Private Parties & Group Functions
Lido bistro offers a truly unique spin on the private party.
How much does it cost to rent Lido?
It’s FREE! – with a minimum spend of ~$1200, but this amount may vary depending on the date.
If total after tax sales are less we simply charge half of the difference as a “venue charge”.
(Total sales: $1000? Venue charge: $100. (50% of the $200 difference)
How many people can I invite?
Lido’s inside venue is perfect for groups of 25 to 50.
The Lido Deck can accommodate 52 more in the warmer months.
How do we pay for food & drinks?
Typically we run everyone their own bar tab so they can pay whenever they wish. The food is usually on one master bill, but we can charge people on their drink tab if it’s easier. We can also offer drink tickets if you want to buy everyone a drink or two, but not the whole bar bill!
Are kids allowed?
It’s OK with us if it’s OK with you! With a food primary liquor licence, kids are allowed so feel free to bring them! But no scotch for junior!
What’s the food like?
We will create a tailored menu for you that fits your needs and budget, and then serve it throughout the evening in a cocktail reception “mix & mingle” format where everyone can sample a little of everything. The amount of food can be whatever you like and our chefs will prepare it for you fresh that day.
There are tables, comfy stools and chairs for anyone wishing to sit down.
Can we just order off the regular menu when we get there?
In the summer “Yes” in the winter unfortunately “No”. In the winter we are only open for private events, so to ensure the freshest food possible, we prepare your menu just for you on the day, so we will establish a menu to ensure we have enough food for you, but not too much.
Can I bring my own cake / dessert?
Yep! We charge a flat $10 for plating and cleaning for any size cake / dessert
What about music?
We have a great sound system with many playlists and an I-Pad to get to Google Play etc. or feel free to plug in your own tunes!
When can we get this party started? How late can we go?
You may start whenever you wish, but most start around 5 to 7 p.m. Last call is 12 a.m. – leaving just enough time to hit a club for last call!
O.K. cool – I’m ready to book – What do you need from me?
Just a date, start time, a guestimate of the number of people & a credit card.
We will send you some menu ideas but no panic to decide right away…as long as we can know a day or so in advance we are good to go!