Sydney, NSW

Public Dining Room offers an ultimate beachside dining experience with views that stretch from Balmoral and beyond, and equally delightful cuisine. Brother and sister duo Mark and Monique McLoughlin have been Balmoral locals for 10 years are the owners of this modern restaurant that reflects casual fine dining in a relaxed beach style setting.
Opening Times
Balmoral Beach
2a The Esplanade
Balmoral Beach
Tel: +61 2 9968 4880
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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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.
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
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115 pax
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.
Accessible by water taxi
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
Waterfront Dining
This restaurant does not have any awards.
2a The Esplanade,
Balmoral Beach
Balmoral Beach NSW 2088
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.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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Barnaby - 19/09/2014
Looking over the sparkling water at Balmoral is always good for the soul. I have never really enjoyed a meal at The Public as much as I did this last week. The place just twinkles - it looks good and it sounds good - and the food was simply delicious. The grilled scallops with sweet corn air was amazing and garnished with little crisp croutons of chorizo was an almost perfect combination of contrasting texture, colour and flavour. The daily special of grilled Barramundi fillet with perfectly crisp skin and moist tender flesh - with little droplets of citrusy gel and a garnish of pecan nuts and a a sprout puree - great cooking skills. Service has always been terrific - a good blend of experience and youth - friendly courteous and they listen to what you request. A special place with increasingly better food.
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