Location, location, location… that’s what they say in the real estate game, right?
Marked by two signature red doors facing Crown Street, you’ll find this Surry Hills newbie smack bang in heavyweight territory. And with neighbours like Marque and The Bentley, it’s not a bad hood to be muscling in on.
Named after its hubby/wife duo (Hamish and Tiffany Watt – on the pans and floor respectively), Watts on Crown is The Hills’ newest all-round pleaser open every day from 7.30 in the morning till late.
Hell, drop in whenever you like for whatever you like. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Drinks and bar snacks. A long lunch. Sunday Roast. They’ve got it all, and it’s all good.
For breakfast, all the favourites make an appearance; toasted muesli, bircher, French toast, eggs benny, the big brekkie. Throw in Sonoma bread and a good dose of Crown Street people watching, and Watts’ your uncle.
Lunch is all about small sharing plates, with everything from olives and dips to freshly shucked oysters, chicken liver parfait, goats cheese stuffed zucchini flowers, and deliciously fluffy barramundi cakes with finger lime mayonnaise.
When it comes to dinner, you can’t go past the marlin ceviche with a seaweed and sesame salad and wasabi dressing.
And let’s be honest, who can resist a molten chocolate fondant with vanilla bean ice cream to finish? Not us.
Nab a window seat in the buzzy downstairs dining room or get comfy on the upstairs balcony for a hit of sunshine and faux grass. Your hardest decision will be when to go. The rest is easy.
Watts on Crown
368 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010
Open seven days, 7.30am till late