The Art Gallery of New South Wales has announced a new lineup of food and beverage options ahead of the opening of the expanded art museum in December.
Visitors will be able to experience two new dining options upon the completion of the Sydney Modern Project. The Fresh Collective has also been reappointed to manage the restaurant, cafe, kiosk and event and catering services across the Art Gallery.
Leading the dining options in the Art Gallery’s new building is MOD. Dining by Clayton Wells, an all-day relaxed experience located on lower level 1 in a light-filled space featuring views over both the internal atrium and Woolloomooloo Bay with outdoor seating on a harbour terrace.
Dining will reflect multicultural Sydney, offering creative, edgy and diverse dishes using Australia’s best produce and an all-Australian wine list.
Visitors will also encounter Kiosk, a casual takeaway option situated in the new building’s outdoor Welcome Plaza. Kiosk’s menu has been developed by Gamilaroi elder Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo and will highlight Indigenous Australian ingredients.
The Art Gallery and The Fresh Collective continue their partnership with chef and restaurateur Matt Moran, with the popular Art Gallery Restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran in the existing building.
Crafted by Matt Moran reflects Moran’s signature style showcasing locally sourced produce and premium Australian meat and seafood through a light, Mediterranean-inspired menu guided by the seasons. Guests can continue to enjoy special menus from Moran aligned with featured artists and exhibitions.
Australian food identities including Palisa Anderson and Mindy Woods will be involved in putting together special menus and pop-up activations across the year for The Gallery Cafe, located downstairs in the existing building, which remains a welcoming space for visitors.
The Art Gallery Restaurant, Crafted by Matt Moran, and The Gallery Cafe are currently open for guests in the existing building. MOD. Dining and Kiosk will welcome guests in the Art Gallery’s new building when it opens to the public on 3 December.