The Paddington FAQs

Venue FAQ’s

What is the street address?

384 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW.

Where can we park?

There is street parking available.

Dress code?

Casual (no beachwear).

Wheelchair access?

Yes, on the ground floor only.

Is there a smoking area within the venue?


Are minors allowed?

Yes, a parent or guardian must accompany all minors.


BYO is not permitted.

Is there a lockout?


I have guests with allergens, will they be accommodated?

Our menu contains allergens and is prepared in a kitchen that handles nuts, shellfish and gluten. Whilst all reasonable efforts are taken to accommodate guest dietary needs, we cannot guarantee that our food will be allergen free.

Is there a TAB, pokies or bottle shop?


Do you have pool tables?


Deliveries address?

All deliveries to be made via our loading dock on Victoria Street (just behind Oxford Street).

What career opportunities are available at The Paddington?

Visit our careers page to hear about the many exciting opportunities available at Merivale.

Group Bar Booking FAQ’s

Can I make a Group Booking? What is a Bar Booking?

Yes, a Group Bar booking is a casual reserved area within the bar. Seating is allocated as a mixture of sitting and standing, and is best suited for casual drinks and nibbles style events. We don’t rope off areas exclusively, or allocate a seat for every guest.
The Paddington Cocktail Bar offers the very best in personalised table service. You will have a fabulous cocktail waitress available to your group at all times.
A one-tab policy applies to all groups and a 10% service charge will be added to your final bill.

Are deposits required to book? Is there a minimum spend?

A minimum spend will apply if you wish to hire out the cocktail bar exclusively for 40 or more guests.

Can we order food?

Yes, we have a delectable menu of lighter meals to share. We also have a late night menu that kicks in at 10:30pm and is definitely worth sticking around for!

If I have a Group Booking, what do I do on arrival?

On arrival please see one of our friendly bar staff, who will accompany you to your reserved area.

If I have a Group Booking, what happens if I arrive early?

If your reserved section is free you’re welcome to use the area earlier. Otherwise, our staff will find you a suitable alternative until the dedicated space becomes free at your booked time.

What if I am running late for my reservation?

It is important to let us know if you are running late, as your table may be booked for another reservation after your seating. Please call us to advise delay; otherwise we will hold the table for a period of 15 minutes.

If I have a Group Booking, will all of my guests have a seat?

No, seating is allocated as a mixture of sitting and standing.

How do I cancel a Group Bar reservation?

If you would like to change or cancel your reservation, please contact us on +61 2 9114 7330 or email

Can we pre-order food or beverages?

Yes! We encourage bookings to pre-order food and beverages in advance. Please speak with your bookings coordinator to discuss options. Please note three days notice and full pre-payment is required.

Can I bring decorations?

Hanging decorations, balloons and streamers are not permitted.

Can we have speeches or AV?

Speeches are not permitted unless you have hired the cocktail bar out exclusively.

Can I bring a cake?

Yes. A cakeage fee will be charged if you would like the cake to be cut up and served by our chefs.

Parties & Events FAQ’s

Can I book the venue exclusively?

Yes. Please feel free to contact our exclusive sales team for a quote.
Corporate Enquiries +61 2 9114 7353
Weddings +61 2 9114 7352
Private Parties +61 2 9114 7354