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The Pavilion

1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9232 1322
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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8:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Not very busy while we were there. Waitress poured table water, we were discussing which drink we would order and the waitress just walked off! She returned about 10 mins later to take our food order. Food...More

Thank Caryl P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an absolutely three course meal over a bottle go Sav. Blanc. The meals were not only top quality, buttery generous helpings. At just 100 metres from the Art Gallery, set in park lands the ambience leaves nothing to be desired.

Thank rustybubblesrus
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We had breakfast at this restaurant on a beautiful day. Sitting outside in the sun was most enjoyable. The location is special being opposite the NSW Art Gallery, inside the Domain/Botanical Gardens and a short walk to view the impressive Naval Dock Yards. The staff...More

Thank TOD00
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Good place for a sandwich or wrap (these can be toasted) or cake with coffee or tea, or have a cool drink and snack. Limited tables in an outdoor area and usually can also use nearby restaurant balcony. Look out towards the Domain. Hot meals...More

Thank Wingecarribee
Reviewed April 9, 2017

We were heading to the Art Gallery of NSW for an exhibition and decided to have lunch prior. We chose The Pavilion over eating at the Gallery. It was a blisteringly hot day so, although our preference would have been to sit outside, we chose...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Caught the train up from Wollongong for lunch with mate went like clockwork train on time Three course meal with a red could not say enough about meal fantastic

Thank Ken O
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Excellent breakfast in a peaceful and green environment. Great service and good food to start the day!

Thank rosa438
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Only one person was serving drinks while the other staff were busy preparing food. We used the take away outlet.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a stylish exterior in a great setting just on the edge of the Botanic Gardens, and an interesting menu to match. We were there for breakfast; our welcome was very friendly and we had a table outside on the patio. As we...More

Thank Chraeh
Reviewed March 11, 2017

A friend and I had an impromptu lunch here after wandering around the Botanical Gardens. Slow service but good food. I had the squid ink linguine with shrimp and chili, and a mixed green salad on the side. Not cheap but very tasty. My friend...More

Thank Donald H
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9232 1322
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Situated in the Domain on the edge of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, The Pavilion is an inviting venue boasting a leafy outlook, flexible outdoor terrace and deck areas, and views of the city skyline. One of Sydney's landmark destinations, The Pavilion is a 5 minute walk from the CBD making it an ideal location for business functions, corporate lunches, private events and weddings. The Pavilion restaurant serves excellent modern Australian food utilising the best in fresh seasonal produce.
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