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Top10 Best Private Dining Rooms in Canberra

Whether it's for an intimate corporate event or a fun night out with friends, Canberra's thriving restaurants have a range of private dining rooms to suit every event.
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On the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boathouse combines unrivalled water views and a modern European menu, to create a memorable dining experience. With three function rooms with direct access to a lakeside deck and gardens, along with floor to ceiling windows, the Boat House can accommodate up to 180 guests.
On the corner of the Melbourne Building in the CBD, Mezzalira is one of Canberra's favourite dining destinations. The private dining room is located discreetly at the back of the restaurant, accommodating up to 14 guests. A fixed price menu or individual tasting menu can be designed specifically for your event.
Almost hidden in the leafy suburb of Barton, this restaurant has achieved a well-deserved reputation among the movers and shakers of Capital Hill for its modern, classy take on familiar Turkish dishes.
Floor to ceiling glass windows allows guests to enjoy views of Old Parliament House and the sculptured gardens that The Lobby Restaurant resides. The boardroom hosts up to 36 people and packages, appropriately named after past Prime Ministers, include various dining and beverage options.
Tucked inside the Gorman House Arts Centre, Sage Restaurant is where you can enjoy a fancy fine dining experience. In summer, the Mint Garden Bar comes alive with its outdoor setting and magnificent Chinese ash tree that is lit up by sparkling fairy lights.
For exclusive private dining, book The Cellar Room at Courgette Restaurant, which seats up to 10 guests. The European inspired menu comes with all the bells and whistles with foams and emulsions to deliver artistically presented dishes.
As the East hotel's signature restaurant, Ox Eatery is a vibrant 1950s inspired restaurant that is great for large groups. Slide into a private booth and enjoy imported cheeses, cured meats or the genuine French rotisserie. The Ox bar is a great place for a cocktail party and can take just about any format that you like.
The Haig offers diners plenty of insight into true Italian-fare from its home in the Capital Executive Apartment Hotel in Canberra. From the extensive buffet breakfast in the morning to the antipasti platters and grilled steaks on offer at night, this casual eatery is a foodies delight and far surpasses diners expectations of hotel-style dining.
With beautiful gardens on one side, the lake on the other and polished menus to be enjoyed in between, the Deck at Regatta Point is an excellent choice of restaurant for both café dining and private functions. Ideally suited to hosting weddings, launches, birthday celebrations, corporate events and cocktail parties; you can sip exotic cocktails outdoors as dusk descends onto the magical backdrop of Lake Burley Griffin.
Tucked inside the Burbury Hotel in Barton, Malamay is one of Canberra's finest restaurants. With Michelin–starred Hong Kong restaurant, ‘Chairman', supporting this venture, Malamay delivers a degustation-only Sichuan fusion menu in sophisticated surrounds. With two private rooms as well as a balcony garden surrounded by lush bamboo, it's a great choice for intimate cocktail parties and dinners.