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Public Dining Room

Address
Address:
Balmoral Beach
2a The Esplanade
Mosman NSW 2088
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9968 4880
Fax : +61 2 9960 4293
Chef
Chef: Ian Lonnon
Chef
Price Range: $$$
BYO
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Public Dining Room offers an ultimate beachside dining experience with views that stretch from Balmoral and beyond, and equally delightful cuisine. From September to December 2013, Guillaume Zika is the international guest chef at Public Dining Room. Brother and sister duo Mark and Monique McLoughlin have been Balmoral locals for 10 years are the new owners of this recently refurbished, modern restaurant that reflects casual fine dining in a relaxed beach style setting.

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LOCATION
The southern end of Balmoral Beach; 20 minutes’ drive from the CBD or 15 minutes’ water taxi ride from Circular Quay to the wharf in front of the restaurant.

DETAILS
Public Dining Room is owned by the brother/sister partners Mark and Monique McLoughlin who have been residents of Balmoral for ten years. Architecturally designed by Hecker, Phelan and Guthrie, Public Dining Room has a Scandinavian look with raw, natural materials that compliment the beachside location. It is a stylish space with sandy-coloured walls, a white marble bar and a relaxed ambience perfect for lingering over a glass of wine and cocktail.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Update: From September to December 2013, Guillaume Zika is the international guest chef at Public Dining Room. He has come from an 18-month stint as head chef at Hibiscus, a two Michelin-starred restaurant in London.

Joining Public Dining Room is Head Chef Ian Lonnon. Ian has worked in some of Sydney’s finest hatted restaurants. Buon Ricordo, Pier, MG Garage and Pilu at freshwater just to name a few. Along with his talented team he brings a creative touch to a Mediterranean menu featuring Australia’s best seasonal produce. The local fare is sourced from small farmers throughout Australia and ingredients are prepared simply to deliver clean, fresh flavours. Here, summer drinks are spent lounging along beige banquettes with sandy feet and glasses of rosé, while in the cooler months, bottles of red wine are shared by diners who watch the storms roll in from the sea. Public Dining Room fits perfectly with the Mosman’s polite personality. This is a restaurant where you can enjoy any of the weather’s moods with all the creature comforts of great food, wine and company.

FUNCTIONS
Surrounded by lush greenery and placed upon the sands of Balmoral Beach, Public Dining Room is a destination venue that spoils guests with its stunning beachside view. The venue can seat 70 guests in the main dining room, 50 on the terrace deck and 30 in the private dining room.

Tip:
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entrees

Zucchini flowers stuffed with parmesan, feta and ricotta, smoked eggplant puree, red capsicum | $19.00

Lightly smoked confit ocean trout, baby beetroot salad, natural yoghurt, almonds | $23.00

Carpaccio of veal, capers, cornichons, shaved parmesan, baby herbs, mushroom vinaigrette | $24.00

Roasted Scallops, cauliflower, walnuts, raisins | $26.00


mains

Hand cut tagliatelle, Yamba prawns, spanner crab, chilli, basil, shellfish broth | $29.00

Potato gnocchi, chorizo, semi dried cherry tomato, chilli, oregano, green olives | $24.00

Humpty Doo barramundi, puy lentils, asparagus, butter poached Yamba prawn, tomato, capers and cumin | $36.00

Golden plains pork belly, celeriac puree, truffle fungi, cider jus | $38.00


desserts

Date and Armagnac creme brulee, biscotti | $15.00

Valrhona chocolate fondant, honey ice cream, crumbs, lavender oil | $16.00

Poached quince and pear, walnut crumble, nutmeg icecream | $13.00

Buttermilk panna cotta, winter berries, pistachio brittle | $15.00

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winelist

white wine selection

2008 quealy `musk creek` pinot gris, mornington peninsula, vic

glass | $11.00

2008 balnaves chardonnay, coonawarra, sa

glass | $13.00

2008 johner estate sauvignon blanc, wairarapa, nz

glass | $12.00

2007 le bine soave garganega/trebbiano, veneto, italy

glass | $10.00

red wine selection

2007 rimauresq ‘r’ reserve rose, provence, france

glass | $13.00

2008 kalleske `moppa` shiraz, barossa sa

glass | $12.00

2005 falls wine merlot, canowindra nsw

glass | $9.00

2005 rockbare `barossa babe` shiraz, barossa valley, sa

glass | $18.00

sparkling wine selection

nv pirie tamar valley, tas
bottle | $60.00

2004 chandon `blanc de blanc`, yarra valley, vic
bottle | $70.00

2004 pichot `vouvray`, loire valley, france
bottle | $56.00

nv vallformosa `MVSA` brut, penedes, spain
bottle | $46.00

dessert wine selection

2004 grande maison ‘cuvee des anges’, monbazillac, france 375ml
bottle | $54.00
glass | $13.00

2004 alain brumont ‘les larmes celestes’, pacherenc du vic bilh, france 375ml
bottle | $56.00
glass | $13.00

2008 mount horrocks ‘cordon cut’ riesling, Clare Valley, sa 375ml
bottle | $52.00
glass | $12.00

2005 avarvs muscat de frontigan, languedoc, france 500ml
bottle | $70.00
glass | $16.00

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Restaurant Specials

All Year Round Specials/Events
BYO WEDNESDAYS It's time to delve into your cellar and dust off some of your favourite bottles of wine as Wednesday night is BYO at Public. No corkage Charge



Restaurant Features
Accessible by water taxi
Breakfast
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Harbourside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Romantic/Intimate
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
Suitable for Weddings
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