Modern Australian
  • 65 Ocean St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8388 8688,
  • Lunch Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm,  Fri-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm, Sun 6pm-9pm

-33.885821, 151.239951

Named after the gardens it graces, this restaurant has a Hamptons-meets-the-Highlands look that resembles a busy conservatory. Soumak rugs and the open kitchen framed by jars of preserved vegetable jars set the curated-homely tone for Matt Moran's tribute to garden-to-plate dining. Yes, you'll see  lamb from the Moran family farm, plus a seasonal map of the kitchen garden that supplies leaves, herbs and beets. Chiswick attracts a well-groomed crowd with a weakness for flavoursome, uncomplicated fare: roast chickens, sea-farmed barramund, slow-roasted fall-off-the-bone shoulders from those Moran lambs. Simple doesn't always mean predictable, either: honeycomb in the beet salad is a pleasant surprise, as is the zinginess of minty pea purée with the spanner crab. The venue has a happy buzz and the service is mostly snappy. Turn to the potent wine list, sit back and relax. Moran's 'country' hospitality delivers.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $12-$25

    M $30-$40

    D $17-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Tom Haynes & Matt Moran


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