When you’re searching for a restaurant for a group meal such as a birthday dinner, a long lunch or a sunny brunch, it can be hard to find a venue suitable for group bookings.

Many places don’t take reservations, don’t have tables large enough to accomodate your group or occasionally won’t allow you & your friends to split the bill afterwards. To help you out, we’ve come up this list of some of our favourite restaurants for groups in Sydney!

El Topo

El Topo has built a reputation as one of Sydney’s most loved and talked about Mexican restaurants and rooftop bars. The colourful decor makes you think you’re stepping in to Mexico, making it the perfect setting for a fun group meal. El Topo has a number of sizeable tables and booths meaning that even the largest of groups can easily fit. Much of the food on the menu is made to share, and grabbing a couple of sangria jugs for the table is a great drink option. If you’re looking for a fun, fresh and boisterous group dinner, then El Topo is the place to go.

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China Doll

Harbour views? Check. Delicious modern asian flavours? Check. Big, open tables perfect for groups? Check. If you’re looking for a delectable banquet with impeccable Sydney water views, China Doll’s group dining menus are a great choice. With large, sprawling tables and generous portions of food, China Doll is quite simply the perfect restaurant for a fine dining group meal.



Right next to China Doll lies Manta, one of Sydney’s finest harbourside venues. Waterfront dining and the city skyline provides a magnificent backdrop for both special occasions and informal feasting with friends. The restaurant recently underwent a dramatic refurbishment, now boasting a stunning interior that is bound to impress anyone you take there. With a large number of long tables, a group dining menu and the ability to book online, group dining at Manta is effortless.

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Serving up delicious pizzas and cocktails, this Surry Hills restaurant is a must-visit for a social group meal. With a large and varied pizza menu (including gluten free bases) and a number of share plate options, even the pickiest of eaters in your circle of friends will find something they’ll love. Tuesday is ‘All You Can Eat Pizza’ night, literally meaning you can eat as much as you want for the very small price of $20 per person. With an electric atmosphere and tables to suit groups of any size, Maybe Frank is a restaurant your friends will love you for taking them to.

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There is no need to line up to pay, pick up the whole tab or awkwardly throw cash down on the table at these restaurants as they all accept Groupee payments. Download now from the App Store or Google Play & see just how easy Groupee makes paying after a group meal.