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

    102 Reviews
    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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    Merryn

    Wedding of the year!

    My husband and I got married here in January, and we could not fault the venue! The food and drinks are amazing, they were able to provide me with exactly what I wanted and the level of service was fantastic! I'd definitely recommend the Public Dining Room for weddings or functions, large and small!

    January, 2017
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    Victoria

    Wedding at Public Dining Room

    We organised our wedding for 50 a public dining room in March 2017. Nicole, our event planner at PDR, was spectacular. She was able to answer all of our questions and gave us so many options and thoughts on what could work for the day. The were accomodating both in terms of a cake based by a family member and with all of our requests. The day went incredibly smoothly and the food and service was impeccable - we could not be happier with it all!

    March, 2017
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    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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