Sydney is full of exciting and diverse cuisines in warm and inviting atmospheres that are perfect for hosting business lunches. Whether you’re taking the team out for a bonding session, arranging a catch up with clients, or just looking for somewhere new to eat, the Sydney CBD is full of impressive lunch venues to meet your needs.
1. Mr Wong
3 Bridge Lane, Sydney 2000
Known to be one of the more flashy Chinese restaurants in Sydney, Mr Wong is a stunning two-level venue with timeless colonial furnishings and timber floors, located in the business end of Bridge Lane. If you fancy dim sums, dumplings, peking duck, and wine to match, head to Mr Wong for a yum cha lunch and share plates of delicious food with your coworkers. The restaurant takes bookings for groups of six or more so is perfect for team bonding lunches.
2. Rockpool Bar and Grill
66 Hunter Street, Sydney 2000
With high ceilings, Manhattan-style Art Deco architecture, heavy drapes and jazz tunes playing in the background, Rockpool Bar and Grill is the place to go if you really want to impress your clients. The restaurant has had great success since it was opened by Neil Perry back in 2009. It has an extensive menu from chicken sandwiches, to sirloin steaks, so there’s something to suit every taste, and an even longer wine list for those boozy corporate lunches.
3. The Glenmore Hotel
99 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney 2000
The Glenmore Hotel is the perfect place for a more of a laid back, casual business lunch. The rooftop is a popular lunch spot due to its amazing harbour views looking out to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The rooftop takes bookings for 15 or less, so gather your team together and enjoy a quiet meal and a few drinks in the sun while taking in the view.
4. Bowery Lane
1 O’Connell Street, Sydney 2000
Bowery Lane offers a rustic dining experience and a range of great deals. For a late lunch catching up with clients, why not take them over for Burger Tuesdays where you can enjoy a burger and glass of wine for $20. If you love the food at Bowery Lane, they also offer a corporate catering service including morning and afternoon tea options, as well as full breakfast, lunch and cocktail catering packages.
5. Glass Brasserie
Level 2, 488 George Street, Sydney 2000
Located in the Hilton, overlooking the Queen Victoria Building, Glass Brasserie caters specifically to business professionals looking for somewhere to wine and dine. It offers a corporate lunch special throughout the week for $29 per person which includes a glass of wine along with a choice from eight meals including a Wagyu Burger, Tuna Waldorf salad, or a Homemade chicken pie.
105 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000
If you want to throw a little fun into the mix, take the team to Mejico for Mexican food and margaritas. Mejico serves up fresh tacos and other Mexican delights using the freshest seasonal produce; it’s authentic, regional Mexican cuisine right in the heart of Sydney. Set amongst a buzzing, cosmopolitan atmosphere, there’s a long table perfect for larger groups and an extensive share menu with about half of the dishes being vegetarian, so you can be sure there’ll be a meal suitable for everyone.
7. Bentley Restaurant + Bar
Corner of Pitt and Hunter Streets, Sydney 2000
Located in the original Fairfax building, Bentley Restaurant + Bar offers a unique dining experience amongst an industrial-chic setting in the centre of Sydney. With an innovative menu by chef Brent Savage and eclectic list of international wines, Bentley Restaurant + Bar is the perfect spot to seal a deal over lunch with a new client. If you have a busy afternoon lined up and only have time for a short bite, you can grab a table downstairs on the bar level and enjoy a light dish such as the Bentley Sandwich with beef pastrami, romesco, dill pickle and cheddar. For a longer client lunch, the a-la-carte menu offers an impressive array of dishes, and the restaurant also has a full vegetarian menu to suit particular tastes.
15 Bligh Street, Sydney 2000
Hubert is one of the best places you can go to meet up with clients, conduct meetings or hold interviews. The restaurant has a warm, inviting ambience and there has been particular attention paid to noise control here, with the acoustic ceilings, wooden doors and carpeted floors blocking out noise from the street, making it easy to hold important conversations over lunch. The French inspired food is also impressive with some delicious options such as Croque-Monsieur with smoked ham, béchamel & gruyère cheese.
23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo 2000
There’s nothing like eating fish by the water, and at Cirrus you get just this. From tiger prawns and fish fingers, to crab and lobster, it’s an ideal spot for a seafood lunch with a view. Inside the restaurant, the seaside theme continues with a 1950s speedboat hanging from the ceiling and large, curved glass windows directing diners’ views out towards the ferries of Darling Harbour.
Choose your next business lunch spot
You don’t need to head to the local pub or cafe down the road for every business lunch. With so many spectacular restaurants in the Sydney CBD, you can treat your team to a well-earned drink over a long-lunch, or let your sophisticated taste in restaurants do the talking at your next business meeting.