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4118 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
4118 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(9.0)

dined on Sun, 12 Aug 2018

(7)
We ordered the corn fritters and the poached egg that came with it was over cooked. Also, we were told 5 minutes before that the kitchen was closing and our guests hadn’t arrived yet. Would have been good to get an earlier heads up so we had more time to warn our late guests.

dined on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

(10)
We enjoyed a delicious week day lunch at The Dining Room recently. We had a wonderful experience with a window table, great food and excellent service . Couldn't ask for more.
Hi Ingrid What a lovely review - thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 13 Aug 2018

dined on Tue, 31 Jul 2018

(10)
Always a delicious meal. Lucky enough to get a birthday discount but still would have been worth every cent.

dined on Mon, 30 Jul 2018

(10)
Our favourite place to dine. Always the best food and service and it never lets us down.
Hi Wendy, We LOVE that Public Dining Room is your 'favourite' place to dine - yeh!! Thanks for letting us know! We hope we can continue to deliver and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 6 Aug 2018

dined on Fri, 27 Jul 2018

(9)
Lovely to remember how good this restaurant is.

dined on Fri, 27 Jul 2018

(9)
a lovely modern restaurant looking a thebeach with a big choices on the large menu.food top class excellent taste and beautifully presented.Big place but low level of noise as the customers are making pictures and enjoying their food. will be back soon !!!
Hi Thomas, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you back again sometime soon.
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Connie

dined on Thu, 26 Jul 2018

(10)
It was the third time this year that I entertained overseas friends. Food maintained at high quality standard, and the attentive friendly service most impressive.

dined on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

(9)
Food is delicious, service is great and it’s in a top notch spot on the beach. Loved having dinner here but lunch would be even better for enjoying the view.
Hi Zara, So glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Public Dining Room! We look forward to you coming back for lunch sometime soon for a completely different dining experience - the views are amazing!!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 30 Jul 2018

dined on Tue, 24 Jul 2018

(9)
Amazing birthday dinner with family !

dined on Mon, 23 Jul 2018

(9)
Really good food!! Will definitely come back!
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Specials

Locals Do Lunch - $35pp

Locals Do Lunch - $35pp What’s better than a great lunch? A great lunch at a good price with a delicious glass of wine! Enjoy a main meal and a glass of wine to match for $35 per person (available Monday – Friday) Please visit our homepage for a sample menu
When
24 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
When
12 Jun 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
When
07 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Winter Feasting Menu - $48pp

Winter Feasting Menu - $48pp As the weather gets colder the dishes get warmer! Designed to share, enjoy a two course dinner Monday - Friday for $48 per person. Minimum of 2 People. Not valid with any other offer. Please visit our homepage for a sample menu
When
24 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
12 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Father’s Day Lunch

Thank you for your interest in Father’s Day at Public Dining Room. We would love to have you join us for our 2018 Luncheon! Public Dining Room are pleased to offer a reduced a la carte menu (with plenty of choice) for Father’s Day Lunch. Guests are welcome to order 2 courses at $80pp or 3 courses for $100pp. For any children under 12, meals will be charged on consumption off our kids menu. As Father’s Day is one of our most popular days of the year - we would encourage you get back to us ASAP to avoid disappointment! We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease or cancel without at least 48 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. The reservation fee is $25 per person.
Max. people
7
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 2:30 PM - 2:30 PM
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 2:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Fathers Day Lunch 8+ people

Thank you for your interest in Father’s Day at Public Dining Room. We would love to have you join us for our 2018 Luncheon! Public Dining Room are pleased to offer a reduced a la carte menu (with plenty of choice) for Father’s Day Lunch. Guests are welcome to order 2 courses at $80pp or 3 courses for $100pp. For any children under 12, meals will be charged on consumption off our kids menu. As Father’s Day is one of our most popular days of the year - we would encourage you get back to us ASAP to avoid disappointment! We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease or cancel without at least 48 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. The reservation fee is $25 per person.
Min. people
8
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 2:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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About Public Dining Room

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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