Sydney, New South Wales

2013 SMH Good Food Guide Awards - The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2013
Located in the stunning surrounds of Chiswick Gardens in Woollahra, CHISWICK is the mastermind of 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 kitchen garden, with many dishes utilising the kitchen's custom-built wood fire oven.
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65 Ocean Street
Tel: +61 2 8388 8688
Modern Australian, Seafood
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Chiswick is a Modern Australian restaurant with heart, with a strong focus on ethical produce. The Woollahra dining room also emphasises its concern with the natural world, with exposed beams, timber furniture and huge windows where the sunlight pours in.
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 their 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.
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Award Winning / Hatted
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Room
Romantic / Intimate
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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65 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
On the corner of Ocean and Wellington Streets, Woollahra, 10-12 minutes by taxi from the CBD in the eastern suburbs.

Laura Kelly on 31/08/2014
Chiswick, Woollahra. I am literally in the Hamptons! Matt Moran is brilliant and Chiswick is his best yet. Relaxed and casual this would be my pick for a girls lunch or family dinner. The food is perfection but not too pretentious, not so much tweezer action going on on this menu. Just great food, at a great price, in the most beautiful setting. I love to share all the nibbles and small plates, that is just how I like to eat, less plate envy that way and you get to try everything. I particularly like, Prawn Popcorn, Chargrilled Cuttlefish and Smoked Eggplant and the Chiswick Steak Tartare.
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Greggo - 4/07/2012
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 awesome.
Deb - 13/03/2012
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!
Paul - 12/03/2012
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 apart.
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