10 William St, Paddington

Daniel Pepperell’s all-star menu at 10 William St is severely awesome. We’re off to a good start with a whipped bottarga pretzel speckled with grated bottarga. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to pretzels because I grew up in Germany, but even so it’s a delicious thing. It doesn’t really taste like a pretzel at all, but instead the spotlight is on the buttload of seeds hugging the crust. Plus it looks like a smiley face. How can you hate on that.

I’m a cucumber-lover, so the cucumber with buffalo milk and parsley is freaking great in my books. The texture of the cucumber is like it’s been pickled, but it doesn’t taste acidic. It confuses my taste buds. But it’s very, very good.

I order the pizza fritta because, let’s be honest, it has the word pizza in it. But my mind is blown when I discover that it’s a FRIED PIZZA. It’s even better – dare I say it – than a regular pizza. The pizza dough is fried, then topped with a super-tasty tomato sauce, garlic and parmesan before it’s (presumably) grilled again. I want to eat this every day, all day.

Next we have the papardelle bolognese. It’s conveniently already divided onto two plates when it arrives at our table. It’s so rich and hearty – my mouth is literally watering as I’m sitting here thinking about it. For dessert we share the tiramisu, which is frankly the best I’ve had in Sydney, and the tropical paradiso, a zingy bowl of mango custard, finger lime, lychees and coconut granita.

My only qualm with 10 William St is the whole no-bookings thing. And the fact that it’s rampant with Paddo locals in OOTDs that look like they would cost me a year’s worth of rent. Our blatant Redfern-ness felt very out of place here.

Anyway, I want to go back ASAP. End of story.


10 William St
10 William St, Paddington
5pm till midnight

Great start to the meal
Great start to the meal
Close up of the pretzel with whipped bottarga
Close up of the pretzel with whipped bottarga
Cucumber, buffalo milk, parsley
Cucumber, buffalo milk, parsley
Apple, maple cream, avruga
Apple, maple cream, avruga
Pizza fritta
Pizza fritta
Papardelle bolognese
Papardelle bolognese
The best tiramisu ever
The best tiramisu ever
Tropical Paradiso
Tropical Paradiso

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramen Raff says:

    Been wanting to check this joint out! But Errmahgerd fried pizza!

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    1. I KNOW! I had to google ‘Pizza Fritta’ to figure out it’s fried teehee.

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  2. Sarah says:

    I’m with you on being a pretzel purist!! Only salt for me, hehe.

    I hate no-bookings places too, but that fried pizza, pappardelle and tiramisu look like my idea of the perfect meal. Want!

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    1. Hehehe I kind of thought about it as a dinner roll in a pretzel shape, and that made me enjoy it more 😉

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  3. chocolatesuze says:

    hot damn that tiramisu!

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    1. Hot damn indeed. It’s so good!

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  4. Hannah says:

    I intend to go back in time to steal your pretzel kthnxbai.

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  5. bugglesandsqueak says:

    Just got back from lunch… Was fantastic! I am thinking we should have got the pizza though!

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