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Public Dining Room, Mosman (NSW)
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Public Dining Room

9.3/10
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2A The Esplanade, 2088 Mosman (NSW)See map

Average price A$75 Accepts Yums

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This restaurant revolves around a seasonally-driven menu which celebrates exceptional Australian produce every day. Our vision is to showcase local ingredients while reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the culinary team. Exceptional ingredients prepared simply, combined with classic technique and clean flavours. We aim to offer casual fine dining in a relaxed luxury space. The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list, curated by our head sommelier.

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Head Chef Adam Tyl was inspired by Australia's subtropical climate, which led him and his young family to move from Poland to the warmer shores, he now calls home. Adam's talent for creating simple, approachable and exciting dishes has seen a strong emphasis on sustainability, balance and passion that is reflected in our menus. He has brought our food back to basics to let the seasonal and fresh produce shine. The menu features flavour combinations that are light, fresh and fun which include a range of sustainable seafood, organic poultry and locally sourced vegetables. Chef Adam “wants diners to be excited and surprised by what his menu has to offer.

Restaurant menu

Last update: February 2023
Chef Adam Tyl
Average price A$75
American express Welcome
Ceviche, Passionfruit & Burnt Citrus, Avruga, Trout Roe, Mascarpone, Watermelon Radish
A$30
Twice Baked Cauliflower & French Onion Soufflé, Smoked Mozzarella, Creamy Garlic Sauce
A$29
Pan Seared Scallops, Lemon Pea Puree, Horseradish Creme Fraiche, Mint, Jamon Powder
A$32

Dietary options

Gluten free, , Vegetarian dishes

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Public Dining Room, Mosman (NSW)
Public Dining Room, Mosman (NSW)
Public Dining Room, Mosman (NSW)
Public Dining Room, Mosman (NSW)
Very nice berry soufflé. Something different  - Public Dining Room, Mosman (NSW)
Very nice pork dish - Public Dining Room, Mosman (NSW)
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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent1345 reviews
9.2/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

9.3/10

Ambience

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  • Luke K.
    Luke K.

    February 3, 20236 reviews

    6.5/10

    The restaurant was light and elegant overlooking Balmoral Beach and was a delight to dine in. The fish of the day was beautifully cooked and the little golden square of fried polenta was delectable though shame there was only one on the plate. The Alaskan crab tagliatelle was good though we bits of shell in the pasta.

  • Emma C.
    Emma C.

    February 1, 20232 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food and an amazing drinks list. Staff were very friendly.

  • Tonia M.
    Tonia M.

    February 1, 20234 reviews

    10/10

    Food is excellent. Tables are well spaced so you can't hear anyone else's conversation. A great restaurant for a special occasion.

  • Susie S.
    Susie S.

    February 1, 20235 reviews

    10/10

    Love this restaurant .. food quality and service is consistently excellent and we have been dining there since it opened many years ago.. gorgeous views and staff very friendly couldn’t ask for more

  • Carol C.
    Carol C.

    January 31, 202367 reviews

    10/10

    Another outstanding meal. Excellent quality and flavours. Service was wonderful.

  • Clive C.
    Clive C.

    January 31, 20233 reviews

    10/10

    Best meal we’ve had in a very long time. Great food. Great service. Fantastic location.

  • Nicki A.
    Nicki A.

    January 30, 2023184 reviews

    10/10

    A wonderfully warm welcome on arrival. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and there is no better location - gorgeous view (even when it's pouring with rain), great service and stunning food. Our waitress for the evening was Bernadette who was warm, attentive and engaging. We kicked off with a James Boag and Hendricks & Tonic which arrived promptly. For entree my husband had the grilled pork belly, fermented chilli glaze, perilla leaf, pickled tasmanian walnut, chilli & black garlic aioli, sunflower seeds which was tender and really tasty. I had the crispy flash fried calamari, smoked paprika, rocket & garlic aioli which is always beautiful. Our main courses were beer battered fish (daily catch), hand cut chips, sheeps yoghurt tartare sauce which was yummy (the chips are a little too chunky with a lot of potato) and the grilled cornfed chicken breast, soubise, black lentils, charred apricot, pine nut & golden raisin salsa, chicken jus which was gorgeous and so succulent. And as a wonderful surprise at the end of the night my husband received a little lemon tart with raspberry on the top on a plate saying "happy birthday" - a lovely touch and the perfect end to a fantastic night.

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  • Andrea M.
    Andrea M.

    January 29, 202310 reviews

    10/10

    Made us feel very special for our anniversary! Thank you

  • Seok Goan K.
    Seok Goan K.

