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Description

Madame Shanghai offers an eclectic Oriental décor that transports guests to the Shanghai of the 1930’s in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Our Chinoiserie décor combines timeless design with a playful colour palette of malachite, blues and pinks. The soft furnishings and carpeted dining area are perfect for private meetings or intimate...

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Madame Shanghai offers an eclectic Oriental décor that transports guests to the Shanghai of the 1930’s in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Our Chinoiserie décor combines timeless design with a playful colour palette of malachite, blues and pinks. The soft furnishings and carpeted dining area are perfect for private meetings or intimate gatherings.

Overlooking Hyde Park and College Street, Madame is ideally located to escape the modern glare of the CBD’s steel and glass. The venue is a purpose-built with a diversity unmatched and its own private terrace and bar perfect for pre arrival drinks.

With our main dining room capable of hosting up to 50 guests for a sit-down banquet, Madame Shanghai is perfect for your next function or celebration. With malachite green features and slightly unusual eastern focal points, you’ll forget you’re in the middle of Sydney – unless you don’t want to. With gigantic bi-fold windows, let the outside into our versatile space. If you’ve got a larger group, we welcome exclusive hire for the whole venue. Seating up to 70 guests, the open terrace is a great place to start for pre or post cocktail hour and networking.

Boardrooms tend to be a little dull, particularly if the purpose was to invigorate creativity, passion and flare. Madame Shanghai is perfect for your next meeting or conference. Our breakfast platters have a unique twist and our baos are to die for with a substantial selection to choose from. Designed to share, our offering encourages interaction in a relaxed environment with professional and discrete service. Leave the audio/visual to us and greet your guests with our custom welcome sign and easel. Work doesn’t need to be stressful!

From live food stations with sizzling prawns, to shared banquets or more classic set menus, Madame Shanghai is the right style for whatever you need. Choose from a set 2 course or 3 course for a more formal occasion, or choose our set 10 course tasting menu perfect for that shared banquet. Or speak to our talented team to tailor our own special banquet to suit your needs. We are happy to cater for any dietaries.

Our ever popular fully customisable fortune cookies are a great parting treat for your guests – or individually boxed macarons really step it up a notch. Whether it be chocolate fountains or wedding cakes, you can be rest assured our pastry kitchen has got you covered as well.

With the luxury Pullman Hotel a bee’s dick away, you’ll really be able to celebrate in style. If it’s making the most of our impressive bartenders’ skills or continuing the festivities on the Pullman’s rooftop – your guests needn’t travel far. Conference guests may want to escape the walls of a hotel and restaurant guests can’t wait for somewhere opulent to rest. It’s a match that rivals our food and wine pairings.

Celebrating your wedding, birthday or anniversary or hosting your clients for lunch? We can cater for all types of events, enquire now and let our team take care of you.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Event Guidelines

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Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Liquor Licence
Restaurant On Site
Kitchen Facilities For Use

