Sydney, New South Wales

The Governors Table is one of the most recent additions to the premium dining scene in the Bridge Street “golden mile” precinct. Located on the site of Australia's first Government House at the Museum of Sydney, The Governors Table offers a delicious modern Australian menu which extends the history of this site to the plate. The inviting interiors, superb ambience and professional service are perfect for any dining occasion from corporate entertainment, private dining to events.
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Cnr Phillip & Bridge Streets
Sydney CBD NSW 2000


Sydney CBD



Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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The Governors Table offers a modern Australian menu striking a balance between history and provenance, which pairs with an all Australian wine list focusing on young, local producers using old-world growing methods and organic principles.


The restaurant at The Museum of Sydney is a collaboration of passionate hospitality heavyweights. There are no egos fighting for attention, merely a partnership of like-minded individuals who have pulled together to create a special venue and a welcome addition to the CBD dining and drinking scene.

The first restaurant for Fresh Catering, Managing Director Peter McCloskey is excited to venture into unknown territory. With a range of venues including Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney Theatre Company and Vaucluse House Tearooms to name a few, you’d think a restaurant like The Governors Table would be a nonchalant affair for Fresh. However, McCloskey’s warm demeanour and diligent attention to detail can be seen everywhere – from the staff’s genuine interest in the success of the new restaurant, to the design and menu.

The all- Australian wine list is the work of sommelier Samantha Payne, who includes 4Fourteen, China Doll and China Diner as part of her portfolio. Samantha focuses on local, young producers, with a Nick O’Leary 2013 Riesling from Canberra and Athletes of Wine 2004 Pinot Noir from Macedon Ranges. The space, which includes both indoor and outdoor seating, has been created by inochi DesignLife Director Kristie Paul, who drew inspiration from the history and architecture of the site. Like the entire team at The Governor’s Table, Kristie’s passion is infectious, as she explains each element of design to create the warm space within which the restaurant resides.

Working closely with the Museum of Sydney, The Governors Table has a resident gastronomer, Jacqui Newling. As a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Masters in gastronomy, Jacqui looks at Australia’s food heritage, from the type of food that was served in historic houses, from the horrible hominy (cooked maize) served to the convicts at Hyde Park Barracks to the feasts found on the finer tables of Sydney’s elite. Thankfully, there’s no hominy on the menu, only an expansive menu of rustic Modern Australian dishes, created by Chef Marco Adler. Sitting at a 16 seat French oak banquet table, we feast on share plates of grilled asparagus, parmesan custard, nettle and shiso dressing and roast mulloway with a sweet onion puree, crunchy morsels of purple cauliflower and a hazelnut brown butter. Confit salmon, soy bean and blood orange is not only instagram-worthy but a delicious combination of texture and flavour while a lemon myrtle burnt custard with granita and fresh berries is an impressive showcase of native Australian ingredients.
Anna Lisle

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.


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Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 100-300
Historic Building
Suitable for Functions
This restaurant does not have any awards.


Geoff Haviland on 2/04/2015
Governor’s Table at the Museum of Sydney; I would definitely recommend the Crispy Golden Spatchcock with Panzanella and Saffron Aioli.
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