Dunbar House

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If you’re after a venue that combines timeless elegance and beauty with state of the art facilities, Dunbar House is for you. This 1830s waterfront Georgian mansion in Sydney’s chic Watsons Bay has been renovated and refurbished into a range of spaces perfect for corporate and private functions, including meetings, gala dinners, private events and special family dinners. And it’s only 11kms by road from the CBD, or your guests will love arriving by ferry or water taxi to the nearby wharf. With its gorgeous harbour views, stunning interiors, cutting edge technology, fresh seasonal food and seamless service, Dunbar House is an event destination that can’t fail to impress.

Part or all of Dunbar House is exclusively available for your corporate or private event, without interruption.

Perfect features

  • Idyllic beachfront setting in an exclusive Eastern Suburbs harbour location
  • Perfect for a wide range of business and private events – fully equipped with cutting edge audio-visual technology
  • Stylish café during the day, alfresco and indoor dining
  • Easy, fun access by ferry or water taxi
  • Superb seasonal menu
  • An iconic Sydney mansion as your private dining room
  • The Main Dining Room
    The Main Dining Room
    Capacity: 4-150
  • The Missoni Room
    The Missoni Room
    Capacity: 4-50
  • Upper Level Bar
    Upper Level Bar
    Capacity: 4-22
  • Harbour Terrace
    Harbour Terrace
    Capacity: 100
  • The Lower Level Bar
    The Lower Level Bar
    Capacity: 20-30

The Main Dining Room

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Capacity

Banquet: 15-110

Dinner & Dance: 15-110

Cocktail: 20-150

Cabaret: 10-88

Theatre: 20-80

Boardroom: 4-30

Classroom: 4-40

 

Dimensions

9.4m x 12.6m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, Data projector and screen, lectern, cordless microphone, flip charts, dancefloor, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

Whether it’s a sit down dinner for 110 or a cocktail party for 150, you’ll find that the Main Dining Room can be configured to fit a number of functions and floor plans. Located on the upper level, this beautiful room with its crystal chandeliers, Catherine Martin carpets, custom made furniture and antique marble fireplace adjoins the Harbour Terrace.

Capacity

Banquet: 15-110

Dinner & Dance: 15-110

Cocktail: 20-150

Cabaret: 10-88

Theatre: 20-80

Boardroom: 4-30

Classroom: 4-40

 

Dimensions

9.4m x 12.6m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, Data projector and screen, lectern, cordless microphone, flip charts, dancefloor, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

The Missoni Room

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Capacity

Banquet: 4-40

Cocktail: 4-50

 

Dimensions

6.2m x 8.3m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, Data projector and screen, lectern, cordless microphone, flip charts, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

Superbly decorated with Dunbar House’s signature Catherine Martin carpets, William Morris wallpaper and a subtle silver-grey palette, the Missoni Room’s custom made furniture is upholstered with colourful Missoni fabrics. You’ll find it’s perfect for smaller private dinners, cocktail parties and media events.

Capacity

Banquet: 4-40

Cocktail: 4-50

 

Dimensions

6.2m x 8.3m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, Data projector and screen, lectern, cordless microphone, flip charts, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

Upper Level Bar

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Capacity

Banquet:4-22

 

Dimensions

5m x 6.4m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, lectern, cordless microphone, flip charts, dancefloor, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

Again commanding stunning harbour views, the versatile Upper Level Bar adjoins the Main Dining Room. It’s great for pre and post dinner drinks, extra dining seating, as a dance floor, or a break out area during conferences.

Capacity

Banquet:4-22

 

Dimensions

5m x 6.4m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, lectern, cordless microphone, flip charts, dancefloor, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

Harbour Terrace

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Audio Visuals:

WIFI, cordless microphone, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

The Harbour Terrace with its glorious views over Sydney Harbour opens out from the Main Dining Room. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks and canapés.

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, cordless microphone, PA System

View floor plan (pdf)

The Lower Level Bar

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Dimensions

5m x 7m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, cordless microphone, PA System

The inviting Lower Level Bar is perfect for pre-dinner drinks, cocktails, or as a break out space or private client suite.

Dimensions

5m x 7m

 

Audio Visuals:

WIFI, cordless microphone, PA System

Location and Directions

Gunners Barracks

End of Suakin Drive
Georges Heights, NSW 2088
02 8962 5900

Sergeants Mess

Chowder Bay Road
Chowder Bay, NSW 2088
02 8978 9200

The Tea Room QVB

Level 3, North End,
Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9283 7279

Dunbar House

Marine Parade
Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
02 9337 1226

The Blue Room

Queen Elizabeth Dr,
Bondi Beach,
NSW 2026

Gunners Barracks

End of Suakin Drive
Georges Heights, NSW 2088
02 8962 5900

Sergeants Mess

Chowder Bay Road
Chowder Bay, NSW 2088
02 8978 9200

The Tea Room QVB

Level 3, North End,
Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9283 7279

Dunbar House

Marine Parade
Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
02 9337 1226

The Blue Room

Queen Elizabeth Dr,
Bondi Beach,
NSW 2026

9 Marine Parade,
Watsons Bay,NSW 2030

GETTING HERE

Dunbar House is only 11km from the Sydney CBD by road and is easily accessible via charter vessel or ferry to Watsons Bay Wharf.

Parking
Non-metered residential street parking available around the venue

By Bus
324 or 325 from Sydney CBD

By Ferry
Circular Quay or Manly to Watsons Bay

Gunners Barracks

End of Suakin Drive
Georges Heights, NSW 2088
02 8962 5900

Sergeants Mess

Chowder Bay Road
Chowder Bay, NSW 2088
02 8978 9200

The Tea Room QVB

Level 3, North End,
Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9283 7279

Dunbar House

Marine Parade
Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
02 9337 1226

The Blue Room

Queen Elizabeth Dr,
Bondi Beach,
NSW 2026

Food & Service

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Creative menus, superb service

Dunbar House’s Head Chef Alex Gubbins was born and bred in Sydney, but her celebrated food reflects her wide international experience and influences. Mentored during her apprenticeship at Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Restaurant by legendary chefs Tim Pak Poy and Aaron Ross, Alex then worked at various hatted Sydney establishments, including Quay and Claude’s. Her passion for cooking with freshest local produce to create uncomplicated but delectable food was influenced by her next move – to the Michelin starred Arnolfo in Tuscany. Next Sardinia, where she perfected those Italian favourites anti-pasto, pasta, pizza and pastry. Then two hatted Pilu in Sydney, before being snapped up by Grand Pacific Group. With this illustrious CV it’s not surprising that Alex’s fabulous food has a distinctly Mod Oz appeal, with Asian fusions and a strong dash of Italian pizzazz. She and her team bake bread daily, and make all pasta and petit fours in the Dunbar House kitchen. They love a challenge, and would welcome your creative food brief for your own superb bespoke menu.

Kelyn Augiron, Venue Manager

Alex Gubbins, Head Chef

Expert team, outstanding service

Alex Gubbins, Head Chef
Alex is renowned for innovative, fresh and delicious food, with strong Italian and  Asian influences in her exciting menus.

Kelyn Augiron, Venue Manager
Heading up our in-house team of food and beverage professionals, Kelyn guarantees you an event to wow your guests and colleagues.

Olive Evans, Venue Sales Manager
Nicola Madden, Event Sales Coordinator
Anna Steele, Event Sales Coordinator

Olive, Nicola and Anna are committed to delivering you an exemplary level of service for your function. Right from our initial planning help, through to liaising and execution, we take care of everything.

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