Since opening six years ago, Williams Landing Shopping Centre has established itself as a genuine community hub, with its licensed dining precinct a melting pot of cuisines and the -go-to spot for meeting up with friends for a coffee and treats.
Anchored by Woolworths, the architecturally-striking centre has 25 specialty stores that attract shoppers from all over who’ll find 400 parking spaces, as well as easy access from the train station and bus services.
There’ll be plenty of buzz in the lead-up to Christmas, with the Makers Market – relaunching on December 6 – the place to find unique gifts among the handmade art, locally made fashion pieces, jewellery, homewares and home-baked sweets.
And from November 26, shoppers have the chance to win a share of giveaways valued at $10,000 in the centre’s ‘Scratch and Win’ promotion.
The dining precinct has reopened and restaurants are now taking bookings for both indoor and outdoor dining.
Here’s a taste of what’s on offer…
Home to great-tasting hand rolls, sashimi and deluxe items, this little gem has everyone’s favourite lunchtime treats that showcase the artistry of Japanese cuisine.
With an amazing selection of organic smoothies, cold press juices, Acai bowls, muffins and cakes, plus hot and cold drinks, this is the spot to kick-start the day or refuel after a strenuous day’s shopping.
Mun Korean Kitchen
Chargrilled barbecue and Korean fried chicken are the stars, with fab supporting acts such as bulgogi and kimchi loaded fries, bibimbap, kimchi fried rice, tteokbokki, and sliders.
Oma & Me
Showcasing Asian fusion and modern Indonesian food, this restaurant offers deliciousness from the wok and grill, plus curries, soups, salads, rice and sambals.
Nachos, tostado and tacos done all ways, plus loads of dips will have you saying “Ole!” in so many ways. It’s all about the tastes of Mexico to take home or eat in.
Popping & Tea
This is your local bubble tea specialist, with plenty to sample, with amazing flavoured milk teas, and refreshing fruit teas, slushies and sodas … experience the adventure.
This vibrant place offers all the favourite Vietnamese treats, such as fantastic baguette rolls, noodle and rice dishes, and rice paper rolls.
The Jolly Miller Café
Needing no introduction, this popular meeting place offers great bakery treats, delicious brekkie and lunch dishes, coffees and cakes, and Supershakes. Kids and vegans are well catered for, too.
Flames Charcoal Chicken
The home of delicious chicken and kebabs, this takeaway also offers fresh salads, chips and terrific take-home packs.
Wok Wok BBQ & Chinese Cuisine – Happy customers a key ingredient
As a local resident, Charlene Fang noticed that her community lacked a Chinese restaurant so she took the bull by the horns and launched Wok Wok BBQ & Chinese in Williams Landing Town Centre three years ago.
In no time at all, Charlene formed friendships with many of her customers, and is so grateful that her regulars gave great support during pandemic restrictions. She says their first greeting on collecting a takeaway was usually “How’s business? I hope you guys are all right”, which she found so touching.
Wok Wok offers a big range of tasty dishes, using fresh ingredients, with chefs lovingly preparing traditional Chinese cuisine, as well as Cantonese-style barbecue dishes of pork, chicken and duck.
Keen to keep her customers happy, Charlene takes feedback seriously, reading every review and taking on board suggestions and any improvements needed.
“We want everyone to be happy with what we serve, and take pride in meeting expectations,” she says. “Our team is great and we always tell each other about any comments and adapt and respond where necessary.”
Pre-ordered takeaway and dine-in special
Peking Duck ($45, takeaway): 20 pieces of Peking duck, 20 wraps, cucumber, spring onions, and Peking duck sauce.
“We also use some of the duck and shred it for fried rice, as well as pop extra meat and bones (for use in stock) in a container for our customers to use at home.
“This special dish needs to be pre-ordered, starting from Tuesday, and it will be ready for pick-up or delivery on either Saturday or Sunday.”
Peking Duck ($68, dine-in for four): 20 pieces of Peking duck, two shredded duck soup, two duck san choi bao, one XO shredded ducked fried rice, and 20 wraps. This is available every day.
Phone call orders of more than $50 incur no delivery fee, with Williams Landing, Truganina, Tarneit, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Seabrook, Altona Meadows and Laverton in the free delivery area.
For orders via the website (see below), main courses have a 10 per cent discount, but a delivery fee does apply.
Wok Wok BBQ & Chinese opens 11am-10pm Tuesday-Sunday (last orders by 9pm). Inquiries: 9972 5692 or www.wokwok.com.au