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Sydney Private Dining Rooms

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners S.r.l

Something I get asked on a regular basis is “which restaurants have private dining rooms” – so I have compiled a list, reasonably comprehensive but certainly not exhaustive! Some of them are semi private, and of course many restaurants will allow “exclusive use” (ie book out the whole thing) for larger events. Other things to check
* many will have a compulsory service charge
* most will have a minimum spend, regardless of whether you are using the room to its capacity. This often varies depending on the night of the week
* some have an additional room hire charge

If you’re just after a group banquet, and not necessarily a private room, here’s my banquet guide.

Restaurant
& Location
Number of Guests Website
ACME,
Rushcutters Bay
Up to 14 http://www.weareacme.com.au
Ananas,
Sydney
Up to 25 http://www.ananas.com.au
A tavola,
Darlinghurst
Up 28 http://www.atavola.com.au
Aria, Sydney Up to 60 http://www.ariarestaurant.com
Azuma, Sydney 4 to 34 http://www.azuma.com.au
Bar H, Surry Hills Up to 25 http://www.barhsurryhills.com
Bather’s
Pavillion, Balmoral
30 to 100 http://www.batherspavilion.com.au
Bentley,
Sydney
Up to 70 http://www.thebentley.com.au
Bishop Sessa,
Surry Hills
Up to 40 http://www.bishopsessa.com.au
Bloodwood,
Newtown
8 to 16 http://www.bloodwoodnewtown.com
Blue Eye
Dragon, Pyrmont
10+ http://www.blueeyedragon.com.au
Boathouse on
Blackwattle Bay
11 to 32 http://www.boathouse.net.au
Buon Ricordo,
Paddington
Up to 55 http://www.buonricordo.com.au
Cafe Sydney,
Sydney
Up to 14 http://www.cafesydney.com
China Doll,
Woolloomooloo
Up to 44 http://www.chinadoll.com.au
China Lane,
Sydney
Up to 10 http://www.chinalane.com.au
China
Republic, Sydney
6 to 60 http://www.chinarepublicrestaurant.com.au
Chiswick,
Woollahra
20 to 40 http://www.chiswickrestaurant.com.au
The Commons, Darlinghurst 16 http://www.thecommons.com.au
Est, Sydney Up to 16 http://www.merivale.com.au/est
Flying Fish,
Pyrmont
Up to 30 http://www.flyingfish.com.au
Four in Hand,
Paddington
Up to 30 http://www.fourinhand.com.au
Fred’s,
Paddington
8 http://www.merivale.com.au/freds
The Gantry,
Sydney
8+ http://www.thegantry.com.au
Garfish,
Manly
25 to 40 http://www.garfish.com.au
Golden
Century, Haymarket
8 to 24 http://www.goldencentury.com.au
Glass, Sydney Up to 14 http://www.glassbrasserie.com.au
Guillaume, Paddington Up to 12 http://www.guillaumes.com.au
Indu, Sydney 12 http://www.indudining.com.au
Ivy, Sydney Up to 22 http://www.merivale.com.au/ivy
La Scala,
Paddington
Up to 26 http://www.lascalaonjersey.com.au
Longrain,
Surry Hills
Up to 18 http://www.longrain.com
Lotus, Sydney CBD 8 to 40 http://www.lotusdining.com.au
Lucio’s,
Paddington
17 to 32 http://www.lucios.com.au
Manta, Woolloomooloo Up to 32 http://www.mantarestaurant.com.au
Meat and Wine
Co, Circular Quay
10 to 12 http://www.themeatandwineco.com
Mercato E
Cucina
, Gladesville
Up to 12 http://www.mercatoecucina.com.au
Mr Wong Up to 12 http://www.merivale.com.au/mrwong
Nomad, Surry
Hills
Up to 14 http://www.restaurantnomad.com.au
Nour Restaurant, Surry Hills Up to 16 http://www.noursydney.com
O Bar and
Dining, Sydney
Up to 28 http://www.obardining.com.au
Oscillate
Wildly Newtown
Up to 16 http://www.oscillatewildly.com.au
Otto,
Woolloomooloo
8 to 14 http://www.ottoristorante.com.au
Pendolino,
Sydney
10 to 55 http://www.pendolino.com.au
Pilu,
Freshwater
18 to 45 http://www.piluatfreshwater.com.au
Porteno,
Surry Hills
12 to 40 http://www.porteno.com.au
Prime, Sydney Up to 32 http://www.gposydney.com
Public Dining
Room, Balmoral
Up to 30 http://www.publicdiningroom.com.au
QT, Sydney Up to 55 http://www.qtsydney.com.au
Quay,
Circular Quay
Up to 32 http://www.quay.com.au
Restaurant Hubert, Sydney 8+ http://www.restauranthubert.com
Rockpool Bar
& Grill, Sydney
8 to 30 http://www.rockpool.com
Rockpool,
Sydney
Up to 14 http://www.rockpool.com
Sake, The
Rocks
Up to 30 http://www.sakerestaurant.com.au
Sepia, Sydney 20 to 30 http://www.sepiarestaurant.com.au
Sixpenny,
Newtown
TBC http://www.sixpenny.com.au
Sokyo,
Pyrmont
15 to 25 http://www.star.com.au
Spice Temple,
Sydney
Up to 12 http://www.rockpool.com
Sugarcane, Coogee Up to 20 http://www.sugarcanerestaurant.com.au
Tetsuyas,
Sydney
10 to 60 http://www.tetsuyas.com
The Apollo,
Potts Point
Up to 12 http://www.theapollo.com.au
The Dining
Room, Sydney
10 to 12 http://www.diningroom.com.au
The Winery,
Surry Hills
16 to 40 http://www.thewinerysurryhills.com.au
Toko, Surry
Hills
Up to 18 http://www.toko-sydney.com
Waitan,
Sydney
6 to 18 http://www.waitan.net.au

