illuminated wall feature, 103 inch plasma screen TV with VGA connectivity, in-house music, IPOD connectivity, DVD facilities & over 20 tap beers on offer…. This area can be reserved exclusively for your next special event or cordoned off spaces are available for more intimate affairs.  

Holding Capacity:


  • Cocktail- Maximum 200 People
  • Banquet- Maximum 150 people

Cordoned off:

  • From 20- 70 people


The Angus & Hereford rooms are the ideal setting for your next business meeting, seminar or conference & double as a private dining room. Tucked away on the second floor these rooms are complete with free WIFI, private restrooms, data projector with VGA connectivity, whiteboard & A4 flip chart *(please note charges apply/ available upon request). These rooms can be hired individually together along with adjoining break out room- Brahman room.

The Angus room:

Holding Capacity:

  • Boardroom - Maximum 25 People
  • Theatre - Maximum 50 People
  • Classroom - 18 People
  • U-Shape - 18 People
  • Cocktail - 40 People

The Hereford room

Holding Capacity:

  • Boardroom- Maximum 16 People
  • Theatre- Maximum 54 People
  • Classroom- 18 People
  • U-Shape- 18 People
  • Cocktail- 40 People

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The BBQ court is an alfresco style dining area ideally suited to your next sit down affair…Tucked away from the hustle & bustle of the Hotel, this area can hold up to 100 seated guests & is available to hire exclusively or cordoned off areas, and we also offer one of a kind cooking classes Brisbane.

Holding Capacity:

  • Banquet - 100 People
  • Cocktail- 150 people


The Norman Express - the Hotel's very own courtesy bus - is available for functions and group bookings. Don't forget to ask about the Norman Express when booking your next event at the Norman.

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