Dunbar House Est. 2011

Sydney, 9 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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Relish in world-class dining on Watsons Bay.
Refurbished to immaculate glory, this cozy luxury estate gives anybody who's lucky enough to stay awhile breathtaking views of the Sydney skyline. Enjoy a million-dollar lifestyle, whether it be a group vacation, a romantic getaway, or a wedding to remember.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Park
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Bay
Cityscape
Coastline
Ocean
Street
Style
Art Nouveau
Classic
Elegant
Glamorous
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

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.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $200

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
110
Buffet
N/A
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2011
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

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.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Magnificently refurbished with the utmost attention to detail, Dunbar House offers world class dining, exceptional service and breathtaking views of the Sydney skyline right on the shores of Watsons Bay.
Design:
Fabulous functions:
  • Dinner event
    Cocktail party
    Private event
    Weddings and ceremonies
    Media event
    Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
Standout Venue Features:
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
Extra Perks:
“From the moment you engage us, to the food and service on the day, we will deliver a flawless and memorable occasion for every guest”
Celebration Locations
Ceremony Under the Fig Tree:
Under fig tree in Robertson Park (opposite Dunbar House) *subject to hiring availability through Woollahra Council; Up to a maximum of 20 chairs for VIP guests and elderly; Clothed signing table with 2 chairs; Bridal party may use the Lower Level Bar up to 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time; Wet weather ceremony contingency available in the Upper Level Bar Area.
- View: Robertson Park directly in front of Watson's Bay Waterfront
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Dunbar House Main Dinning Room:
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.
- View: Directs Views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, overlooking the beautiful Watson's Bay shoreline.
- Max Capacity: 110 guests Banquet Style & 150 guests Cocktail Style
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
"We are passionate about creating fresh, modern and seasonal dishes that will entice your senses”
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