The Dining Room - Park Hyatt Sydney

4.4
146 reviews
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Modern Australian
At The Dining Room, a produce-driven menu shares center stage with unrivalled harbour views. Here the menu is paired back, sustainable and unmistakably Australian - and the atmosphere relaxed and elegant.

No matter where you are seated, you will enjoy uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and harbour. Here you will discover premium Australian produce, local wines and craft beers, and that renowned Park Hyatt service.

Menus are designed to share however the choice is yours. Choose to order share-style for the family, or select your own dish. We recommend our Feed Me experience - served sharing style for your entire table to enjoy. It takes the worry out of ordering and puts your trust in our chefs. They’ll surprise you with a selection of their favourite dishes, prepared using produce freshly delivered on the day.
What 146 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always service food view excellent never disappoints

VK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy and good ambience to enjoy with loved ones. The overall experience was positive

1
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

No bread offered. No butter offered. Waiters took a long time to realise when to give the bill. Restaurant was only half full. Stood for 5 minutes at the front waiting for someone to notice me, so they could retrieve my coat. Went to the bar outside the restaurant in an attempt to get a staff member to retrieve my coat. Otherwise food was good, table service was excellent.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome view beside the window, special and tasty food, sincere receptionist. Steak and lamb are really great.

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We had the tasting menu with matching wines. The food was really good however the wine was a little disappointing with 2 of the wines just not being very nice and didn’t compliment the food at all. The service wasn’t great, our drinks took forever to come and we had to ask for the wine when it was forgotten. Although the staff were friendly we did seem to be somewhat overlooked at times.
We were celebrating our mum’s birthday and they gave her a little cake at dessert time which she really loved so that was a lovely gesture.

CA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always and the food is just unbeatable - never disappoints

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful service, great view,surprise birthday dessert at the end.
Highly recommend this restaurant

MK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food with awesome atmosphere. The staff were all very kind and service was excellent.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was amazing, which matched the views

VW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner to celebrate two birthdays in our group of 6. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. I have an allergy for shellfish and Izy was our waiter and she was very thoughtful and attentive to our needs. Highly recommend the location and it was great that we could continue our discussions after dinner at the bar and at the lounge till about 2am that morning with an awesome view!

L
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Super loud literally need to yell at my friends or they won’t hear me. And $28 for a 1/3 glass of rosé that tasted like it’s from 7-11, thank you next

b
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food was very good, great wine list and staff informative and courteous

P
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best duck I’ve ever tried! I came here to celebrate my wife’s 30th and really enjoyed this place. The staff were extremely accomodating to my request for a birthday surprise towards the end. I didn’t get the window view as requested but enjoyed the food and atmosphere nonetheless. The portions were small but did the job, and the duck was amazing! Overall a very good experience.

CS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy dining atmosphere; friendly and thoughtful service; mellow wine; one or two more main courses would be fantastic as we just reach 50% of our stomach capacity 🤪

MM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch for my husbands’s birthday. The food and service were exceptional. Thanks so much.

m
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, solid (and well priced) wines and the view's not bad either.

S
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful, we go 1-3 times a year for the last 5 years and l’ve never disappointed !!

L
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently an outstanding dining experience , excellent food, intimate dining, superior service and beautiful harbour views.

DA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived for our booked dinner at the Park Hyatt Dining Room 'arranged' via OpenTable (which had been confirmed and a follow-up reminder received) to be greeted with "we're packing up the food service soon". We then discovered that the Dining Room itself was closed that evening. Given we had travelled from Canberra this was somewhat disappointing. The staff at the Hyatt Bar were unable to say whether this was an OpenTable problem or a Hyatt Dining Room problem, and the reaction was to offer us the chance to purchase bar snacks.
If you are going to sub-contract your booking system you are still responsible for your bookings.

CT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made very welcome, especially my daughter who was celebrating her 16th birthday. A special mocktail was brought to the birthday girl at the start of lunch and a little birthday treat for dessert. Great room with a view of the Opera House and to watch the bustle on the harbour go by.

SW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved The Dining Room experience however the vegetarian options were very limited. With more meal options for Vegetarians this experience would be perfect!

MP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service and a great ambience and view of The Opera House and CBD. Couldn't ask for much more really! Ordered the Black Angus steak and Barramundi, both were perfect, plus we received a free dessert as our booking was for our anniversary. Would recommend to anyone in Sydney or visiting, who wants a great dining experience.

HA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truffle degustation menu was well worth it... plenty of truffle and great flavour combinations. Highly recommended
Service was excellent and always with smiles
Perfect for a nice romantic birthday dinner with my partner.
Thank you

BL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great, but unfortunately the service was super slow. We finished our meal and almost 30 minutes nobody take our empty plates.
Even We order Lemon Lime Bitter also very long long time to served.
I won’t be back even the food and the view was fantastic.
Service is important!!!!!

SU
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was ok, they didn't let me have the baked eggplant as an entree, I had read that some other people were able to do that. I paid $15 for a glass of wine and got the last slops from the bottle, not sure it was a standard drink. The wagyu entree was really nice. The duck was well cooked but the raisin coffee puree was a little overpowering for the duck. Kids liked the desserts. Overall, not the best value in town but the view was lovely.

