Unique hospitality opportunity in Newcastle

29 February 2024

With expressions of interest now open until 8th April 2024, Commercial Collective, the leasing agents for this prestigious venture, are seeking hospitality professionals keen to establish an exceptional dining destination in one of Newcastle’s most iconic cultural institutions.

Situated in the heart of Newcastle, with close proximity to vibrant Darby Street and the renowned Civic Theatre, the Gallery’s strategic location promises unparalleled foot traffic and cross-patronage opportunities. With the Art Gallery currently undergoing major refurbishment, with projections to attract an estimated 150,000 visitors annually, the chosen café operator stands to benefit from a dynamic and thriving environment.

The available space, spanning 118sqm of indoor patron space complemented by a fully covered 59sqm terrace, presents an ideal canvas for crafting a dining experience.

Prospective operators are provided with a unique opportunity to embrace the synergy between the Art Gallery and the dining establishment, leveraging opportunities to curate menus that reflect the gallery’s activities and programming themes. While the café will enjoy cross-patronage from Gallery visitors, it is positioned to thrive independently as a destination for both local residents and Gallery patrons.

“We are thrilled to present this unparalleled opportunity for a visionary café/restaurant operator to join the Newcastle Art Gallery community,” remarked Byrne Tran, Partner and Head of Sales and Leasing at Commercial Collective. “This venture not only offers a prime location within a cultural landmark but also provides a platform for culinary creativity and collaboration with the vibrant arts scene in Newcastle.” Said Sebastian Kavanagh, Senior Executive at Commercial Collective.

Key features of the opportunity include:

• 118sqm indoor patron space

• 59sqm terrace dining space

• Pre-approved daily operating hours from 6am to 10pm

• Opportunity for event catering from gallery functions

Expressions of Interest are open until 8th April 2024, followed by a selective tender process.