About Me

Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Three Williams (Redfern, Sydney)

I have been hankering to check this place out since it first opened last year. So I finally made it, thanks to a last minute decision made on a late Friday night at work. Three Williams here I come!

When I got there around 11.30 am on Saturday, there were people queuing up for a table. I quickly put my name down and I was told it would take about 20 to 25 minutes to get a table. I was willing to wait no matter how long it would take. My friends arrived in a few minutes and after a short wait we got a table. A lot less than the 20 minutes. Yay!

The young lady who called out my name asked me if we would be happy with a small round table as there were 3 of us. We said yes! Now why would I even mention this? This is the first time I have been asked by anyone in a cafe or restaurant whether I was happy with the size of the table offered! Big tick!

We decided to order a few dishes and share.

Fish croquette with lemon and aioli - as I could order this as an each, it was all mine. I liked the presentation, cutely presented in a egg carton. It was nicely crunchy and a good start to get my appetite going.

Glazed beef brisket, slaw, gherkins and chipotle mayo narnie - we ordered 2 of these. The meat was juicily tender and I was intrigued by the texture of the naan bread. It impresses me even more to know these naan were made in-house. I definitely liked the crunchy slaw and gherkin, a much needed texture to a delicious dish.

Spicy smashed beans with avocado on toast. The original dish included two poached eggs which I elected to leave out as I knew we would be ordering a few dishes. Note once again it was the considerate young lady who questioned if I wanted to leave the eggs in or out (big tick!). I didn't even know that was an option. Admittedly it was not an attractive looking dish but as we started having bits of it, we kept coming back for more. It was quite addictive and the star was the spicy baked beans. Thoroughly enjoyed this!

Beer battered chips with house aioli - seriously addictive! They were crunchy on the outside but soft inside with just enough salt sprinkled through! I was in danger of eating the whole bowl myself!

And to end the meal, I did recommend we have the Crunchy brioche French toast, blueberries, yoghurt, roasted pecans and maple syrup. Not only was it pretty to look at but the brioche was soft and fluffy and had a beautiful crunchy coating. It was another addictive dish which just made me want to keep having a bit, then a bit. Okay, I am going to put it out there! I believe this is the best French toast I have had in Sydney! There! I said it! :)

I was disappointed that the pork belly was not amongst the choices for the narnie options. It only means I have to drop by and hope I have better luck next time with a pork belly narnie!!

A lovely, rather cool cafe with some very warm, accommodating and friendly wait team. Love it!

P/S As we left, the queue for a table was even longer than at 11.30. This place is definitely packing it!

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Three Williams
613a Elizabeth Street
NSW 2016
Facebook: threewilliamscafe

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Charmaine said...

Lol, I can send yr excitement even reading the post. Everything looks delicious and fab customer service. Another one for my list.

Cindy said...

Hi Charmaine, hehe! I get so excited when it comes to food, you know that! :) After a very tough and long week at work, coming here on a Saturday morning was a breath of fresh air! :)

Carl Joe Wright said...

Fish croquette with lemon and aioli has a nice presentation. Hope it also taste good.

chocolatesuze said...

ohhh man i want that french toast!

Cindy said...

Hi Carl, the fish croquette did taste nice. Original idea with the presentation though! :)

Hi chocolatesuze, every time I look at that french toast I want one too! Hehe! :)

Anonymous said...

The narnie looks absolutely delectable, defs giving that a try sometime! :)

Carl Joe Wright said...

Thanks Cindy for letting me know

Cindy said...

Hello Khana, thanks for visiting! I hope you get to check it out soon. :)