    January 28, 202316 reviews

    9/10

    Luke the manager was as friendly as always and the wait staff were attentive to our needs

  • Michelle Lu
    Michelle Lu

    January 21, 202347 reviews

    6/10

    Food very average, go for the beachside views and whilst we requested a table by the window but this was unfortunately not honoured.

  • Edwina W.
    Edwina W.

    January 18, 202331 reviews

    10/10

    Exceptional food and service. Thank you again for a great experience. Ceviche was so fresh and the Market fish was Barramundi ( a bit small) sorry to say but delicious.

  • Alec R.
    Alec R.

    January 17, 202341 reviews

    9/10

    Restaurant in a fantastic setting Beautiful restaurant Limited menu Good food Outstanding desserts Good service

  • Matthew R.
    Matthew R.

    January 15, 20238 reviews

    8.5/10

    Perfect location, right on Balmoral Beach so a great place to watch the world go by. Balmoral what super busy on the day of our visit so this is the perfect spot to get away from the madness. I really enjoyed my crab pasta dish, my wife found her soufflé to be too much for lunch time. It was super tasty but she should have chosen something lighter. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed her pasta and dessert pavlova off the kids menu. Service was attentive and I'll definitely go back.

  • Tess G
    Tess G

    January 13, 202363 reviews

    9.5/10

    Our regular date night with beautiful food and scenery of Balmoral Beach. The beef fillet steak was on the small side however the sautéed mushrooms were amazing as a side.

  • Ann L.
    Ann L.

    January 8, 202372 reviews

    10/10

    Amazing food, service, ambience….and with awesome views!

  • Vera L.
    Vera L.

    January 5, 202322 reviews

    9/10

    Always a lovely spot on balmoral beach. We always enjoy coming back here, especially on Wednesdays when we can byo. Most of the time it's a great experience but this time was a bit of hit and miss. Was a full house on the earlier 6.30 seating so the staff were kept very busy. Our wait staff did her best but she was a little frazzled (and looked it). Made us feel a little stressed for her. Food is usually great but this menu had a few flaws. The market fish dish was quite dry, was just a piece of Barra with one spring onion, a small potato croquette of some kind and one other thing but no sauce or puree with the dish. The grilled pork belly was nice but the crab tagliatelle lacked seasoning and flavour. A bit of a let down listing pepper and chilli on the dish but making it so mild that it was completely undetectable. We'd definitely be back as usual and hope the dishes are better next time..

  • Diane F.
    Diane F.

    December 30, 202234 reviews

    10/10

    The service was excellent, the view was amazing. We had the lamb shoulder which was cooked to perfection with delicious potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. I hope i get the opportunity to dine there again.

    Public Dining Room (Owner)

    Wonderful Diane! We are thrilled that your experience left you wanting to come back again! Let's hope we see you sometime soon!

  • Kristine S
    Kristine S

    December 28, 20221 review

    8/10

    The view and ambience was amazing, and we had some lovely and attentive service. Food was nicely presented - highly recommend the wagyu tartare, we wished we ordered one each instead of to share! The rest of the food we ordered was nice but nothing to write home about.

    Public Dining Room (Owner)

    Hi Kristine, Thanks for the feedback! We are pleased that you enjoyed our amazing location and that our staff looked after you well. We have had some great feedback about our wagyu tartare so you are not alone there! We are obviously disappointed that you didn't find the other dishes you tried as impressive.

  • K F
    K F

    December 24, 202213 reviews

    7/10

    Ordered the Alaskan king crab tagliatelle and the dish was very bland and what was worse was a piece of shell I bit into. Told waitress when clearing the plate and she said will give feedback to kitchen but didn't really seem to care much. Also ordered the Moreton Bay Bug, they slice it in half and one side was cooked well while the other side was slightly undercooked which wasn't great Was a bit disappointed this time round as I have been to public dining room once before and the food was much better.

    Public Dining Room (Owner)

    Hi there, we are so sorry to hear that your dining experience was not up to our usual high standard. We appreciate your feedback and rest assured your comments regarding the dishes have been passed on to our Chef. We do hope to see you another time.

  • Michael C.
    Michael C.

    December 24, 202228 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent food and service as always, plus the perfect view of the Balmoral beach. We had a great Christmas lunch gathering, everyone had a good time.

    Public Dining Room (Owner)

    Thank you Michael. We are so pleased that we were able to make your Christmas Day lunch celebration a memorable occasion. We look forward to seeing you when you next dine at Public Dining Room!

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Opening time
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Monday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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

Features

Sushi, Good for groups, Great view, Romantic, , , , Father's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day

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