By The Ortus Club

Finding the perfect venue for your special event may be stressful, but it helps to narrow things down. Fortunately, The Ortus Club, specialises in exactly this.

The Ortus Club has hosted over 150 discussions across the globe. Having organised numerous events in Australia, they gave us their list of best restaurants in which they have held a few of their luncheons and dinners:

The Playford Restaurant, Adelaide

Offering innovative, world-class cuisine in the comfort of Adelaide’s best luxury hotel, The Playford Restaurant uses high-quality South Australian ingredients to produce modern Australian fare. With the belief that fine food should be good for you, the restaurant uses local organic, bio-dynamic, and free-range produce wherever possible, with no genetically modified foods. To match different tastes, they offer a crafted beverage list to complement the food.

For social events, The Playford Restaurant has private rooms located on the first floor with all rooms featuring natural light and all ballrooms offering floor to ceiling windows, with balcony access overlooking the prestige North Terrace. The rooms themselves are lined with gold-leafed walls and handcrafted chandeliers and are complete with audio-visual options.

For inquiries, visit:

Address: The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel, 120 North Terrace, Adelaide South Australia 5000

Quay, Perth

On the hotel’s 10th-floor rooftop, the Quay in Perth offers a modern approach to traditional Chinese cuisine and a mix of craft beers, cocktails, and premium wine and cider selections from Western Australia. Guests can enjoy this well-curated menu with one-of-a-kind view. The venue also sets itself apart—inspired by the local landscape, it creatively uses ceramic and timber floors and dark stained Victorian ash and plush tan leather seats to add its own touch to the natural environment.

For private functions and gatherings, the HQ Bar + Kitchen is available with stunning features of an outdoor terrace with views of the Quay and River as well as independent WiFi and technology, making it perfect for social or corporate events.

For inquiries, email:

Address: 8 The Esplanade 6000 Perth

The Heritage Wine Bar, Perth  

Behind its historic facade of Donnybrook sandstone to Jarrah wainscots, harlequin floors, and an extraordinary handcrafted pewter bar top, The Heritage Wine Bar delights its guests with a modern bespoke menu and, of course, an extensive wine list. Their menu includes snack and share plates with fresh seasonal ingredients, and wine is proudly served by the glass or carafe.

The Heritage Wine Bar also has a secluded private dining room with dedicated service and audio-visual equipment available for use. The sanctuary has been a venue for various business meetings, birthdays, and even intimate wedding receptions, and continues to offer an experience that guests will surely mark as unforgettable.

For inquiries, email:

Address: 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Vue de Monde, Melbourne  

Vue de Monde aims to present beautiful food that simultaneously gives a sense of luxury and honesty with its natural flavours. With Hugh Allen as executive chef, the restaurant celebrates locality and maximises home-grown produce, serving a dynamic experience with a progression of flavours and a sense of curiosity. At Vue de Monde, guests can indulge in the beauty of native Australian ingredients while being treated to the sweeping views of Melbourne’s cityscape.

For intimate events, Vue de Monde has shared the Dom Pérignon Private Dining Room with the Champagne House, exploring intersections of gastronomy, art, and luxury. Conceptualised by three contemporaries—Shannon Bennett, Hiromi Tango, and Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffery—this private dining experience is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in elegance.

For inquiries, email:

Address: Vue de monde, Level 55 Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Byblos Bar and Restaurant, Melbourne  

An ideal location for quiet dinners, celebratory cocktails, or any kind of special event, Byblos Bar and Restaurant is located by the Melbourne CBD fringe on the beautiful Yarra River. Offering an imaginative combination of Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine, the venue ensures a unique experience for their guests.

Byblos Bar and Restaurant has 4 different spaces for large and small events, as well as a wide range of event packages and options that allow you to add the special touches you want for your special day.

For inquiries, call: (03) 9614 6400

Address: G12 World Trade Centre, Melbourne VIC 3005, ((03) 9614 6400)

Bopp & Tone, Melbourne  

Brought to you by boutique hospitality group Applejack Hospitality, Bopp & Tone is a tribute to the Applejack founders’ grandfathers and reflects the era in which they lived. Described as nostalgic and grand, the space is the epitome of luxury with a welcoming atmosphere. The menu gives special attention to Mediterranean influences, mainly cooking seafood and both cured and cooked meats on the in-house wood grill or charcoal oven—of course, while using only the most seasonal produce.

Perfect for all occasions, Bopp & Tone has expansive spaces for corporate luncheons and dinners, media events, product launches, conferences, birthdays, engagement parties, weddings, and after-work drinks. They offer Group Dining Menus that will surely impress your guests, but they are open as well to develop a custom experience for you.

For inquiries, email:

Address: 60 Carrington St, Wynyard Park (+61 2 9299 9997)

OTTO, Brisbane and Sydney

OTTO is located in Brisbane and in Sydney and is surrounded by spectacular views, colourful interiors, as well as refined and assured service. Serving modern Italian cuisine, the menu is delicious and simple. Going back to the classics, the restaurant has an a la carte menu along with signature, vegetarian, and vegan tasting menus. On top of this, OTTO offers a wine list with wines that lean toward the style and texture of Italian wines along with authentic Italian wines.

Known for celebrating people, OTTO has spaces in Brisbane available for events, including a private dining room that overlooks Customs House, Bar OTTO, an al fresco terrace, and the restaurant which is available for exclusive use. In Sydney, they have event spaces upstairs and downstairs, which include a private terrazzo with waterfront views, a sparkling city backdrop, and a 100-year-old Wool Lift.

For bookings, visit their website:

Brisbane Address: Level 4, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane 4000

Sydney Address: Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2000

QT, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth

With branches in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, QT offers a range of unique and art-filled venues which are perfect for private events. Whether you require a space for wining and dining with influence, for exclusive parties and private screenings, or even just a place to brainstorm, QT offers designer spaces that will give an extra edge to your event. A combination of modern technology, impeccable service and art everywhere you look, the restaurant gathers quality wine lists, artistic cocktails, and exquisite chef-designed menus that will make your event as memorable as it can be.

For inquiries, visit their website:

Address (Melbourne): 133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Address (Sydney): 49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Address (Perth): 133 Murray St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

12-Micron, Sydney  

12-Micron promises Sydney’s finest dining and event experience. Celebrating Australian produce and products, Executive chef Adam Birtles focuses on sustainable practices, using the best ingredients while keeping a low carbon footprint.

For events, they provide different spaces to match your event needs, accommodating a variety of dining, dessert, and drinking experiences. The Watermans Room is available if you are after breathtaking views of Sydney’s harbour, a spacious interior and a relaxed yet sophisticated aesthetic. On the other hand, 12-Micron also has semi-private and exclusive spaces, as well as a bar space for more intimate experiences.

For inquiries, email:

Address: Tower 1, Level 2/100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

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