Sydney dining’s award-winning couple, chef Ross Lusted and Sunny Lusted, have opened their latest restaurant, Woodcut at Crown Sydney.
Woodcut provides 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.
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Booking Policy
Please note that a surcharge of 10% applies on Sundays and public holidays. A service fee of 10% applies to bookings of 10 people or more.
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Food Philosophy

Unique dining experience

Lusted’s culinary creations often stem from sketches he conceptualises on paper. It is these visual cues that inspire the dishes that take centre stage on Woodcut’s daily changing menu. He is known for his deeply considered approach to the creative process and his commitment to heightening every layer of the guest experience.
At Woodcut, dishes are 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”.
Private Dining

Private dining at Woodcut

Woodcut features two beautifully appointed private rooms and a Chef’s Table plus numerous opportunities throughout the restaurant to secure partial hire of the dining room.

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.

Silver Ash

An enclosed intimate private dining room seating up to 12 guests with privacy allowing for business lunches to elegant celebrations. Silver Ash is quietly closed from the main dining floor giving the guest a truly exclusive event. This room will be serviced by your own waiter and sommelier as well as a curated menu from our kitchen.

Chef's Table

A sprawling marble tabletop to the right of the restaurant floor will allow diners to be a part of the theatrics of this vibrant restaurant and open kitchens but still have the service and feel of a private dining room. This table will be serviced by your own waiter and sommelier as well as a curated menu from our kitchen.


An exclusive dining room for 7 guests with sliding doors opening up onto the Garden Terrace to allow our diners to be a part of the energetic restaurant floor or for a more confidential event, these doors can be closed with sheer curtains drawn. This room will be serviced by your own waiter and sommelier as well as a curated menu from our kitchen.

Yellow Box Dining

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.


Guests will eat first with their eyes

Everything at Woodcut is a showcase, from the jewellery-case-like iceboxes featuring curated produce to Ross’s vertical garden. Dining becomes an experience with guests drawn to order from what they see harvested by the Chefs in the open kitchen well before they see a menu.

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.


Ross Lusted, Chef and Owner of Woodcut 

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.”


Sunny Lusted, Owner of Woodcut 

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.”


Woodcut cellar

The wine program at Woodcut is a storybook detailing an intimate background of provenance, winemakers and viticulturalists.

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 - 2:30pm (Mo - Su)

*Lunch bookings open 12pm, last booking at 2:30pm


5:30pm - 9:30pm (Mo - Su)

*Dinner bookings open 5:30pm, last booking at 9:30pm

Hickory Bar

12pm - 11pm (Mo - Su)

Online reservations recommended.
For reservations of 13 or more guests, contact Crown Restaurant Reservations on 02 8871 7171.


Level 1 (Ground), 1 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

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Crown Gifts

The perfect gift

Spoil a loved one with Crown Gifts. Crown Gift cards are available in denominations from $50 to $500 and are redeemable in all Crown Hotels, Crown Spa and restaurants including Woodcut. Purchase your Crown Gift card online or visit hotel reception at Crown Sydney where you can also request a personalised Woodcut note with your purchase.

The finer details

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Booking policy

Please note that a surcharge of 10% applies on Sundays and public holidays. A service fee of 10% applies to bookings of 10 people or more.
We take note of your table preference; however, table location is subject to change. Your seats will be held for 15 minutes post your reservation booking time. Should you wish to cancel or amend your reservation, contact us at +61 2 8871 7171 at least 24 hours prior to your reservation.

Please view the Crown Sydney dress standards prior to your reservation.

Cancellation policy

Credit card details are required to secure this reservation. No charges will be processed on your card at the time of booking. Should you wish to cancel or make changes, please contact us at +612 8871 7171 at least 24 hours prior to your reservation, or a cancellation fee of AU$100 per person will be charged to the card provided.

Allergies & dietary requests

Due to the potential of trace allergens in the working environment and supplied ingredients, Crown Sydney cannot guarantee completely allergy-free dining experiences.