About Us

If you’re after a venue that combines timeless elegance and beauty with state of the art facilities, Dunbar House is for you. This 1830s waterfront Georgian mansion in Sydney’s chic Watsons Bay has been renovated and refurbished into a range of spaces perfect for corporate and private functions, including meetings, gala dinners, private events and special family dinners. And it’s only 11kms by road from the CBD, or your guests will love arriving by ferry or water taxi to the nearby wharf. With its gorgeous harbour views, stunning interiors, cutting edge technology, fresh seasonal food and seamless service, Dunbar House is an event destination that can’t fail to impress.

Part or all of Dunbar House is exclusively available for your corporate or private event, without interruption.

Creative menus, superb service

Dunbar House’s Head Chef Alex Gubbins was born and bred in Sydney, but her celebrated food reflects her wide international experience and influences. Mentored during her apprenticeship at Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Restaurant by legendary chefs Tim Pak Poy and Aaron Ross, Alex then worked at various hatted Sydney establishments, including Quay and Claude’s. Her passion for cooking with freshest local produce to create uncomplicated but delectable food was influenced by her next move – to the Michelin starred Arnolfo in Tuscany. Next Sardinia, where she perfected those Italian favourites anti-pasto, pasta, pizza and pastry. Then two hatted Pilu in Sydney, before being snapped up by Grand Pacific Group. With this illustrious CV it’s not surprising that Alex’s fabulous food has a distinctly Mod Oz appeal, with Asian fusions and a strong dash of Italian pizzazz. She and her team bake bread daily, and make all pasta and petit fours in the Dunbar House kitchen. They love a challenge, and would welcome your creative food brief for your own superb bespoke menu.