“This is the great Picasso show to which we have often aspired but not yet achieved in Australia… we will never have such a show again” Edmund Capon, Director, Art Gallery of NSW.  Over 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures – this is the art show which everyone in Sydney is talking about.  And which everyone is getting into the act:

It’s certainly generating excitement.

Today, noodlies Sydney food blog is invited to taste the new menu at The Restaurant, Art Gallery of NSW. It’s  inspired by summer… and Picasso.

The glass walls, crisp white table cloth and an open kitchen gives The Restaurant a bright, breezy atmosphere, perfect for the coming Summer.

beef carpaccio

Beef carpaccio, confit lemon, nasturtium flower, goats curd foam: my entrée looks like a work of art and tastes like summer, thin slices of melt-in-the-mouth beef with a subtle lemon zing.  The nasturtium adds a colourful, playful visual touch.

tomato salad

Heirloom tomato salad, labneh, pomegranate has the summer feel and the colours of a Spanish garden.


Sardines with manchego crumbs, sorrel, radicchio

spanish mackerel

My main, pan fried spanish mackerel, braised pimento, confit cuttlefish, fava beans is elegant; bright white flesh – thick but tender contrasts with the dark red, substantial beans.

almon cake

Warm almond cake, honey roasted figs, saffron ice cream is three different shapes, tastes and textures that work together like a Picasso.  The saffron is subtle but present giving the ice cream an intriguing lift.

It’s easy to fall for The Restaurant.  Stunning light environment, surrounded by priceless works of art and now an elegant Summer menu that reflects both.

noodlies, Sydney food blog dined as a guest of The Restaurant at the Art Gallery of NSW, operated by the Trippas White Group.

The Restaurant
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Rd, Domain
1800 679 278