Gastrology bloggers attended the event courtesy of Woody.P.
A feast for the eyes and the palette, Woody.P is set to establish a cult following with Melburnians and travellers alike.
The restaurant opened its doors recently in May and offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere that caters to a broad range of dining experiences. The menu is produce-driven and defined by mouth-watering yet simple Mediterranean and Italian flavours.
Woody.P’s beverage list is however, not to be outdone. Paying homage to the city’s rich European heritage, the wine list offers a range of varietals, focusing on local appellations. The cocktails have been developed around an aperitvo style and showcases the best aperitifs from home and abroad.
The kitchen is headed by Head Chef Clinton Camilleri, whose impressive portfolio of culinary experience spans for over a decade. Working extensively in kitchens throughout rural Victoria (Eleonore’s Restaurant in the Yarra Valley, Royal George Hotel in Kyneton and the much-awarded Lake House in Daylesford), Camilleri was recently the Head Chef of the Healesville Hotel, where he achieved the 2014 Good Age Food Guide Regional Restaurant of the Year.
Leading a team of skilled chefs, Camilleri is joined by Venue Manager Brent Scales, who has recently worked as Restaurant Manager for Stokehouse Café in St Kilda and opened the Stokehouse City Bar.
The service is fast paced, informed and friendly, matching up to the fun and uniquely designed restaurant space which offers a series of comfortable and discrete spaces. Each space has its own unique look and feel.
The interior is composed of polished timber floors, exposed brick walls, textured glass and contemporary pendant lighting. Highlights include a sophisticated bar area with a tiled feature wall and suspended planted hangers. Woody P also comprises a large outdoor dining area where diners can eat and drink among greenery, lanterns and bluestone floors, a nod to Melbourne’s rich architectural heritage.
Positioned on Flinders Lane, the city’s most dynamic food precinct, Woody.P is an exciting new addition to Melbourne’s bourgeoning range of restaurants and drinking spots.