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FOOD & DRINK

Westfield Doncaster Is Getting a $30-Million Rooftop Food Precinct with a DIY Okonomiyaki Joint

It'll be home to 14 eateries, including an all-pink pretzel shop, a Betty's Burgers, a bubble tea joint and a pizzeria.
By Libby Curran
March 05, 2020
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By Libby Curran
March 05, 2020
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Northeastern suburbs retail hub Westfield Doncaster is just months out from the unveiling of its newest addition — a $30 million rooftop food and entertainment precinct. The extensive revamp will see the centre's Level 2 transformed into an indoor-outdoor setting, complete with a sun-drenched conservatorium and internal laneways. And while the redevelopment isn't slated to launch fully until later in the year, we've found out which 14 retailers are set to call it home. Diners are in for a multicultural mix of both familiar names and newer players, promising something for all appetites.

In exciting news for fans of Japanese fare, the centre's set to play host to the second Aussie outpost of Dohtonbori, following the launch of its debut in The District Docklands. The eatery's making a name for its broad teppanyaki menu, as well as a DIY okonomiyaki offering where guests can cook their own custom savoury pancakes at an in-table grill. Nearby, you'll find a brand-new venue from Woodstock Pizzicheria — a third-generation Sicilian restaurant group with 35 years under its belt. Here, get set for classic pizzas, crisp calzone and generous serves of pasta.

Pretzel by Julia Sansone

Meanwhile, Betty's Burgers is coming to the party with its range of signature buns and frozen custard desserts, 7 Apple Gelato will unveil a brand-new kiosk-style concept, and Perth's all-pink pretzel store Pretzel continues its Melbourne expansion with another playful venue. Also in the lineup you'll spy another US-style sports bar from The Sporting Globe, Asian fusion joint and beer garden Pocha Pocha, a sushi train from Sushi Jiro and Thai street food at Little Bangkok Thai.

Noodle bar Lanzhou Beef Noodles, bubble tea spot Teaser Tea and Yeosin Korean BBQ round out the slew of newcomers, while existing venues TGI Fridays and yum cha restaurant Secret Kitchen are both set to reopen, each sporting a new look and revamped offering.

Westfield Doncaster's new-look level 2 food and entertainment is slated for completion later this year.

Published on March 05, 2020 by Libby Curran

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