This unique function space nestled within the Gallery and surrounding city skyscrapers, overlooks the tranquil NGV garden, moat and sculptures. With dramatic windows on three sides and bathed in natural light, the restaurant setting is relaxed and elegant. For summer months, enjoy a view of the NGV Architecture Commission. Garden Restaurant is a quiet oasis within Melbourne’s cultural precinct, and a premier venue for corporate breakfasts, product launches, intimate dinners, wedding receptions and cocktail functions.

With a capacity of up to 180 cocktail style and 160 seated dinner (130 with dancefloor, maximum recommended for weddings).

NGV’s Garden Gate entry option provides discreet and direct access to the restaurant if preferred.

Garden Restaurant fact sheet

Note: capacities may change depending on artwork installations. NGV venues may be hired for private events only.


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For all Private Function Enquiries please contact the Restaurant Associates team on

+61 (0)3 9626 3408
[email protected]

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