Planning a special meal out, but don’t want to listen to the table next to you discussing business or ex-boyfriends? Here’s some of the best restaurants across Australia for a private dining experience to remember…
There are not one but two private dining options at Rockpool in Sydney. The Private Dining Room is located on the mezzanine level for supreme intimacy for up to 14 guests, so you’re completely separate from the restaurant, but still get to enjoy its atmosphere. If you still want to be a part of the main dining room, the Semi Private Dining Area is simply sectioned off beside the grand windows, and can sit up to 16 guests. Wherever you choose, you’ll receive modern Australian fare from the best suppliers in an iconic Sydney restaurant.
11 Bridge Street, Sydney
Brooks Of Melbourne, Melbourne
You can book the whole venue for up to 120 guests if you’re throwing a huge party, but you can also go intimate at Brooks Of Melbourne with private dining for 10 or secluded for 40. The private option looks like something out of The Godfather with a walnut table, leather chairs and dimly lit surroundings, while the larger room is brighter with white walls and three long tables. Dinners will set you back around $120pp with three courses plus canapés, with fine foods including oysters, Flinders Island lamb, gnocchi and hazelnut ice cream with praline and chocolate ganache.
Basement 115-117, Collins Street, Melbourne
The Old Brewery, Perth
Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, The Old Brewery is perfect for a private dinner with friends with its many available rooms and areas. The east-end of the restaurant can be hired out for a 100+ cocktail party or dinner for up to 60, while the Wine Rack Room is sectioned off by a wine rack for more privacy during a celebration with up to 50 guests. The most intimate option is The Red Room; surrounded by a thick red curtain and containing a circular table and red leather chairs, it sits eight guests for dinner. Each option comes with a cost for hire plus food and drink.
173 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Alchemy Restaurant, Brisbane
With a background setting of the Brisbane River and Bridge, The Alchemy restaurant and bar gives you dinner seeped in elegance. Offering different private dining options such as hiring the venue for a 300+ Cocktail party, or the option of you booking intimate rooms for groups ranging between 10-40 people. Each function room offers you a different setting within this sophisticated unique restaurant or on the beautiful terrace over looking the river, the bright lights of Brisbane Bridge and the kangaroo point. The Alchemy has proved to be a perfect restaurant to have an intimate party with a sophisticated menu.
175 Eagle Street Brisbane
By Ashleigh Osborne