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10 William Street
Italian
  • 10 William St,
    Paddington,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9360 3310,
    10williamst.com.au
  • Fri-Sat noon-midnight

    Dinner Mon-Thu 5pm-midnight

10 William Street
-33.88577,151.229088

For all its artisanal focus, 10 William St is electric. Tables are cramped, the light is dim and it's as noisy as hell, but who gives a damn when you're dipping crunchy pretzels into a light, smooth and salty anchovy dip, sipping a glass of funky orange wine from Friuli and bellowing into the ear of the new pal you just met at the bar? Dan Pepperell's menu is made for eating with a glass in one hand. Thick slabs of charred bread spread with sweet tomato and topped with plump sardines and a dusting of fried chopped black olives, perhaps, or beef carpaccio with peppery radish layered on a smudge of crème fraîche, coming apart at the nudge of a fork. Or the odd wildcard: mangosteens paired (successfully) with scallops and lardo. The service is jovial and knowledgeable; the wine list features an impressive selection from Italy's regions, and some great French bottles. This is Italian dining, sure, but not like nonna knows it.

Photography: Chris Chen


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • Shared plates $10-$32

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • No bookings
  • Chef:
  • Dan Pepperell

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