Whether visiting the Art Gallery of NSW’s vast and varied collection or one of the many constantly changing exhibitions, you could say that there is something for everyone here. Although a constant flow of visitors pass through the doors, the hushed tones akin to library visits make this a pleasant escape from city streets. Feeling peckish? Then head down to the Cafe at the Gallery on level one, which is one of two eateries at the gallery. A large light-filled cafe with an outdoor dining space, the hubbub from the diners feels loud and hectic after the semi-silent crowds in the galleries. Scones are served singularly. My scone is large; soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s served with chilled whipped cream alongside standard strawberry jam – delicious! Cafe on Gallery is open late for
Tea: A basic range of loose-leaf teas served in a small teapot.
Overall: A superb art collection matched with an inviting cafe.
Location: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9225 1700 artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Reviewed in May, 2017