Workshop Brothers Glen Waverley
49 Kings Way, Glen Waverley VIC
03 9078 6533
The next generation of Asian cuisine has landed in the heart of Glen Waverley. Workshop Brothers, the younger sibling to the popular CBD’s Workshop Brothers Melbourne and BE.AN by Workshop Brothers, has opened its doors and is serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner with a modern Asian flair.
Brothers, Nolan and Brian Taing, have once again teamed up with Joe La on their third hospitality venture under the Workshop Brothers umbrella. The trio has noted that many of the recipes come from their parents and childhood experiences of growing up eating Asian food, which is strongly represented in their classic western menu complete with Asian twists.
Take the sweet Hong Kong waffles for example, combining rich chocolate flavours with touches like pumpkin caramel and vanilla fairy floss to keep things interesting. Other breakfast favourites include Asian inspired dishes like egg congee with pork belly and Chinese doughnuts, to classic Melbourne must-haves like acai bowls topped with tropical fruit granola. Specialty coffee from BE.AN will also be brewed from open till close, featuring their signature house blend, single origin and filter options.
On the lunch menu, you can expect delicious options like the CC Burger, sandwiching crispy chicken with Asian slaw and sriracha mayo between two fluffy buns. Alternatively, opt for the flavoursome grilled barramundi that showcases quintessential Asian flavours like pickled cucumber and coriander served on puffed wild rice.
Dinner ranges from small to large plates or a ‘Feed Me’ option, where you can submit yourself to the capable hands of Workshop Brother’s attentive and knowledgeable staff to choose for you. Small plates include the likes of traditional Asian staples like steamed black penner dumplings or spring rolls designed to be slathered in yuzu mayo. For something a little more substantial, order the deliciously refreshing More More pawpaw salad that tosses cherry tomatoes with bean sprouts, Vietnamese mint, coriander and a zingy chilli lime dressing, or turn up the heat with the Jungle Curry, combining braised beef cheeks with kochi chilli, lemongrass and coriander root. Whichever choice you make the Brothers are there to make sure it’s a good one.
It’s not only the food that’s playful – the space was designed by Studio Esteta, and in itself is a spectacle. Visitors are exposed to its grandeur gradually as they proceed down the narrow restaurant through floor to contemporary floor-to-ceiling circular design, that plays on traditional circular symbols inherent to traditional Chinese eateries. The light colour palate combined with bright finishes and sophisticated metallic flairs, create a dramatic space that is enhanced by the beautiful dishes spinning round and round before you on the polished granite Lazy-Susan’s. The soft peachy hues are set off by deep plum accents that facilitate a seamless transition of the space from day to night.
If its Asian fare you’re hankering for, chances are Workshop Brothers have ticked that box. So sit back, relax and let the brothers do what they do best.