Whether it’s a birthday or just a fun excuse to catch up with friends over a good meal, take a look at these five venues in Sydney that all offer something a little different. 

Enjoy a culinary experience in the exclusive and glamourous surroundings of a’Mare through the ground floor restaurant, al fresco dining on the terrace and three private dining rooms upstairs. Perfect for private celebrations or larger engagements, a’Mare’s elegant spaces combined with its own dedicated service and sommelier team is the ideal setting to experience Alessandro’s classic Italian dishes. The team will ensure a flawless experience, organising every detail from personalised menus that celebrate dishes from a’Mare’s à la carte menu through to the beverage selection, table plans, place cards, table centrepieces and any special requests. Find out more here


Look no further than Franca for a classic and refined event space. Whatever size the occasion, let the specialist team help to ensure your event is spectacular and seamless. With high ceilings, and a bright and airy atmosphere, Franca delivers only the best of modern French brasserie. Find out more here


Franca’s sister restaurant Parlar showcases the best of Catalan fine dining. Celebrate the flavours of Barcelona and the Mediterranean at the intimate Potts Point venue. A quick tapas and cocktail or an indulgent seafood banquet, Parlar’s food is designed to share in luxury. Art filled and moody, this is the perfect venue for smaller groups with a more private event in mind. Find out more here

Ori's bar

Ori’s Bar, located next door to Da Orazio, is a classic Italian bar offering pre-batched cocktails, an all-new snack menu and a jukebox loaded with 80s and disco tracks. Ori’s Bar has collaborated with Loopcreative to create a casual and chic space that is reminiscent of basking in the glow of an endless Italian summer, providing guests with a private place to escape and linger. The entire venue is also available for exclusive hire seven nights a week and all day on weekends.

Bookings: 02 8376 1600


Sala will offer guests an experience like no other at its prestigious venue located in the iconic Jones Bay Wharf. Embracing the coastal style of the venue, Sala boasts two bespoke private dining rooms, including one with direct waterfront access and a terrace. Sala’s food offering will extend past the venue, as the kitchen will cater for boat hospitality on Sydney harbour. Find out more here