Make A Reservation

Make a Reservation

Reservations for Firedoor are released three months in advance, on the first Wednesday of each month at 12pm AEDT. To stay up to date with reservation openings and last-minute tables, please sign up to our database here and follow our Instagram @firedoor_surryhills.

Please note, you will receive a confirmation email once your reservation has been successful. If you do not receive this confirmation email, there may have been an error in your reservation.

Please contact our reservations team on 02 8204 0800 or info@firedoor.com.au should you require any further assistance.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and call our reservations team to postpone your booking until another time. Firedoor is taking every possible precaution to ensure the health and safety of our guests and our staff. For detailed information on our health and safety procedures and requirements, please visit our Health & Safety page.

Please view our reservation policy ahead of your visit to Firedoor.

 

About Us

At Firedoor, we work intuitively with fire and seasonal ingredients.

The kitchen is entirely powered by wood and everything is cooked to order. We burn a variety of woods daily to create embers which are then used to cook in a way that enhances the natural characteristics of the ingredients.

Our kitchen is open-plan, allowing guests a clear view of the action which unfolds in the kitchen. It is important for us to invite diners into our world and show them how simple cooking can be, and how good ingredients can become great ingredients when grilled over a wood fire. Chef and owner, Lennox Hastie is fascinated by fire; his dedication and uncompromising approach has established Firedoor as an eating experience unlike anything else in town.

We don’t offer fine dining and we are not entirely casual either, choosing to strike a balance somewhere between the two. With Head Chef Jason White at the grill, we focus on quality ingredients grilled to order, combined with friendly, informative service led by our General Manager, Zoë Burbage.


LENNOX HASTIE

Owner and Chef

Lennox Hastie is fascinated by fire. He spent his early career working at Michelin Star restaurants in the UK, France and Spain. Whilst he honed his skills in these kitchens, he began to lose sight of what he loved most about cooking, the ingredients.

After seeking out Etxebarri, a small asador with a strong tradition of wood-fired grilling, Lennox worked with Victor Arguinzoniz, pushing the limits of what could be cooked over a wood fire. He was exposed to a form of cooking that was so completely different, beautifully complex, yet simple, one that highlighted ingredients in their most natural state. It was a turning point. What began as one year at Asador Etxebarri soon grew into five.

Returning to Australia in 2011, Lennox was ready for his next challenge. He opened Firedoor in April 2015 in partnership with Fink. Lennox is supported by Head Chef Jason White.

Lennox released his first book, Finding Fire in November 2017. Find out about the book here.


Jason White

Head Chef

Jason White leads the team as Firedoor’s Head Chef and is Lennox’s right-hand man on the grill. He was previously Head Chef at Bella Brutta, Sous Chef at Saint Peter, and has spent time in the kitchens of Sixpenny, Fäviken in Sweden, and Bonhams and Noble Rot in London.

Jason is passionate about sustainability, the provenance of produce, and heightening the appreciation of the humble vegetable. He was instrumental in Firedoor’s decision to go plastic-free and his mission is to showcase vegetables as centrepieces and challenge the misconception that they are not as worthy as meat protein.

Jason was named Good Food’s 2021 Young Chef of the Year.


Zoë Burbage

General Manager

Zoë is the General Manager of Firedoor. Hailing from rural England, Zoë has spent the last two decades in hospitality, spending time in respected kitchens, restaurants, bars, and the chalets of the Swiss Alps. Relocating to Australia in 2011, Zoë has held managerial positions at Spice Temple and OTTO Sydney, before moving to Firedoor in January 2020. She was drawn to Firedoor’s focus on highlighting native ingredients, the theatre of the restaurant, and the strong attention to each detail of the Firedoor dining experience. Zoë is passionate about creating a connection between Firedoor’s producers and guests through storytelling.


Angelica Patawaran

Restaurant Manager

Angelica’s career in hospitality has spanned over 15 years, having opened, and managed a number of hatted venues before joining the Firedoor team. Working her way through several positions from waiter to Floor Manager, Bar Manager, and joint Acting Head Sommelier and Assistant Restaurant Manager, Angelica became our fantastic Restaurant Manager in late 2021. Angelica, affectionately known as Gel, loves working at Firedoor because of its intimate venue space, the skills displayed in the kitchen, floor and bar, and the team that moves together as one entity to ensure the most special guest experiences.


Emily Linehan

Bar Manager

Emily began her career at Firedoor in 2019 as a bar hand and has worked her way to the position of Bar Manager. A creative at heart who also works in the music industry, Emily pushes the boundaries behind the Firedoor bar by experimenting with native ingredients and utilising them in their entirety to minimise waste. Emily loves the close-knit team dynamics at Firedoor and how the venue’s ever-changing menu always keeps her on her toes.


Fink

Business partner

Lennox has partnered with Fink to create Firedoor. Fink is a family-owned company with strong values built on quality, excellence, industry, innovation and of course, family.

The group of restaurants includes four solely-owned restaurants: Quay, Bennelong, OTTO Sydney and OTTO Brisbane – along with another partnership – Beach Byron Bay.


Make A Reservation

Make A
Reservation

Firedoor is currently fully booked until March 2022. From March 2022, reservations will be released on a monthly basis, three months in advance.

Please note you will receive a confirmation email once your reservation has been successful. If you do not receive this confirmation email, there may have been an error in your reservation. Please contact our reservations team on (02) 8204 0800 if you have any queries.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and call our reservations team to postpone your booking until another time. Firedoor is taking every possible precaution to ensure the health and safety of our guests and our staff. For detailed information on our health and safety procedures and requirements, please visit our Health & Safety page.

Please view our reservation policy ahead of your visit to Firedoor.