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“Pleasant surprise”

The Restaurant at the Art Gallery of NSW
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
5,328 reviews
2,980 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,883 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Surprised about how good this is - go to the gallery often but never thought of dining here. Friends though booked us in and thoroughly enjoyed it - limited menu but great atmosphere, wonderful setting and views and professional service.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank RonWamberal
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West Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
788 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Great to meet friends and get away from the crowds”
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I have now eaten here twice and each time have been pleased with the menu choice and my meals. The building is full of interesting works and being able to take a break in a quality restaurant is a real plus. Service is unhurried, but if time is short there is a cafe on the lower level that also serves good food.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Skippy50
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Suffolk
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great location with harbour views and excellent food”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

National museums and galleries often have high quality restaurants with food and wine at reasonable prices. And almost by definition they are in prime sites. This is one to add to your list. The restaurant (there is a cheap and cheerful café downstairs) showcases top quality Australian wines and cooking. The cool and minimalist décor fits the new wing, and the floor to ceiling glass gives extensive views of Woolloomooloo cove and out into the Harbour. Good professional service and gentle on the bank account. Then there is the excellent gallery itself and the delights of the Royal Botanical Gardens to walk it off. Don't miss the opportunity of a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Thank weirwizard
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch option”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We dined there recently and had some excellently prepared barra and wonderfully fresh oysters. The wine selection was excellent as well. The ambiance is great -- really one of the better lunch spots in Sydney.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Michael S
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Hobart, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
325 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Overlooking Woolloomooloo and the Finger wharves and boats, this is a lovely place for meeting friends or just on your own.
I met with friends and we ordered the salmon and the lamb, served with potatoes and salad, a couple of glasses of wine and it was delicious.
Chatting away in such lovely surroundings and then wandering downstairs to look at the art, it is a great way to pass a few hours.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank RubyAustralia
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