The Lounge

'Tis the season!


A lounge for staff and alumni only...

to socialise, engage and network.

Invite your guests, friends and partners of UNSW to enjoy a smart dining hospitality experience - for a coffee, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, or Social Hour - Monday through Friday. Choose from the bar area, dining room, a semi-private room, a private-dining room, or outdoors on the terrace at a table or cabana. The Lounge is a high-quality modern and designed staff space, with matching hospitality, food and service, and is a cashless experience (personal and UNSW credit cards are both welcome, including chart code charging and Lounge gift vouchers). Enjoy happy social hours from 4pm nightly….and a host of offers each month, see ‘What’s On’.

Our all new à la carte menus are designed monthly and created from the freshest, seasonal and best quality produce from local markets, farms and suppliers.

Free-range animal products and certified sustainable farmed products are used whenever possible. All our menus are à la carte, changing monthly and offering a full range of dietary options. All menus subject to change due to seasonal produce.




Open from 7am for coffee and midday for alcoholic beverages with social hours from 4pm till 6pm nightly. We offer a full range of boutique wines by the glass and Australian local spirits and beers. The seating surrounding the bar is set up for all-day work, social, meetings and engagement. Feel free to open your laptop, have a coffee or a meal from 7am till close. No need to book, just walk in and take a table.


The central dining area is a dedicated restaurant space from 11:30am till 3pm and 6pm till close. Please wait to be seated. We ask that laptops and mobile phones are not used during the main meal periods. Outside of meal times, please feel free to take a table and have a meeting or social engagement. Due to our limited facilities, the following applies: For bookings under 10 people, the full a la carte menu will be available. For bookings over 10 and under 20 people, a limited menu of 3 choices will be offered and orders taken. For bookings over 20, 2 choices will be served alternatively and no orders will be taken.


A selection of four semi-private spaces, for 2–20 people with sliding doors and curtains to create semi-private (but not sound proof spaces) with stunning views. After confirming your reservation, please request "semi-private dining" in the message section.

Private dining

A stunning and totally private 14 seat dining/board table, with AV and natural light. Bookings with meals only during lunch and dinner period and outside of meal times the room may be used for meetings. After confirming your reservation, please request "private dining room (PDR)" in the message section.


Our spacious terrace allows guests to enjoy views east, west and south over campus and across Sydney’s skyline. There is a choice of tables and chairs in the central area or three cabanas seating up to 12. Bookings subject to availability and is limited during inclement weather. After confirming your reservation, please request "terrace" or "cabana" in the message section.

The Lounge Welcomes Staff
Please click here to view our Bookings Terms & Conditions.

All Day Coffee & Snacks
Breakfast 7am - 10.30am
Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm
Social Hours 4pm - 6pm
Dinner 6pm - 8.30pm
Close 10pm

Closed from 21/12/2019
Reopening 28/1/2020
Special Events:
December - Traditional Christmas

Booked out:
Thursday 12 Dec (from 3pm)
Friday 7 Feb (from 3pm)
Tuesday 24 Mar (from 3pm)
Thursday 2 July (from 3pm)
Groups, Functions, Events & Private Dining Enquiries

For all group dining bookings over 20 people, for all functions requiring food and drink packages, for all events wanting something special, part of or the whole lounge, and for all private dining room bookings, please enquire here. 'Drinks Only' reserved areas including the terrace require pre-booked food and drink packages.

Lounge Manager / Leading Lady

Assistant Manager / People Pleaser

Lounge Supervisor / People Pleaser

Promotions & Events Assistant / Creative Guru

Lounge Hostess / The Greeter

Bar Supervisor / The Cocktailer

Head Chef / The Taste Bud Pleaser