Sydney’s food scene is like a mosaic. And its restaurants’ private dining rooms? They’re the hidden gems that let you relish in the city’s finest eateries in style. Whether it’s a big celebration, a work-related shindig, or you just want to savour a one-of-a-kind dining adventure, Sydney’s private dining rooms have got you covered.
So, when you’re gearing up for that next special event or cosy gathering, these fantastic venues should definitely be on your radar for a memorable dining experience.
Ursula’s was inspired by the casual, neighbourhood bistros of Europe, sporting bold caramel tones and deep blues on the walls and floors. The menu has a local focus and is heavily reliant on seasonal produce. The Blue Room seats 12 people and can be reserved exclusively for lunch or dinner with a minimum spend of $2,500.
The newly reopened Jacksons on George is under the direction of Maurice Terzini, founder of Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. Its warm ambience and prime location make it a go-to choice for those seeking a night out with friends and family. Bistro George offers a generously sized private dining room seating up to 26 guests. Whether you select the two, three or four-course set menu, each will be packed with some of Head Chef Steven Sinclair’s favourite dishes.
Looking for something more casual? Rafi is a multidimensional venue offering a semi-alfresco glass house named The Arbor, which wraps around an outdoor tree-lined terrace. The inside is dressed in fresh pastels, marble mosaics, and terracotta tiles. The Australian-Mediterranean cuisine is the cherry on top. There’s a pocket-sized dining room with the option of a banquet menu, making it easy to feed the group.
Mimi’s by hospitality group Merivale is known for its arched windows framing Coogee Beach. The menu here is Mediterranean, featuring lots of seafood. Think potato ravioli with sea urchin sauce. The private dining room is big enough to seat 18 and comes with its own bespoke shared menu. The colour palette makes it a popular choice for any coastal-inspired gathering.
Do you want a party atmosphere with good food? The Apollo is a prime example of humble fine dining. The dishes are critically acclaimed, but the atmosphere is casual and inviting for couples or big families. The Chef’s Table room seats 12 and can be booked for lunch from Fridays to Sundays or dinners any evening of the week. The full restaurant can also be hired for exclusive use for up to 80 people.
6HEAD is one of Sydney’s best-known places for the steak. The iconic harbour views are just a perk. Whether you need to host ten people or 100 people, 6Head caters to all. There are multiple indoor and outdoor private dining spaces, as well as semi-private rooms if you want something more low-key. With an easy-to-share meal and a world-class wine list, 6Head is primed for events for all occasions.