Z Brasserie: funky, soothing
The Tuggeranong dining scene is all the more tasty with the arrival of some of the eateries on Anketell Boulevard. One that stands out from the crowd is Z Brasserie.
Z Brasserie is refreshingly different, with a colour scheme that combines cool, fresh shades of green with warm, cozy shades of brown. The logo is funky and the atmosphere buzzy from the early morning when customers are welcomed with good coffee and hearty breakfasts through to lunch, afternoon coffee and cake, drinks after work, and then dinner.
One bonus with Z Brasserie is it believes customers should be able to eat when they want-there’s no closing the kitchen down mid morning or mid afternoon. Rather, food is served all day.
Z Brasserie already has a growing list of regulars who like the vibe and the extensive menu which truly offers something for everyone. There’s an impressive selection of dishes you can order as starters or as a light meal, such as deep fried crab balls with mouth popping mustard seeds, flat fried wontons served with guacamole and bacon, and little chilli meatballs.
The menu pays full respect to vegetarians, offers dishes that celebrate flavours from around the globe, and meals created with fresh, Australian produce. There’s also great family meals including ‘stuff kids love’ like burgers. The ‘Z’ option is guaranteed to hit the spot-it’s served with lean beef, on a fresh, gourmet bun, chips, and a side salad.
And if you have room, you won’t be disappointed by Z Brasserie’s dessert range, which makes for a very sweet ending indeed.
Owner Deborah Wentworth-Shields decided to open Z Brasserie in the new Anketell Boulevard dining precinct after identifying a need for a restaurant ‘with a difference’ in the area. She was one of the first to open on ‘the strip’.
A Brasserie’s wine list is well chosen and suits the restaurant’s personality. The price structure is great and there’s plenty of choice by the glass. Beer lovers will love the classics and can, if in the mood, experiment with options from overseas and specialty Australian beers from microbreweries such as Mountain Goat High Tail.
Deborah decided to open the restaurant after identifying a restaurant ‘with a difference’ in the area. She has a wealth of experience gleaned from her years at Zest in Kingston’s busy Green Square and is a smart operator. She’s passionate about food, understands that at times customers want zippy service and is determined to make Z Brasserie a favorite spot of many.
Z Brasserie is open seven days from early until late. 6293 9333. Southlife, 13B, Anketell Street, Tuggeranong.