The use of private dining rooms for client meetings, presentations and dining has become a regular request from our clients, as they are seeking an environment that has personality with a dining experience to enhance the engagement..
We pride ourselves in seeking out unique spaces for our clients so that their invitations for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a presentation are received with curiosity and excitement. When seeking out your next private dining activation, here are some of our team’s “favourite picks”.
Moore Road, Freshwater
Since opening the doors at Freshwater in 2004, Sardinian-born Chef Giovanni Pilu and Marilyn have consistently been bestowed two Chefs Hats by The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide.
Pilu at Freshwater is renowned for its authentic, contemporary regional Italian cuisine, its accomplished service, and its stellar wine list. With a variety of spaces set to accommodate your group Pilu is stunning example of a space that has become integral to the way of life of the many Sydneysiders.
Private dining room capacities:
Balcony Room – up to 18 guests
Garden Room – up to 28 guests
Marquee Room – 45-60 guests
4 The Esplanade, Mosman
The Bathers’ Pavilion is an historic building sensitively renovated to modern comfort. The Restaurant at The Bathers’ Pavilion is an impressive affair in a warm setting with impeccable food and service to match the stunning view. Situated in a striking building on Balmoral Beach, the Restaurant sits on one side of the pavilion while its sister Café is on the other. With the Terrace overlooking Balmoral Beach, and the ability to divide The Room into two smaller rooms, Bathers’ is the ideal venue for a confidential board meeting, brainstorming exercise, exclusive breakfast or lunch or mini conference.
Private dining room capacities: The totally private Room and Terrace can accommodate up to 30 Pax boardroom style and up to 100 guests in theatre style.
The Semi Private blue room up to 24 guests.
11 15 Alexander Street, Crows Nest
Butchers Daughter uniquely designed venue in Crows Nest is the passion of Founder, Bridget Ditte. Extensive experience in catering and styling, combined with her talented husband Michael, who designed and built the Butchers Daughter’s workshop, commercial kitchen and venue. The venue offers a unique blend of past and present trends in their offering of catering, floristry and an eclectic venue.
The venue can seat 36 guests for a seated dinner or 56 guests for a cocktails reception – or why not host a cooking masterclass with the team at Butchers Daughter.
60 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay
‘A’ is for Andy Emerson (co-owner, killer barman), ‘C’ is for Cam Fairbairn (maitre d), ‘M’ is for Mitch Orr (chef) and ‘E’ is for Ed Loveday (owner) – together they make ACME, a hip space with rustic-chic decor, serving inventive Italian dishes with an Asian twist.
Downstairs from street level, Acme’s low lit private dining room features a long, pale wood table, with an adjacent bar that also acts as a holding area for diners.
The private dining room seats up to 20 guests on an extendable large dining table, 26 including bar.
Bibo Wine Bar
7 Bay St, Double Bay
Bibo wine bar is a collaboration between former Guillaume at Bennelong Head Chef Jose Silva and former Guillaume Paddington Restaurant Manager Jonathan Mallet. An elegant yet relaxed wine bar, offering high quality and affordable Mediterranean food. All of the venue’s 3 dining spaces can be booked exclusively
Private dining capacities:
Upstairs dining room – 40-60 guests
The Courtyard – 59-65 guests
The Front Bar (Exclusive Use) – 40 guests
380 Oxford Street, Paddington
Fred’s is all about honouring and elevating seasonal produce by using both old-world and innovative techniques. Two years in the planning, Fred’s is Merivales farm-to-table platform and home to Californian chef Danielle Alvarez. The 60-seater restaurant has a semi private dining space positioned towards the back of the restaurant, where your guests can observe the precision of the beautiful open plan kitchen.
Hotel Centennial, Woollahra
Originally established to mark the centenary of the foundation of Australia in 1888, Hotel Centennial has long been an icon of eastern suburbs society. After an extensive refurbishment, the Hotel offers a sophisticated new look. The interiors feature an eclectic mixture of furniture, antiques and contemporary art, striking a balance between style and comfort.
Executive Chef Justin North and his team have created a menu that showcases a fresh take on modern comfort food in a warm and inviting environment. The High Table located next to The Oxford Bar is inspired by the original concept of the dining room table seating up to 30 guests for an elegant dining experience.
Icebergs Dining Room
One Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach
Icebergs dining room is one of Sydney’s finest dining experiences with commanding views of Bondi Beach. Their menu reflects the depth of regional Italian cuisine, whilst proudly working with the best produce that Australia has to offer. The teal and glass dining room offers cushions and hammocks that invite guests to relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views.
The Private room can seat 20 guests for a seated dinner or 30 guests for a cocktail format with an Italian feasting style menu with a tradition of all dishes shared, creating an atmosphere of celebration and participation- a private feast for your enjoyment. Just like Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, the room overlooks breathtaking Bondi Beach and has a private balcony to enjoy along with its own facilities.
