It’s no secret that Melbourne is home to some of Australia’s best restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a casual location to host a dinner party with friends or a more luxurious space to host clients, the Melbourne private dining scene can provide an exceptional experience for all. We know that it can be hard to choose the perfect location to enjoy a bite to eat so we have picked our top private dining spaces to help with the search.

Captains Quarters, The Wharf Hotel

Perched on the banks of the Yarra river is The Wharf Hotel. Hidden at the back of the venue you can find the Captains Quarters, a semi-private dining space that can seat up to 20 guests. You and your guests can enjoy a casual pub-style feed inside a nautical themed function room.

  • Venue: The Wharf Hotel
  • Address: 18/38 Siddeley St, Docklands VIC 3005
  • Capacity: 20
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Presentations, Meetings and Workshops, Team Activities

Tatami Room, Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar

Located in the corner of the bustling Lygon Street at Brunswick East, what was once an old bank is now transformed as the eclectic Japanese restaurant, Kumo Izakaya. From the Art Deco and Industrial Japanese inspired handcrafted furniture to the mouth-watering and award-winning menu, Kumo Izakaya creates an authentic and artistic experience for you and your guests.

  • Venue: Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar
  • Address: 152 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
  • Capacity: 12
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Meetings and Workshops, Networking

Riverside Terrace, Byblos Bar & Restaurant

Immerse yourself in a lavish Lebanese and Mediterranean atmosphere at Byblos Bar & Restaurant. Situated just outside the Melbourne CBD on the Yarra River, this space offers a premium dining experience for up to 60 guests.

  • Venue: Byblos Bar & Restaurant
  • Address: 18-38 Siddeley St, Docklands VIC 3008
  • Capacity: 60
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Team Activities, Networking

Mrs Smith, The Smith Prahran

Experience the simplistic yet elegant atmosphere of Mrs Smith situated inside The Smith Prahran. Enjoy your own private dining area with 40 of your closest friends and indulge in their premium food and beverage options which are updated seasonally.

  • Venue: Mrs Smith Prahran
  • Address: 213-219 High St, Prahran VIC 3181
  • Capacity: 35
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Team Activities, Meetings and Workshops

Private Dining Room , Poodle Bar & Bistro

Located in the bustling suburb of Fitzroy is award winning Poodle Bar & Bistro. Combining historic victorian architecture with a sleek modern interior, this space is guaranteed to wow guests as they walk through the door. Hide away from the hum of the Poodles main bar and enjoy the privacy of your own dining room with 20 guests.

Venue: Poodle Bar & Bistro
Address: 81-83 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Capacity: 20
Event Type: Private Dining, Presentation, Wedding

Yarra Rooms, The Langham Melbourne

Situated inside the grand Langham Hotel, the Yarra Rooms are the perfect location for a premium dining experience. Take in the spectacular views surrounding the building and enjoy the abundance of natural light shining through. This space can easily hold for up to 70 guests for a Banquet-style, 100 for receptions and 80 for Theatre-style.

Venue: The Langham Melbourne
Address: 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
Capacity: 80
Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Wedding

The Kalka Room, O’Connell’s Hotel

The iconic O’Connell’s Hotel has been on the Melbourne pub scene for over 140 years. If you’re looking for an intimate dining experience with exceptional food, look no further than The Kalka Room. This elegant dining room can hold up to 10 guests and is complimented with exceptional service.

Venue: O’Connell’s Hotel
Address: 407 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Capacity: 10
Event Type: Private Dining, Meetings and Workshops

The Parliament Room, Imperial Bourke Street

Lookout over the historic Parliament House while enjoying a bite to eat in The Parliament Room. Located inside the Imperial Bourke Street in the heart of the Melbourne CDB, this light-filled space boasts a professional atmosphere for a corporate dining event.

Venue: Imperial Hotel
Address: 2-8 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Capacity: 50
Event Type: Private Dining, Meetings and Workshops, Networking, Party, Presentation

When it comes to private dining Melbourne, HeadBox are experts in creating an unforgettable experience. If you’re organising your next special feast, we are here to help! Simply visit the link below to submit a brief.


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.