Watts on Crown, Surry Hills
Watts on Crown is a relatively new restaurant located on where else but Crown Street, opposite Xage. From memory, Chilli Alchemy used to be here but I never got around to check it out. The chef behind this new-ish establishment is Hamish Watt (ex Rockpool and Kensington Place in Britain) and wife Tiffany who is from a hospitality background.
I was catching up with the lovely E, it was my first time out in three weeks. Yes, I was confined by own Mother! I never thought I would have to do the confinement after giving birth but she forced it upon me! I was beyond excited to go out, smell the fresh air and start eating delicious and tasty food instead of just bland confinement food!
We rocked up just before lunch time, and the breakfast menu was over. The lunch menu was good, it had one breakfast dish, some lunch dishes and small plates to share. E and I thought we would get some small plates to share.
We started with the stuffed zucchini flowers with goat cheese and romesco sauce ($11). I love zucchini flowers, they were well cooked and crispy and the romesco sauce a wonderful complement, however, E thought the goat cheese was a little over powering.
The chicken liver parfait, red onion marmalade and toast ($12) was deliciously yummy and a generous serving at that.The chicken liver parfait was smooth and creamy with a nice red onion marmalade on top. It was hard not to smother the bread with lots and lots of chicken liver parfait.
We both couldn’t go past the scotch eggs with mustard mayo ($5.50 each) – one each and what a large scotch eggs it was. I thought the yolk was a little over cooked, but the meat was nicely flavoured and the mustard mayo was a wonderful complement albeit a little too subtle. My favourite scotch eggs would have to be at Orto’s.
Lastly, the grilled quail with chorizo, braised eggplant and crisp basil ($14) was tender but I really couldn’t taste the chorizo. I did enjoy the braised eggplant though, it was delicious.
We didn’t try any dessert, we were totally and utterly stuffed! The breakfast and dinner menu looks good. Definitely keen to try their breakfast menu – the Shiv’s brekkie burrito, scrambled eggs, avocado, sour cream and salsa sounds great!
It was quiet when we were there, the food came relatively quickly and it was quite relaxing.
Thanks E for for spending the first meal out of confinement with me! It was definitely great to be out and there will be more outings after this. Poor dragon will not be able to join me until she has completed her 30 days! aw…
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
368 Crown Street
Surry Hills 2010
Ph: +61 2 8068 0461