83 Percival Road, Stanmore
The parlour-sized corner site, which was The Codfather in its last life, has been made over with warm woods and minimalist décor boosting a delicate 6 or 8 course degustation menus. Sixpenny is all about the beauty of simplicity. It is a haven; a little piece of luxury in the suburbs. Luxury, that is, but with a contemporary, produce-driven bent.
Capacity – up to 10 guests
Butcher and the Farmer
Shop 7, Tramsheds Harold Park, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
Butcher and the Farmer is a unique inner-city destination for food and wine, and an integral part of the historic Glebe Tramsheds restoration and redevelopment.
A retail outlet and casual-dining restaurant from Bradley Michael of Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group and chef Jared Ingersoll (ex-Danks St Depot) that celebrates meat, Butcher and the Farmer is invested in finding the best farmers to supply produce venture up the original graffiti staircase, leading you to our in-house Pickle Room or jump aboard the last operating tram – number 1995, to enjoy a selection of produce from the tram menu board.
Pickle Room – up to 18 guests
CBD, CHIPPENDALE, ALEXANDRIA AND SURROUNDS
The Private Kitchen – Old Rum Store
Level 3, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
The Private Kitchen is a bespoke pop-up restaurant designed to showcase visiting interstate and international chefs to Sydney’s private dining and events market.
Located on the third floor of The Old Rum Store, a distinguished old building recently brought back to life in Chippendale’s buzzy Kensington Street, the modern design complements the raw, industrial elements remaining from the original building structure.
Capacity – 80-120 guests
Le Petit Flot
L1, The Tank Stream Hotel 97 Pitt Street, Sydney
Contemporary French casual dining, based on sharing plates and large communal tables. Their emphasis is on sustainable cuisine practices. The team are passionate about keeping it real, straightforward and honest.
Capacity – 24-40 guests
15 Bligh Street, Sydney
Hubert is a French Restaurant located in the heart of downtown Sydney. The Huberts team have a strong passion that is evident from the moment you step in the door, that a fine restaurant is as much about the ambiance, good conversation and laughter as it is the quality of the wine and food. Hubert’s soft lighting and warm space along with its French cuisine brings it all together. There are seven spaces including 2 bars, dining rooms and an old-school theatre.
The restaurant has two private dining rooms seating 8 – 10 guests.
Basement, 55 Riley Street, Woolloomoolo
A warm, comfortable, knocked back interior has been cleverly designed by Alexander & Co to reflect the mechanic’s workspace at the garage. Rough walls & industrial lighting, combined with luxurious leathers in muted tones are contrasted against bright tiles and worn-down timber workbenches to set the tone of classy but comfy, exclusive yet relaxed private space known as Busby.
For a multi-functional space from the ultimate boardroom seating 10 guests, to larger parties the entire space unfolds into a dining room for up to 36, complete with a one long table or a stand-up cocktail canapé event for up to 50 guests.
Private dining capacities:
Private Dining Room – up to 10 guests
Exclusive Use – up to 50 guests
350 George Street, (entry via Angel Place) Sydney
INDU is a celebration of village culture, flavours and local hospitality. A place where eastern mysticism meets western curiosity. The space boasts two beautiful private dining rooms carved out of the heritage listed building that are available for up to 12 guests each.
Level 1, 500 George St, Sydney
Lotus Galeries is the largest restaurant in the Lotus Dining group with 260 seats. The restaurant is over 700 square metres boasting 5 private dining rooms, ranging in size from 8 persons to up to 40 persons. With a desirable cocktail lounge and a dumpling bar.
Private dining room capacities:
White room – capacity: 12 guests
Black room – capacity: 12 guests
Ying yang – capacity: 20 guests in semi private dining room
Blue lady space – Capacity: 40 guests sit down or 50 guests standing – Semi private dining room
The Strand Arcade, 100/412-414 George St, Sydney
Located in Sydney’s Historic Strand Arcade, The Restaurant Pendolino is an idyllic location for a private lunch or small meeting. Surrounded by a library of olive oils the L’Olioteca, our private dining room is available for groups ranging from 8 people up to 56. Sound proof panels can be fitted to allow guests to manage the atmosphere of the space. They also have off-site services where we bring the culinary experience of dining in Pendolino to the location of your choosing, from boardroom lunches, store openings and private residence events.
Private dining room capacity: 8 – 56 guests.
No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Voted Australia’s Best Steak Restaurant for the past 10 consecutive years; Prime Restaurant offers a first-class private dining experience in Sydney. With New York style interiors, heritage listed sandstone & our exceptional sommelier on hand. Prime has intimate private dining rooms for functions catering to the most discerning client.
