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FOOD & DRINK

Sydney Restaurants and Bars with Private Dining Rooms

Made for long lazy lunches and birthday dinners to remember.
By Shannon Connellan
February 06, 2017
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By Shannon Connellan
February 06, 2017
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  • Food & Drink

    Vini

    A favourite of the young foodie crowd that inhabits Surry Hills, Vini shows exactly what Sydney has to offer.

  • Food & Drink

    Eau de Vie

    This cocktail bar is about as close as you can get to the guilty pleasures of 'Boardwalk Empire'.

  • Food & Drink

    Porteño

    Doors have shut on Cleveland Street as a new chapter for the meatmasters begins.

  • Food & Drink

    The Courthouse Hotel

    The unpretentious, grungy gem of Newtown with one of the finest outdoor courtyards in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

    Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery.

  • Food & Drink

    Opera Bar

    A must-do with out-of-towners or when you're seeing a gig at the Opera House.

  • Food & Drink

    The Apollo

    Greek taverna comfort food that never goes out of style.

  • Food & Drink

    The Roosevelt

    A refined, NYC-inspired bar sending you back to the 1950s with champagne, plenty of cocktails and oysters.

  • Food & Drink

    Ding Dong Dang

    Down the Central Station end of Surry Hills, it's much like the karaoke equivalent of the suburb itself.

  • Food & Drink

    Yulli's

    The quintessential vegetarian experience in Surry Hills.

  • Food & Drink

    The Australian Heritage Hotel

    With a lengthy tradition of premium drinks, plus a killer view, it doesn't get much better than The Australian.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grounds of Alexandria

    The Grounds is innovative, idealist and a little bit chic — in the best possible way.

  • Food & Drink

    The Toxteth Hotel

    This Glebe pub straddles old and new with great pub grub and a mixed crowd.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hive Bar

    A true local bar, the Hive is one of the best spots on the Erskineville Road strip.

  • Food & Drink

    Pelicano

    Like partying at a wildly rich grown-up’s house.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cottage Bar & Kitchen

    Where every night is the dinner party you've dreamed of one day throwing.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fox Hole

    Perched on the corner of Kent and Erskine Streets in the CBD, the Fox Hole lures you into its basement with hazily candle-lit tables and speakeasy charisma.

  • Food & Drink

    Tapavino

    Tapavino represents everything tapas stands for: eating fine food and drinking even finer wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Gowings Bar & Grill

    The old Gowings Bros buildings have undergone a $69 million redevelopment. The result? QT Hotel and Gowings Bar & Grill.

  • Food & Drink

    Bay Tinh — CLOSED

    Bay Tinh Crows Nest balances the freshness of local ingredients and the elegant fusion of French and traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

  • Food & Drink

    The Glenmore

    This pub in The Rocks has a rooftop with one of the best views over the harbour.

  • Food & Drink

    Vacanza in the Hills

    Traditional southern Italian pizza where less is more.

  • Food & Drink

    York Lane

    York Lane is the CBD's much needed coffee shop turned small bar. Caffeine addicts and after-work boozers rejoice.

  • Food & Drink

    The Paddo Inn

    Expect casual drinks and burgers in the front bar, and Matt Moran-created grill in the dining room.

  • Food & Drink

    Chophouse

    Chophouse removes itself from the regular gimmicks of steakhouses and instead exudes a level of class through its service, food and contemporary setting.

  • Food & Drink

    Afous

    Moroccan hospitality has arrived to charm the pants off the north shore.

  • Food & Drink

    Sixpenny

    A tiny seven-table restaurant in culinary ghost town Stanmore is turning heads.

  • Food & Drink

    Spice Temple

    Spice Temple pushes the fusion aspect of Chinese food without losing traditional flavour.

  • Food & Drink

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

    Stripy umbrellas, schoolyard benches and tres cute Breton-striped waitstaff add to the beachside charm.

  • Food & Drink

    Toko

    A go-to for great Japanese in Surry Hills.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ivanhoe Hotel

    A revamped Ivanhoe goes gangbusters on The Corso.

  • Food & Drink

    The Balmain Hotel

    The West End Hotel is reborn as The Balmain, complete with Flamingo Room and a transcontinental menu.

