Best private dining rooms in Melbourne
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 Gimlet and Vue de Monde.
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. Seats up to 10 people, enquire now.
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 16 diners, find more information.
If discreet fine dining with dramatic Japanese flair is on your wishlist, enter the world of Akaiito. Their ‘Tsukiyo’ room is an immersive dining experience complete with table top projections. Up to 12 people can dine in the space, which is illuminated by a rotating selection of visual installations throughout the evening. Make an inquiry.
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 not only will 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.
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 20 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.
Dine underwater at Melbourne’s most unique private dining space. Spend an evening on a self-guided tour of the 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.
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 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.
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 astronomy, 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.
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.
More venues with private dining and large group function spaces
The George on Collins
An up-market basement venue and eatery within the historic Georges building.
This all-day restaurant and bar is a modern icon of Melbourne's food scene.
Pepe's Italian & Liquor
An Italian restaurant located in a leafy enclave of Melbourne's central business area.
Diner and takeaway joint serving burgers, steaks and rotating daily specials.
Kirk's Wine Bar
Specialty wine and bar bites offered in a cosy and charming space.
Last updated on Thu 6 Apr 2023
Flower Drum Restaurant
An iconic upscale Cantonese restaurant serving delicious food.
Classic Italian fare with great service since 1996.
An intimate restaurant, located inside Hotel Lindrum, serving seasonal fare.
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