CHISWICK has been a buzz word around Sydney since Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan opened their restaurant at the site of the former Pruniers in Woollahra. After all, with such a high pedigree, expectations were understandably high. So, does CHISWICK live up to these unrealistically high expectations? In our opinion, it not only lives up to them, but it exceeds them.
Named after the gardens in which the restaurant is situated, CHISWICK’s menu is designed to be shared, with an emphasis on seasonal produce, much of which is grown in their own kitchen garden.
Whilst still retaining its original charm, the inside of the restaurant has been completely remodelled, creating an open, warm, elegant but relaxed space. The open kitchen provides the perfect opportunity to take a peak into their kitchen secrets. Take a seat at the long bar, and you just may learn a secret or two, but at the very least, you’ll be enticed by the delicious plates making their way out of the kitchen. The open plan restaurant is surrounded by white pained windows and is filled with light timber tables with french style bistro chairs.
Not only is the food amazing, but the service is also fast, efficient and knowledgeable. What more could you ask for? The restaurant is set up well for groups too, with a range of semi-private areas.
They also take reservations in their dining room – yippee!
In the words of Molly Meldrum ‘do yourself a favour’ and dine at CHISWICK!
In a nutshell:
Price – $$ – appropriately priced for the fare.
Fare – excellent. Modern Australian share menu with an emphasis on seasonal produce, much of which comes from their kitchen garden.
Service – warm and friendly.
Location – situated amongst gorgeous gardens in leafy Woollahra.
Ambience – trendy, relaxed, elegant.
65 Ocean Street, Woollahra
+61 2 8388 8688
Tues – Sat – lunch – 12pm – 2.30pm, Dinner – 6pm – 10pm, Sunday – lunch – 12pm – 3pm, Dinner – 6pm – 9pm
About the Author (Author Profile)Entrepreneur, professional networker, event planner, administrative genius, self confessed foodie, wine enthusiast and serial traveler. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through the globe’s greatest cities. When she’s not preparing travel itineraries or planning dinners and events for some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found or restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by her hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born. Shannon believes wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides. Watch this space and get your appetites ready!
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