Accessed through the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) or after hours via a maze of construction (for new gallery spaces), this stunning bar, lounge and dining room has water views and tonnes of space thanks to a 13-metre-high ceiling. Dine among works by light artist James Turrell and sip on “unholy waters” such as Ye Almighty Martini (cold-smoked gin, honey, vermouth) – perfect with oysters, fino mignonette and salmon pearls or mountain pepper and kunzea marinated olives with wattleseed shortbread. Move on to kingfish ceviche with celeriac taco, Avruga caviar and sheep’s milk yoghurt. Larger plates include seared koji wallaby with pickled walnuts and Pedro Ximénez. For dessert, try apple parfait with cider and green tea.
Open Wednesday-Monday for dinner (bar open for museum visitors Wednesday-Monday from 11am)
Best for: Breaking your visit around Mona
Stand-out dish: Gnocco fritto, Manchego custard, walnut, tarragon pesto
Fab factor: The alien-esque artwork planted in the middle of the eatery
Address: 655 Main Road, Berriedale
Phone number: (03) 6277 9904