Attending RIU? 8 places to take your investors outside the conference venue

Alice Brooks

March 26, 2021

Chances are if you are attending RIU Sydney next week, you will want to get the most out of your opportunity to get some big fat investments to grow your projects. Aside from organising your booth, cleaning up that presentation and practicing your power poses, have you looked at where you can take potential investors for a conversation outside the conference venue?

If not, we’ve put together a list of places close to the conference for you to wine or dine your investors.  

Best spots for wine

Establishment Bar

Location: 252 George Street, Sydney 
Getting there: 6 minutes by uber, 12 minute walk from Hyatt Regency
Establishment | Urban List Sydney
(Image from of Establishment Bar)

When you’ve completed some power poses and are ready to show your more elegant side, Establishment Bar is the place for you. With comfortable spaces for relaxing and talking, your investors will be wowed by this unique and historic venue. It might be Sydney winter when you are there, but the Establishment garden is the perfect place to have a warming whiskey with your next big investor.

Old Mates Place

Location: Level 4/199 Clarence St, Sydney 

Getting there: 6 minutes by Uber, 5 Minute walk from Hyatt Regency 

If you prefer to charm to wow, Old Mates Place might be a perfect fit for you. Old Mates Place is an intimate, old world charm venue. Transport your investor to a Gentlemen's club in London and show them you are serious about their investment in you. There are however limited beer options, so come here if you are looking for less-beer-more-formal venue. 

Employees Only

Location: 9A Barrack Street, Sydney

Getting there: 4 Minute Uber / 7 Minute walk from Hyatt Regency
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Bring your investor here and let Employees only do the impressing from here on in. With speak-easy vibes, look for the ‘Psychic’ sign outside to point you in the right direction. Employees only will transport you and your investor to another world. With roaming fortune tellers, they can show your investor that your company is a solid investment. 

Best spots for dinner

Long Chim Sydney

Location: Angel Place, Sydney
Getting there: 9 minute Uber / 10 minute walk from Hyatt Regency 

With a rich array of foods and a laid back atmosphere Long Chim wins on all fronts. Don’t be fooled with how big this venue looks. Long Chims restaurant provides intimate meeting places, or have a drink away from the Hyatt Regency. If you bring your investor here for dinner, Long Chims will impress your investors on all levels. Just like your pitch at RIU.

Mr. Wong

Location: Bridge Lane, Sydney
Getting there: 7 minute uber / 14 minute walk from Hyatt Regency 
Mr. Wong | Cantonese Chinese Restaurant | Sydney | Merivale

Mr Wong will not fail to impress your investors. With an incredible dining experience and an array of incredible dishes, If you want to secure your investors here then best to plan ahead and book before coming. It does get busy due to being a great place for anything corporate. Come here for a dining experience that will leave your potential investor feeling well looked after. 


Location: 4 Ash Street, Sydney
Getting there: 9 minute uber / 9 minute walk from Hyatt Regency 

Now you’re ready to show your investors what you’ve got, why not bring your investor to Mercado? Located in the most renowned dining precinct, Mercado is perfect for talking business over dinner. With its share-style menu, and relaxed atmosphere you will not fail to form long and lasting relationships with your potential investors here. 

Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar,

Location: Level 7/188 Pitt Street, Sydney
Getting there: 6 minute uber / 11 minute walk from Hyatt Regency 

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For an experience that is out of this world and is as impressive as your RIU pitch, bring your investor meeting to Babylon. Offering a bustling rooftop bar, or more intimate restaurant below, this venue has everything you might want from a meeting venue outside the Hyatt Regency. Bringing investors here will ensure that you don’t leave them wanting more. 

Restaurant Hubert

Getting there: 8 minutes by uber, 14 minute walk from Hyatt Regency 

Restaurant Hubert is everything you want from a restaurant to win over your investors. Meet your investors here for a more intimate and personal atmosphere than the Hyatt Regency. You can strut your stuff again here, as your investors won’t fail to be delighted by everything this restaurant has to offer. With a mouth-watering menu, your investors will feel every bit catered for.

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