Brogden's offers up fresh fare for families in Waterdown

WhatsOn Oct 30, 2019 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

Family has always been important to Mark Brogden.

With the very recent opening of his new family restaurant, Brogden and the rest of his team are looking to pair a family-friendly atmosphere with fresh ingredients and mouth-watering flavours.

“Owning a restaurant has always been a bit of a dream,” he said of Brogden's Restaurant, which replaces Angel's Diner in Waterdown's Village Plaza.

Brogden and his wife saw an opportunity with what is now the former Angel’s Diner. When his son Mike joined the team as head chef, the Brogdens became restaurateurs. 

The Hamilton Street North eatery held a soft launch and will remain open for the rest of the year. In January, the restaurant's interior will undergo a complete renovation.

“We want to cater to the young families of the town and their children,” said Brogden. “We put a lot of thought into the children’s menu — it’s not just hotdogs and grilled cheese sandwiches. Everything, all of the food in the restaurant, is fresh food."

The kids menu features childhood favourites such as chicken strips, pasta with a house tomato sauce, grilled chicken and grilled cheese made with real cheddar on whole grain bread.

For the adults, there's an assortment of gourmet dishes, including a stuffed apple and brie burger, vegetarian lasagna, stuffed bone-in pork chop and 10-ounce New York strip loin.

“The burgers are all handmade fresh daily,” said Brogden, noting that even the chicken breasts used for tenders are hand cut.

So far, the Brogdens' restaurant has been well received by customers. While they look forward to updating the interior of the eatery, the family is first focused on getting customers trying and enjoying their food.

“We plan to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.”

The restaurant’s breakfast menu includes eggs Benedict in three styles — traditional, Californian and Canadian, toasted western sandwiches, omelettes, pancakes, waffles and French toast.

“Everybody I’ve talked to here has said that they absolutely loved the food,” said culinary school-trained chef Mike, who has been working in the industry for seven or so years. “I think we’re going in the right direction, we just got to get more awareness out there."

While Brogden's Restaurant aims to provide good food it also wants to provide a service to the community, with family being of the utmost importance.

“My dad, my mom, me, my sister, her husband and their two kids, we all live in the same big house — family’s a big thing for us,” said Mike, adding the family gathers to eat dinner together.

Added Brogden: "I have instant access to all my grandkids and I enjoy it."

Brogden's offers up fresh fare for families in Waterdown

WhatsOn Oct 30, 2019 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

Family has always been important to Mark Brogden.

With the very recent opening of his new family restaurant, Brogden and the rest of his team are looking to pair a family-friendly atmosphere with fresh ingredients and mouth-watering flavours.

“Owning a restaurant has always been a bit of a dream,” he said of Brogden's Restaurant, which replaces Angel's Diner in Waterdown's Village Plaza.

Brogden and his wife saw an opportunity with what is now the former Angel’s Diner. When his son Mike joined the team as head chef, the Brogdens became restaurateurs. 

The Hamilton Street North eatery held a soft launch and will remain open for the rest of the year. In January, the restaurant's interior will undergo a complete renovation.

“We want to cater to the young families of the town and their children,” said Brogden. “We put a lot of thought into the children’s menu — it’s not just hotdogs and grilled cheese sandwiches. Everything, all of the food in the restaurant, is fresh food."

The kids menu features childhood favourites such as chicken strips, pasta with a house tomato sauce, grilled chicken and grilled cheese made with real cheddar on whole grain bread.

For the adults, there's an assortment of gourmet dishes, including a stuffed apple and brie burger, vegetarian lasagna, stuffed bone-in pork chop and 10-ounce New York strip loin.

“The burgers are all handmade fresh daily,” said Brogden, noting that even the chicken breasts used for tenders are hand cut.

So far, the Brogdens' restaurant has been well received by customers. While they look forward to updating the interior of the eatery, the family is first focused on getting customers trying and enjoying their food.

“We plan to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.”

The restaurant’s breakfast menu includes eggs Benedict in three styles — traditional, Californian and Canadian, toasted western sandwiches, omelettes, pancakes, waffles and French toast.

“Everybody I’ve talked to here has said that they absolutely loved the food,” said culinary school-trained chef Mike, who has been working in the industry for seven or so years. “I think we’re going in the right direction, we just got to get more awareness out there."

While Brogden's Restaurant aims to provide good food it also wants to provide a service to the community, with family being of the utmost importance.

“My dad, my mom, me, my sister, her husband and their two kids, we all live in the same big house — family’s a big thing for us,” said Mike, adding the family gathers to eat dinner together.

Added Brogden: "I have instant access to all my grandkids and I enjoy it."

Brogden's offers up fresh fare for families in Waterdown

WhatsOn Oct 30, 2019 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

Family has always been important to Mark Brogden.

With the very recent opening of his new family restaurant, Brogden and the rest of his team are looking to pair a family-friendly atmosphere with fresh ingredients and mouth-watering flavours.

“Owning a restaurant has always been a bit of a dream,” he said of Brogden's Restaurant, which replaces Angel's Diner in Waterdown's Village Plaza.

Brogden and his wife saw an opportunity with what is now the former Angel’s Diner. When his son Mike joined the team as head chef, the Brogdens became restaurateurs. 

The Hamilton Street North eatery held a soft launch and will remain open for the rest of the year. In January, the restaurant's interior will undergo a complete renovation.

“We want to cater to the young families of the town and their children,” said Brogden. “We put a lot of thought into the children’s menu — it’s not just hotdogs and grilled cheese sandwiches. Everything, all of the food in the restaurant, is fresh food."

The kids menu features childhood favourites such as chicken strips, pasta with a house tomato sauce, grilled chicken and grilled cheese made with real cheddar on whole grain bread.

For the adults, there's an assortment of gourmet dishes, including a stuffed apple and brie burger, vegetarian lasagna, stuffed bone-in pork chop and 10-ounce New York strip loin.

“The burgers are all handmade fresh daily,” said Brogden, noting that even the chicken breasts used for tenders are hand cut.

So far, the Brogdens' restaurant has been well received by customers. While they look forward to updating the interior of the eatery, the family is first focused on getting customers trying and enjoying their food.

“We plan to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.”

The restaurant’s breakfast menu includes eggs Benedict in three styles — traditional, Californian and Canadian, toasted western sandwiches, omelettes, pancakes, waffles and French toast.

“Everybody I’ve talked to here has said that they absolutely loved the food,” said culinary school-trained chef Mike, who has been working in the industry for seven or so years. “I think we’re going in the right direction, we just got to get more awareness out there."

While Brogden's Restaurant aims to provide good food it also wants to provide a service to the community, with family being of the utmost importance.

“My dad, my mom, me, my sister, her husband and their two kids, we all live in the same big house — family’s a big thing for us,” said Mike, adding the family gathers to eat dinner together.

Added Brogden: "I have instant access to all my grandkids and I enjoy it."