The private dining rooms you need to know about

Looking for a venue for a team lunch or executive dinner? Check out some of our top picks.

Combining the culinary finesse of a restaurant space with an intimate atmosphere and sleek styling, these private dining rooms tick all the boxes for an event or meeting to remember.

Canberra

The Boat House

Minutes from the city yet set in its own gardens on absolute lakefront, The Boat House offers the ideal venue for private corporate celebrations. The venue offers three dining rooms, which are presented with crisp white linen, crystal glassware and direct access to a lakeside deck and gardens.

Capacity: Walters Room 22 guests seated, or 50 guests in East and West End Rooms combined
Location: Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACT

The Boat House

Ovolo Nishi

The Mosaic Room is a private dining space connected to Monster Bar & Kitchen on the ground floor of Ovolo Nishi. With an incredibly high ceiling, an outdoor terrace and a mosaic installation by Gerard Havekes, this private dining space is an impressive setting for events.

Capacity: 34 guests seated
Location: 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra ACT

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Ovolo Nishi

Melbourne

Neptune Food & Wine

With an affinity for the Mediterranean way of dining, Neptune Food & Wine serves up coastal-inspired dishes and an extensive wine list. The private dining space features its own private entry, cocktail bar and AV facilities.

Capacity: 40 guests seated
Location: 212 High Street, Prahran VIC

Neptune Food & Wine

Matilda 159 Domain

Led by renowned chef Scott Pickett, Matilda 159 Domain offers contemporary Australian fare touched by fire and smoke. The two private dining spaces, the Harrison Room and Oscar’s Bar, are both located below the main dining room on Domain Road and can be used independently or combined to create one large space.

Capacity: Each space 30 guests seated or 78 guests combined
Location: 159 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC

Matilda 159 Domain

Adelaide

Osteria Oggi

Surrounded by cellared wines and featuring a round marble table, Osteria Oggi’s Private Cellar Room is ideal for intimate dinners and lunches. An exclusive feasting menu is available only in the cellar, giving guests the ultimate South Australian food and wine experience.

Capacity: 10 guests seated
Location: 76 Pirie St, Adelaide SA

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Osteria Oggi

Sydney

Bel & Brio

Inspired by the great food halls of Europe, Bel & Brio brings Italian flair and finesse to the busy Barangaroo precinct. Hidden away from the main dining area, the mezzanine level offers a private dining room where corporate groups can enjoy Bel & Brio’s share-style set menu and extensive wine list.

Capacity: 24 guests seated
Location: T3.01/300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW

Bel & Brio

Mode Kitchen & Bar

Dine in style with exclusive use of the flexible private dining rooms at Mode Kitchen & Bar, located at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Tucked into one side of the restaurant, groups can choose to host an event in either one of the private dining rooms, or combine them to create one larger space.

Capacity: Each space 24 guests seated
Location: Ground Floor, 199 George Street, Sydney NSW

Mode Kitchen & Bar

Babylon Rooftop

Perched high up on the rooftop of Westfield Sydney, Babylon is one of the city’s newest restaurants and bars. The sprawling 800 pax venue has a range of event spaces, including private dining room Larsa, which features a rustic colour palette inspired by the Middle East.

Capacity: 20 guests seated
Location: Level 7, Westfield, Pitt St, Sydney NSW

Babylon Rooftop

Brisbane

Donna Chang

Giving a gentle nod to Sichuan flavours and authentic Cantonese cuisine, Donna Chang is a contemporary restaurant in the heart of Brisbane. From its upper level vantage point, the mezzanine captures the excitement of the restaurant below, while offering a more exclusive setting for private events.

Capacity: 60 guests, or divided into three private spaces for 20, 18 or 29 guests seated
Location: 171 George Street, Brisbane QLD

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Donna Chang

Blackbird Bar & Grill

With a prime riverside location and views of the Story Bridge, Blackbird Bar & Grill offers a multitude of private dining spaces and menu options. The Champagne Room seats up to 12 guests, The Cellar Room is suitable for up to 24 guests, while the Deco Room is the largest private dining space seating up to 28 guests.

Capacity: 28 guests seated
Location: 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD

Blackbird

City Winery Brisbane 

City Winery Brisbane offers several private dining spaces in the stylish James Street precinct. For an exclusive feel, the Private Cellar is the perfect spot to enjoy Gerler Wines and an unforgettable seasonal menu by executive chef Travis Crane.

Capacity: 20 guests seated
Location: 11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley QLD

City Winery Brisbane

This article originally appeared in the Spring edition of Spice Magazine
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