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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Cabaret -
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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

    98 Reviews
    Jo

    Leila Lai's Birthday Party

    It was a nicely put together event. Everyone had a great time. The food was top-notch as usual. Service was warm and friendly. The Private Dining Room is a fantastic section of the restaurant perfect for medium sized groups (20-25 people) and it was perfect for our occasion! Really liked the nice touches like the white table cloth, flowers and of course the view overlooking the water.

    February, 2017
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    Jacqueline

    Jones Wedding 7th January 2017

    First off we have to say thank you to Nicole for being such a fabulous Event Manager. She did the most exceptional job that she made the organising, preparing, lead up of the wedding stress free. Overall we were satisfied with the event. Our wedding photographer said they have never been to a wedding where they felt so well taken by the staff. So a huge thank you to all waiters and bar staff on the day. Food was fantastic, slow but well worth the wait. Our disappointment on the day was the issue regarding the sound restriction. I believe we did follow the procedures allocated by PDR yet a little surprised at how the restrictions were enforced on our day. Our wedding singer had to stop singing at 6:30pm on a Saturday evening? Our dance floor was restricted by having the sound turn down to a noise that could hardly be enjoyable and the WORST part of the evening was the security guard coming up to our guests who were enjoying their dessert on the terrace, informing them that if they continue to talk loudly the police will have to come??? It was very uncomfortable and quite confusing as we had the dessert table allocated to the terrace? My only criticism for PDR is that if they advertise for a wedding reception venue they will need to ensure you have the capacity to do so, being aware that a wedding is a party and noise will be made!

    January, 2017
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    Allison

    16th Birthday Breakfast

    I planned a 16th Birthday breakfast for my daughter and 14 of her friends. She and her friends thoroughly enjoyed the location and meal. My daughter also commented that the wait staff looked after them beautifully. My family and I enjoyed Christmas Day at the Public Dining Room in 2015 so we knew it would be a lovely venue for a birthday breakfast.

    January, 2017
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    Gracie

    Bridal Brunch

    The service leading up to the day corresponding with Nicole was fantastic. However, the service on the day was a big let down. We weren't welcomed at the door and had to wait a a while for anyone to actually notice that we were standing there. Unfortunately we had 1 guest arrive who didn't RSVP which i'm sure is frustrating for staff however, we received quite a rude attitude when adding a table setting. Our drink orders were taken first and there were several mistakes made. The staff serving the drinks were then rude to our guests when it wasn't their fault at all. The only time we were offered more drinks was 15 minutes before we were leaving, which for a 2.5 hour seating is not impressive. The food overall was great. Thank you

    January, 2017
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    Kristen

    Our wedding reception - January 2017

    Honestly could not fault Public Dining Room with the coordination and execution of our wedding reception. Nicole, our event planner was fantastic - nothing was too much trouble. Staff on the day were exceptional, great service. Food was phenomenal - we had so many people saying how much they loved the food. Wine was superb, the team worked with us to create our own wine selection for the evening. The setting of the restaurant is amazing, but with the team at Public Dining Room we had an even better time than was expected. Thank you to Monique, Nicole and the team. Can't recommend you and your venue highly enough. Kristen & Gerald.

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