In the heart of the Sydney city, amid Darling Harbour is the Chinese Garden of Friendship, which houses The Gardens by Lotus. Tranquil gardens meet inner city hustle meets fantastic food.

With 6 different spaces available within The Gardens we are certain you will find exactly what you are looking for and require.

The Blue Room seating 24 guests, or 45 guests cocktail embodies the Chinese symbolism surrounding the colour blue; immortality and advancement. Guests are invited to host events, functions and special occasions in this truly unique, iconic Sydney location.

The Bar, seats 20 guests or 60 guests cocktail style. Allows you and your guests to enjoy, both outdoor scenery and indoor comfort depending on the event.

The Teahouse Pavilion, seats 70 guests seated, and 150 guests cocktail style. Which allows you and your guests to remain undercover but continue to enjoy the outdoor ambience created by the tranquil gardens.

From banquets, to buffets – The Gardens by Lotus has you covered. Whether it is a casual event, or something grander – they are always able to accommodate for you and your guests.

The gardens by Lotus’ cocktail events are quite the crowd pleaser. Pair these events with live food stations, including made to order stir-fry’s and freshly steamed dumplings and baos there is something to please every guest.

No occasion is more special than a wedding. Have your ceremony at the Chinese garden of friendship, followed by a reception at The Gardens by Lotus. Cocktail style offerings followed by a sit down or buffet style banquet.

Lotus Catering

Whether you're planning your next board meeting, corporate function, family reunion, one of a kind wedding or private celebration, Lotus will take care of all the planning from food and beverage to styling to create something exceptional.

Sick of dining out all the time?
Have you got a great meeting space at work?
Was your house built for entertaining?
Are you simply over the same repeated event spaces?

If you answered yes, this is for you!

The team can cater for all different event concepts during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu boasts of fresh, vibrant and decadent dishes which demand a crowd.

There will be no skipping brekky, when the breakfast harvest comes out! Enough to satisfy even the most anti-morning person!

A sight for sore eyes, the bao platters and buddah bowl grazing boards are here to prove that fresh and healthy can be fun! Guests can make their own baos and bowls following the chefs while incorporating premium ingredients.

Leave plenty of room for dessert, the in-house pastry team provide glistening mirror glazes, decadent flavours and silky textures. Whether you prefer rich chocolate, or light and fruity – the team have you and your guests covered!


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