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65 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
Tel : +61 2 8388 8688
Fax : +61 2 9252 7222
Price Range: $$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Awarded One Chef Hat -The SMH Good Food Guide 2013
Located in the stunning surrounds of Chiswick Gardens in Woollahra, Chiswick is the mastermind of celebrity Chef Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. The menu embraces a simple approach with a range of dishes – from seafood to Matt Moran’s famous lamb – designed for sharing. The menu features produce predominantly from local suppliers and the Chiswick garden, with many dishes utilising the kitchen’s custom-built wood fire oven.

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On the corner of Ocean and Wellington Streets, Woollahra, 10-12 minutes by taxi from the CBD in the eastern suburbs.

The charming homestead exterior is the only thing that remains of the former restaurant, Pruniers. Once you enter Chiswick’s elegant French doors, a foodie’s paradise is revealed. In front, there is a long steel table with bowls of fresh tomatoes, Italian parsley and green chillies – plucked directly from the restaurant’s own garden out the back. To the left, an open kitchen with dozens of efficient, young ex-Aria chefs flurry around – creating a buzzing and excited atmosphere. To the right is a formal dining area, tranquilly overlooking the preened Chiswick lawn. As soon as you enter Chiswick, any sterile fine dining formality evaporates as guests are encouraged to perch on the bar-style seats or gawk at the chefs going about the business. The scene is theatrical and full of life and yet, at the same time, hearty and relaxed.

Sharing is at the heart of the Chiswick philosophy with dishes such as whole snapper and wood roasted Moran family lamb, all designed as communal selections. A collection of small plates act as the ideal appetite stimulators with dishes such as char grilled scallops, artichoke and burnt butter However, for me, it is the raw dishes that make the most profound impression. The salt cured tuna with cucumber, coriander and seaweed is not too salty, with the nuttiness of sesame oil adding another element to the dish. A simple ceramic dish with pickled purple, yellow and orange baby carrots is not only aesthetically pleasing but tastes as plentiful in flavour as a 12-hour roasted leg of lamb. Oysters with lemon, ginger and rice wine create a delightful sharpness in ones’ mouth while the crisp butter milk chicken with cabbage, harissa and mayonnaise is a well-balanced, simple dish that you could imagine enjoying at home on the couch on a Sunday evening. It’s the type of food that makes you feel at home. This new concept of family- and group- oriented dining is fresh and exciting. At the opening night of Chiswick, Matt Moran explained that this restaurant is all about passing huge platters of food around a table with loved ones. As a country girl, this is exactly how I like to eat.

Anna Lisle

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 One Chef Hat
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2013

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Chiswick - User Reviews


Great restaurant and great fun with the return to unfussy, unpretentious group dining. The roast lamb and chook are standouts, and the crab slider is  04/07/2012

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Well done guys! Great atmosphere, excellent service and great food! I had the Orecchiette, tomato,basil, pine nuts & parmesan and thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful however a little more would have been nice. Will definitely be back!review  13/03/2012

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Moran & co has done a fine job! The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The food delicious, especially the milk chicken starter. A slightly bigger menu would help those who were not seafood lovers - I more or less had to order the steak for the main or order a shared main. Only real criticism was the two rows of tables along the windows are all too close together. Just move them another 6 inches or so further  12/03/2012

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