Do you have a special occasion coming up and are looking for a way to celebrate with your close-knit group or just want to catch up with your closest besties?
We have put together a list of Sydney restaurants that have opened their Private Dining Rooms for booking. (Note: current COVID restrictions are a maximum booking limit of 10 guests)
1 Macquarie Street, Sydney
A synergy of many elements, in an unrivalled harbourside location, Aria is one of Australia’s finest restaurants. Aria brings together the vision of owners Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon, the creativity of Executive Chef Joel Bickford, the best seasonal produce and a world-class wine list in a stunning, art-filled space with sweeping Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views.
Private Dining Spaces: Harbour Room offers floor to ceiling glass with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.
Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday 6pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5.30pm – 10pm
North Sydney Olympic Pool, Corner Northcliff St & Paul St, Milsons Point
Enjoy contemporary interpretation Italian cuisine from Head Chef and Co-Owner Davide Reeccato, inspired from local produce and dine with unrivalled waterfront views of Sydney Icons – Luna Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Private Dining Space: The semi-private areas is located at the harbour end of the main dining room separated from other diners by a dropw down screen.
Lunch & Dinner: Monday – Sunday
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.
Private Dining Spaces: The Good Room is an elegant private dining room capable of partitioning from the main dining room. The Sunroom is a casual private dining space adjoining Bathers’ Bistro. Chef’s Table is a unique semi private experience hosted by the award winning chef Serge Dansereau.
Bistro Breakfast: Monday – Sunday from 7am
Restaurant Lunch Thursday – Sunday | Dinner: Thursday – Saturday
Bentley Restaurant and Bar
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 Spaces: Featuring two private dining areas which can be combined to form one larger private area with a stunning interior designed by Melbourne architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb, the Bentley continues to offer exceptional food and wine
Lunch: Friday from 12pm, 3 course menu $110 per person
Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday from 6pm 5 course tasting menu $180 per person
Sydney Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
From the rooftop of Customs House, Cafe Sydney captures the essence of Sydney with stunning harbour views, delicious food, an outdoor terrace, cocktail lounge and a relaxed, contemporary interior.
Private Dining Spaces: The Private Dining Room with terrace access featuring views of the Harbour Bridge
Lunch & Dinner: Monday – Friday: 12 noon – late | Saturday: 11.30am – late | Sunday: 11.30am for lunch
Note: maximum seating of 2 hours per booking
4/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo
China Doll has long been a dining hotspot for Sydney diners, located on the wharf with water views of Sydney Harbour and a menu that presents a modern take on culinary traditions from China, Hong Kong, Japan and South East Asia.
Private Dining Spaces: The Mezzanine is an L shaped dining space on the second floor featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking Woolloomooloo wharf. The Vase Room offers semi-private dining on the wharf level of the restaurant opening up to the wharf and main dining area.
Lunch: Monday – Sunday from 12pm | Dinner: Monday – Sunday 2pm
35 Bettington Street, Millers Point
This rooftop bar is the crown jewel of Hotel Palisade and shows off its panoramic 270-degree views over Western Sydney, an impressive list of cocktails, boutique spirits and a sexy menu of share plates.
Private Dining Spaces: Flying Fox on Level 5 is a semi private lounge encased in glass offering ezquisite 360-degree views over the harbour. Dining Chamber on level 4 flooded with natural light boasting views of the newly developed Barangaroo and water views.
Dinner Sittings: Thursday & Friday 4pm-6pm, 6pm-8pm, 8pm-10pm | Lunch Sittings: Friday 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm
Skittle Lane, Sydney
Owner Ussi Moniz Da Silva set out to create a “futuristic oasis” in the heart of the city and the result… an extraordinary mix of a waterfall, a firepit and French food.
Private Dining Spaces: Giselle is sleek and chic private dining room delivering a 5 course degustation experience.
Lunch & Dinner: Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 12am
8/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo
Otto is a modern Italian cuisine that reinvents the flavours of Italy in stylish new forms. The ristorante is dressed stylishly in white to take best advantage of its coveted waterfront location.
Private Dining Spaces: The Terrazzo offers sparkling waterfront views and sparkling city backdrop. The Mezzanino is a bright open space with bay views. The Rosso is a polished room overlooking the marina below. The Wool Lift is located on the elevated 100-year-old wool lift in the heart of the restaurant.
