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After launching in May 2015, WOODY.P is revamping its Italian offerings with a new Executive Chef, Timothy Martin and a new seasonal menu. Most recently serving as Head Chef at acclaimed restaurant The European, Martin brings over fifteen years culinary experience to WOODY. P with a CV that is jammed with industry accolades.
WOODY.P offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere that caters to a broad range of dining experiences. 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.
The menu is produce-driven and defined by simple Mediterranean and Italian flavours.
Martin’s Spring menu leads WOODY.P to authentic Italian roots, with new dishes such as bone marrow crostini, Moreton Bay bug tagliatelle, suckling roast lamb and charcoal fire grilled steaks, executed using a strong focus on local Victorian produce that references Martin’s Gippsland childhood.
Of particular note is the dish of Swordfish crudo. The quality of the swordfish we sampled was exemplary. The flesh was delicate and moist. It was a fresh dish that allowed the natural subtle sweetness of the fish to be enjoyed.
Positioned on Flinders Lane, the city’s most dynamic food precinct, WOODY.P is part of Melbourne’s bourgeoning range of restaurants and drinking spots.
121 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
03 9654 5000
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of WOODY.P
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