Group Bookings

Planning a party group?

Drink and dine with us!

Advanced bookings are essential this year. Preview our 2020 Group Booking Menus

Wrap up the end of the year in good spirits and good company at The Rooftop Sydney.


This year, we are hosting large and small celebrations in a seated, CovidSafe format. Make a booking for your group to drink, dine and be merry! Group bookings are available for lunch, afternoon or evening sessions. 

A prepaid minimum spend does apply for group bookings between 25 November and 18 December. Options are available here at The Rooftop and also downstairs in the Shelbourne Hotel's leafy garden bar. 

Download our menu options and booking form for full details.  


To make a booking, you simply need to return a booking form with prepayment. Our team will check availability for your requested date and time prior to billing and confirming your request. Or call us on 92673100 before emailing your booking form through. 

Groups of up to 30 people are welcome for seated CovidSafe social celebrations in our public bars. This option is great for informal dining and drinks for social and corporate groups. 

Current NSW covid rules limit group sizes for social groups to 30 people. Corporate groups are able to book for higher numbers subject to availability. 

As our bars are open plan public spaces, this option doesn’t facilitate speeches, formalities or presentations. (Private room hire is a better option for those requirements, see below).


Tables can be booked at The Rooftop or downstairs at The Shelbourne Hotel's Main Bar and Garden, with your preference noted for indoor or outdoors. See venue photos online if you are unfamiliar with our venue spaces.


A minimum spend must be prepaid at the time of booking for your confirmed guest numbers. Additional seats can be added subject to availability, but it's best to book for correct numbers due to covid restrictions. 

Prepaid funds will be allocated to your choice of food and beverages. We recommend choosing one of our set menu options and allocating remaining funds to a bar tab.


You can also choose to allocate all funds to a tab and order food and drinks from the bar menu as you go on the day. However with a large groups, it's usually easiest for the group organiser if the catering is arranged in advance. 


You can nominate the drinks you want to allow on your tab and guests can access this at the bar via wristbands, or you can control tab access yourself via a single tab card if preferred.

If your gathering is self-funded and you want to control equal $ value per person, we can arrange separate bar vouchers at an additional admin fee of $2.50pp. However, a single prepayment is required at the time of booking.


Minimum spend commitments vary based on the date and time and are as listed below. Download the booking form for full details and options. 

If available, remaining tables without prepaid requirements will be released for free online bookings 7 days prior to the date. 

All bookings proceed in a CovidSafe format in accordance with the rules set by NSW Health. These rules are subject to frequent changes. Current rules include;

  • All guests must be seated in licensed venues. Cocktail style functions and dance floors are not allowed as yet. A seat is allocated per person and the overall venue capacity is strictly limited, so it is important to book for accurate numbers.

  • All guests must check-in to the venue’s digital contact tracing register individually.

  • Social groups have a 30 person limit. Corporate functions are allowed for higher numbers but subject to room capacity limits. Private rooms or semi-private sections are recommended for larger groups where possible.

  • All guests are asked to uphold the government's covid guidelines, practising good hand hygiene and maintain 1.5m distance from others. 


We get it, sometimes you just want to keep things casual. Outside of the peak pre-Christmas season that option is easily accommodated. However, as our trading capacity is so heavily restricted under Covid rules, we have to prioritise prepaid groups in the lead up to Christmas.  


Any tables that remain available will be released for free online reservations 7 days prior to the date. So feel free to check back closer to your preferred date if this option is preferred. You will be able to book online via the below link. Please note that we do expect that Fridays will be fully booked, with the exception of some weather dependant tables in the Shelbourne Hotel's garden bar downstairs. 

Functions & Events


The Rooftop Sydney is an impressive setting for any occasion. Our events team can offer beautiful handmade catering, to compliment the wonderful alfresco setting. 

The Rooftop is licensed for exclusive cocktail events of up to 300 people. However under current NSW COVID-19 restrictions all events must be in a seated dining format with restricted capacity.  


We also take small bookings for informal social celebrations and dining reservations for up to 30 people while the bar is open to the public (note minimum spends may apply + during COVID restriction periods capacity and group sizes are limited). 

For anything in between we can offer private function rooms downstairs with facilities for speeches and presentations or your choice of music and entertainment. 

Our team would love to help you celebrate.

Contact us about your plans.


The Rooftop and the entire Shelbourne Hotel is proactively CovidSafe.

Our team is making every effort to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests at each visit.

For more details about our CovidSafe strategy
please visit

Please note that given the frequently changing COVID restrictions, the capacity and event information published on our website is based on standard pre-covid operations and doesn't take into account any restrictions that might apply to the dates you're interested in. For example, under the 1 person per 4sqm rule, The Rooftop has a reduced capacity of 75 people when trading as a public rooftop bar, with all guests seated at tables of no more than 30 people. 


If you're planning an event, it's best to get in touch and our events team will assist with the best available information relevant to your plans and preferred dates.

Celebrate with Us

For dates prior to 25 November table bookings for up to 15 people can be confirmed online instantly here

Advanced bookings for date between 25 Nov and 18 Dec require a prepaid commitment. Free online reservations without prepaid commitments will be released 7 days prior, subject to availability.

Please call us on 92673100 for same day requests.

To enquire about a private event or group booking please submit a request form so we can check availability against your requirements and come back to you with options.

Photos & Virtual Venue Tour

View our photo gallery and take a virtual tour of the venue online.


02 92673100

Level 3, Shelbourne Hotel
200 Sussex St Sydney

NSW 2000 Australia