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Seasonally-driven menu offering choices such as Royal seafood paella, with vongole, clams, calamari, King prawns, Boston Bay mussels, saffron olive oil and a squid ink rice crisp.

About Public Dining Room

Offering a majestic location with views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Harbour to Manly and North Head is Chef Hat-awarded Public Dining Room. Architecturally designed by Hecker & Guthrie, this fresh, modern venue on The Esplanade reflects fine dining in a relaxed beach-style atmosphere with stunning water vistas. Dishing up a contemporary à la carte menu, featuring local ingredients and global culinary influences, start with spiced soft-shell crab, pickled radicchio, lemon and honey mayo and chiu chow chilli on a milk bun. Perhaps slow-cooked pistachio and herb-crusted lamb shoulder tempts, with orange glazed heirloom Dutch carrots, miso and confit garlic Paris mash, mint salsa verde and jus; enticing yellow peach soufflé and blackcurrant ice cream appeal to end a memorable meal.

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A few words from Public Dining Room

Located on the iconic Balmoral Beach, this world class venue offers sweeping views from its boardwalk to Manly & North Head. Summery Mediterranean influences bring Public Dining Room's contemporary beachside menus to life.

Our philosophy is simple - source the best seasonal ingredients to craft unique, fresh and flavoursome dishes. Ingredients come direct to your plate from our trusted circle of local providores.

It's light-filled timeless interiors have been designed by Hecker & Guthrie to be in harmony with the surrounding environment. Our guests particularly enjoy watching the world at play.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, Public Dining Room's sleek and stylish beachside position allows you to take full advantage of its majestic location, enjoying views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Harbour to Manly and North Head. And for real water lovers, begin your dining experience with a water taxi direct to Balmoral Wharf located directly infront!

Public Dining Room is a classic, elegant venue for any occasion, large or small. Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, engagement or wedding reception. Entertain your guests from out of town or overseas. Impress your business clients, your boss or your loved ones or simply relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner taking in all the delights of the popular Balmoral region.

Located at the southern end of Balmoral Beach, only a 15 minute drive from the CBD or 15 minutes by water taxi ride from Circular Quay. Balmoral Beach is accessible by private boat, limousine, taxi, water taxi, car or public transport...too easy!

Water Taxi - several water taxi services operate on Sydney Harbour and can easily collect you from any waterfront location and deliver you to the jetty to our door.
Private Boat - swing moorings are available at Balmoral Beach. Contact the Balmoral Boatshed to book your proposed date & arrange to pick up mooring tender service.
Car - Balmoral offers extensive street parking in the surrounding area.

Public Transport - Buses come to Balmoral Beach from all areas of Sydney. For timetable information, please contact Sydney Buses.

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Location & Map

2A The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach 2088 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Mon  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  11:45:AM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:45:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  11:45:AM - 3:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Public Dining Room offers three distinct function spaces for your special event. Its light-filled, timeless interiors have been designed by Hecker, Phelan & Guthrie to be in harmony with the surrounding environment. Our guests particulary enjoy watching the world play on Balmoral Beach through out stunning floor to ceiling windows. Whether you're planning the perfect party, or a more intimate affair, Public Dining Room caters to a variety of groups and offers flexible and outdoor spaces

  • Up to 110 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (5)


Exceptional casual fine dining at it's best!!!



Casual fine dining in a stunning location!
The food and service is amazing as always! There's nowhere in Sydney you can literally walk out onto the beach to walk off your lunch!


A gem on the beautiful waterfront of balmoral. The food is beautifully presented and tastes amazing. Excellent wine list and yummy deserts! Will be back on every special occasion!!