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Top 10 Intimate Private Dining Rooms in Melbourne

Do you have a special event coming up that deserves a magnificent venue to match? An intimate dining setting is a lovely way to celebrate with those who are important in your life. Check out these ten venues across Melbourne that will fulfil your dining desires. 

1. Tatami Room, Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar

What was once an old bank has now been transformed into an eclectic Japanese Restaurant. Kumo Izakaya seamlessly blends industrial Japanese style with Art Deco influences to create a magnificent space. This airy and relaxing atmosphere is perfect for you and your guests to enjoy.

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

2. Room 1954

Situated inside the magnificent Pullman Melbourne on Swanston, Room 1954 Private Dining Room boasts unbeatable views of Melbourne’s stunning skyline. With its own distinctive style and a warm, convivial atmosphere, Room 1954 is the perfect location for an intimate event to impress.

  • Venue: Pullman Melbourne on Swanston
  • Address: 195 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 26
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Presentation, Meetings & Workshops, Conference

3. Basement Bar, Ovolo South Yarra

Ovolo South Yarra blends past, present and progressive, a place where retro chic and pop-art collide. The Basement Bar mixes studio 54 with retro charm, the space paying homage to rock gods. If you are a lover of retro glamour, then this is the perfect venue to host your next dining event.

  • Venue: Ovolo South Yarra
  • Address: 234 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
  • Capacity: 18-45
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Networking, Presentation, Meetings & Workshops, Conference, Team Activity, Wedding

4. The Executive Suite – Room 1, The Glasshouse

Located on the banks of the Yarra and set in the heart of the famous Olympic Parks Precinct, The Glasshouse boasts spectacular interior design by world-renowned architects Hecker Guthrie. This beautiful venue is perfect for your sophisticated and classy evening event.

  • Venue: The Glasshouse
  • Address: Olympic Park Oval, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3001
  • Capacity: 14
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Networking, Meetings & Workshops

5. Private Dining Room , Poodle Bar & Bistro

Located in the popular suburb of Fitzroy, Poodle Bar and Bistro blends old and new to create a unique space. Hidden away from the hum of the main bar, the private dining room is an intimate space suitable for milestone celebrations or corporate functions. The long boardroom-style table is customisable in length and the room has personal audio capabilities.

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

6. Mrs Smith, The Smith Prahran

The Smith Prahran offers a little something for everybody with multiple spaces available for an array of different events. Perched above the bustle of the bar, restaurant and Atrium, Mrs Smith is an elegant light-filled space ideal for smaller celebrations.

  • Venue: The Smith Prahran
  • Address: 213 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181
  • Capacity: 24
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Team Activity, Meetings & Workshops

7. Captains Quarters, The Wharf Hotel

The Wharf Hotel enjoys the unique combination of a friendly local pub with stunning city views and waterfront ambience. The Captains Quarters is an intimate and semi-private space featuring a large wooden table and a themed historic design, ideal for a small gathering.

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

8. Ostēr

Treat your guests to a night of fine wine and fabulous food at Ostēr. Located in Richmond, Ostēr is a modern, intimate, and welcoming open dining room featuring a gorgeous brick feature. The venue offers bespoke event packages for all styles of events paired with premium service, guaranteeing an unforgettable time.

  • Venue: Ostēr
  • Address: 76-78 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Capacity: 30
  • Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Networking

9. Private Dining Room, Temperance Hotel

Perched on the iconic Chapel St. in South Yarra, Temperance Hotel is a favourite among locals. Enjoy a classic pub menu, live music and a lively atmosphere for your next milestone celebration or corporate function. The Private Dining Room is an intimate space with a capacity of up to 14 guests.

Venue: Temperance Hotel
Address: 426 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
Capacity: 14
Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Meetings & Workshops

10. Riverside Terrace, Byblos Bar & Restaurant

The Riverside Terrace at Byblos Bar & Restaurant is located on the first floor and opens onto a waterfront balcony overlooking Melbourne’s Yarra River. The large glass windows allow sparkling city lights to shine through providing a lively evening atmosphere.

Venue: Byblos Bar & Restaurant
Address: 39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007
Capacity: 60
Event Type: Private Dining, Party, Networking, Team Activity

When it comes to Private Dining Rooms, Melbourne bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


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?

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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!

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

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