GOMA Restaurant takes out two Chef’s Hats, third year running


Chef’s Hats are awarded on assessment of ambience, service, ‘x-factor’ and food, with a focus on customer experience, with over 500 restaurants reviewed for this year’s awards. For the third consecutive year GOMA Restaurant has been awarded two Chef’s Hats in the 2018 National Good Food Guide.

The GOMA Restaurant is one of only six Queensland restaurants to receive the honour

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This year marks the inauguration of the first National Edition of the Good Food Guide; combining The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Brisbane Times guides and follows a 38 year tradition of food reviews and awards.

GOMA Restaurant Main / Spring lamb, leek, yoghurt

Since its rebranding as a fine dining restaurant in 2013, the GOMA Restaurant team has worked towards offering a unique culinary experience that compliments the stunning artworks on display at GOMA utilising the best produce Queensland has to offer.

After only one year, and under the leadership of former Chef Josue Lopez, GOMA Restaurant was awarded their first Chef’s Hat in the 2015 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide.

Ryan Ward, Chef de Cuisine receiving the award on behalf of GOMA Restaurant

Following Josue’s departure in September 2017, newly appointed Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Ward (who has worked alongside Josue for the past five years) is looking forward to future menu developments drawing inspiration from his passion for fishing and gardening.

QAGOMA is very proud of the achievements of the GOMA Restaurant over the past five years and congratulates the team, past and present, for their commitment, passion and dedication to establishing a truly world class dining venue.

Left to right: George Nolan, Jun Bhang, Bridie Bush, Ryan Ward Casey Ryan, Ryan Woodward, Danielle Moy, Moresby Brett, Justin Naudi, Adrian Templeman

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) operates its own restaurant, bistro and cafe using local seasonal produce to create menus inspired by the art on display. Enhance your visit with a dining experience at the GOMA Restaurant, GOMA Bistro or QAG Cafe.

Every purchase supports QAGOMA’s mission to provide visitors with a wide range of exhibitons, events and programs. Read more

All our dining outlets are currently cashless for the health and safety of our guests and employees.

Amy McElhenny is former F&B Services & Events Assistant, QAGOMA

Featured image: GOMA Restaurant Entree / Suckling pig, pecan, grape, lichen