Private dining rooms combine the best of both worlds: the food and service of a restaurant, and the privacy and relaxed atmosphere of your own home. You'll pay handsomely for it, but for a birthday or other celebration to remember, these spots can't be beaten. The best bit? No one has to do the dishes.

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Restaurant Hubert

Restaurant

Choose one of four classy options, ranging from cosy 10-seat dining spaces surrounded by wine bottles, to the handsome cocktail bar up front. Our pick? The beautifully restored theatre hidden beyond the main dining area.

15 Bligh Street, Sydney

The Gidley

Restaurant

The Norfolk Room is the Gidley’s opulent dining space out back, fitting up to 20 people for a good-sized soirée. On top of a tailor-made menu, the restaurant will stock the private bar with any vintage you desire.

161 King Street, Sydney

Quay

Restaurant

The cruise ships don’t park out the front of Quay quite like they used to. Perhaps it's the reason why this intimate, 10-seat dining room has popped up in recent years. Enjoy the view.

Overseas Passenger Terminal The Rocks, Sydney
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Nobu Sydney

Restaurant

Nobu Matsuhisa’s Sydney outpost boasts three private dining spaces, but there’s something truly zen-like about its aqua-hued eight-seater, Karada. Down your sushi cups here.

Crown Sydney Level 1/2 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney

Bennelong

Restaurant

Okay, it's only semi-private. And "only" seats ten. But when the restaurant is Bennelong, you can be sure you're in for an experience like no other.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

A'Mare

Restaurant

The aptly named Harbour-view room – which seats up to 60 people – is where you’d want to dine on a cracking summer’s day. But like everything at Alessandro Pavoni’s stunning Italian eatery, the smaller rooms are just as impressive.

Crown Sydney, Level 1/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

Pilu at Freshwater

Restaurant

Three private rooms to enjoy sharp Italian fare in. Choose between 15, 20 or 45-person spaces – all of them with a view worth savouring.

Moore Road, Freshwater
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Mjølner

Bar

Take up to 40 people to this Viking-themed den from the Eau De Vie crew. The private dining room includes a dedicated bar, primed with every cocktail and dram imaginable.

267 Cleveland Street, Redfern

Bentley Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant

You could host a small wedding at Brett Savage’s stately fine diner, which comfortably seats up to 70 guests in its private events space.

27 O'Connell Street, Sydney
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Lotus Galeries

Restaurant

Like a true mainland Chinese restaurant, this warren-like dumpling specialist has five private rooms, seating between six and 40 of your friends.

500 George Street, Sydney

Sake Manly

Restaurant

All of Sake’s Sydney locations (including The Rocks and Double Bay) offer private dining options, but Manly gets points for its wharfside location. The elegant rooms here are perfect for groups as small as six, with flexibility to increase the real estate for more guests.

Level 1 Manly Wharf , Manly
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Beppi’s

Restaurant

Parties of six, eight or ten – make for the intimate cellar at this heavy-hitting Italian spot. Groups as big as 30 can book the larger room near the entrance.

21 Yurong Street (Corner Stanley Street), East Sydney

Nour

Restaurant

You can hire any part of this smart Lebanese diner, starting at the 18-seat private room, up to the entire venue.

490 Crown Street, Surry Hills
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Babylon

Restaurant

This exclusive 20-seat dining room whisks you away from the din emanating from Babylon’s sprawling rooftop terrace. In step with the rest of the venue, it’s a lavish space – all the better to appreciate those vibrant Middle Eastern dishes.

Level 7, Westfield Pitt Street Mall 188 Pitt Street (Enter via Castlereagh Street lift), Sydney

Long Chim

Restaurant

Pack 14 into the semi-private room for David Thompson's uncompromising Thai cooking.

Corner of Pitt Street and Angel Place, Sydney
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XOPP

Restaurant

It’s the sister restaurant to Golden Century, and is named after that restaurant’s most famous dish. It’s also one of the most impressive additions to the Darling Quarter food precinct.

The Exchange, Darling Square 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket
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Chiswick

Restaurant

It’s hard to say what’s prettier: the private space at the garden end of Chiswick or the garden itself. Either way, 40 guests get to enjoy both, along with farm-to-table fare courtesy of Matt Moran.

65 Ocean Street, Woollahra
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Otto Ristorante

Restaurant

As well as a ruby-red mezzanine and wharf-side terrace, this Italian classic boasts one of the most unique spaces on this list: a 100-year-old former wool lift big enough for 14 people.

Area 8 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
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Spice Temple

Restaurant

Between 12 and 50 guests can dine on fiery, numbing Sichuan cuisine in complete privacy at this Sydney institution.

10 Bligh Street, Sydney
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Aalia

Restaurant

The Middle East’s lesser-known cuisines brought to light on a menu informed by ancient recipes and modern techniques. You can also try wines from Syria, Jordan, Morocco and more, in a stunning contemporary space in the former MLC Centre.

Ground Level 25 Martin Place, Sydney