  • Food & Drink

    The Renegades Cafe Wine Bar

    A graffitied beacon of hope for the workers and residents that share the suburb of Mascot.

  • Food & Drink

    Crane Bar Restaurant

    A fabulously innovative menu puts this among the top Japanese restaurants in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Bronte Road Bistro

    A classically trained chef starts making eggs for the hungover masses.

  • Food & Drink

    The Oaks Hotel

    With a new chef and a new menu, this North Shore institute gets a high-brow makeover, but at the customer's expense.

  • Food & Drink

    The Malaya

    Overlooking the twinkling lights of Darling Harbour, the Malaya has a strong, fragrant menu from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and beyond.

  • Food & Drink

    Batch Burgers and Espresso

    Devour an American burger and shake, just down the road from the Prime Minister's lodge.

  • Food & Drink

    Efendy

    Turkish food icon Somer Sivrioglu offers both casual meze and a formal Turkish feast in Balmain.

  • Food & Drink

    Yellow

    The owners of Bentley and Cirrus are serving up vegan fine dining in Potts Point.

  • Food & Drink

    Nomad

    'Nomad' appears to be a misnomer: this is one place we'd be very content to set down some roots.

  • Food & Drink

    Flour Eggs Water A Tavola Bondi

    The same ingredients that made Darlinghurst's A Tavola a hit, but with a heavier hit of the ocean.

  • Food & Drink

    Berowra Waters Inn

    Refinement in a bush setting proves that Berowra Waters Inn hasn't finished making history yet.

  • Food & Drink

    Macleay St Bistro

    The 'go-to' restaurant to suit any occasion and welcome you with open arms.

  • Food & Drink

    Waitan

    The reputed $10 million Chinese restaurant thinking outside the box.

  • Food & Drink

    Queens Park Shed

    Once a women's change shed, now a perfect cafe for your idyllic day in the park.

  • Food & Drink

    Verde Restaurant and Bar

    Expertly fuses together Southern Italian cuisine with a friendly, family-like yet fine dining experience.

  • Food & Drink

    Shuk

    Mediterranean breakfasts and lunches that capture the imagination and deliver on the plate.

  • Food & Drink

    Ripples Milsons Point

    One of those rarefied locations that is quintessentially Sydney without losing its soul to the tourist trade.

  • Food & Drink

    The Tilbury Hotel

    Linger over a long lunch or dive into dessert at the new-look Tilbury.

  • Food & Drink

    Bentley Restaurant + Bar

    The loved CBD fine diner has a dedicated vegetarian tasting menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Momofuku Seiobo

    Put your Blackjack money back in your wallet and save it for a fantastic night of unconventional eating.

  • Food & Drink

    Tetsuya's

    Sure you might’ve been able to fly to Melbourne and back (twice), but dining at Tetsuya’s is an occasion that is slightly more palpable.

  • Food & Drink

    Alpha

    Food, drink and service all get a big fat Greek tick here. We just need the big fat Greek atmosphere too.

  • Food & Drink

    The Potting Shed

    Dine by candlelight in the nighttime green oasis of The Grounds of Alexandria.

  • Food & Drink

    Dedes on the Wharf

    Magnificent seafood and sparkling views mean this wharf-end restaurant is sure to make a splash.

  • Food & Drink

    One Penny Red

    The location is great, the atmosphere is just what you want and the food? More than worth the journey.

  • Food & Drink

    Knox Street Bar

    This cement-walled drinking dungeon hosts live music, storytelling, burlesque and drink-and-draw classes.

  • Food & Drink

    Hunters Hill Hotel

    Heritage listed on the outside, well done pub classics and trendy interiors on the inside.

  • Food & Drink

    The Spice Room

    Head chef Darbyan Singh transforms Peshawari-style Indian street food into must-try, high-end dining.

  • Food & Drink

    The Clock Hotel

    Crown Street's revamped pub sports hidden whisky bars and balcony gin bars to ditch the crusty ol' pub stigma.

  • Food & Drink

    Fuku

    A library of sake tucked away on George Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Ripples Chowder Bay

    Hearty Italian-style food, good wine, and a view that reminds us how lucky we are to live in this city.

  • Food & Drink

    Goros

    A kitsch Japanese dive bar with a late night DJ, arcade games and three karaoke rooms.