Frequently Asked Questions

Lotus has a very talented team in our pastry kitchen in Darlinghurst who would love to make a cake for your special celebration. Whether it be one of our most popular in the range or something completely bespoke, we'll ensure your guests are fed and impressed. Please contact the team for more information. If you'd prefer to bring your own cake, we charge a small fee of $3pp and will present, cut and serve your cake for you. Please note that our storage space may be limited dependant on venue and other circumstances. Planning a wedding? Please talk to us.
No, all Lotus venues are fully licensed and have a range of packages available to suit almost all needs and desires! If you'd like something customised, please don't hesitate to reach out to the team.
Lotus has access to some of Sydney's best designers should you require professional decoration or theming. We'd be happy to put you in touch with some fantastic florists and styling professionals. None of our venues have rigging points in the ceilings. Most venues kindly request no glitter / confetti be used and have restrictions on open flames. Please check with the team, however, as it can differ from venue to venue.
All Lotus venues are family friendly. Mocktail, soft drink & juice packages are available and our talented chefs would be happy to modify many dishes to be more child friendly. Please include all guests (including children) when quoting guest numbers so we can ensure we find the right space for you.
As a qualified and highly experienced team, we ask that you leave the cooking up to us - we'll make sure it's delicious! This also helps us to avoid any issues with cross contamination, food storage and of course, cleaning!
Of course! Not everything has to be a party! (Although it would be more fun if that weren't true). You can make most restaurant bookings online or directly through our reservations team. Please see our website for venue specific contact details
We consider all of our venues to be smart casual - having said that; if this is your event, you can make it whatever you want to be! Enclosed shoes are generally a good minimum to work off... dress-ups always keeps us entertained!
It can differ from venue to venue and from function to function. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The Gardens by Lotus is one of our more unique venues located in the stunning Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour. In order to maintain the beautiful surrounds and to assist with the upkeep, all guests wishing to view the Gardens before, after or during their event must pay admission (or have their event organiser arrange this beforehand). Adults have a standard admission of $6.00 with children (under 12) being charged $3.00, but please contact us as we may be able to source large event discounts. Alternatively, if you're just using the Lotus operated areas (eg. at night time), no admission fee needs to be paid - we'd suggest giving it a go though, it's a truly unique little gem. o hire the whole Gardens for exclusive use, or for other Pavilions not operated by Lotus, please contact the Chinese Garden of Friendship directly
Our chefs are seasoned professionals with great knowledge and experience. With notice, we can adjust most dishes to suit almost anyone, and if not, we'll create something that's appropriate specifically for these people. Given the style of cooking and high volumes, we cannot 100% guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur. Epi-pens are encouraged for all guests with allergies and we recommend not taking the risk should the allergy be life threatening.
All our venues have disabled access and disabled bathrooms. Should you be in a wheelchair, however, prior notice is always appreciated so we can ensure sufficient space is provided.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, JCB, AMEX & UnionPay. EFT payments are also available with details being provided on your invoices. Credit card payments can be made over the phone or in-venue (with prior notice).

Event Rooms

Main Dining Room

Max 70 people

Madame Shanghai (Full Exclusive use)

Max 105 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Main Dining Room
50
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40
50
70
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Madame Shanghai (Full Exclusive use)
50
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40
70
105
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Main Dining Room
50
-
-
-
40
50
70
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-
Madame Shanghai (Full Exclusive use)
50
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40
70
105
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Packages

Dumpling Masterclass

Join us at Lotus at a venue that would suit your requirements for a 2 hour hands-on session on how to make dumplings. Read more

You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets and skills of making 3 different types of delicious dumplings. Wet your whistle with a complimentary Asian inspired cocktail on arrival, indulge in your own creations along the way and take the leftover fruits of your labour home to impress your family or friends.

You will learn to make:

-Mushrooms Spring Rolls
-Chicken Sui Mai
-Pork Wonton

Includes dumpling making experience, complimentary Asian inspired cocktail, printed recipe cards, a take-home dumpling making kit and a tin of Lotus tea

Enhance your creativity by upgrading to a bottomless rose package to accompany the class for $30pp.

AU$80 per person

Dumpling Masterclass

Join us at Lotus at a venue that would suit your requirements for a 2 hour hands-on session on how to make dumplings. Read more

You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets and skills of making 3 different types of delicious dumplings. Wet your whistle with a complimentary Asian inspired cocktail on arrival, indulge in your own creations along the way and take the leftover fruits of your labour home to impress your family or friends.

You will learn to make:

-Mushrooms Spring Rolls
-Chicken Sui Mai
-Pork Wonton

Includes dumpling making experience, complimentary Asian inspired cocktail, printed recipe cards, a take-home dumpling making kit and a tin of Lotus tea

Enhance your creativity by upgrading to a bottomless rose package to accompany the class for $30pp.

AU$80 per person

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