Restaurant Reviews

Chiswick: Restaurant review


65 Ocean St
Woollahra, Sydney, NSW


Lunch Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm, Fri-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm, Sun 6pm-9pm


E $12-$25
M $30-$40
D $17-$18


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.
(02) 8388 8688
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Tom Haynes & Matt Moran
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.