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The Pavilion

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Central Business District
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1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9232 1322
08:00 - 16:00
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Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for a sandwich or wrap (these can be toasted) or cake with coffee or tea, or have a cool drink and snack. Limited tables in an outdoor area and usually can also use nearby restaurant balcony. Look out towards the Domain. Hot meals like burgers and chips can also be ordered. Friendly staff usually. Perhaps best avoid when... More 

Thank Wingecarribee
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were heading to the Art Gallery of NSW for an exhibition and decided to have lunch prior. We chose The Pavilion over eating at the Gallery. It was a blisteringly hot day so, although our preference would have been to sit outside, we chose to sit in the cool indoors. Well, it was nearly as hot inside. All the... More 

Thank Jan M
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the train up from Wollongong for lunch with mate went like clockwork train on time Three course meal with a red could not say enough about meal fantastic

Thank Ken O
Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast in a peaceful and green environment. Great service and good food to start the day!

Thank rosa438
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Only one person was serving drinks while the other staff were busy preparing food. We used the take away outlet.

Thank Christine T
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a stylish exterior in a great setting just on the edge of the Botanic Gardens, and an interesting menu to match. We were there for breakfast; our welcome was very friendly and we had a table outside on the patio. As we had arrived at 11:30, there was a bit of a discussion before they agreed we... More 

Thank Chraeh
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A friend and I had an impromptu lunch here after wandering around the Botanical Gardens. Slow service but good food. I had the squid ink linguine with shrimp and chili, and a mixed green salad on the side. Not cheap but very tasty. My friend was equally pleased with his pan fried salmon.

Thank Donald H
Daylesford, Australia
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Rainy wet day so after the gallery we went to Pavilion for an easy lunch. Nice food and service. Nothing exceptional but not bad either. I would go again after a gallery visit as the garden space is lovely and reading for Sydney CBD

Thank Lily A
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Amazing location and venue setting however an inflexible event team, with poor communication and additional last minute charges not initially outlined.

Thank sydneyevents
Redmond, WA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went to The Pavilion for lunch. We sat outside on the patio, which was really nice. Food was great, and reasonably priced (compared to other restaurants in the area - the cost is still a shock if you are coming from the US!).

Thank zealot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9232 1322
Situated in the Domain on the edge of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, The Pavilion is an inviting venue boasting a leafy outlook, flexible outdoor terrace and deck areas, and views of the city skyline. One of Sydney's landmark destinations, The Pavilion is a 5 minute walk from the CBD making it an ideal location for business functions, corporate lunches, private events and weddings. The Pavilion restaurant serves excellent modern Australian food utilising the best in fresh seasonal produce.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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