Contemporary, industrial and quintessentially Melbourne, Panama Dining Room is perched high above Smith Street on the 3rd floor of an early 1900’s textile factory, aptly named ‘Panama House’.
Located right in the heart of Melbourne’s most vibrant and burgeoning hospitality district, our warehouse space blends eclectic design with classic furnishings to stunning effect.
Upon entering our venue, you will be struck by the spacious and atmospheric nature of the room, punctuated by seven floor-to-ceiling arch windows that provide sweeping views across the Dandenong Ranges, and Melbourne’s famed CBD skyline.
Our restaurant and bar open from Tuesday to Sunday for dinner and drinks. Walk-ins are accepted, but bookings are highly recommended to avoid dates we are closed for private events.
Over the years, we have become increasingly popular for large private events and notable celebrations. As such, our entire venue can be booked exclusively for both lunch and dinner, provided a minimum spend is achieved.
'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
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 Panama Dining Room weddings, please submit an enquiry form via our functions page. We will be in touch via email within 12 hours of receiving your enquiry.
“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”