Crane Bar and Restaurant

32 Bayswater Road, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
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What’s that? An addition to Kings Cross that combines a really, really good Japanese restaurant with a late night bar? With a party vibe on the weekend? And gyozas? And cocktails? One can hear the applause and sense the salivating from here, wherever that may be. Point is, Crane Bar and Restaurant is a very, very welcome addition to the neighbourhood.

Firstly, Crane Bar and Restaurant is something to look at. Each space has been lovingly designed, with an obvious Japanese influence combined with something rather more young and modern. There’s open air lounge out the back, an astroturfed garden party lawn at the front, and a couple of VIP rooms thrown into the mix, besides the requisite restaurant area.

Friends and family and posses of revellers are able to perch at the bar, enjoying gyozas with a side of cocktail. Or one can dine. Or one can get a group of pals to hit the dancefloor, shimmying beside the jacaranda tree bursting from the floorboards in the aforementioned open air lounge area.

Crane Bar and Restaurant is found on leafy Bayswater Road in Potts Point, near the corner of Ward Avenue. Which, just FYI, is right down the road from Kings Cross train station. Success! Convenience! Of course, the city is also just a stone’s throw away.

Venue Features

Disability access
Bar tab available
External Catering
External Music
AV Equipment

Event details

Food options

Based on your event and budget we recommended the following food:

Bar Tab

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Capacity Chart

Area Banquet Cocktail U-Shape Theatre Boardroom Classroom Cabaret
The Garden and The Atrium 60 200 - - - - -
Entire Venue - 300 - - - - -
The Atrium 60 100 - - - - -
The Garden 60 100 - - - - -
The Lawn 32 60 - - - - -
The Hidden Fortress 16 25 - - - - -

The Garden and The Atrium

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart

Entire Venue

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart

The Atrium

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart

The Garden

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart

The Lawn

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart

The Hidden Fortress

Casual groups welcome Capacity See Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I arrange a bar tab?


Can I have underage guests attend my function?

Yes, under adult supervision.

Can I decorate the area I hire for my function?


Is there a dress code my guests need to be aware of?

Smart casual is preferred although not strictly enforced. If the function is during the day the dress code can be relaxed.

How late can I book the venue exclusively?

Wednesday - Sunday: until 2am; Monday - Tuesday: please enquire.

How do I secure my booking?

A booking form must be completed and a deposit of 50% is payable. The deposit is generally due 7 days before the event date but please enquire with the venue if this is unsuitable.

Are there any additional costs?

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December 2016

Natalie K
The team on the night were extremely helpful, the room was beautiful and the food was fantastic.

October 2016

Jeniffer F
Had my birthday there Saturday just gone and was SO impressed with everything! Great service from Ilse and all of the staff. Music was amazing and the live vocalist just topped it off... Perfect! The food is always amazing there and I'm a massive fan of the ambience and vibe Crane Bar brings. My friends and I all had an absolute blast, on the dancefloor for most of the night. I definitely recommend this venue for any birthdays out there! A+ from me!!

October 2016

Ryn H
Crane Bar hosted our after party for the Sydney Author Event 2016, and we could not have been happier with the service. From the organisation in the run-up to the event to the amazing staff on the day, I would recommend this as a venue to anyone wanting beautiful food and flawless service. Ilse and Michael, you are two in a million, and we will DEFINITELY be back again!

October 2016

Alana S
I organised my sisters hens party here and we ordered the 6 canapés option and beverage package. There was so much delicious food we couldn't finish it all and the drinks kept coming. Great value for money!! A huge thanks to Ilse and all the staff for making the night so memorable!

December 2013

Kirsteen M
Versatile semialfresco space, stylish decor, canapes were delectable and staff were attentive to our function throughout the evening. Very happy.

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