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I’ve had many requests over the years for recommendations on private dining rooms, as well as restaurants that allow bookings for larger groups, so I thought it was about time to put together a list of where I often recommend to people; hence I present to you a mini version of Private and Group Dining in Melbourne.

I’ve tried to include a small but curated range, including restaurants with different styles, spaces and cuisines.

Is there a venue you’d like us to add to the list? Let us know at:

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Bottega – a beautiful and elegant private dining space in the CBD that caters from 10 – 60 people.

Chin Chin – catering for groups of 8 or functions with 20 people or more in their downstairs bar Go-Go.

Maha – they offer a private dining room for up to 18 people, as well as sit up or sit down functions from 110 – 220 guests.

Cecconi’s – private dining from 12-30 including breakfasts, plus stand up functions for up to 50 people. You can also hire the entire venue for larger events.

The European – private breakfasts, lunches and dinners, as well as functions at their sister establishment Spring St Grocer. They also cater for cocktails events, weddings and conferences.


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Stokehouse – Melbourne welcomes back one of its favourite and most iconic bayside restaurants.

Cicciolina – Yay! Cicciolina now offer private dining. The space, housed in their back bar accommodates 10-20 people.

Bellota – 3 private spaces that cater from 12 – 60 people.

Lamaro’s – choose from several spaces at this gorgeous, iconic gastropub.

Ilona Staller – a gorgeous private dining space for lunch or dinner, catering from 15-24 people. These guys are also group booking friendly!

The Smith – this has got to be one of my favourite private dining spots in Melbourne.  Also, group booking friendly.

Caffe e Cucina – groups of 11 – 20 people.

Circa – seat up to 18 people on one long dining table.

Da Noi – group friendly including their courtyard area. Contact them direct for bookings.

Roccoco – very group booking friendly and the food never disappoints.


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Cutler and Co. – they can accommodate up to 32 guests.

Epocha – groups bookings of 8 or more.

Rumi  – catering for groups of 8 or more.

Farm Vigano – 12 guests or more catered to with their special sharing menu.

Estelle by Scott Pickett – the recently renovated private dining room can cater to groups of up to 52 and is perfect for corporate events, birthdays and product launches.

Saint Crispin – can seat 12 – 60 guests, covering business functions, birthdays and weddings.

Shokuiku – private events available upon request.


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The Plough Hotel – private dining (sit down for 10-14).

Duchess of Spotswood – breakfast and lunch functions for up to 25 people.


Cafe Vue at Heide – also includes information on Jardin at the Tan and the Rialto.

GG – a stunning space with incredibly memorable food opposite the Fitzroy Gardens. The Pantry Room seats up to 40 guests.

Hellenic Republic – their O+P space covers both small and large groups.

Centonove – caters for up to 14 guests on the ground floor of the restaurant, as well as up to 12 upstairs.

Mister Bianco – their two dining rooms upstairs can cater for up to 16 guests. The main dining room seats up to 40.

Elyros – the Amari Room upstairs seats 20 – 50 guests or up to 70 for cocktail functions.


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