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Public Dining Room

2a The Esplanade | Balmoral Beach, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
+61 2 9968 4880
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“broccolini” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2a The Esplanade | Balmoral Beach, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
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1 - 10 of 445 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an excellent lunch for cousins wedding. Right next to the beach and the kids are easily entertained between courses.

Thank Harplo
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place should tick all the boxes. Amazing location, lovely modern decor, attentive service, nice coffee, but it falls down where it counts most - the food. Recommended by Sydney friends for breakfast, we eagerly looked forward to our Sunday brunch at beautiful Balmoral while...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely terrible. I would never go back. We went for a family lunch with two infants. Two functions were also on at the venue. We got our mains relatively quickly, then we waited 2 hours for our mains. They served these after the function. They...More

1  Thank JessS1425
Reviewed 1 week ago

As always ..just outstanding...food, service , ambience , views...perfect. This restaurant would be one of Sydneys most outstandingMore

Thank olympian1944
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! We are so thrilled to be considered one of your top Sydney restaurants and really appreciate your fabulous review! We aim to deliver high quality food and service and are so fortunate to be located in such an amazing spot with stunning views! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a start the service was excellent. We had dinner so we could not appreciate the fabulous water views that you would experience if you attended the restaurant during daylight hours, however the food was amazing I sampled the dishes the rest of our group...More

Thank micktravels2015
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed not only your own meal, but a taste of everyone else in your groups!! To say that our service was 'excellent' is also very pleasing. You must return for breakfast or lunch...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my family for lunch and it was amazing. This is what fine dining is all about, the staff were fantastic. I had a pork dish for entree and it was so succulent and for main i had a steak and it...More

Thank Rebel E
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How wonderful!! We are so glad that 'everything was amazing' - yeh!! Best steak ever - Wow! We can't wait to have you back.......especially after that fabulous review - thank you!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding breakfast on Father’s Day. Extensive menu and the ‘Big Breakfast’, at $25, was outstanding. Delicious scrambled eggs as part of a large plate. Juices ($8) and coffee were excellent too with first rate service and lovely views over Balmoral Beach. Many other breakfast options...More

Thank Simon N
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Simon, Thanks so much for your fabulous feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your "Father's Day" breakfast experience at Public Dining Room. We have a lot or regular customers who come for breakfast often, so it is important to keep our menu...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Saturday lunch there recently. We have thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday breakfasts here before which were wonderful but this was our first lunch. You are met by smiling faces and even though we hadn’t booked which I recommend we were lucky enough to...More

1  Thank helee999
PublicDiningRoom, Manager at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you could join us for lunch! We are definitely spoilt with our amazing location and yes, you were very luck to get in for a Saturday lunch without a booking!! Now that you have dined here for breakfast and lunch, you must join...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant, whist well known to the locals in the general area, is hidden away at the southern end of Balmoral Beach in Mosman. I attended a private event in a sectioned off private dining room. The staff were exceptional. Nothing was a problem. The...More

1  Thank Gre9M
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh my gosh - thank you for your fabulous feedback!! We are so pleased that you had such an amazing experience! We host many events in our Private Dining Room and people are never disappointed at the level of food and service we give to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having dined at this beautiful restaurant on several occasions in the past ,we booked there last M.C.Day. What an enormous disappointment ! Not even a glass of bubbly on arrival, very basic food, pricey drinks, prizes went to favoured frequent diners, no M.C. atmosphere, nor...More

2  Thank Evelyn K
PublicDiningRoom, Manager at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness, we are so sorry that your Melbourne Cup Experience with us last year was not what you had hoped it to be. The feedback we received from so many of our guests was that it was a fabulous day!

Nearby
Mosman
With a variety of outdoor attractions, the
sophisticated harbour suburb of Mosman has something
for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for
its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and
hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in
spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral
walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the
sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at
...More
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4 May 2016|
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Response from PublicDiningRoom | Property representative |
Hi dear guest, BYO is only allowed on every Wednesday. Hope to see you there soon. Luke, Restaurant Manager,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2a The Esplanade | Balmoral Beach, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Mosman>  > Mosman
  • Neighbourhood: Mosman
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9968 4880
  • E-mail
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