MF
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so well looked after by the amazing staff at the Dining Room. I booked lunch for my mum's 60th birthday. We were given a complimentary upgrade to a semi private dining area. The view is just stunning and service was impeccable start to finish. The menu is so flexible so you can have mains as entrees and vice versa. Food was delicious. My two preschool aged children also had a great time colouring in their menu and eating their specially made meals so we were able to enjoy a nice family lunch. I would definitely recommend the Dining Room

J
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and nice cosy interior restaurant setting. Would appreciate some soft music to dull out the sound of conversations from other tables.

PV
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Elegant ambience.
As mature experience diners around Sydney here is our review...
Value for money - portion size was very light on which was disappointing especially mains.
Had the Burrata entree and the presentation of this needs a serious rethink as it’s a dish which cannot possibly be eaten with a knife and fork!
Waiters were aware this dish was going to be shared and supplied one spoon only. We needed to use our set desert spoon to eat this, for fine dining and high price this was a tad embarrassing.

I would like to see eye filet on the menu as a prime piece of meat, not beef cheek which was pulled and pressed into a tiny rectangular form.

Would love to return to regular patronage but can’t see this happening regarding portion size or value.

I think there is a fine balance between artful food and feeling satisfied when one leaves the table.
I left rather disappointed especially since I had raved about this place for years.
It used to be called Harbour kitchen/dining room and food was fine with many robust dishes in comparison to what was served.

We chose to come and dine here as it was a special occasion night and my partner wanted to bring me to this my favourite place.

We both value location and food and as beautiful as the location and atmosphere is... we left feeling as though we only payed a premium to sit in a space for “view time” not food.

KM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We have dined frequently at The Dining Room over the years and have noticed is slow decline.

To clarify, firstly the menu lacks variety. Secondly the side order of broccollni left much to be desired. How can you serve up 4 stems of broccolini and charge for it?
Thirdly, we always book well ahead because everytime we have tried to book on the same day we are told that the restaurant is booked out and yet everytime we done there there are plenty of tables sitting empty.....please explain?

Kathy

TP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We have eaten here several times and not been disappointed until this night. As the organiser of the evening I was very embarrassed. The menu was limited, no beef was offered as a choice which eliminated several of our guests. We were happy to pay the amount for exceptional food. Unfortunately the food presented was ordinary in flavour at best. The serving size of sides was abyssmal, not even a full bunch off broccolini per serve. Additionally, the concept of charging your diners $25 per person for high top seating was ridiculous. Thankfully the fee was wavered which is why we decided to come to The Dining Room. It was a very disappointing evening only marginally saved by the good service.

H
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Amazing views of course.
2 course menu for $80 of course is full price in Sydney
Server helpful dealing with allergies and very courteous and thoughtful
New sommelier a great addition and positive energy to the team
Took 1h for mains to arrive (after seating at 20h45)
Water only filled up once
Felt restaurant was full and understaffed

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

anniversary

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I visited with a girlfriend for her birthday celebration. We enjoyed cocktails in the bar before entering the restaurant and they were great and the staff helpful. The restaurant is quiet and comfortable. We paid $50 extra for a window seat and my girlfriend had a lovely view, but I did not - it was her birthday so at least it worked well for her which is why I had paid the extra. I expect I wouldn’t bother again though.
Our waitress was lovely but we did lack service. We didn’t receive the advertised bread and butter at any time. We ordered white wine to accompany entree and had planned to order a glass of red to accompany our main but did not see the drinks waiter again until after dessert was served so that opportunity passed. We asked to share a dessert and a cheese plate; the waitress asked if we would like them served one after the other and though we agreed that was our preference they both came together (served by someone else not her). I had mentioned we were celebrating my friends birthday in the booking but no reference or mention, or effort was made regarding this.
The food was quite lovely and we enjoyed our meal and the dining room is elegant and comfortable. However the service detracted from the experience being what it should have been. Much of the enjoyment of a fine meal is in having appropriate levels of accompanying service and that was lacking here, despite the individuals we were dealing with being quite lovely. I can only presume staffing levels and/or training are insufficient.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. More crying kids then I would have liked at a late seating

CJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue, top rate staff experience, delicious food and enough of it too - but really expensive vs other similar experiences, the wine by the glass particularly. I get that the venue is one in a million, but I feel like I'm helping with the rent.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant has a lovely ambience but the four course set menu wasn't reflective of the price charged.

AB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful ambience with great views! I enjoyed every course...absolutely flawless. The only down side waa the slow waiter service. When we needed to pay for the bill, it took a long time to process. Other than that, I was a great experience.

J
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was actually quite disappointed after our dining experience at the Park Hyatt. We had booked it months earlier to have dinner during Vivid. The location is lovely and the view of the Opera house is great. However, the service was very slow and the staff were not very attentive eg. rarely came for water top ups. There were no hot entree options which did not cater for people who don't like eating raw things eg. oysters, tartare, sashimi so they had to have the salad. The main was okay depending on which option you chose but overall did not seem worthy of the price. We have had much better fine dining experiences elsewhere.

f
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The venue is amazing due to location. Over the years the service quality has deteriorated to an unacceptable level. It caters for tourists and not for locals.
No there is no thought put into an overall experience for its guests but they rely heavily on location and their views. Very disappointing and completely unacceptable.

LW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband 's birthday ia on 31 May and for the past 5-6 years , we had our celebration at Prak Hyatt Dining Room, the date falls in the period when Vivid Lights was on. I usu. bought vouchers from Lime and Tonic earlier in the year. Now these recent 2 years, the vouchers could not be used , price had increased and serves were smaller. The snow crab salad was not the same, just 3 mouthfuls plus an addition of $5, a disappointmnt .

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