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The Pavilion

$$ - $$$
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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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:30
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank chrisatbracondale
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This restaurant far outweighs the more expensive Chiswick inside the Gallery. It has a better ambience and more choices for dining.

Thank melissa_goodall
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This had a wonderful exhibition on coffee when we visited and we took the opportunity to have a cold drink and a bit of a rest after woalking through the gardens. Great volunteer staff on hand to tell you about everything

Thank BarbRW
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152 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We came upon The Pavilion by chance after having visiting the Art Gallery. We sat outside in the cafe and after discussion with the waiter we had the soft shell crab sliders. These were beautifully presented, very tasty and just enough for a light lunch though the menu offered a wide choice of dishes. Great setting, excellent service. Would thoroughly... More 

Thank SandRKent
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Having been curious about this restaurant we arrived (group of 5) after a stroll through the Domain from Hyde Park and decided on lunch at this restaurant. No outside seating was available so we chose a spot inside. Menus were offered and water was poured. We ordered from the lunch menu and wine from the drinks list. In particular the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 23
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
Kids, Groups
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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  • 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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