There were 40 of us here last year fro NYE, a sit down meal supplied and paid for drinks at $95 a head. It was a fantastic evening.
This year was a little different at $144 a head for cocktail food and alcohol, soft drinks (excluding spirits), on offer. We had spoken to many of our friends about last years success and several couples also came along on our recommendation.
The outside area was very nicely set up for all the guests and of course you could not have a better vantage view of the fireworks at midnight.
I can say drinks flowed continuously all night, but the food and service staff were sadly lacking. I saw people waiting outside the kitchen doors waiting for the staff to appear so they could get some food. It became glaring obvious they had not planned the menu well to the number of guests when suddenly bowls and bowls of chips started arriving at the tables. Drinking on an empty stomach is not recommended and it started to show for many of the patrons becoming quite drunk.
And yes we got Maccas on the way home, we were starving!
I hope Regattas has learnt a lesson from this years dismal failure and go back to a successful format they have had the previous year!!
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