Surprisingly no waiting time over here, I went on two different occasions for breakfast on a Saturday and Sunday. Saturday had a queue but well managed by a dedicated member of staff at the door. The Sunday on the other hand was pretty empty not even half-filled. None of that communal table business and bar seating here. Yes, you can have your own table. I don’t know if some people actually enjoy those sharing huge tables but certainly don’t.
THE MERCHANT $13
Chilli fried egg, crispy bacon, pickled slaw, ranch dressing on a warm brioche bun
Well prepared ingredients, classic bacon and egg roll but of course improved with a slight kick from the chilli and acidity and crunch of the slaw, all of that encased in a fresh brioche bun.
BIG WILLIAM $18
Bacon, fried eggs, Nuremberg sausage, Roma tomato, hash, onion relish
Almost the typical big breakfast, it was done to a high standard. The unique selling point here is the onion relish which is absolutely divine with the sweetness of the tomatoes. Big William is there to hit the spot and fill you up…
SIGNATURE HOUSE MADE NARNIE $15
Glazed beef brisket, slaw, gherkins, chipotle mayo
This one is a dilemma and I’ll tell you why. All the elements are well executed. Lots of textures but flavour-wise it was too simple and lacked moisture. If we go back to the origins of the naan, it is at its most delicious when dipped or even soaked in curry. Here the narnie was so dry in the mouth, the roast beef despite being very tender did add texture but lacked flavour and sauce. All those factor just made each bite so dry.
FISH CROQUETTES, LEMON AIOLI $6
More potato than fish, very nice comfort food.
BEER BATTERED CHIPS WITH HOUSE AIOLI $7
Chips were one of the best I ate all year, very crispy with a light aerated batter. Excellent and very addictive as they should be.
PEANUT CARAMEL SHAKE $6
This shake is very good, the peanut taste is distinct with the caramel giving that sweetness kick. The most surprising thing is the size of the cup, at $6 only it can easily be shared by two people.
BANANA, MEDIJOOL DATE AND WALNUT PRALINE SMOOTHIE $7
For the banana-lovers out there, this is a must. I would return just for this and the chips. Strong and natural tasting smoothie, great with the extra sweetness coming from the dates and extra thickness from the praline. Although I still prefer the Banana shake from Devon Cafe.
Do you want a high quality brekky/brunch with the luxury of your own table, you might want to give Three Williams a try. I still have to try the French Toast and Salads but overall strong menu that can please everyone and consistent execution makes this place worth revisiting for me. Just not a fan their “narnie” creation.