Woodcut will provide Sydneysiders with a unique dining experience that celebrates Australian produce and cooking with wood, charcoal and steam. This concept was inspired by Ross and Sunny’s travels and the memories evoked by meals cooked in a slow wood burning oven or over an open fire, and the earthy flavours it creates.
At Woodcut, dishes will be prepared in wood and charcoal grills, wood ovens and steam kettles. The earthy and sensory cooking methods impart a tangible element of flavour and authenticity to the cooking process. “Every person I know has experienced throughout their life and perhaps their travels, memories that are triggered by the experience of eating food cooked over fire. This rustic and traditional cooking source is so deeply satisfying and good for the soul… I have always been drawn back to this way of eating”.
The Woodcut experience is ideal for private events, with considered spaces both indoor and on our water view Terrace which, combined with our warm and flawless service, is the perfect way to experience Woodcut. With over eight unique spaces, please contact our events team with your requirements and we can personalise the private dining experience to suit your occasion.
Nestled in between our Fire Kitchen, Seafood Counter and Pastry Kitchen, this luxurious event space is the perfect location for parties of up to 24 guests. This is one of Woodcut’s only indoor dining spaces that may be booked out for larger parties. With views and theatre of the open kitchens and Tracey Deep’s magnificent woven hemp art installation, Yellow Box Dining is situated to provide your guests with an intimate dining space while enjoying the bustle and energy of the restaurant.
Join us to experience the theatre of our four open kitchens, each centred on their own cooking method and anchored by counter dining, where guests will have a front row seat to “the show”. Every detail of the Woodcut experience has been deeply considered and every seat at Woodcut is “the best seat in the house”. Dine at The Counter for an intimate Chef experience or sit on The Terrace and soak up the atmosphere of the ever changing landscape and bustle of Sydney harbour. If you are travelling solo The Hickory Lounge is the social hub of Woodcut, this vibrant space enjoys spectacular waterfront views and is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunset cocktail or a relaxed lunch.
Acclaimed chef, sculptor, designer and restaurateur, Ross Lusted has distinguished himself in the culinary landscape through a thirty-year career that has earned him a myriad of highly regarded accolades such as Chef of the Year and Hottest Chef in Australia. Alongside his wife Sunny, Lusted’s latest venture Woodcut has now launched as part of Crown Sydney’s highly anticipated gastronomical line-up. “At the heart and soul of Woodcut is fire, steam, smoke and ice. Beautiful ingredients, simply cooked. The earthy and sensory cooking methods impart a tangible element of flavour and authenticity to the cooking process.”
Acclaimed restaurateur and hotelier Sunny Lusted has launched her latest venture, Woodcut, alongside her husband Ross in Crown Sydney’s highly anticipated dining precinct. Following their award-winning venue The Bridge Room, Woodcut will take Sydneysiders on a new journey. “One of the most important elements of dining is how it makes you feel. We want guests to feel welcomed, excited by the buzz of the environment and theatre of the open kitchens and most importantly we want our guests to feel at home at Woodcut.”
It celebrates both conventional and experimental methods, braided with the intent to find different and unique expressions of the terroir in which their hands toil. The list showcases iconic wines and historical houses balanced with the unknown and upcoming game changers. Australian regional wines are heavily featured on Woodcut’s wine list however we will also highlight international favourites in addition to an extensive cellar list.
Our focus at Woodcut is on excellence in wine making, favouring those with regenerative land principles, sustainability and wines that at their core have a story that we believe we need to tell.
12pm - 3pm (Mo - Su)
*Lunch bookings open 12pm, last booking at 3pm
5:30pm - 10pm (Mo - Su)
*Dinner bookings open 5:30pm, last booking at 10pm
The Bar and Hickory Lounge
12pm - 11pm (Mo - Su)
Now open. Online reservations recommended.
For reservations of 10 or more guests, or to modify your booking, contact us on 02 8871 6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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