You head up two flights of dimly lit stairs to find a spacious and highly atmospheric venue, punctuated by seven stunning floor-to-ceiling arched windows.
With the look and feel of a downtown Manhattan loft, Panama Dining Room is one of the most unique venues in Melbourne, trading as a restaurant, bar and dynamic event space!
Our venue’s open daily from 5pm for dinner and drinks. Walk-ins are accepted, but bookings are highly recommended.
'In a town of bolt-holes and boutique hideaways, it's nice to take a turn in a place that has room for dozens of cool cats to swing, swig, swagger and dine' Dani Valent - The Age
Tuesday 25th June - open from 5pm
Wednesday 26th June - closed for a private event
Thursday 27th June - open from 5pm
Friday 28th June - open from 5pm
Saturday 29th June - closed for a private event
Sunday 30th June - closed for a private event
Monday 1st July - open from 5pm
Tuesday 2nd July - open from 5pm
Wednesday 3rd July - open from 5pm
Thursday 4th July - open from 5pm
Friday 5th July - open from 5pm
Saturday 6th July - open from 5pm
Sunday 7th July - open from 5pm
On days that Panama is closed, our sister venue ‘Feast of Merit’ will be open for dinner. Bookings can be made by visiting the website: www.feastofmerit.com
The inspired restaurant menu from acclaimed chef Ayhan Erkoc journeys across countries in a way that is uniquely Australian!
‘A killer warehouse space serving edgy modern food’ The Age Good Food Guide
Our carefully curated drinks list is a mix of comfort and cool, featuring an extensive selection of craft beers, cocktails, spirits and wines.
'Head up a nondescript stairwell and through scuffed, heavy doors and you'll find yourself in one of Fitzroy's most atmospheric bars' Broadsheet Melbourne
Panama Dining Room is the most dynamic function venue in Melbourne!
We are available to book exclusively for lunch or dinner, all 7 days of the week.
*Minimum spends apply for exclusive-use of the entire venue
To enquire about your own Panama Dining Room wedding, please submit an enquiry form via our functions page. We will be in touch via email only, within 12 hours of receiving your enquiry.
Due to the size of our wedding package, it can sometimes make its way into your spam email folder. It’s advisable to check your settings and ensure our email has been received.
Dear Panama Dining Room team,
WOW was the most common word we heard from our family and friends all night during our wedding.
The atmosphere that you helped create was amazing, and is a feeling and memory that we will never forget. Along with the wonderful food and fantastic service from the hospitality team, we could not have wished for anything better.
To cap it all off, working with you was such a delight. You were easy to work with and also very helpful with suggesting recommendations to help make our special day, that little bit better.
Thank you again for your amazing work, for contributing to our magical day and for being a big part of this special moment in our lives.
Thank you, Cassandra & Luke (married on Saturday 18th May, 2019)