We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Eat and drink

Whether you are looking to dine in a restaurant, grab a quick bite or relax over a drink, the Art Gallery of New South Wales offers a range of options.
Four people of different genders and cultural backgrounds stand together

Matt Moran, Palisa Anderson, Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo and Clayton Wells in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new building, photo: Trent Van Der Jagt

Plates of food, a wine glass, crockery, cutlery and a napkin

Art Gallery Restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran

A plate of food, glass of wine and a napkin

Art Gallery Restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran

Art Gallery restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran

Art Gallery Restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran

Oysters on a plate

MOD Dining by Clayton Wells

Food on a plate with a small side plate of flat bread

MOD Dining by Clayton Wells

A sandwich roll on a plate

MOD Dining by Clayton Wells

A bowl of salad, fork, napkin and glass on an outdoor table

Gallery Cafe

With our partners The Fresh Collective, we’re excited to be working with renowned Australian chefs Matt Moran and Clayton Wells as well as Indigenous Elder Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo in our new kiosk, with special menus in the Gallery Cafe from Palisa Anderson and Mindy Woods.

You'll find eating and drinking options both in our original building, now known as the South Building, and our new building, known as the North Building.

South Building

  • The Art Gallery Restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran, provides a unique all-day dining experience in one of Sydney’s most stunning dining rooms. Reflecting chef Matt Moran’s signature style, the restaurant showcases locally sourced produce and premium Australian meat and seafood through a light, Mediterranean-inspired menu guided by the seasons. Brunch is served on weekends.

    Located in the existing building, ground level

    Tuesday – Sunday 11.30am – 4pm
    Also Wednesdays 5–10pm

    Tel 02 9225 1819

    For more information and reservations:
    Crafted by Matt Moran website

  • This beautiful light-filled space offers a casual dining experience in a relaxed environment. It is a perfect stop before or after you enjoy our exhibitions. The cafe serves a selection of dishes suitable for all-day dining, including pastries, cakes, snacks, salads and sandwiches complemented by a selection of coffee, soft drinks, wine and beer. The food is fresh, homemade where possible, and showcases seasonal produce from local community-focused producers and artisan suppliers.

    The Gallery Cafe works in collaboration with Two Good, with all profits from the sale of Two Good items going directly to support women who have been victims of domestic violence.

    Located in the existing building, lower level 1

    No bookings

    Daily 10am – 4pm and until 9pm Wednesdays

North Building, open from 3 December 2022

  • MOD Dining by Clayton Wells

    MOD Dining by Clayton Wells is a light-filled, all-day relaxed dining experience from one of Australia’s most exciting chefs. The menu reflects multicultural Sydney, offering creative, edgy and culturally diverse dishes using Australia’s best produce. Sit down and enjoy a contemporary culinary experience with colourful, innovative fare.

    Located in the new building, lower level 1

    No bookings

    Daily 10am – 10pm (last orders 9pm)
    for opening celebrations (3–11 December 2022)

    Daily 10am – 4pm and until 10pm Wednesdays
    from 12 December 2022

    For more information:
    MOD Dining website

  • Espresso bar

    A perfect spot for a quick break is the espresso bar, which serves espresso coffee, water and a selection of freshly baked pasteries, muffins and cookies.

    Located in the new building, lower level 2

    Dine in only. No bookings

    Monday–Friday 9am – 3pm
    Saturday–Sunday 9am – 5pm
    for opening celebrations (3–11 December 2022)

    Monday–Friday 9am – 3pm
    Saturday–Sunday 10am – 3pm
    from 12 December 2022

  • Kiosk

    Our new kiosk is a commitment to celebrating and educating about native Australian ingredients and Indigenous culture. It offers takeaway food and beverage options for visitors to the Art Gallery. Each item on the menu, curated by Indigenous Elder Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo, features native Australian ingredients.

    Welcome plaza (outdoors)

    Monday–Friday 9am – 3pm
    Saturday–Sunday 9am – 5pm
    for opening celebrations (3–11 December 2022)

    Daily 9am – 3pm
    from 12 December 2022