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Our Story

 
 

bloodwood opened in January 2010 on south King Street in Newtown.

We are a community focused restaurant and bar that strives to provide bold and heart felt food and drinks. Focusing on using smaller producers and sourcing local food wherever possible, we offer an ever changing menu designed around share plates and a standout drinks list to match. This almost ten years young restaurant is truly a cult classic.

Head chef and co-owner Claire Van Vuuren’s food is bright, creative, eccentric and packed with flavour. Claire and her team are passionate about sustainable and naturally made wines that pair perfectly with her food. The beer list is extensive, going from local classics to international cult favourites. There is also a very tasty list of house made cocktails.

Local designer Matt Woods (@killingmattwoods) has created a dark and ecclectic space using a scattering of recycled objects, moody lighting and industrial brick finishes. The kitchen and bar take centre stage in the narrow terrace, providing a vibrant beating heart to the venue. The space is broken up into several areas; a front bar area, where you can sit and watch the fun on King Street, the main dining room with its red tables and low hanging lights leads you through to a rear deck that drenched in sun during the afternoon. There is also a private dining room that can accommodate groups of up to 16 people. All areas are available for private events and parties.

Bloodwood is loud and fun and hopes to see you soon!

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Open 7 days of the week, you can pop in for a quick drink and snack or stay for the full bloodwood experience.