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Faro Bar + Restaurant

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Art, eats, drinks

Bit of an experiment: a cavernous, light-drenched bar / restaurant built into the museum and suspended over the river.

Fancy food, James Turrell artworks close to hand, the possibility of someone playing an oud, extremely large windows, and so on.

Bookings recommended for lunch, required for dinner. Sample menu here. Email if you'd like a group booking of more than 7 people.

Images include: Unseen Seen, 2017, © James Turrell

  • Location:

    Pharos, Mona

  • Price:

    $30 deposit required

  • Faro Lunch

    Friday to Monday, 12⁠–⁠3pm

  • Faro Dinner

    Friday to Saturday, from 6pm

  • A marble table with a sauce jug of a porcelain upside down baby's head and a plate of vibrant peas, asparagus and delicate white flowers.

    A la carte lunch

    Friday to Monday, 12⁠–⁠3pm

    • Fresh, local produce
    • Lots of vego options
    • Wild-caught and feral meats
    • Cocktails, mocktails, wine
    • River / mountain views
    • Art rides
  • An unusual shaped ceramic containing a dish of egg yolk garnished with dark leaves


    Friday to Saturday, from 6pm

    • Like lunch, but later
    • No a la carte—we'll take the wheel
    • Accompanying drinkies available
    • Moody lighting galore
    • Art rides
    • $175 per person
  • A dimly lit gold toned bowl with cripsy charred green vegetables

    Luxe Dinner

    Friday to Saturday, from 6pm

    • The full catastrophe
    • Even more food
    • Very special drinkies
    • Private art rides
    • Rare and back-vintage plonk from Moorilla and Domaine A
    • $375 per person


What's all this about music and performance?

Faro is a dining experience that features art, live music, and performance. It’s loud, mostly harmless fun. You may be asked to help someone play a bass, but you're free to refuse.

Do I need to book?

We recommend you book to avoid disappointment. Bookings open 28 days in advance.

Why can I only book 28 days in advance?

Mona's a busy place—sometimes we need a restaurant at short notice to host a swank wine tasting or pie-eating competition—so our booking window needs to be a little shorter.

I have dietary requirements, can you accommodate?

Because the guy who owns the place is vegetarian, our food tends to be vegetarian (or vegan), or use sustainably-sourced meat. If you have other dietaries, let us know when booking. If you have questions about allergens, contact Bookings and Enquiries directly.

Can I change my booking date?

Yes, subject to availability. Contact our Bookings & Enquiries team on +61 (3) 6277 9968 or ahead of time.

How long should I allow to visit Mona?

You could probably speed through everything in three or four hours, but we recommend you hang around—make a day of it.

Do you accept cash?

Nope. Mona is cashless.



If you have any questions or specific requirements, contact our Bookings and Enquiries team before your visit.

+61 (3) 6277 9978

And if you have any feedback on accessibility at Mona, please let us know by filling out this form.