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GOMA Restaurant
Modern Australian
  • gallery of modern art,
    stanley pl,
    South Bank,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3842 9916,
  • Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm

GOMA Restaurant

Who knows why this light-filled gallery adjunct only opens for lunches, but if limited hours spark the kind of culinary creativity that's on offer, we'll happily forgo dinner. A seven-course dégustation is exceptional; ditto cleverly matched wines for $50. The food is precise, technically complex, and evokes a real sense of place. At dessert, wattleseed custard arrives in the guise of a dot painting, the subtly coffee-flavoured cream obscured by a fine mist of Daintree chocolate, the surface dabbed with vanilla curd. Seared wallaby loin sits on saltbush-laced black pudding "rubble", Illawarra plum and smoked potato alongside. Service levels don't equal the finesse of the kitchen, but it's a nitpick. Moreton Bay bugs poached in house-churned butter are paired with dulse and sea spaghetti, dialling umami up to maximum, with flavours further boosted by a crustacean oil-enriched saffron broth, poured at table. Masterful.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $16-$24

    M $28-$35

    D $14-$16

    Dégustation $75

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Josue Lopez



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