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Public Dining Room

9.1/10
1,763 reviews

Average price A$75

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Guest spacing 1,5m
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Restaurant menu

Chef Adam Tyl
  • Average price A$75 Special request
Cured seared ocean trout, green olive & chilli tapenade, cucumber & capsicum relish, crispy soba
A$26
Crispy skin bangalow pork belly, butternut riesling purée, burnt apple, chickpeas
A$26
Pan seared scallops, celeriac & stringybark honey purée, zucchini, karkalla, black garlic
A$29

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 1763 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Elle v.
    Elle v.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Our waitress couldn’t even work up a hello or a smile. We were made to feel rather unwelcome. She did not go through the menu or give us any indication of the menu other than to try and up sell us sides. Our water was never replenished and in general we were left unimpressed by the food as it was packaged so poorly by the service.

  2. Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful location, food delicious and well presented. Friendly attentive service.

  3. Tobias O.
    Tobias O.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Superb restaurant where the food, service and atmosphere lives up to the expectation. Would recommend for a special night out. Adequately Covid safe too.

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Tobias, Thanks so much for your review. We are so pleased that your recent dining experience at Public Dining Room ticked all the boxes, including providing a COVID Safe environment which we take very seriously! We hope to see you for that next 'special occassion' or 'just because'!! Why not join us for lunch next time!

  4. Fiona U.
    Fiona U.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    I am so happy this lovely restaurant was open so we could celebrate my mother’s 96th birthday. It’s a long-time favourite, and never disappoints. Oh that roast lamb ...

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Fiona, We were so pleased to be able to host your mother's 'very special' birthday celebration. We love that Public Dining Room is a 'long time favourite' restaurant of yours and we very much look forward to you visiting us again sometime soon!

  5. Claudia Z.
    Claudia Z.
    • 18 reviews
    9/10

    The food is amazing there!

  6. Kelly B.
    Kelly B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is a dear favorite of mine. Beautiful views, spacious interior. Warm service. Such a special place to take your favorite visitors or interstate friends.

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so thrilled to be one of your favourite restaurants and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon!

  7. Philip C.
    Philip C.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    It was great to get back to the Public Dining Room, a genuinely good restaurant at Balmoral Beach. The Bouiillabaisse was amazing as were the desserts (apple crumble served as I've never seen it before). I particularly like the fact that they have quality wines by the half bottle which suits me perfectly. We missed it during the lockdown and are pleased to be able to get back. We were seated in the annexe which can get cold even with the heating on.

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Philip, Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so grateful to be re-opened and are delighted at the response we have received from our loyal customers. We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon!

  8. Albert S.
    Albert S.
    • 35 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent place! Good food and atmosphere.

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Albert, Thanks for joining us! We are thrilled to be re-opened and are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. See you next time!

  9. Adam T.
    Adam T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food and location. Highly recommended. Staff were great and atmosphere beautiful. Will definitely return. It is nice to have the restaurant open again.

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Adam, So glad you could join us - we are thrilled to be back up and running! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  10. Angela L.
    Angela L.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    Good food, awesome service. The $1 oyster Thursday is really great value.

  11. Bridget B.
    Bridget B.
    • 19 reviews
    9/10

    Best local fancy dinner in Balmoral

  12. Ron I.
    Ron I.
    • 8 reviews
    8.5/10

    The Chilli spaghettini, cape moreton scarlet prawns, confit tomato, prawn bisque, seaweed was very good, but for the price ($48) I expected more than 3 prawns particularly when 2 of the 3 prawns were not ver big

  13. Veron N.
    Veron N.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a great experience with good food, nice view and friendly staff!

  14. Michael C.
    Michael C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A thoroughly enjoyable lunch at this well presented establishment. Friendly welcome. Comfortable seating, and the feeling of ample space around you. A view of the beach, tops off the ambience. A menu that invites you to make difficult choices as the offering is wide and appealing to all tastes. Raw, cooked, hot, cold, meat, fish, chicken, and more. Once the food is presented, it doesn’t disappoint. Fresh and tasty. Would return in a heartbeat.

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Michael, We are thrilled that you had such a fabulous lunch experience at Public Dining Room. Thank you so much for your most complimentary review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

  15. Martin L.
    Martin L.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Good restaurant in great location

  16. James W.
    James W.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great service and the quality of the food was exemplary. The view is brilliant. The only downside was the two areas of the restaurant one is completely indoors while the other is a covered deck and of lesser quality from decor to view.

    Public Dining Room

    Hi James, We are so pleased that you found the food and service to be of such high standard. The views from our terrace deck are just as amazing as from the main dining area, and this area is often requested for it's relaxed indoor/outdoor feel! We appreciated your comments and preference for the main dining area - be sure to request this next time you book!

  17. Daniel L.
    Daniel L.
    • 8 reviews
    6.5/10

    Great location on a lovely day. Considering the prices we expected more from the food. Also quite disappiointed with the manner of the manager including towards his own staff.

  18. Andy H.
    Andy H.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food and prices were great, as was the welcome and the setting. Unfortunately the waitress was a bit grumpy and that spoiled what would have been an excellent meal

  19. Queenie P.
    Queenie P.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely experience

  20. Mark M.
    Mark M.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous restaurant and location. Great menu and options. The service was impeccable throughout lunch especially Sommelier providing good advice. Highly recommend

    Public Dining Room

    Hi Mark We are so pleased that your recent dining experience at Public Dining Room was a success! We are incredibly fortunate to be situated in such an amazing location and aim to deliver a high level of food and service to match! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team! Hope to see you again!

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Opening time

Lunch Monday - Friday, from 12pm-2.30pm

Dinner Monday - Friday, from 6pm-9.30pm

Lunch Saturday & Sunday, from 11.45am-1.45pm & 2pm-4pm

Dinner Saturday, from 5.45pm-7.45pm & 8pm-9.30pm

How to get to the restaurant

2A The Esplanade, 2088, Mosman (NSW), Australia

About the restaurant

A Balmoral Beauty...

If you’ve made it to Balmoral Baths, then you’ve pretty much got the location sorted. Tick one for Public Dining Room. As you sit in this bright, contemporary room with huge dome lights punctuating the open space, floor-to-ceiling windows and warm timbers throughout, spirits and instantly raised. When heart-warming, tasty food is served you know you’ve hit a winner. Tick Two for Public Dining Room.The focus here is on casual fine food – supporting Australian ingredients, suppliers and sustainable seafood wherever possible. Breakfasts of smashed avocado on Sonoma toast with Yarra Valley fetta and seasonal Portobello mushrooms covered with grana padano are a popular choice. Lunch and dinner options run from oyster selections, to gin-cured trout or Thirlmere duck (confit and smoked). It’s good for the soul type food served in a picture perfect setting - the kind of dining experience that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who doesn't want a bit of that?

Best dish: gin-cured trout

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