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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 good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“broccolini” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of my favourite local restaurants along with bathers also at Balmoral but at the other end. Always take visitors from o/seas here. Wonderful views out to Balmoral beach by the kids netted off beach area - great food and a special place to have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travelbug49
Reviewed 3 days ago

The location is great, right on Balmoral beach. There are not too many better places to eat in Sydney, but you can't eat a view. The food, while pleasant enough, lacks that wow factor that you would expect for the prices you are paying. Everything...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tony G
Reviewed 5 days ago

You will always pay for a picture post card setting and with that comes an expectation for a nice space and good staff and this place doesn't disappoint but the food is hit and miss and at the end of the day you go to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank woftam66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its tough to beat the quality and service here but it comes at a price as all things do in Balmoral. Views are great when there are no crowds to obscure the view.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Eric C
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Eric, Classy dining on the beach - I like it!! So pleased you can appreciate good food and service and of course, that amazing view! Hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ensuring we placed a booking for lunchtime Saturday for an early family Christmas lunch. We were luckily able to secure our spot and spent a lovely Saturday afternoon enjoying the view and spending time catching up. The food was amazing, the lamb in particular being...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank laurennichr
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lauren, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are pleased that your family's Christmas lunch was so enjoyable and that you found the mains to be 'amazing'. Not sure I am thrilled about the 'less incredible' desserts - people...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in the area and had never been here for breakfast as I go to the other local favourites along the Balmoral boardwalk. I ordered the "Public toasted muesli " and literally had 2 tablespoons of muesli at the bottom of a large plate....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Valerie M
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Valerie, I am so sorry that your one and only experience dining for breakfast at Public Dining Room was not up to our usual standard. I would love to know if you addressed the issue of your small portion size of muesli with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner with a bunch of business colleagues - great views of Balmoral Beach. As part of set menu - Roast scallops, Beef fillet, and cheese to finish - the food was great and well presented, other meals looked equally good; service was attentive. Good night...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank markT4404SB
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. We are pleased that we were able to 'tick' all three boxes - food, location and service! Hope to see you again another time.

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch here as part of a harbour cruise. The location is lovely and the room has a nice open and light feel. Service was slow and we did feel as if we were a bit of a bother! The food ( snapper for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank debral517
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Debra, Thanks for your review. We are so happy that you and your guests all enjoyed your food and that the snapper was 'delicious'! I am a little concerned at your comments about you feeling that you were a 'bother'?? I am not quite...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Wonder no more: stay with me because we've eaten here often. During the week, service is hit and miss and the menu never changes. Weeknights, they give you 10 minutes between the entree and main course so they can get you out in an hour....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Foodys2
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear of your recent experience and are even more sorry to hear you won't be returning. I believe I spoke to you recently regarding your friend's review, just below, so I am saddened after the call, you felt you needed...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

It's hard to imagine how things could be improved at the Public Dining Room. We had a delicious meal there last Friday night. I teleohoned through the day to request a table near the window and was extremely pleased that we were given a fabulous...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mossie31
PublicDiningRoom, Owner at Public Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Awwww... thank you for your very kind words. We are always trying to improve, but so glad you like us just the way we are! We are so pleased that you found the food to be 'delicious' and that our staff were attentive. We are...More

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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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Questions & Answers
Helitrip
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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Judy D
14 April 2016|
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Response from laurennichr | Reviewed this property |
Not usually. But be prepared to pay for parking or suffer a hefty fine.
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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
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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