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Woodland House
Modern Australian
  • 78 Williams Rd,
    Prahran,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9525 2178,
    www.woodlandhouse.com.au
  • Lunch Thu, Fri & Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6.30pm-10pm

     

Woodland House
-37.853751,145.002529

Dining archaeologists may spot vestiges of former owner Jacques Reymond in this grand Victorian mansion, but the French chef's avid successors, Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland, have made the restaurant their own. From the Nordic-influenced décor and relaxed but precise service to a menu that teams saltbush lamb with sea succulents, and pear soufflé with salted liquorice ice-cream, there's a genuinely interesting balance here between the traditional and the modern. The wine list favours classic French and Australian labels (the Champagne options are impressive), but the chefs are unafraid to mix and match influences - rock flathead, say, served with puffed quinoa and pickled cucumber, charred abalone with wasabi and ponzu - and manage an impressive strike rate. With the offer of multi-course set menus in a room of linen-dressed tables, this dining is fine but free of any stiff formality the term might imply.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 4-6 courses $80-$135

    Dégustations $135-$165

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Thomas Woods & Hayden McFarland

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