The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra is set to welcome award-winning Sydney restaurant, Kitchen by Mike, led by acclaimed chef Mike McEnearney. This exciting pop-up will coincide with the highly anticipated exhibition “Gauguin’s World: Tōna Iho, Tōna Ao,” promising visitors an extraordinary blend of art and cuisine.

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Kitchen by Mike, known for its emphasis on wholefoods and seasonally inspired dishes, will present a lunch menu featuring chargrilled and wood-fired meats and fish, accompanied by signature salads and seasonal roasted vegetables. Diners can also enjoy in house-made cakes for dessert. The menu will spotlight the finest locally and responsibly sourced ingredients, including highlights such as pot-roasted lamb shoulder, avocado and heirloom tomato tartine, beetroot and fennel salad, and cucumber and ginger salad.

The all-Australian drinks menu will feature a curated selection of wines and beers, alongside specialty teas from Apotheca by Anthia, coffee from Five Senses, cold-pressed juices by Nectar, and sodas by Strangelove.

The pop-up restaurant will be situated on the newly renovated, light-filled lower ground floor of the NGA, offering stunning views of the Sculpture Garden and Lake Burley Griffin. This prime location provides the perfect setting for a meal before or after exploring the Gauguin exhibition.

Starting from July 1, Kitchen by Mike at the NGA will welcome guests daily from 11 am to 4 pm. There are plans to announce a permanent venue for Kitchen by Mike within the NGA by late 2024, ensuring that this unique culinary experience becomes a lasting feature of the gallery.