CHISWICK at the Gallery

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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.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Goodfoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

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.

AH
AngelaH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous staff and food - great venue for all ages.

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Jenn
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great, service attentive but unobtrusive, view is amazing

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

LM
LizaM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

LJ
LauraJ
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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vipandrewf
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

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

NG
NicholasG
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really excellent food and everything else was fine.

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Phil
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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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M123
London
37 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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Rach
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Jenno
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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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Larry
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and ambience with lovely views of the park

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AmandaG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Emma
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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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Kogatt
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely will come back.

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SDavo
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

MG
MikeG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and unique food. Great wine too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an enjoyable lunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

It was a little disappointing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

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.

JJ
JoJo
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food!

MP
MeghanP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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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CHISWICK at the Gallery is rated 4.2 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.