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Sydney’s best private dining rooms and where to find them

Sydney is a treasure trove of luxurious living for the masses, with hundreds of years of Australian history tucked away in cosy little nooks, cracks and crevasses, awaiting discovery by many of the city’s millions of visitors per year. And it’s easy to see why.

For the more fanciful of taste, the city is loaded with private dining rooms, making sure those with a more expensive tooth than most have somewhere more than fine to fix their hunger. And these are where…

NOLA Smokehouse & Bar, Barangaroo

A private dining space is not easy to come by anywhere in Sydney but the recently opened NOLA Smokehouse & Bar in The Streets of Barangaroo could be your knight in shining armour… Completely private, it can accommodate 14 comfortably and a few more at a push plus it comes with the option of data connections and a TV to allow for working lunches. Set menus commence from $70 and give you some of the best dishes from Executive Chef Richard Duff’s New Orleans-inspired menu. And with Wynyard Walk, you can get from the CBD to NOLA in minutes.

Level 1, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Nola private dining room Sydney

The Private Kitchen, Chippendale

Imagine having a private rooftop space all to yourself and then having the option of choosing from three completely different menus created by some of Kensington Street’s best chefs; The Private Kitchen gives you just that plus more… Located at the top of The Old Rum Store on Kensington Street in Chippendale, The Private Kitchen is a truly unique space that is only available for private event bookings. It comprises of a room with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a large balcony that wraps around, providing the perfect spot for cocktails and canapés through to seated dinners. The three menu offerings give you the choice of indulging in Italian, courtesy of Lino Sauro’s Olio; an American grill inspired menu from Stanley Wong at Eastside Grill; and Indochine from Mekong’s Tiw Rakarin. Suitable for anything from a special birthday dinner with friends and family, client entertaining or perhaps an intimate location for an engagement party or wedding reception, The Private Kitchen has been one of Sydney’s best kept secrets…. until now.

Level 3, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Private Kitchen private dining room Sydney

Mekong, Chippendale

If you’re after more of an Asian persuasion, Mekong on Kensington Street in Chippendale offers Mezzanine, a floor all to yourself located underneath the main restaurant with the capacity to seat 25. Chef Tiw Rakarin’s beautifully presented Indochine menu takes you on a journey from Burma, Laos and Thailand through to Cambodia and Vietnam and provides a contemporary snapshot of well-known classics. Shared plates give you the opportunity to indulge in more than seven courses, making this a feast worth sharing.

Level 2, 14 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Mekong private dinnig room Sydney

Parliament House, Sydney

With eight spaces for visitors of all walks and all needs, this heritage-listed building in the heart of the city is as beautiful as it is functional. Parliament House has the capacity to accommodate intimate dinners and conferences through to large-scale cocktail events for 800, the rooms range from contemporary in design to others steeped in the rich history of Australia’s first and oldest Parliament.

The building’s history stretches back to 1816 when it was originally constructed as Sydney’s first permanent hospital. By 1824, parts of the building were being used for the Legislative Council and the Parliament House footprint has grown since then. Over the last 40 years, modifications and restorative work has been done to create a collection of beautiful spaces that are truly unique to Sydney.

NSW Parliament House Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW

Parliament House Sydney private dining room

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