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

    113 Reviews
    Emily

    Wilson Wedding

    Thank you to Nicole at Public DIning Room for organising such an amazing wedding reception for our special day. The organisation was spot on!! The room and flowers looked amazing. All the staff were so helpful in the lead up to the event and on the night.

    February, 2017
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    Michelle

    Fantastic location, delicious food and great service

    A big thank you to The Public Dining Room for making our office Christmas lunch a hit. The service was fantastic and the staff very attentive to our needs. All in all a wonderful experience, great food and ambience.

    December, 2017
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    Alex

    Amazing experience

    We had our Christmas lunch at the Public Dining Room this year and it was exceptional from beginning to end. The organisation leading up to the event was seamless! When we arrived, the private dining room was spectacular. It was amazingly set up and the service throughout the event was fantastic. The food was also exceptional. Would absolutely recommend the Public Dining Room to anyone for an event, and we will definitely be back!

    December, 2017
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    Erin

    Great venue for end of year team lunch

    We attended as group of 20 for a work Christmas lunch. Brilliant food and service. Large portions which the team were happy about. Could not fault this venue . Amazing location which many of our international guests LOVED!

    December, 2016
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    Sophie

    Spring wedding

    We held our black tie wedding reception at Public Dining Room at the end of October and were extremely happy with how it ran. The staff are polite, quick and attentive; the food came out quickly, and the presentation of the venue was polished - consistent with every other time we had been to visit. The location is unique Sydney Harbour, but unlike a couple of other harbourside wedding locations, very accessible with public transport, local parking or taxi/ubering. Our guests arrived by boat and having the wharf right next to the venue really made the transition into the reception smooth and seemingly effortless. A wonderful venue, would definitely plan another event at Public Dining Room.

    October, 2017
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