Benchwarmer, Melbourne, Australia

With Melbourne out of the third COVID lockdown I decided to head over to Benchwarmer to grab some takeaway craft beers, have a beer and to try their new, Japan inspired menu

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

It’s good that Benchwarmer survived the 3 COVID shutdowns, and in the warm summer Saturday afternoon they were doing a roaring trade.

The menu has about a dozen small plates and about 10 different types of yakitori.

I went for the healthy options of Karaage, Japanese frid chicken, and Torikawa, fried chicken skin.

The dishes came out freshly cooked in about 10 minutes and I must say they were pretty good. The Karaage was as good as you’d get in any other Japanese restaurant in Melbourne.

And I liked the Torikawa which were like chicken crisps. They tasted great.

The kitchen opens at 5.