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Public Dining Room

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Australian, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews scallops pork belly seafood steak poached eggs potatoes bread balmoral beach market fish great location side dishes great wine list an amazing view between courses wednesday night fine dining table by the window
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Reviewed yesterday

The location is beautiful, right on the shore front of Balmoral beach (still water.) There are long glass windows lining the beachfront which can be closed or open depending on the wind/weather. The restaurant itself is decorated to suit the surrounds and has a really...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On my birthday, I enjoyed a lovely lunch with my hubby at the Public Dining Room, Balmoral beach. The view, service and food were wonderful. I would recommend the scallops, rib eye steak and there were too many great desserts to choose from. They all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KarenLeongNg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at PDR numbers of times, even choosing it for my 60th birthday celebration with my family, and always enjoyed the food and location. However, on this occasion, a treat for my 89 year old mother's birthday, the attitude of one staff member really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Possumpie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son & daughter in law were visiting from Prague so we decided to treat them to a special lunch treat. The Public Dinning Room was the perfect venue - great food, exceptional service & a spectacular view. Better for lunch as you the view...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hackie01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! How fortunate were we to stumble on this superb restaurant!? We have been three times over the last 8 days; twice for supper and once for breakfast. Every time we have been so impressed. For one, the view is insane - beautiful big windows...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

PDR is a favourite of ours. We visited again early on a summer evening which is a lovely time to visit. The restaurant is familiar but now starting to look a bit tired/could do with some minor renovations such as the flooring. We tried the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vegemitelover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my mum here for a special birthday dinner- always a lovely outlook but very disappointing otherwise. Our pasta dishes were soggy and so disappointing! Service is pompous & average. Don’t waste your time here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ceal0909
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main thing about the Public Dining Room is its super location, on the beach at Balmoral. Lunch may still be good, but we were disappointed with dinner. They changed menus some time back. The new menu is not much good.Started with "Twice baked gruyère...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tosca08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and brother-in-law married today and had there reception and this beautiful venue. The service was excellent the venue was excellent the food was excellent. The whole day was outstanding from start to finish. Thank you for everything.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ForsterDK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A friend mentioned this in passing and it seemed as a good idea for a mid-week lunch. The surprise was that when I tried to book, it was fully booked apart from an early noon or late 2:30 in the afternoon. We opted for an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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4 May 2016|
Response from PublicDiningRoom | Property representative |
Hi dear guest, BYO is only allowed on every Wednesday. Hope to see you there soon. Luke, Restaurant Manager,
Judy D
14 April 2016|
Response from laurennichr | Reviewed this property |
Not usually. But be prepared to pay for parking or suffer a hefty fine.
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