At this casual restaurant on Willoughby Road, Asian and Australian influences are combined together to create their exciting fusion cuisine with a gourmet touch. With an extensive breakfast menu as well as an array of inventive lunch and dinnertime options, Willoughby’s Origin Dining draws in diners, no matter what time of day it is. Make a reservation in advance to score one of the best tables at this Sydney hotspot.
The waitress was nice. The place was small so got really loud. I enjoyed the chicken and lemon salad main course - full of flavour. Prefer the calamari dish over the seafood dumpling (tasted bland).I wasn't happy about the portion size so wouldn't have been good if I paid the full price for the 2 meals. I ended up getting a pizza afterwards so recommend getting an additional side or 2 along with 3 course meal to feel more satisfied.
Great food- very innovative dishes, with an interesting mix of Western and Asian styles, though portions were small, especially the Mains. We dined using a voucher, so our meal was very good value. Standard prices were not cheap.
Top quality ingredients, really well prepared and plated. Dishes were original without being over-the-top. Efficient and friendly staff. Parking not a problem. Fully BYO with a modest $2.50 per head corkage. Would definitely go back.
Mixing together Asian and Australian cuisine with some other international influences, this relaxed restaurant has been causing quite a stir in the Willoughby dining scene with their creative dishes and use of unusual ingredients, attracting gourmands from all over the Sydney area to their location on Willoughby Road. Origin Dining have got breakfast and lunch well covered with options ranging from the classics like fried eggs with bacon and hollandaise to smoked cod and sweetcorn chowder served with croutons.
Come dinnertime we recommend sharing a few of the plates like kimchi prawns with shallots, enoki and pork scratching, chicken and cuttlefish dumplings with shiitake mushrooms and rosehip bacon, and the lemongrass chicken with Asian coleslaw and tomato rice, before moving on to some toasted almond milk jelly with poached fruit and syrup. With its laidback and unpretentious setting and creative recipes, Origin Dining can fill up quick. Book your table at this restaurant on Sydney’s Willoughby Road in advance to avoid disappointment!