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

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6.30pm-10pm


Woodland House

Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland confidently command the stage at this landmark fine-diner, the Williams Road mansion once home to Jacques Reymond. In suave, carpeted surrounds, they deliver an impressive multi-act performance that showcases their mastery of classic and contemporary techniques. Twisted sheets of Murray cod and cuttlefish are cooked at table in a salty broth of smoked soy and ham hock; suckling pig co-stars with XO-marinated spring garlic, white miso and a luxe-rustic boudin noir purée. Drinks play a major role, too, with entire pages of gins and whiskies and esteemed Old and New World labels to suit the grandest occasion. Back on the table, duck meets octopus over salt-baked beetroot and bitter leaves, venison headlines a dish with red wine and fig gastrique, while the pear soufflé, laced with a Birlou apéritif and served with liquorice ice-cream, has established itself as a standard-bearer for the House.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 4-6 courses $90-$130

    Tasting menus $135-$165


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


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