CHISWICK - Woollahra

4.6
1039 reviews
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$40 and under
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Farm-to-table
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Located in the picturesque Chiswick Gardens, Matt Moran's Chiswick Restaurant has a menu that has been designed for sharing - showcasing the simplicity of fresh produce with the food reflecting the changing seasons. The heart of Chiswick is it’s kitchen garden where much of the produce for the menu is grown. The emphasis is on where the food comes from; the produce picked in the morning just in time to be on the plate by lunchtime.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: open

Dinner: Daily: open
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Phone number
(02) 8388 8688
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matt Moran
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Cross street
Wellington St
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Parking Details
Local street parking
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Special Events & Promotions
Semi-private room available for groups of up to forty guests.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1039 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting, friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable service, and great food. Definitely recommended

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GB
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Loved lunch here. It is pretty noisy, the sound really echoes.
Definitely would go back

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MT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was a lovely place to go on for a date. The food was of a high quality and the service was excellent. This is a great mid week restaurant to visit for a relaxing but special dinner

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K
16 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place . We were there for my mother’s 80th birthday . Everyone came up to her to wish her happy birthday . Good was excellent

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KC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting and great service. Lamb was a little dry. Maybe due to our dinner booking being later in the evening.

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P
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Wonderful setting, delicious food and wine and great service.

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HT
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining experience, our group of 8 was looked after very well. The sharing plate menu was good for variety, and the lamb was cooked beautifully.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lamb was perfect! The servers were as lovely as always
Great meal

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1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing restaurant, not pretentious. Great seasonal menu, signature lamb was heaven and the baked pumpkin outstanding. Kid friendly and a warm atmosphere.

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1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing customer service. We had someone in our party who was quite hard to feed (GF, Lactose, FODMAP) and the restaurant and waiter was extremely accommodating.

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A
9 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Watch the Anthony Bourdaine episode in Sydney. This place is exactly as described. A phenomenal gem. I can’t wait to go back.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and service

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C
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb weekend lunch. Delicious food and excellent service (happily and creatively accommodated dietary requirements which was very much appreciated!). Great wine list and cocktail selection.

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FK
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Was welcomed with a smile, the services was great as expected and its a great place to go to get away from the busy city.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend the lamp shoulder for two persons with some salad or handmade fries.

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1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was great. We appreciated how bad you felt about forgetting our dessert but not really sure the free drink your promised was reflected in the bill. It did sour our experience.... However, because the food was so delicious we will forgive. The grounds are superb!

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DA
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Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The trek to Australia was definitely a challenge.

I made a rookie mistake and forgot to get a visa. I had to whip out my phone and apply only and after the longest minutes of my life, I squeaked it out with 3 minutes before the cut off. Then there was 17 hours of flying, and once I landed I had to teach two, 3 hour seminars back to back. #nobreaks lol

So the Chiswick was my first meal in about 24 hours, so I was hoping it would be as amazing as the menu sounded. It was worth the wait. :)

Easy to find through an Uber, as it is located in a cute little park. Service was great and honestly one of the best meals I have had. Everything was excellent: fried spatch-cock chicken, orange crispy duck, and the lamb shoulder was amazing. Plus, the desserts were fabulous. Overall, it was a great way to finish off a hectic day and I would comeback here in a heartbeat.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recently enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Chiswick Gardens. The food was delicious. I recommend that you try the crispy duck and also the pork sirloin. Amazingly tasty. The service and ambiance was as good as ever.
Keep up the good work.

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b
23 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue. Great service. Great cocktails. Tasty appetizers: beetroot salad, zucchini flower. The focaccia bread was a little too oily still tasty. Steak was a little fatty. Grilled prawns were good. I was disappointed by the duck dish: too cooked and a little too greasy. Also disappointed to have greens cooked in oil and w a lot of pepper. Lastly I had a tea which was supposed to come with petits fours and instead it came with chocolates.

