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GOMA Restaurant
Modern Australian
  • Gallery of Modern Art,
    Stanley Pl,
    South Bank,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3842 9916,
    www.qagoma.qld.gov.au
  • Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Fri 5.30pm-10pm    

GOMA Restaurant
-27.471331,153.016951

Given the gallery location, you'd expect this restaurant to adopt a cerebral, creative approach, and chef Josue Lopez does not disappoint. Chiefly a lunchtime destination, this sleek space with floor-to-ceiling glass, concrete flooring and bentwood chairs lets the kitchen's artful, precisely detailed dishes do the talking. Briny Moreton Bay bug arrives on a creamy almond base encircled by crustacean foam, the sweet flesh topped by slices of tart apple and sprigs of beach greenery. Rosy duck breast is Miróesque in plating, with vivid splashes of watercress emulsion, malted barley and borage flowers. Desserts are equally gallery-worthy. Lopez's dot painting-inspired wattleseed custard is a signature, while Pimm's No 1, a tilt at the gin-based cocktail with a lemonade cloud, mandarin, strawberry and cucumber, is almost as impressive. Service is smooth and a smart drinks list balances local and global, with a pleasing quotient of quirk.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $22-$28

    M $39-$45

    D $19;

    dégustations $110-$140

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Josue Lopez

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