CHISWICK at the Gallery

4.4
500 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
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Located in the Art Gallery of NSW at the eastern end of the Grand Court, CHISWICK at the Gallery is a superb casual dining venue co-owned by Matt Moran. Fresh produce is at the heart of the Chiswick at the Gallery menu, where the approach is something altogether more natural, continually evolving with the seasons, and the emphasis is on where the food comes from and how it is grown.

This iconic restaurant site is located in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world, with a contemporary dining room, casual bar area with a large communal table, and views overlooking Woolloomooloo and Sydney Harbour.

Chiswick at the Gallery, open for lunch seven days a week and dinner on Wednesdays, is the perfect spot for a quick bite or drink at the bar, a special celebration with friends or lunch before or after enjoying the Gallery exhibitions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Farm-to-table
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Dinner: Wednesday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 9225 1819
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Timothy Brindley
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Parking Details
Street parking, The Domain Carpark
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Special Events & Promotions
Function and group booking options available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A birthday present - lovely food, wine, company and staff - thank you.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I was disappointed with the food. The location, ambience and wine list were excellent.
I have attended a corporate event for dinner and the food was much better.

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AH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous staff and food - great venue for all ages.

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J
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great, service attentive but unobtrusive, view is amazing

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WG
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lunched with a friend, catching up after a long time overseas. Food and service were lovely, especially their own grown salads, falling off the bone lamb & tasty winter veg. Caught a fine exhibition afterwards.

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LM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Just good food. All so tasty. Bit noisy but once the food arrives you hardly notice.
Desserts so delicious too

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This place is an absolute gem. The food is seasonal and delicious. Love it.

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Food could have been excellent. Poor attitude of waitress and disinclination to accommodate preferences let it down.

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NG
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really excellent food and everything else was fine.

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P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and the food was very nice. I highly recommend to give their lamb shoulder a try; it is very delicious.

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M
London
35 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food and ambience here. It is always busy and as along as you can look at the view (which most tables can) you don’t notice the rush behind you. Lovely lunch

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R
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

GREAT SERVICES, FOOD IS ALSO AMAZING. WE HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES, NEVER DISAPPOINTED US.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent selection of interesting options. Offering small plates is especially good at lunch time and gives an opportunity to try a range of flavors without eating too much. Lovely vegetables and herbs used across dishes. As a person who mostly eats vegetables and fish the menu choices were excellent for me with many dishes i could have selected. Service prompt efficient and pleasant.

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L
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and ambience with lovely views of the park

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AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch there so much this week I’m going there again next week.

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was great, but hard for a work lunch with the set menu as the food took a while to come out, over an hour for the mains so I had to scoff the mains down and leave before dessert.

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K
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Definitely will come back.

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SD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed lunch after seeing an exhibition. We were celebrating my Mum's 75th birthday. Exhibition at the gallery followed by such at the Chiswick was a great day out.
Thanks

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MG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the ambience and vibe of this restaurant which is inside the NSW Art Gallery itself.

Lots of light and glass along with a great outlook over Woolloomooloo.

Food and service excellent. I think it is a fantastic weekend lunch venue.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful space to overlook Sydney Harbour. Highly recommend it.

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Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and space, our waiter was a little slow with drinks which was a shame I had to chase up (food arrived before bottle of wine did :|), but everything was delightful

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Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Nice lunch, very poor service from some of the waitstaff.

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Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great views, ambience and service. Before or after, you get see outstanding art.

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Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great ambience, terrific service. Wonderful attention to detail.

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Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic and unique food. Great wine too.

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Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was disappointed in the food. I had snapper. OK Fresh but vegetables did not enhance but detracted from fish. Chargrilled veg was too heavy. And did not taste good. Overall dish was boring and worse.
My husband had battered flathead. This is a delicate flavoured fish done in a heavy overcooked batter with overcooked chips.
Petit fours consisted of a piece of strong gelatine flavoured marshmallow. Not good and so little.
I had eaten there before having focaccia and a beetroot salad. All OK

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Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had an enjoyable lunch.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This is written through the filter of this being quite highly priced - $300 for 2. It wasn't good enough for that number. Not that it mattered to the well-heeled crowd eating there. Basically what you get is hotel food - and not a great hotel. The staff were fine but having to work too hard to be really onnit.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

i ordered snapper which was watery and very disappointing particularly because this is a pricey restaurant. I assume the fish had been frozen.The sides were ok.

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Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect balance of flavours & textures on the plate. The service was spot-on as always.

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Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. It was extremely tasty and well prepared. I loved the experience of the Restaurant. Staff were friendly and informed.

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Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is the second time I’ve done the set lunch menu with exhibition tickets
A lager. It’s great value for money and the food is fabulous. Found the service rather slow on this occasion but they were busy, even so, towards the end when trying to get my bill and pay, it had quietened down considerably but still took longer than necessary

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Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Octopus dish smelt and tasted burnt...not chargrilled! Snapper dish was overcooked. Linguine pippies and burratto salad were stand outs.

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Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

the perfect afternoon stop while at the museum. They have fantastic service and food and a great wine list.

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Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

It was a little disappointing

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Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A pre-Christmas get together with friends. A lovely location, with a different aspect of Sydney. The food was varied and tasty. The service friendly but not too casual. Its a bit noisy but what are you going to do?

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Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

I was looking forward to taking an English visitor to lunch and the art exhibition but we were both horrified by how noisy it was - we could barely hear each other through the meal and could not wait to leave. The staff were lovely and food adequate although over priced.

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JJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was delicious and the setting and view is lovely, however the service was fairly average. The restaurant was not booked out but the service was slow (had to ask twice for our coffees as they did not come after we ordered them, had to chase someone down in order to pay our bill). Also they seemed to have a very strange champagne shortage - two of the bottles listed on the menu were not available and a third was available but not cold so we had to wait for it to be chilled. It was the week before Christmas so understandably they've probably been busy lately, but this seemed very odd for a fine dining restaurant!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food!

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MP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We chose Chiswick at the Gallery for our work Christmas lunch. Service was quick and efficient and we couldn't fault the dishes. Overall it was a delightful experience - a little loud due to the big Christmas function going on at the other end of the room - but nice and buzzy. Our only gripe was the long roundabout trip to the bathroom on another floor. It would be good to have conveniences located closer to the restaurant, especially for older or less mobile people.

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