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12pm – 3pm| Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday 5.30pm – 9pm
Pilu at Freshwater
Moore Road, Freshwater
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 Spaces: The Pilu Pavilion is withing restaurant ground but separate to the main restaurant. The Garden Room has direct access to the terraced garden overlooking Freshwater Beach. The Balcony Room has its own private balcony overlooking the beach.
Lunch: Wednesday – Sunday | Dinner: Friday – Saturday
Public Dining Room
2A The Esplanade, Mosman
Public Dining Room is one of Sydney’s most magical beachside restaurants with an enviable position on the banks of Mosman’s historic Balmoral Baths. Offering casual fine dining in a luxurious but relaxed setting feature fresh local ingredients with global culinary influences.
Private Dining Spaces: The semi private dining room offers an intimate spot separated with a privacy curtain from the main restaurant.
Lunch: Monday – Friday 12pm – 3pm | Saturday & Sunday 11.45am – 3pm
Dinner: Monday – Friday 6pm – 9pm | Saturday 5.45pm – 9pm
Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks
Quay is one of the country’s most celebrated restaurants and recognised in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Quay is the creation of the Fink Group and Executive Chef, Peter Gilmore, it is an immersive dining experience overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Private Dining Space: The Private Dining Room overlooks the Sydney Opera House Featuring an elliptical spotted gum dining table, and walls adorned by overlapping fabric veils referencing the colours of Australian gum leaves on the forest floor. Quay’s Upper Tower offers the most spectacular view of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and historic Rocks through floor to ceiling glass windows.
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday, Bookings 12 – 1.30pm | Dinner: Thursday – Sunday, Bookings 6 – 8.30pm
15 Bligh Street, Sydney
Restaurant 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.
Private Dining Spaces: Seven spaces including 2 bars, dining rooms and an old-school theatre
Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday 5pm – 1am
Rockpool Bar & Grill
66 Hunter St, Sydney
Located in the stunning City Mutual Building, a 1936 American style art deco skyscraper, Rockpool Bar and Grill emphasis is on excellent produce for uncomplicated dining by Chef Neil Perry.
Private Dining Spaces: The Balcony overlooking the main dining room, The Bligh overlooking the picturesque trees on Blight Street, The Hunter taking in bustling city views, The Mezzanine adjacent to the main dining room, The Boardroom for more intimate occasions.
Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday 6pm-9pm Friday 6-10pm & Saturday 5.30-10pm
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 Spaces: Located on a hidden level of Sake The Rocks, lies the large Private Dining Room. The Bonsai Room is tucked away from the main dining area featuring seductive lighting that can be adjusted to suit day or night. The two semi private dining rooms, Cherry & Blossom allow guests to experience privacy yet still enjoy the restaurant’s atmosphere.
Lunch: Friday – Sunday – 12pm-3pm | Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday – 6pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday – 5:30pm-10pm, Sunday 5pm-9pm
33 Cross Street, Double Bay
Private Dining Spaces: Nakano Room is the largest private dining space for special occassions while Hiroo & Azubu offer a more intimate dining experience with bright funky spaces.
Lunch: Friday – Sunday – 12pm-3pm | Dinner: Monday – Thursday – 6pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday – 5:30pm-10pm, Sunday – 5pm-9pm
The Apartment at Hotel Centennial
88 Oxford St, Woollahra
The Apartment has been converted from a former private residence atop long-time local favourite Hotel Centennial in leafy Woollahra. Arched windows, high ceilings, a private terrace, The Apartment is modern minimalism meets light-filled warmth, while views across Centennial Park create a refined backdrop.
Private Dining Space: Exclusive use of space
Basement, 161 King Street, Sydney
An opulent American-style steakhouse where fine dining meets semi-respectable displays of gluttony.
Private Dining Spaces: The Norfolk Room is discretely located in the back of The Gidley with all the trimmings and features a personalised stocked bar
Lunch: Thursday & Friday | Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday
The Grounds of Alexandria
7a/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.
Private Dining Spaces: The Patio is the Garden’s very own oasis. The Lock In is the best kept secret, hidden behind a huge door and offers an escape from the humdrum of the day and unwind without disruptions.
Cafe: Monday – Friday 7.30am-3.00pm | Saturday-Sunday 7.30am-3.30pm
Needing some more inspiration or help booking your catch up with the besties or even a date night with your special someone, speak to our Lifestyle Team.