Restaurants in the Sydney vicinity for a corporate conference
Corporate conferences are the reason many of our guests stay at Studio 8 Residences in Sydney. So, we’ve done a roundup of the Top 5 restaurants in the Sydney vicinity to make sure your conference attendees can have time – in memorable settings – for relaxed, spontaneous conversation after a long day of networking and brainstorming.
Sydney is home to some of the best dining experiences in the world, with plenty of options for every taste and budget. In this guide, we’ve narrowed our search down to some of the best restaurants in the vicinity of Top Ryde, where you can enjoy an unforgettable dining experience while you’re in town without having to break the Uber budget.
1. The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room
Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room is a classic, elegant French-meets-New-York brasserie. Their menu features fresh seafood and oysters, as well as a variety of meat dishes and vegetarian options.
With the capacity to cater for events ranging from small VIP gatherings to functions of up to 500 people, The Morrison is perfect for creating an international, chic vibe.
And remember The Morrison’s motto: “No day is too ordinary for oysters.”
2. Spice Temple
If you’re in the mood for something a little more adventurous, Spice Temple is the perfect spot, boasting world-class service with deep respect for the ingredients. This contemporary Chinese restaurant features a menu inspired by the bold flavors of the Sichuan region.
Dishes such as Kung Pao chicken and hot and numbing lamb will definitely spice up your evening, and you can let your more timid guests know there will be something on the menu they’ll enjoy. Pair this tasting experience with the Spice Temple’s cocktail list featuring superbly crafted drinks based around the Chinese zodiac (classic cocktails are on hand for those who prefer their favourites).
Book the decadent private dining room for small groups, or reserve the Eastern Dining Room for up to 50 guests.
Patrons’ reviews of the Spice Temple include “consistently impressed”, “Sydney’s finest” and “first class”.
Spice Temple is located in the heart of the CBD, just a short drive from Top Ryde.
For a truly unforgettable dining experience, book your conference guests a table at ARIA. This award-winning restaurant overlooks the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, offering stunning views of the city skyline.
Owners Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon have created an iconic restaurant in ARIA, with a menu focused on modern Australian cuisine designed to be enjoyed by the whole table. ARIA is located in Circular Quay, approximately 30 minutes from Top Ryde.
Time Out notes “There is an untouchable quality to restaurants like Aria, which have earned and maintained their status as ‘the best’ in Sydney for scores of years.”
4. Pilu at Freshwater
If you’re willing to venture a bit further out of the city, Pilu at Freshwater will help you create an experience for your guests that draws on the smell of salt air and the vibe of Sardinia. Located on the beautiful Freshwater Beach, Pilu offers breathtaking views of the ocean … and who doesn’t want to head back home with the sound of the waves in their heart?
Giovanni Pilu’s menu features traditional Sardinian cuisine; while the menu changes seasonally, you might encounter dishes such as roast suckling pig and homemade ravioli.
The Good Food Guide notes that Giovanni’s kitchen has produced brilliant young chefs, lightening traditional cuisine “without destroying that innate casalinga charm.”
“This is Sardinian/Australian food cooked and served properly, by the book;” notes the Good Food Guide, “yet still questioned, refined, upgraded, progressed.”
Pilu at Freshwater is approximately a 45-minute drive from Top Ryde; the stunning location and delicious food make it well worth the trip.
5. The Grounds of Alexandria
The Grounds is a stand-out option for conference events, whether a small group of 20 or full product launch catering to up to 400 people. The beauty of the brand is the option to choose different settings, with a team of experts on hand to assist with theme, sound and visual effects.
Vibrant energy fills every aspect of The Grounds, both in the location and the team. Create an opulent setting in The Linseed House, enjoy the greenery of The Atrium that is accessed via its own private laneway, or opt for the intimate environment of The Cafe.
The Grounds has been named as one of Australia’s Top 10 most Instagrammable places and flourishes as an all-in-one café, bar, restaurant, garden and event hub.
The menu features a variety of dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, as well as an extensive coffee and tea menu. The Grounds of Alexandria is approximately a 30-minute drive from Top Ryde.
Whether your conference dining calls for classic seafood, bold Chinese flavors, modern Australian cuisine, traditional Italian dishes, or an opulent setting for a product launch, Sydney has something to offer. These five restaurants are all within a reasonable distance of Top Ryde, where Studio 8 Residences is located, making them perfect options for a corporate conference dinner or lunch. Each provides a unique experience that will help your company create the right impression.