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Thomas Woods & Hayden McFarland

For the last 5 years, Thomas and Hayden have been at the forefront of contemporary fine-dining in Melbourne. With an emphasis on merging local produce with seasonal flavours, their passion and focus is evident in every dish they create, combining classical techniques with modern sensibilities.

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john popovich

dined on Thu, 2 May 2019

always fsantastic restaurant for fine dining and ambience with great service to complete the experience

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Amazing food, service and venue for lunch. We are looking forward to going back for the dinner menu

dined on Tue, 5 Mar 2019

Delicious meal, beautiful dining room. Very satisfied with the portions and definitely coming back. Great value!

dined on Sat, 26 Jan 2019

We found the food was outstanding, matched by top notch service by friendly staff. Not pretentious or snobby just first class.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

Food was of exceptionally high quality, but not particularly innovative.

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

Lovely evening. Excellent food, presentation, and service. Will go back.

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

They accommodate gluten free well and have some good non-alcoholic drink options. Highly recommend!

dined on Thu, 16 May 2019

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About Woodland House

Into the Woods Woodland House in Prahran is likely to be your next favourite restaurant – once you’ve tried it, that is. Everything about Woodland House is extraordinary – from the delightful website that serves as your introduction, through to the picturesque façade of the grand Victorian mansion that houses the restaurant, the manicured gardens, the incredible interiors with magnificent statement pendant lights, the ornate fireplaces, the arched windows, and the starched white cloths on the tables – you name it, everything is exquisite. And then there is the food! The theme set by the owners/chefs is “a playful sense of adventure and whimsy” – so you have been forewarned. Woodland House offers a tasting menu of five or eight courses, a separate menu for vegetarians plus lunch and a la carte menus. Try the Gippsland lamb fillet with saffron, lettuce, and cured belly or the sour plum glazed duck, whole wheat gnocchi, and aged balsamic vinegar. Best dish: Bombe Alaska – served with sea water caramel and goats’ curd



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