Restaurant Reviews


65 Ocean St Woollahra, Sydney, NSW


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.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Wine: ★ ★

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65 Ocean St Woollahra, Sydney, NSW
Tom Haynes & Matt Moran
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Lunch Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm, Fri-Sun noon-3pm Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm, Sun 6pm-9pm

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