Chef Matt Moran's Chiswick at the Gallery to close in January

Chiswick at the Gallery restaurant will close in mid-January.
Chiswick at the Gallery restaurant will close in mid-January. Photo: Lisa Maree Williams

 The Archibald Prize exhibition isn't the only reason to hot foot it to the Art Gallery of NSW, with Chiswick at the Gallery restaurant set to close in mid-January.

The gallery has announced Solotel made the decision to leave, allowing it to focus on its other restaurants, pubs and bars, including – of course – the Chiswick mothership in Woollahra.

It's been a challenging 2020 for the NSW Art Gallery, riding through a temporary closure, social distancing and a ravaged corporate and events environment.

But there is some good news. Chef Matt Moran tells Good Food: "While Solotel has decided to get out, I'm staying on in an advisory role. I can put a chef in there and help keep the standards where they are."

The gallery has confirmed Moran's new role as culinary advisor and will announce a new catering partner down the track.

Chiswick at the Gallery opened in October 2014.