These are the best private dining rooms in Melbourne for special occasions and large groups. From a secret underground cheese cellar, to luxurious offerings at the city's best fine diners.

Sakedokoro Namara

Sakedokoro Namara is known for having sake on tap, whisky highballs and a ‘hallucination cocktail’ made with mushroom gin. But the new private dining room offers a touch of Japanese tranquillity in North Melbourne. Designed by a Japanese architect, the space features tatami flooring, Moon Shoji screens and traditional art. It seats up to 10 people, enquire now.

Supernormal

Head down the spiral staircase, past the Pocky vending machine and inside a mood-lit dining wonderland at Supernormal. The private dining space is adorned with contemporary art, and your booking comes with a slick karaoke system! The space can hold up to 40 seated diners, find more information.

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Supernormal

Akaiito

If discreet fine dining with dramatic Japanese flair is on your wish list, enter the world of Akaiito. The ‘Tsukiyo’ room is an immersive dining experience complete with table top projections that bring your meal to life. Up to 12 people can dine in the space, which is illuminated by a rotating selection of visual installations throughout the evening. You can even book our the entire venue for up to 30 guests. Make an inquiry.

Fishpot

Fishpot is Melbourne’s most extravagant hotpot restaurant, right down to the terrazzo tiled sauce station. The opulence extends to the menu, which boasts premium wagyu and exquisite lobster selections. Book the VIP room and you'll you have a spacious, in-built hotpot table to gather around. With the click of a button, the floor to ceiling glass walls become frosted for complete privacy.

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Fishpot

Spring Street Grocer

This underground cheese temple isn’t just for charcuterie board finishing touches. Spring Street Grocer’s cheese cellar can accommodate up to 28 people for a seated dinner event! The team can also transform the space for cheese tastings, cocktail parties and more. So from brie to blue and beyond, your heart’s desire awaits.

Life's Too Short

Tucked away in the old bluestone cellars of the original brewery in Victoria Parade is Life’s Too Short Bar. Private functions are available for 10 to 40 people in this romantic wine bar. For a truly unique night, book out the intimate eight-seat Chef’s Table. You'll feast your way through Chef Sigrid's eight-course degustation dinner.

The Aquarium

Dine underwater at Melbourne’s most unique private dining space. Spend an evening on a self-guided tour of the SEA LIFE Aquarium, then settle into your exclusive viewing space. Think front-row seats to penguins, sharks, stingrays and crocodiles. Indulge in a deluxe multi-course menu with drinks included as these mesmerizing creatures float over and above you. Spaces can host 2 to 25 people, learn more.

A man and a woman sitting in an aquarium and eating dinner
SEALife Melbourne Aquarium

Vue De Monde

Typically reserved for truly special occasions, the Dom Perignon room at Vue De monde is the height of luxury. Fifty-five floors high, to be exact. Combining gastronomy, art and luxury, the space can host up to 12 people. Conceptualised in partnership by Shannon Bennett, Hiromi Tango and Richard Geoffery, it’s an experience like no other. Enquire now.

Freyja

Located in the historic Olderfleet building, Freyja feels like something truly novel. Tucked away in the basement, the moody semi-private dining room offers dining for 24 guests, or book the full space for up to 65 people. Choose from several banquet menus which take a Nordic-approach to Aussie fine-dining. You can expect unique flavour pairings that are beautifully executed, paired with Nordic rum cocktails. Get in touch to submit an enquiry.

A dark dining room with modern art and a long table.
Freyja

Gimlet

Old world glamour and modern dining collide at Gimlet. Located in Cavendish House, this beautiful 1920s venue landed a coveted spot on The World's 50 Best Restaurants' top 100 list. The exclusive dining room can cater for up to 12 guests. And it’s the perfect spot for foodie friends to make lasting memories for every special occasion. Send an inquiry to plan your get together.

Red Spice Road

Fly to Asia for the night at one of Red Spice Road's three private dining rooms. Accommodating up to 60 guests, your special night will be buzzing with the vibes of Hanoi and Bangkok. Feast your way through a South-East Asian banquet, featuring dishes like chilli caramel pork belly, lamb ribs and chicken karaage. Check out the spaces to find your perfect fit.

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Ronnie's

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Inspired by family dinners, where friends and family meet to dine, wine and have good times.

Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino has set the bar for Italian fine dining in Melbourne since 1928.

Otōto

Otōto

Akaiito's underground casual cocktail bar serving Asian-inspired tapas and sharing plates.

Luci

Luci

A contemporary Australian restaurant set in the grand hall of historic Equity Chambers building.

Roccella

Roccella

An all-day dining Italian restaurant located across from the Fitzroy Gardens.

The George on Collins

The George on Collins

An up-market basement venue and eatery within the historic Georges building.

Cumulus Inc

Cumulus Inc

This all-day restaurant and bar is a modern icon of Melbourne's food scene.

Pepe's Italian & Liquor

Pepe's Italian & Liquor

An Italian restaurant located in a leafy enclave of Melbourne's central business area.

Butchers Diner

Butchers Diner

Diner and takeaway joint serving burgers, steaks and rotating daily specials.

Kirk's Wine Bar

Kirk's Wine Bar

Specialty wine and bar bites offered in a cosy and charming space.

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