The Banquet Edition – Sydney Restaurant Banquets

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I am often being asked – where can I take a group and get a banquet? I don’t mind banquets when you’re with a crowd (or I’ll very happily take charge of a la carte ordering for the group if given the leeway, as anyone who knows me will tell you), they are easy and no thinking required.  But sometimes there is that one dish (or two) on the a la carte menu that you really really want to try that isn’t a part of the set banquet.  I often find that if you call in advance and ask, a  lot of places are willing to make a substitution or two.

So here’s a roundup of banquets around Sydney, budget and luxe, please feel free to add any I have missed. Most of them need a minimum of 4 people, though some are for 10 plus groups. Also check carefully as some have a compulsory service charge for groups of a certain size.

Obviously Asian food wins hands down in this category, in terms of the number of options and price point, with Italian a close second. If you’d also like a private dining room, see my list here.

Italian

Ventuno, Walsh Bay – $25, $35 and $50 menus

ACME, Rushcutters Bay – $60 menu

Café Sopra, Waterloo – $70

La Casa, Russell Lea – $44, $54 and $69 menus

Gatto Matto, Five Dock – $43, $53, $62 menus

Terrazza, Chatswood – $40, $50 and $60 menus

Via Napoli, Lane Cove – $35 and $45 menus

Mercato E Cucina, Gladesville – $40, $50, $65, and $85 menus

Asian – Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Modern Asian

China Lane, Sydney CBD – $59 and $75 and $92 menus

Red Lantern, East Sydney and Surry Hills  – $69, $85 and $145 menus

Cho Cho San, Potts Point – $65 menu

Longrain, Surry Hills – $65

Billy Kwong, Potts Point – $75

Mr Wong, Sydney CBD – $68, $88, $118, and $148 menus

Golden Century, China Town and Pyrmont – $44, $55, $77, and $88 menus

Jade Temple, Sydney, $75 and $95 menus

Bar H, Surry Hills  – $79

Moon Park – $65 menu

Ms G’s, Potts Point – $65

Neptune’s Palace, Sydney CBD – $48, $68, and $88 and $108 menus

Spice Temple, Sydney CBD – $75 and $95 menus

The Malaya, Sydney CBD – $55 menu

Palace, Sydney CBD – $38, $52, $68, $108 menus

Blue Eye Dragon, Pyrmont – $50 and $60 menus

Chinta Ria, Sydney CBD – $36, $42, and $48 menus

Bay Tinh, Crows Nest – $35 and $39 menus

Thai Pothong, Newtown – $31, $37, $43 and $48 menus

Tapioca, Neutral Bay – $50 and $60 menus

Lotus Dumpling Bar, The Rocks – $49 and $59 menus

Chat Thai, Westfield Sydney – $35 and $40 menus

Mama’s Buoi, Crows Nest – $49 menu

Japanese

Sake, The Rocks – $88

Azuma, Sydney CBD – $68 and $88 menus

Tokonoma, Sydney CBD – $98 menu

Osaka Trading Co, Tramsheds – $50 menu

Toshiya, Cremorne – $39

Toko, Surry Hills – $78 and $98 menus

Jazushi, Surry Hills – $48 and $55 menus

Greek

The Apollo, Potts Point – $75

The Animal, Newtown – $50

1821, Sydney – $75 and $110

French

Felix, Sydney – $50 & $60 (two or three courses)

Hubert, Sydney – $85 and $125 menus

Bistro Gavroche – $75 menu

Middle Eastern

Lillah, Lane Cove – $40 and $50 menus

El Phoenician, The Rocks – $50, $56 and $69 menus

Kazbah, Balmain – $65

South American/Spanish/Tapas

Braza, Leicchardt, Darling Harbour –   $42 and $65 menus

Porteno, Surry Hills – $80

Gardel’s Bar, Surry Hills – $35 and $50 menus

Contrabando, Sydney – $28, $35, $44 and $50 menus

Tapavino, Sydney – $58 menu

Encasa, Lane Cove – $42, $46 and $55 menus

Other/Mod Oz

Bowery Lane, Sydney CBD – $55 and $65 menu

Chiswick, Woollahara – $75 menu

Firedoor, Surry Hills – $85 menu

Orto, Surry Hills – $65

Monopole, Potts point – $65

Nomad, Surry Hills – $65 menu

The Botanist, Kirribilli, $35 menu

Ester – $65 menu

Happy feasting!