65 Ocean Street Woollahra, NSW 202502 8388 8688
|Opening hours||Mon-Thurs 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm,Fri-Sat 12pm-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm,Sun 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm|
|Features||Wheelchair access, Outdoor seating, Private dining, Bar|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||Diner's Club, eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard|
Sitting at the back of the well-groomed Chiswick Gardens, the one-time Pruniers looks for all the world like a beautiful, gleaming glasshouse. Appropriate really, considering that the latest offering from Aria's Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan has its own working herb and vegetable garden of 150 square metres. Chiswick puts a whole new slant on 'farm to table', with not only produce from the garden but also superb grass-fed beef and lamb from the Moran family farm near Bathurst. A salad of rosa radish, marinated cucumber and goat's curd is just plain showing off, and silky-soft veal ravioli are lightened with microherbs, broad beans and baby nasturtium leaves. Share dishes are the go - whole snapper or a slow-cooked shoulder of brined, wood-roasted lamb, the meat cleaving to the fork. Once you've hoed into the rather generous Caramelia chocolate/caramel eclair with sugar plums, a brisk walk around the gardens might be in order.