  • Food & Drink

    The Winery

    Drinking classy means having a 'champagne bell' alert the waitstaff when your glass gets empty.

  • Food & Drink

    The Public

    Sydney's lower north shore has a brand new Scandinavian-style local.

  • Food & Drink

    Barrio Cellar

    Some of Sydney's best tequila and mezcal cocktails await at the Barrio Chino team's basement bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Bennelong

    Bennelong is more casual and relaxed than ever before — but that doesn't mean the food isn't show-stopping.

  • Food & Drink

    Bellevue

    A lively little pub located in the leafy back streets of Paddington.

  • Food & Drink

    The Paddington

    This is the Oxford Street pub like you've never seen it before.

  • Food & Drink

    The Clare Bar

    Three high-end restaurants, 62 guest rooms and its very own custom-designed scent.

  • Food & Drink

    Indu

    This is the Indian food we've been waiting for.

  • Food & Drink

    The Collaroy

    The northern beaches boozer was acquired by Merivale and reopened all shiny and new.

  • Food & Drink

    Staves Brewery

    Get stuck in with two-for-one pints at Glebe's backstreet brewpub.

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Hubert

    High-class French food in a subterranean space on Bligh Street, where the chicken fricassée is the stuff of legend.

  • Food & Drink

    Glass Brasserie

    The Hilton's bright, light second level hotel bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Manly Pavilion

    Manly's legendary waterfront palace has reopened.

  • Food & Drink

    Bistro Guillaume

    The French chef's third Sydney venue is a casual bistro with adjoining patisserie.

  • Food & Drink

    East Village Hotel

    The three-tiered Darlinghurst pub gets a new life with an upstairs sports bar and rooftop terrace.

  • Food & Drink

    Nour

    Contemporary Lebanese food with a twist.

  • Food & Drink

    Bel & Brio

    Barangaroo's 800-square-metre European-style food emporium.

  • Food & Drink

    Butcher and the Farmer

    An artisan butcher and restaurant with a restored tram for a dining room.

  • Food & Drink

    1821

    Sydney's epic new opulent Greek restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    The Golden Sheaf

    Double Bay's best beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Aria

    Matt Moran's harbourside restaurant has been serving up top-notch tasting menus by the water for 20 years.

  • Food & Drink

    Greengate Hotel

    Killara's mainstay pub on the Pacific Highway.

  • Food & Drink

    Mjolner

    A Thor-inspired carvery doing modern Nordic food and exceptional cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Sneaky Possum

    Chippendale's multifaceted bar can satisfy your morning caffeine fix and your late-night margarita craving.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosetta

    Neil Perry's Italian fine diner boasts an outdoor terrace, a mozzarella bar, over 30 gins and a focus on seafood.

  • Food & Drink

    Spice Alley

    A not-so-secret, hidden alley of Asian culinary delights.

  • Food & Drink

    Mode Kitchen & Bar

    An oasis in the sweeping Four Seasons hotel atrium.

  • Food & Drink

    Chin Chin

    Sydney's first outpost of Melbourne's famed loud, punchy and queue-inviting Thai eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Kid Kyoto

    A neon-lit izakaya den inspired by 90s alternative rock.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocks Brewing Co

    Brews inspired by the dubious characters of colonial past.

  • Food & Drink

    Friend in Hand Hotel

    You'll find this lively, old-school pub in the backstreets of Glebe.

  • Food & Drink

    K1 Karaoke Lounge

    A LED-lit karaoke haven above Chinatown.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Patron

    Neil Perry's harbourside eatery serving late-night Mexican fare and $100 margaritas.

  • Food & Drink

    Mama Mulan

    Chatswood's stunning 180-seat restaurant pairs an elegant modern space with regional Chinese fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Katsumi Japanese Restaurant — CLOSED

    A stunning Japanese fine-diner in an lesser-known inner west suburb.

  • Food & Drink

    Quay Restaurant

    Peter Gilmore's fine diner on Sydney Harbour reopens after a dramatic transformation.

