MELBOURNE | The Woods of Windsor is a classy and quirky bar by Dean Bowden and Clint Hyndman of nearby Yellowbird that focuses on craft spirits and cocktails and tasty food. There’s around 100 single malt and blended whiskeys to choose from, spanning many corners of the globe and if you don’t know what you want, the staff will happy assist with their encyclopedic knowledge. Cocktails here also impress and the whisky based cocktails are particularly good – the old fashioned here is one of the best in town, and we love the Iron Chef inspired Hiroyuki Sour which combines Hakushu Distillers Reserve, apricot, orgeat, yuzu and violet petals.
Non-spirit drinkers are well catered to as well, with a nice selection of craft beers and wines. We usually come here for a few drinks and grab some oysters to compliment the drinks but if it’s something more substantial you’re after, the full menu features seasonal share plates with influences from around the globe. Think tempura prawns with Nam Jim sauce on mixed lettuce and portabello mushroom sliders with tarragon mustard, on brioche with truffle mayo, onion rings and mesculin lettuce.
The Woods of Windsor
108 Chapel Street
Tue – Fri: 5:30pm to 1:00am
Sat: 3:00pm to 1:00am