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Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Chiswick Restaurant on the recommendation from the Lonely Planet travel book. As such, I was expecting it to be good but not necessarily outstanding. Every item we ordered was thought prepared, beautifully presented and, simply put, delicious. Our wait was very knowledgeable and have us wonderful suggestions. If I lived in Sydney, this would probably be my favorite restaurant to go to!

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Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality ingredients, especially with an in-house garden, stunning location, great service. Looking forward to going back!

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1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

High expectations coming as it came highly recommended. Service was ordinary. My friend had the barramundi and rosemary salt chips which were fairly bland.

I had the sirloin and the Paris-Brest dessert, which were nicer and more to the standard expected.

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Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has changed my perspective on food. I’m now more keen to go to a nicer place with great food quality and service due to our experience last night. We’ll be back thanks to the incredible meal we had and kind service team. Thank you for a great date night!

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S
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience

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Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a most pleasant evening. We have lived in the area for 15 years and don't no why its taken us so long to visit. Food was fresh and very tasty. We went for a 68 birthday for two and it was great.

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1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went for our wedding anniversary but took our 7yr old along this time. Food was great as usual (LOVE the lamb shoulder) and the service from Jo (Young blonde girl) was excellent. Never disappoints!!

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Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were warmly greeted as we arrived & found all the staff who dealt with us to be friendly & helpful.
Service & food were excellent.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We would like to see more variety with desserts. Chocolate Fondant (Anything chocolatey is always a winner).
Would love to see roast potatoes as a side dish
it would go so well with your share menu.
Your style chips I/We simply do not like.

On the two occasions that we have visited Staff have been absolutely fantastic. Only downfall we seen to always get placed next to a group table it ruins the dining experience.:(even though we have asked not to be place close to group tables.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is always exceptional and we’ll catered for Coeliac gluten-free options.

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LY
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was nice, but not the best we've had from Chiswick. The mains were a little underwhelming. The service was a bit off the mark.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous embience . 5 star treatment by all the staff and special mention to Fleur and our waiter Terry . Amazing team !
The food is so fresh, beautiful flavours and presentation. I love how the menu changes with the seasons
Our daughters 13th birthday so a dessert with happy birthday and special treatment.
Chiswick is our birthday restaurant and we rave about it to our friends

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Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, restaurant was buzzing and fully booked mid-week. Service was great. Great atmosphere and food doesn't disappoint.

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9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning restaurant with superb food, service and ambience. We loved the fresh ingredients

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3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Extremely disappointing. I will never visit this restaurant again. I went when it first opened some years ago and was very hopeful it would be as good. Wrong! It was extraordinarily expensive with $48 for two martinis, the side plate of chips were tasteless and burnt, my husband’s main course of linguini with pippis was lacking in flavour, my son’s steak was thrown on the plate and covered with some sort of lettuce. The bill was exorbitant for the quality of food. The service was only adequate. When we first arrived a waiter introduced himself and said he would return to talk us through the menu... that was the last we saw of him! The tables were shoved together and the noise was overwhelming. Never again and I will not recommend it to anyone I know. What a shame for a restaurant that started so promisingly.

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Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The moment we entered CHISWICK we were greeted with such a genuine welcome. We were seated at the window, the decor is relaxed but stylish. We received such friendly service. The food was sumptuous and the timing between courses was perfect. The entire evening felt special and I believe that they achieve this for every table. It was a lovely experience.

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Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Terribly noisy, food and wine ok, not enough staff - slow service. Fair gluten free options.

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Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect food, perfect wine, perfect staff.
Loved our lunch in such a gorgeous setting.

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Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant . Great food. Very fresh!

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Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We dined at Catalinas for lunch but we looked forward to Chiswick more. And I must say comparing the two establishments there was no comparison. Everything at Catalinas was superlative - ambience, food, service. Maybe it was a busy night (30 Dec). The location was beautiful but the food lacked any wow factor. The staff looked withered and tiredly groomed, the kitchen staff looked exhausted and everyone was running around. We were very disappointed with our meal including the desserts.

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P
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A bit noisy but really cool place
Will definetely come back

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