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Annie Smithers at NGV

9 Jun–8 Oct 2023
Open daily 11.30am–4pm | Friday Nights 6pm–late

Annie Smithers, one of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs, has collaborated with the NGV Garden Restaurant on a French farmhouse menu this winter. Enjoy a feast inspired by Smithers’ award-winning restaurant du Fermier and NGV’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi.

Open for lunch daily and dinner on Friday, the new NGV Garden Restaurant collaboration offers diners a bespoke menu that celebrates Victorian produce and regional French flavours. Bringing a taste of du Fermier to the NGV, the menu features French classics. The drinks menu features a wine list with an emphasis on Victorian and French wine.

‘It is an absolute honour to be asked to collaborate with the NGV’s Garden Restaurant for their Pierre Bonnard exhibition. He is one of my favourite French painters, bringing to life the idyllic rural settings and the importance of ‘the table’ with such vivid colour and style.’ Annie Smithers

Annie Smithers at the NGV Garden Restaurant, has a set three course menu for $85.00 per person for lunch and $90.00 for dinner. An a la carte menu is also available for lunch. For entry to NGV Friday Nights, guest must purchase an entry ticket or book the Friday Nights dining package for $130 inclusive of a Friday Nights ticket and dinner.

For all enquiries, dietaries, bookings of 6 or more, please contact the team on phone number 61 3 9626 3413 or email address ngvrestaurant@restaurantassociates.com.au.

Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights are back for Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi. Explore the exhibition after hours with exclusive access, music by local DJs, dining, bars and more.

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Package includes Friday Night ticket and dinner at the Garden Restaurant by Annie Smithers.