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Description

Historical Walsh Bay housed the whaling and trade ports of Sydney. It was colloquially known as the “Hungry Mile” in the depression years. It’s unassuming and humble aesthetic features exposed brick, copper and marble and is the most intimate space for your next event.

The Lotus Dumpling Br began life as a warehouse built in the early...

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Historical Walsh Bay housed the whaling and trade ports of Sydney. It was colloquially known as the “Hungry Mile” in the depression years. It’s unassuming and humble aesthetic features exposed brick, copper and marble and is the most intimate space for your next event.

The Lotus Dumpling Br began life as a warehouse built in the early 1900’s for the Sydney Port Authority. There are remnants of the past in this rustic space with its polished copper tones and beautifully exposed brickwork. Walsh Bay is where the old transforms into the new.

With an open kitchen, the atmosphere is wild where you can watch the chefs live in action. The service is professional and familiar. Our menu is an altogether modern take on authentic Chinese flavours, while respecting the traditions that underpin the cuisine. We use locally sourced produce and cook with traditional techniques. The restaurant is centered around our famed dumplings, each little parcel delivers a flavour experience.

The wine list selection at The Dumpling Bar embodies the much sought-after dumplings we produce in-house. With easy appeal, with a focus on the aromatic varieties and light reds that are in harmony with our dumplings and Chinese dishes.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Event Guidelines

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Catering Options

Bar Tab
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Halal
Liquor Licence
Restaurant On Site

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

Lotus Dumpling Bar

Max 40 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Lotus Dumpling Bar
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Lotus Dumpling Bar
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28
40
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