What we do best

Public Dining Room offers a winning combination of views, ambience, service and sensational dining.

Overlooking Balmoral Beach, guests can enjoy watching the world at play from the light-filled, modern dining room or from beneath the canopy of a Moreton Bay Fig on The Terrace.

Public Dining Room has three distinct function spaces ideal for special events, weddings, private parties, corporate dinners or even important meetings that require a change of scenery.

Our food philosophy is simple – source the best seasonal ingredients to craft unique, fresh and flavoursome dishes.

Located only 20 minutes via boat from the CBD Public Dining Room is the ideal location if you want an impressive get away from the office or to make a spectacular entrance on your wedding day.

We understand that every event is unique and look forward to meeting soon to discuss your unique vision.

Highlights

  • Beachside location with views
  • Indoor and outdoor function spaces
  • Contemporary menus featuring fresh local ingredients

What we can accomodate

Banquet 115
Cocktail 115
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Banquet 33
Cocktail 40
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Banquet 55
Cocktail 80
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Need A Room To Sleep?

Accommodation is within a short drive of our venue. Please contact us for our recommendations.

Who's in the Kitchen

We have an in-house team dedicated to creating the best menus for your event.

Reviews from our clients and guests Write a Review

    105 Reviews
    Cass

    Public Dining Room made our wedding day so special

    On Friday 21st July 2017 I got married and held the wedding reception at Public Dining Room. We had 45 guests. Even before the event Nicole the events manager was hands down the most organised, loveliest person to deal with. She was always quick to reply and made the entire booking, food + wine tasting and wedding planning process a breeze. On the wedding day itself Public Dining Room were so attentive to all our guests. Everyone told us after the wedding how lovely the staff were and how great the food was. I can't recommend this venue enough. My wedding day was 1000x better than I ever anticipated thanks to Nicole and the team at Public. The food, the wine and the running of the day itself were flawless. Thanks so much PDR we really appreciate all your hard work!

    July, 2017
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    Marcia

    A wonderful location to enjoy a lovely feast!

    For a birthday event this was an ideal location. Service was excellent and so was the food; I highly recommend the feast if you're hungry. The attentiveness given to our party was appreciated.

    August, 2017
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    Lara

    Great Evening

    We recently booked our daughters 21st in the private dinning room space. Nicole and the team at Public Dining were professional and so easy to deal with and their focus was to create a memorable event. I would highly recommended this beautiful venue. Delicious food, good service, great ambience a great evening for all.

    July, 2017
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    Angela

    FATHER JOE FOUNDATION CHARITY DINNER

    The team at the Public Dining Room did a tremendous job of looking after our guests last Friday night. The PDR staff were supremely easy to deal with, went above and beyond for us and our clients and we are super appreciative of their efforts. I would highly recommend them.

    May, 2016
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    Krystle

    Outstanding Restaurant & Private Dining!

    We hired the private dining room area to celebrate our intimate wedding reception with our immediate family and had an incredible evening! EVERYTHING was PERFECT! All guests had such an amazing time and every single guest commented on how good the food was! The service was absolutely impeccable and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a 5* fine dining experience in Sydney! Thank you for making our evening so wonderful and memorable!

    April, 2017
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