Ten private dining venues for your next board dinner

Whether you're hosting a board dinner or business lunch, these intimate spaces will make an impact.

When your event or meeting calls for a private location with restaurant-quality food, a private dining space is the perfect solution.

There is a plethora of stand-out private dining rooms across Australia, each with their own style, culinary offering and special touches.

Whether you’re hosting a breakfast meeting, executive luncheon or board dinner, A LIST Guide has an abundance of venues for you to explore.

Here are 10 of our private dining venues, perfect for your next event:



Located in Sydney’s thriving Barangaroo precinct, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar embodies all that the Deep South is known for: a melting pot of cuisines, American Whiskey and warm hospitality.

While the venue can host exclusive events of up to 270, its private dining space is also perfect for smaller groups.

The private dining room can seat up to 15 people for intimate lunches and dinners.

There is also a screen and data connections in the space, making it a prime location for board meetings and other corporate events.



Boasting a rich history and elegant old-world charm, Hotel Kurrajong is an iconic venue in Canberra.

The property was once home to Ben Chifley while in office as the Prime Minister of Australia, and has since been restored with a stylish, contemporary twist.

Located in a prime spot in Barton, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra offers impressive event spaces, all exuding a feel of understated luxury.

Among the hotel’s event spaces is Isabella’s Dining Room, which seats up to 12 people. Named after one of the early managers of Hotel Kurrajong Canberra, the space has been elegantly styled and is perfect luncheons, dinners and business meetings.



Dripping in lush greenery and surrounded by the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens, Botanical Hotel is one of Melbourne’s most-loved venues.

Botanical Hotel prides itself of a high standard of food and beverage and offers event planners several private dining spaces.

The Private Dining Room is a stylish and formal space for up to 24 guests. Set against the opulent wine wall, this venue is the perfect setting for an unforgettable dining experience.

For meetings that require a little extra space, the Archer Room (pictured) features its own vertical garden, fireplace and a private bar and can host up to 44 guests for a seated dinner.

Need a bit of fresh air? Take your groups outside with the Alfresco space, an open-air space perfect for groups of up to 16.



With its waterfront location and rich history, Customs House Brisbane is a favourite among event planners.

The prominent Queen Street building overlooking the river has impressive service and superb facilities that exemplify the best Brisbane has to offer.

Customs House has five event spaces, most with river views and all with natural light. Among the event options are the Sylvia Jones Boardroom, an elegant private dining space for up to 24 guests.

Board dinners and luncheons are well catered to by the kitchen brigade, who serve up fresh seasonal produce and local seafood that is sourced daily.



If you’re in search for a board dinner venue with a view, you’ll find it at Hilton Surfers Paradise.

With a prime beachside location in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, the hotel offers everything you need for an unforgettable event experience.

Among its event spaces is the Executive Boardroom on the 15th floor, with stunning views over Surfers Paradise.

Part of the larger Executive Lounge, the boardroom is a blank canvas for private board dinners and can host up to 14 people.



Inspired by the great food halls in Europe, Bel & Brio brings a taste of Italy to Sydney’s Barangaroo precinct.

A favourite among the local businessmen and women, Bel & Brio is also a prime spot to host a corporate event.

Each one of the venues housed within Bel & Brio is available to hire, including the Private Dining Room located on the mezzanine level.

The room is completely separate from the rest of the venue, giving guests a completely private space to host board dinners and lunches. The Private Dining Room is suitable for up to 30 people.

Bel & Brio has a genuine farm-to-table philosophy, with the majority of fresh produce used in the kitchens sourced directly from their Central Coast farm.



With three flexible, purpose-built function rooms on offer, there’s no surprises why Establishment is a go-to Sydney venue for so many event planners.

Each room features abundant natural light, classic styling and in-house AV support, making it a seamless event option.

Room I is ideal for board dinners, comfortably seating 25 guests in a boardroom set up.

Just a stone’s throw from Circular Quay and a short walk to Martin Place Station, the Establishment precinct is the ideal spot for meetings, breakfasts, long lunches or private dinners.



Located in the heart of bustling, cosmopolitan Melbourne, the 5-star RACV City Club has earned a reputation as one of the finest clubs in the world.

While the club has an array of large venues for corporate events, its hidden gem is the Wine Cellar.

Imagine having a private dinner or board meeting for up to 20 surrounded by one of the finest wine collections in Melbourne.

The Wine Cellar’s vaulted ceilings, handcrafted Huon pine dining table and fully laden wine racks create an intimate atmosphere for private functions.

For larger private dining events, The President’s Room caters for up to 70 guests banquet style.



Located on the South Perth Esplanade, Rambla Restaurant is a prime spot to experience the best of modern Australian cuisine coupled with spectacular water views.

The private dining room can seat up to 22 guests, giving groups a truly intimate setting for a board dinner or lunch.

The experienced events team will work with you to create a memorable event, complete with locally sourced produce for an unforgettable meal.

Quality service, sensational decor, personality and ambience will leave groups with a truly memorable experience.



Hadley’s Orient Hotel offers a range of heritage style function rooms in Tasmania.

The venue offers a unique range of options to suit any occasion, with menu packages featuring quality Tasmanian produce for most styles and budgets.

For those extra special dinners or intimate business meetings, Hadley’s Boardroom is event planners’ first choice. It can cater for up 10 people and is a professional, elegant space for corporate events.

Looking for more stand-out private dining spaces? Check out the A-LIST Guide.

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