The Emerald Room

Looking for dinner and show? Look no further than this verdant spot in Darlinghurst.
Orlaith Costello
Published on March 18, 2024


Located on Victoria Street, the once-renowned Emerald City Motors has been transformed into a lavish venue by owners Brandon Martignago and Joshua Pullen of Harbour City Hospitality. More than just a restaurant or bar, The Emerald Room promises a fusion of cabaret, live music, burlesque, and acrobatic arts alongside a paired dining experience from industry heavyweights.

The late-night menu which features easy delicious eats like lobster rolls, oysters and strawberry jam doughnuts has been crafted by chefs Nina 'Teddie' Huynh (formerly of two-hatted diners like Monopole, Cirrus and Bentley Restaurant and Bar) and Elijah Attard (ex Caveau and Yellow), with a cocktail program created by Dulcie's Kings Cross alumni, Nick Chapman.

The establishment is a haven for those seeking choice eats and a martini close to midnight while enjoying live performances curated by cabaret star Brendan de la Hay. The Emerald Room draws inspiration from iconic cabaret venues worldwide, like legendary showrooms Cafe de Paris in London and the Rainbow Room in New York.

There are numerous experience packages punters can choose from for an extra night in. There's the classic Cabaret package that includes a three-course dinner with a show; the VIP Booth package for up to six and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne; the Ringside package for (you guessed it) ringside seats literally built into the side of the stage so you won't miss a minute of the action and a bottle of champagne and oysters for your troubles; The Lounge package offers a more intimate evening for two with a bottle of champagne; and the High Tables is a more casual offering.

The Emerald Room is available for bookings and walk-ins from 6pm until midnight from Wednesday to Saturday, with late-night dining available from 9.30pm to midnight.


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