Private dining room capacity: 10 -30 guest
Bel and Brio
T3.01, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Bel & Brio is a unique food and wine-lovers’ emporium designed to suit the needs of the growing local community of Barangaroo. Inspiration for the venue has been taken from traditional cooking styles to create menus that are centred on authenticity, using quality ingredients. This stunningly designed space, modelled on the great food halls of Europe, has something to offer for everyone.
Bel & Brio’s private dining room offers an intimate setting, the perfect venue for a celebration or business lunch. Seating up to 24 guests for lunch or dinner and up to 25 for cocktails. There is a minimum spend in the private dining room. Private dining room capacity: 24 guests
21 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ventuno is a modern contemporary Italian eatery set on Sydney’s Harbour in the historical Walsh Bay precinct. The Pizzeria Birreria Enoteca menu of antipasto, pizza, pasta, fine Italian wines and boutique Italian beers promotes a communal dining experience.
This Walsh Bay icon now has a new Private Dining room with tranquil Ssydney water views, seating up to 80 guests for dinner.
10 Macquarie Street, Sydney
No.10 Bistro, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney is a superb contemporary bistro located in the CBD’s oldest public building and historic coining factory. Guests can enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the elegant dining rooms up to 30 guests or alfresco on the verandah overlooking the Macquarie Street precinct. Exclusive hire is also available for lunch, breakfast, and dinners (Monday to Sunday).
Private dining room capacity: 30 guests
Alpha Restaurant and Beta Bar and Gallery
238 Castlereagh Street Sydney
Alpha Restaurant represents a new vision for the Hellenic Club of Sydney. Alpha invites its guests to join in the warmth and generosity of traditional and modern Greek cooking. With a private dining area that allows for privacy and can accommodate groups up to 24 people for a sit-down event. The privacy of this room is perfect for a business lunch, client dinner or intimate family occasion.
Guests can also experience private dining at Beta Bar and Gallery, on level one. Available for lunches and with the private dining menus only. Beta bar can accommodate 20-40 people, while bookings for 40-60 people can be hosted in the spectacular gallery.
Café Del Mar
35 Wheat Rd, Rooftop Terrace, Cockle Bay Wharf
Café Del Mar’s Private Dining Room boasts two exclusive terraces that overlook Darling Harbour. A unique sun filled and luxurious haven in the middle of the city. Ideal for intimate conferences, breakfasts, boardroom meetings or VIP private dining.
Private dining room capacity: 24 guests
Private dining room capacities:
Private dining Room: up to 24 guests
Beta Bar: 20-40 guests
Beta Gallery: 40-60 guests
Saké Restaurant & Bar
Saké Restaurant & Bar is one of Australia’s most awarded contemporary Japanese restaurants. The Rocks & Double Bay feature multiple private and semi-private dining spaces perfect for group dining and private events.
12 Argyle Street, The Rocks Sydney
Private Dining Room – 64 guests seated or 120 guests cocktail
Bonsai Private Dining Room – up to 30 guests
Cherry & Blossom Private Dining Room – 8 guests
33 Cross Street, Double Bay
Nakano Dining Room – up to 26 guests
Hiroo Private Dining Room – 6 guests
Azubu Private Dining Room – 10 guests
O Bar and Dining
Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney
O Bar and Dining – Salom Prive is a place far above the ordinary, with food at its heart (Modern Australian food by health-conscious chef Michael Moore and Sydney at its feet. It’s very rare to find a private dining room with the sheer wow factor of Salon Prive. In this gorgeous space, designed to combine absolute privacy with those breathtaking 360-degree views, the panorama feels yours alone.
Private dining capacity: 28 guests seated or 40 guests standing.
Corner Pitt + Hunter Streets, Sydney
The Bentley, move from its original home in Surry Hills to a bigger, grander space at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sydney’s CBD. With its majestic façade and contemporary interior designed by award-winning Melbourne architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb, Bentley Restaurant + Bar found the perfect home. Bentley is a place where the food could challenge and inspire you, but in a relaxed atmosphere.
Private dining room capacity: 70 guests
Level 1, Establishment 252 George Street, Sydney
In this heritage dining space located in Est restaurant Peter Doyle, one of Sydney’s best chefs, creates an unforgettable contemporary dining experience. The beautiful room is completely private, featuring seasonally driven Australian cuisine and discreet service for intimate celebrations, anniversaries, corporate dining and birthday dinners.
Private dining room capacity: 18 guests
Building 7A No.2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
Located in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark coffee roaster, café, bar, Eatery and kitchen garden known for its abundance of fresh produce and hands-on experiences.
From grand soirees through to intimate dining experiences in their multiple spaces, The Grounds can create a truly memorable experience.
The Grounds Private dining capacities:
The Garden – 120-320 guests
The Atrium – 110-170 guests
The Lock In – 8-30 guests
The Patio – 24-40 guests
The Bakery – 12-18 guests
This list is always changing and our team are always on hand to book your private dining experience, armed with the latest Sydney dining options.