This newly opened restaurant / cafe which also sells clothing products next door, is definitely a local place you need to try! Located in Glen Iris and right near the station, this gem is modern yet homely at the same time. The service here was wonderful and the food was equally matched. The must-have is the flatbread and we thoroughly enjoyed the roast chicken and the two refreshing sides! The lemon cheesecake was also a special treat!
We were invited to Woodfired Kitchen today and with a name like that we obviously had to start with one of the wood fired flatbreads. We found it difficult to chose but settled on the lamb shoulder which was a fabulous choice. Exceptionally flavoursome lamb on crispy bread complimented by a yummy pesto and a lovely little yoghurt honey sauce.
We loved the flatbread so much we ordered another one and tried out the roast tomato option. I honestly wanted to go for it when the waitress suggested a third but my husband looked at me like he wanted to check me into fat camp so regrettably I gave it a miss.
We had our mains next the slow cooked lamb shoulder with honey roasted pumpkin for him and the gnocchi with whipped goats curd and basil pesto for me these were both yummy choices. Given it’s only been open two weeks I was amazed at how seamless everything was and all the staff were lovely. Definitely worth checking out if you’re nearby and if that doesn’t sway you I hear there’s also a great deal on Dimmi right now.
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to the newly opened Woodfired Kitchen in Glen Iris. This welcoming Mediterranean cafe/restaurant has been brought to you by the lovely Jonathan and Linda Yang. Together with their friendly team, they are dedicated to providing their customers their much needed coffee fix provided by Five Senses Coffee Roasters and a quality line up of flavoursome dishes made from fresh quality ingredients, that covers you from brunch, lunch, dinner and even high tea.
Jonathan prides himself on offering the best ‘Woodfired Crust Pizza Flatbread’ in Melbourne, which has proven very popular with their customers. He has even taken his art of woodfired cooking to the next level and created some stunning signature dishes that are definitely worth exploring. These include a unique flavoured dough perfect for woodfired cooking and used specifically for their delicious Naan sandwiches. One of which is filled with a stunning 5 hour slow cooked pork belly that will simply melt in your mouth. Even their much loved ‘Braised Lamb Shoulder Woodfired Flatbread’ is topped with a beautifully tender 18 hour slow cooked lamb that is so tender that it literally falls of the bone.
Here are just a handful of our top favourites from Woodfired Kitchen:
The Vanilla Pancake Stack with Chantilly cream and berry coulis, seasonal fruit & a maple drizzle
The Woodfired Roasted Cauliflower Salad with chickpeas, mint & parsley salad served with a lemon & tahini dressing
The Popcorn Chicken served with Harissa mayonnaise sauce (great for adults or kids)
The Homemade Potato Gnocchi with whipped goats curd, toasted walnuts & basil pesto
The Free Range Local Eye Fillet Medallions served with wild mushrooms, green beans, seasonal vegetables & Jus
The Braised Lamb Shoulder Woodfired Flatbread
From Tuesday to Saturday Woodfired Kitchen also offers a lovely High Tea experience for $29 per person in their special High Tea room.
The woodfired flatbreads were what we came here for, and did they not disappoint one bit! The flatbread itself was impeccable, the thin and light base was crisp without being at all soggy. The outer edges were beautifully puffy and beautifully charred.
In terms of the toppings, our Braised Lamb Shoulder Flatbread was just divine. Loaded with a generous helping of succulent and tender pulled lamb shoulder that was incredibly tasty and well spiced. Alongside sat plenty of caramelised onions offering a delightful sweetness, as well as a herby basil pesto that was as bold as it was fragrant. Combined with a creamy yoghurt honey dressing, this flavoursome lamb pizza was certainly the highlight of our meal.
We also enjoyed the Pulled Chicken Flatbread. Marinated with a Harissa spice, the vibrant colour of the chicken was aptly tender, well seasoned and provided a hint of spicy goodness. We found the chunky roasted eggplant soft and gooey, it’s flavour well accompanied by a rich tomato base and plenty of melted cheese. A lighter yet equally delicious choice.
We accompanied our flatbreads with a couple of salads. The Calamari Salad had a generous helping of crisp, tender squid, lightly battered and perfectly fried. Underneath, the rocket leaves were fresh, as were the slices of cucumbers, all lightly dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. Quite refreshing.
The Roasted Cauliflower Salad was a much heartier option. The cauliflower chunks were nicely charred, though somewhat lost in between the mountain of chickpeas. Our only gripe with the dish would be the dressing itself, which was rather rich and a tad too creamy.