Autumn menu at Chiswick  

Come in and try our delicious Autumn menu, inspired by seasonality in the adjacent kitchen garden.

Homemade Chiswick Jams 

Mother’s Day is a very special day at Chiswick and Chiswick Woollahra. And to make it even more special, we gave our mums who came for lunch a special gift: a jar of Chiswick Fig Jam.


Chiswick Fig Jam Recipe - View Video


Makes 8 x 120ml jars


1kg figs, stems removed and diced

50ml lemon juice

350g castor sugar

50ml water

½ vanilla bean, split lengthways

5 sprigs of lemon thyme, leaves picked




Place figs in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add lemon juice, sugar, water and vanilla. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and let mixture cook until it’s smooth, about 45-60 minutes. The jam is cooked once it coats the back of a spoon.

While the jam is cooking, sterilise the jars.

Remove the vanilla bean, add the freshly picked lemon thyme leaves, and spoon into sterilised jars, then seal. Using tongs, carefully place filled jars in a large saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute to seal, remove from the water and store upside down until cool.