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Fostering working relationships is one of the main objectives of any company. And providing a platform for you and your audience to meet, connect and network will no doubt lead to a stronger working relationship, leading to collaboration and an increase in growth and success.

One solution that is being used to increase connection is private dining experiences, be it a breakfast, a lunch or a dinner these dining experience are proven to foster a strong positive working relationship. Well, we’ve created a go-to guide of our top 10 key private dining rooms and small venues. In this three-part series we will explore the very best of what Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have to offer.

Let’s Explore Melbourne Private Dining Rooms

Melbourne has an eclectic dining scene that’s up there with places like New York City and London. Known as the culinary capital of Australia, Melbourne has more than 3,500 restaurants, so we are really spoilt for choice when it comes to private dining options. Here’s our recommendations for Melbourne.


6 Riverside Quay, Southbank

CAPACITY // 40 guests seated

PRIVACY // Semi private - exclusive MENU STYLE // Argentinian & Spanish fusion

KEY MOMENT // The Argentinian-inspired menu celebrates a wide variety of barbequed meats with a three-metre bespoke charcoal parrilla grill and a Asado fire pit making this dining experience an absolute pleasure.


55/57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

CAPACITY // up to 40 guests seated

PRIVACY // Exclusive MENU STYLE // Modern Australia, local produce

KEY MOMENT // A truly special experience which unites fine-dining that somehow also feels casual and relaxed.


101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

CAPACITY // 20 guests seated within the Balcony Dining Room

PRIVACY // Semi private - exclusive MENU STYLE // Modern Australia, American influenced

KEY MOMENT // Reminiscent of a contemporary New York grill and features a private balcony overlooking a very vibrant restaurant and tiered beer garden.


Basement Level 01/139 Bourke Street, Melbourne

CAPACITY // 16 guests seated

PRIVACY // Venue exclusive MENU STYLE // Fine dining Japanese

KEY MOMENT // Involving unmarked entrances, buzzers and an elevator ride to the basement, this is an esquire dining experience.


Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

CAPACITY // 50 guests seated - 80 guests cocktail style

PRIVACY // Venue exclusive

MENU STYLE// Australian style, Italian Influenced

KEY MOMENT // Intimate and comfortable space with floor to ceiling glass wine cellars. The authentic Italian style menu includes a grazing style or a selection of moorish Italian street food dishes.


159 Domain Road, South Yarra


// 30 guests seated within the semi private dining

// 78 guests seated venue exclusive

PRIVACY // Semi private - exclusive MENU STYLE // Contemporary Australian

KEY MOMENT // The menu fuelled by open fire, hot coals, and the best local produce with a feeling of comfort and warmth.


14 Meyers Place, between Bourke & Little Collins Streets, Melbourne

CAPACITY // up to 16 guests seated

PRIVACY // Exclusive MENU STYLE // San Telmo and Argentinian

KEY MOMENT // Rustic charm concealed behind a wall of wine and a menu cantered around authenticity and quality ingredients.


30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Beach


// 14 guests seated - private dining room

// 40 guests seated - Palm room

PRIVACY // Exclusive MENU STYLE // Modern Australia style

KEY MOMENT // Oceanfront dining with a vibrant luxe beach holiday atmosphere. With an emphasis on seafood the flavour driven menu is something quite special.


169 Domain Road, South Yarra


// 24 guests seated - Private dining room

// 44 guests seated - Archer room

PRIVACY // Exclusive

MENU STYLE// Australian style

KEY MOMENT // A sophisticated modern interior, a casual atmosphere and elegant smart-casual menu offering.


162-168 Collins Street, Melbourne

CAPACITY // up to 50 guests seated

PRIVACY // Exclusive MENU STYLE // High quality authentic Vietnamese

KEY MOMENT // Premium basement style location, MasterChef star, Khanh Ong has curated a delicious menu presenting the best of both traditional and modern Vietnamese cuisine.


Of course creating an engaging event isn’t only about selecting the right location and venue for your audience, it’s all those touch points which makes it memorable experience.

Key Society are always exploring new concepts and interesting spaces that are unique and offer something special for our clients. We will work with you to explore and confirm the most suitable experience to connect with your audience.

Venues, restaurants, and private dining rooms are currently in lockdown as each state takes action to stop the spread of covid-19. We have proud and strong relationships with a network of Australia-wide venue and restaurant providers and we are working together to find solutions as we navigate our way through this time.

Key Society offers customised venue sourcing and event management solutions to accommodate a vast range of corporate events. By providing complete planning and service coordination from conception to delivery. Events its at the very heart of everything we do and its the personalised approach that will unlock your event's potential.

Natalie Young – Key Society

0410 419 904

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