WaterDragon to Infuse Flavours of the East into New Diggers

4 Jun 2018

The trifecta of choice is now complete with Asian-inspired WaterDragon announced to be the third and final instalment to the smorgasbord of new dining options at the $200 million new Harbord Diggers development.

It will be all about fusion at WaterDragon, bringing together flavours from across Asia and combining them with locally sourced produce to bring to life modern dishes that reflect the innovation inherent in the new intergenerational precinct located at Freshwater.

“WaterDragon complements our other two new restaurants, AcquaFresca by Pilu and Teddy Larkin’s Seafood & Steakhouse, ensuring that the new Diggers brings together a harmonious marriage of flavour and freshness to provide varied dining options for all guests and locals to enjoy,” explains Greg Pickering, Chief Executive Officer of Mounties Group.

“The menu of WaterDragon aims to be a constant evolution of fusion dishes with a transitional experience from morning to night. Menu choices will include steamed market fish, delicious handmade dumplings, peking duck pancakes, Vietnamese rolls, fresh salads, stir-fries and seafood, complemented by Matcha smoothies and delicious Asian sweets,” he explained.

The fusion of WaterDragon can also be seen in the design of the restaurant. The space will bring together the outdoors and indoors to allow diners to get lost in the seamless transition to ocean breezes, with a choice of large banquette-style tables perfect for big celebrations, round-table dining zones for more intimate occasions and bar seating for the more social patrons.

“WaterDragon is the perfect final touch to our array of food options at the new Harbord Diggers. It is the missing Eastern connection and will bring that diverse offering to our dining mix,” added Mr Pickering.

The operators behind WaterDragon aim to draw a connection between Asia and the Harbord Diggers which was the reasoning behind the name for the restaurant and for its menu.

“When exploring the headlands or parks of the Northern Beaches, it is not uncommon to come across the native water dragon, which also appears in the Chinese zodiac,” explained WaterDragon owner Peter Shaw.

“Our dedicated chefs will bring together a harmonious marriage of both flavour and freshness to provide a balanced menu of generously portioned Asian dishes with a Australian twist,” he added.

With just four weeks until the new development is officially open to the public, WaterDragon is set to make Harbord Diggers a true sanctuary for foodies alongside the culinary likes of the Italian-inspired AcquaFresca and Teddy Larkin’s Seafood & Steakhouse, a haven for meat-eaters and seafood lovers.
The three restaurants join DD Collective café and the Diggers Main Bar to complete the new dining precinct open from 30 June.

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