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 dining space with four-seat square tables

MOD Dining by Clayton Wells

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

Gallery Cafe

A person stands in front of staff at the counter of a small circular building with a sign that says kiosk

Kiosk, photo: Anna Kucera

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 South Building, ground level

    Tuesday–Sunday 11.30am – 4pm
    Also Wednesdays 5–10pm (last orders 9pm)

    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 South Building, lower level 1

    No bookings

    Daily 10am – 4pm
    Wednesdays until 9pm (last orders 8pm)

North Building

  • 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 North Building, lower level 1

    No bookings

    Daily 10am – 4pm
    Wednesdays until 10pm

    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 pastries, muffins and cookies.

    Located in the North Building, lower level 2

    Dine in only. No bookings

    Monday–Friday 10am – 2pm
    Saturday–Sunday 10am – 3pm

  • 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 – 4pm

Gift cards

  • Buy a gift card online for Crafted by Matt Moran or MOD Dining

    You can buy gift cards for the Art Gallery Restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran and MOD Dining by Clayton Wells.

    • Gift cards are valid for three years.

    • Physical gift cards can only be bought in person at the venue. eGift Cards can be bought online.

    • eGift Cards can be redeemed at either Crafted by Matt Moran or MOD Dining, regardless of the artwork branding on the gift card itself.

    • eGift Cards are only redeemable at Crafted by Matt Moran or MOD Dining at the Art Gallery and not at any of Matt or Clayton’s other restaurants, or any Solotel venues.

    • eGift Cards are not redeemable at the Gallery Cafe, kiosk or espresso bar.

    • Art Gallery members discount does not apply to eGift Cards.

    • eGift Cards are not redeemable for cash.

    • Crafted by Matt Moran and MOD Dining are operated by The Fresh Collective and all purchases on the gift card website are made from The Fresh Collective.

    • If you are buying an eGift Card as a gift, it will be sent to your guest in an email. There is an option to leave a message and specify a date for email delivery.

    Buy a gift card online now