Year-End Function: important company event or just an excuse to party?

As 2017 draws to a close, most businesses have begun planning for 2018 and find themselves reflecting on the year gone by. A year-end function might be seen by some as a waste of hard-earned cash, however there are many reasons why year-end functions should hold prime position in a company’s calendar of events.  Here are our top three:

Reward and recognition
A year-end function poses the perfect opportunity to celebrate and share a business’ achievements from the year, such as positive sales figures and any special projects that have been completed. It is also a chance to reward those who have outperformed during the year, to say thank you to all employees for overcoming the business challenges they have faced and achieving their annual targets.

Personal rapport
A year-end function is a good place for employees from all levels of a business to connect with each other in an informal setting and often helps to nurture stronger working relationships for the year ahead.

Honest feedback
A year-end function also gives employees a more relaxed and ‘open’ platform upon which to offer new ideas and recommendations to senior management and provide honest feedback from the year gone by.

If you’re looking for the best place to host your company’s Year-End function, our newly refurbished bistro, The Stone Kitchen, at Dunstone Country Estate offers a stylish yet rustic venue that can accommodate group bookings up to a maximum of X people, seven days a week.

Guests can choose between indoor or outdoor dining, with a range of menu options that cater to all budgets, from a more formal a la carte menu to luxury picnic hampers enjoyed on blankets and bean bags in our shaded bistro garden.

To discuss menu options or make a booking, please email restaurant manager, Carmen, at or call +27(0)21 873 6770.

Photo credit: Anna Lusty Photography

Kids’ Parties at Dunstone

Eat, Play, Party at the Stone Kitchen!

Dunstone Country Estate is what kids’ dreams are made of: open spaces to run wild and free and inside spaces to climb, colour and create! At The Stone Kitchen we have built the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor activity for our young patrons, offering parents a relaxed, secure environment in which to host a birthday party or similar event, big or small, seven days of the week, come rain or shine. Here is what you can expect:    

Eat

The Stone Kitchen provides a broad selection of both child and adult platters to suit your budget, ranging from R55 to R105 per person, including cold meat and cheese platters, finger food, fresh fruit and veggies and candied treats for the sweet tooth.

Play

Our play facilities are far from ordinary and offer loads of challenging physical activities:

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Putt Putt Course
  • Large Wooden Jungle Gym
  • Swings, slide and seesaw
  • Sandpit and Mud Kitchen
  • Farm Enclosure housing pot-bellied pigs and a duck pond
  • Small Soccer Pitch
  • Boules Court

Indoor Facilities: 

  • Soft Play Jungle Gym
  • Board Games, Puzzles and Books
  • Climbing Wall
  • Lego Table
  • Play Kitchen
  • Toddler Toys

Party

The Stone Kitchen can accommodate parties of up to 25 children and accompanying adults, with kids’ seating in the Indoor Playroom and adult tables in the adjoining restaurant. Party durations are set at 2 hours and can be held in mornings and afternoons throughout the week.

To book your child’s next birthday party at The Stone Kitchen, Dunstone Country Estate, please contact restaurant manager, Carmen, at . Please make sure you have a date in mind and a rough idea of numbers so that we can confirm availability.

To download a Kids’ Party brochure that includes full kids’ party pricing options and menus, click here:

Join us at the Dunstone Kids’ Rainbow Party – Saturday 14th October 2017

To celebrate the re-opening of The Stone Kitchen and officially launch our spanking new indoor Kids’ Zone, we have decided to throw a big party and you are all invited!

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017

Time: Reservations from 12h00

Fancy Dress: Rainbow Colors (optional)

What’s happening:

  • Live entertainment:  Zumba Kids will be joining us on the day for some fun dancing activities
  • Lucky draw: We’re giving away a free kids’ party for up to 20 children valued at R2,000 to one of our lucky guests!

How to book: Reserve a table by emailing us at

More About the Kids’ Area at The Stone Kitchen

Inside Play Area

The new kids’ zone at The Stone Kitchen, Dunstone Country Estate, offers a large soft play area, climbing wall and lego table, with several kids’ tables and chairs for coloring in and enjoying a bite from our kiddies’ menu. Whilst connected to the main restaurant both inside and outside, the kids’ zone is soundproofed to keep noise levels to a minimum, allowing adults to enjoy their meal in the main dining area. Best of all, our viewing window allows mums and dads to keep a watchful eye!

Outside Play Area

In the garden, there is even more for our Dunstone kids to enjoy than before. In addition to our mud kitchen, duck pond, trampoline, jungle gym, sandpit and swings, we have now built a colourful putt-putt course to keep older kids entertained for longer.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you and your family at the Dunstone Kids’ Rainbow Party. For any queries, email or contact Carmen at +27(0)21 873 6770