Cameron Votan admits it was “definitely a risk” opening Greenglass with brother Jordan and business partners Michael Larsen and Nick Turner at the quiet end of George Street, late last year.
But the gamble is paying off. The hidden eatery is attracting crowds of office workers during the day and city-goers on Thursday and Friday nights. Now the team – which includes people behind both Happy Boy in Spring Hill and the online wine business Spokenwine – is ready to go full-time with its dinner menu.
“We’ve slowly grown,” Cameron says. “We started off with breakfast, then focused on lunch. Now that we have lunch under control and it’s really booming, we want to go after dinner.”
The dinner menu will change regularly but will always focus on French-influenced cuisine. It will consist of around five smaller dishes, such as steak tartare and kingfish ceviche, plus a small selection of larger dishes – say, zucchini-scale steamed snapper, and steak with peppercorn sauce and chips. And of course, it will all be backed by Spokenwine’s affordable range of boutique Australian wines.
For those driving into the city there’s free parking outside the venue after 7pm.
Greenglass will begin Tuesday to Saturday dinner service in the final week of April from 5.30pm–10pm.