About Private Dining

PrivateDining.com.au is a unique online directory first created in 2003. Specifically designed to make it easy for diners to find venues that have dedicated private rooms and spaces, Australia wide.

Originally starting out on the web in Melbourne, Private Dining has now expanded nationally, with sites now in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Hobart. – We have all the popular locations represented and are forever expanding our venue base and categories and are continually striving to provide diners with better results.

Private Dining is a niche offering, in most cases by award-winning or aspiring chefs and restaurateurs, who proudly showcase their menus and signature dishes with passion and flare. It’s where sommeliers spruik their infinite knowledge of wine and wait staff demonstrate a service of excellence. Whilst guests sit back, relax and indulge in the overall dining experience, in an intimate and boutique room or space, seated as a group around one exclusive table, in a venues showpiece setting.

Working in Melbourne’s dining scene for over a decade we found it quite a hard task when searching online, to first find a restaurant or venue with a private room or space, then find the correct table size for our group, viewing a menu, whether the offer was degustation, casual or fine dining, a la carte or set menu and so on… After endlessly searching page after page on Google and other search engines and foodie websites, results were continually returned with everything we weren’t looking for. Like cocktail party venues, small function rooms and even wedding venues with capacities in the hundreds.

So without much success, we realised someone needed to create a website to make finding a true private dining room a whole lot easier and with accurate information, that best suited the diners needs and then connected diners with genuine private dining venues.

We came up with a solution and set out on the journey of visiting as many restaurants, bars, pubs hotels, cafes and wineries that had genuine dedicated private dining spaces and a passion for food. We then put all of their detailed venue information into our website and created comprehensive venue profiles. Complete with room and space capacities, image galleries, food & beverage packages, contact info with Google Map, phone and website link, contact and booking forms, video, and reviews. We provide all the information a diner could need in one convenient website to make it simple and help save time, so diners can make an informed decision, as to where they would like to dine.

For ease and speed [PD] has put together our top recommendations, arranged in collections of the most popular locations and searches.

To easily Find a Venue start your search by entering the type of venue you are after, for example, a restaurant, then enter the location and let us return a list of venues that best matches with your needs. You can also search by your favorite cuisine, by price, capacity or dining style, special features like waterfront or with views and most reviewed, most viewed and highest rated.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a foodie we invite you to join [PD] and become a valuable and active member of our site, so you can share your private dining experiences with others and provide objective reviews and ratings. Click here to Join Now.

Our website is absolutely free for everyone to use and there are no commissions charged or accepted on bookings or enquiries.

We work with some of the countries best venues and are always on the lookout for somewhere new! So if you feel you have a recommendation of your own that you think we should feature, we would love to hear about it.  Contact Us

If you’re a chef or owner of a venue with a private dining room or space and offer an amazing dining experience and would like to connect with more diners to showcase your wares, then click here to view information on advertising with Private Dining.

We hope you enjoy!