  • Food & Drink

    Park House Food & Liquor

    The old Mona Vale Hotel has been transformed into a sleek new restaurant, cocktail lounge and burger bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Beijing Impression

    One of Ashfield's best Chinese eateries now has a second outpost at Market City.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Restaurant and Bar Manly

    A breezy indoor-outdoor Japanese diner with views out over Manly Cove.

  • Food & Drink

    Woolwich Pier Hotel

    This long-standing lower north shore pub has been given new interiors, but kept its wraparound balcony and chicken pot pie.

  • Food & Drink

    Canton Kitchen

    A new Cantonese restaurant on the lower north shore by ex-Queen Chow head chef Jason Chan.

  • Food & Drink

    Mosman Rowers

    This century-old lower north shore rowing club has reopened as a cafe and bar.

  • Food & Drink

    GPO Cheese and Wine Room

    A CBD temple of cheese to both take away or eat in with a glass of wine.

  • Food & Drink

    The Gardens by Lotus

    This teahouse in the Chinese Garden of Friendship serves dumplings and tea during the day before switching to a Sichuan menu at night.

  • Food & Drink

    The Restaurant Pendolino

    The Strand Arcade's refined Italian diner serves over 20 varieties of handmade pasta a day.

  • Food & Drink

    Métisse

    French fine dining that won't break the bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Altitude

    With a name like this, expect some sweeping views across Sydney Harbour.

  • Food & Drink

    Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar

    A luxe kingdom of meze, cocktails, slow-cooked meats and 300 wines atop Westfield Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Chuuka

    A buzzing fine diner on the water serving up Chinese-Japanese fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Dynasty Karaoke

    Live out your popstar fantasies at this expansive karaoke joint in Dixon Mall.

  • Food & Drink

    B. Lucky & Sons

    An adults-only arcade bar from the Holey Moley team.

  • Food & Drink

    XOPP

    The Golden Century team's new Darling Square restaurant is a homage to its famed pipis in XO dish.

  • Food & Drink

    Bungalow 8

    A harbourside bar with views from the beer garden, tropical vibes and a buzzing dance floor.

  • Food & Drink

    The Loft

    Head upstairs from Bungalow 8 for cocktails, views and live music.

  • Food & Drink

    Regatta Rose Bay

    Rose Bay's waterfront restaurant offers two hours of bottomless rose on Sundays.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina EQ

    A 350-seat eatery with giant margaritas and $2 tacos on Tuesdays.

  • Food & Drink

    Establishment Bar

    It's an elegant bistro inside a historic building, and it's a Sydney institution.

  • Food & Drink

    Bathers' Pavilion

    Balmoral's historic beachside spot has scored a makeover and a terrace champagne bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Sarino's

    Head to Baulkham Hills for three-cheese ravioli and Sunday roast-inspired negronis in this next-level hotel restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    The Commercial Hotel

    You can always count on this joint for kick-ons — it's open until 6am on Fridays.

  • Food & Drink

    Coco Cubano Parramatta

    Start the party — or keep it going — at this all-day Cuban-inspired eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Nakano Darling

    This Haymarket izakaya serves up highballs and free karaage chicken during happy hour.

  • Food & Drink

    The Gidley

    An underground steakhouse by the Bistecca team.

  • Food & Drink

    Mimi's

    This restaurant at Coogee Pavilion serves bumps of caviar and hand-rolled pipi pasta — and has its own cocktail bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Shutters

    Breathe in the salty air of Coogee Beach and tuck into an Italian feast at this lounge bar with a Miami aesthetic.

  • Food & Drink

    Chatkazz Park

    Visit this hugely popular Harris Park restaurant for vegetarian Indian street food and colourful sweet treats.

  • Food & Drink

    Hyderabad House

    Looking for Sydney's best biryani? We may have found it here.

  • Food & Drink

    Vini Divini

    This inner city bar's wine wall contains over 1000 bottles from ten different countries.

  • Food & Drink

    Cronulla RSL Club

    Enjoy views over South Cronulla Beach from the terrace with a cocktail in hand.

  • Food & Drink

    B. Lucky & Sons Wollongong

    Holey Moley's adults-only arcade bar has opened in Wollongong.

  • Food & Drink

    Beckett's

    This new Glebe Point Road venue is home to a velvet-heavy cocktail lounge and Chef Jeff Schroeter's vanilla lobster.

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