Eating & Drinking

Grab a bite, or sit down in style

Enjoy Yots Cafe by the Water

  • Buy healthy and delicious food at the museum’s café or takeaway kiosk or bring your own picnic lunch to eat on the museum’s harbour-side terrace.

    Yots Café

    Yots Café offers relaxed, open-air café dining with spectacular views of Darling Harbour. Enjoy lunch, sunset drinks or a simple snack. Dine in or takeaway.

    Discounts are available for groups of 10 and over. A kids' menu, high chairs and bottle warming service are available. 

    Open 9.30 am to 5 pm (6pm in January).

    For bookings and enquiries, call +61 2 9298 3672.

    Yots is located down the stairs behind the main entrance, facing Darling Harbour and the museum's vessels.

    Museum members always receive a 10% discount.

    YOTS Junior Lunch 

    Choose any meal from the Kids menu + a small juice for $12. 

    The Coffee Kiosk

    The Kiosk offers a variety of toasted sandwiches and turkish breads, fresh cooked muffins and cookies and healthy snacks as well as barista-made coffee and other beverages. Tables available or takeaway.

    Open every day from 8 am to 3 pm.

    Located outside on the right hand side of the main entrance.

    Bring a Picnic Lunch

    If you want to bring your own lunch, there are picnic tables on the museum’s Waterfront Boardwalk which has lovely water views over Darling Harbour. Right outside the museum, Pyrmont Bay Park (in front of Wharf 7) is another great spot. A Growers’ Market is held there the first Saturday of every month (except January) from 7am – 11am. Snack on artisan breads, fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet meats, cheeses and baked foods.


    Members Lounge

    Members and their guests can enjoy free refreshments in the private Members Lounge.

    • Located next to the USA Gallery on the ground floor
    • Open daily 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
    • Complimentary tea and coffee, and cordial for the kids
    • Maritime publications to browse and a kids play space
    • Enjoy a warm welcome from our friendly volunteers

    Becoming a Member is a fantastic way to stay connected to everything that’s happening at the museum, meet like-minded people, support us, and save money.


    Venue Hire

    You can hire one of the museum’s magnificent venues (including a ship's deck or harbour-side marquee) for weddings, business events, product launches and social occasions. Full catering and event services are available. See Venue Hire.