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Wilbur’s Place, Potts Point

December 17th, 2011  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  10 Comments

Wilbur's Place, Llankelly Place, Kings Cross

It turns out that there’s no cap on how awesome Bourke Street Bakery can be. The team behind that Sydney institution has a new spin-off, Wilbur’s Place in Potts Point, and not only is it great – you don’t need to practice your poker face when you get the bill. It’s refreshingly affordable: lunch starts from $7, desserts from $5 and dinner will still score you change from a $20 bill. The menu is, with the exception of bread, completely different to Bourke Street Bakery’s usual line-up. Pop in after 6pm and there’s a very likeable take on eggplant parmigiana that’s only $14, and its secret weapon is the toasty, fried crunch of sourdough crumbs – delicious grit to the lovely mess of melted cheese, pesto, grilled eggplant and tomato. Do ask about the specials, as that’s how I got clued in about the Flourless Chocolate Sponge – a total superhero of a dessert in that its meringue surface masks its knock-out power: the nutty praline base and jackpot seam of passionfruit mousse. And if you don’t have time to take a seat at the counter or the communal table outside, don’t worry, as “We are all about take-away” says the kitchen’s sign. I’m not sure whether I’m going to “grab and go” on my next visit, but I forecast a high probability of an order of the Toasted Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich ($7).

Wilbur’s Place, 36 Llankelly Place, Potts Point NSW (02) 9332 2999, www.wilbursplace.com

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10 Comments

  1. Even though I LOVE melbourne!
    I can’t help myself from being jealous of you guys in Sydney!! You guys already have Burke Street Bakery and NOW Wilbur’s Place!
    The prices are so attractive and from what you said i’m pretty sure it’s worth every penny!
    I am determined to fly to Sydney ASAP πŸ™‚

  2. aw man anything with meringue just calls to my soul

  3. Dee says:

    Wow that was fast! I’m confused is it in the Cross or Potts point? Totally dying to try duck confit :9 and also looking forward to not hemorrhaging a million dollars after a night out haha.

  4. leetranlam says:

    Thanks for all the lovely comments. Daisy, yes, it’s a Sydney conspiracy to get you here. Wilbur’s Place is a really great spot.
    Dee, you are right, I got my neighbouring suburbs mixed up and it is Potts Point! Thanks for that eagle-eyed point.
    Suze, the meringue dessert has your name all over it (and is calling you very loudly)!
    Grace, it’s a fun place, we should go there when you visit again!

  5. Lisa says:

    Dangerous!! This place is less than 2 minutes walk from my office!! I know where I’m going for lunch tomorrow!

  6. Lou Dickson says:

    Can highly recommend! The food is fantastic, vibe is just right and the team is attentive and charming. Thanks for looking after us Matt.

  7. Anonymous says:

    For me …a place lives and dies by the standard of coffee ..and it is fantastic !!!! Fine blend and brilliant baristas..and the food…sensational …and casual which I love…I have lost my yen for formal joints

  8. Tara says:

    I`m hoping to head here for dinner tomorrow night, do you know if they`re closed over christmas/new years? taa πŸ™‚

  9. leetranlam says:

    Thanks for all your comments. Lisa, you are very lucky to work so close by! That is a dangerous distance, indeed. Lou & Anon, glad you were won over by Wilbur, too. Tara, the website (I’ve just added its details to the blog post; they weren’t available when I originally wrote about it) says: Wilbur’s is now on holidays, “We will re-open on Wednesday the 4th of January.
    Thankyou to everyone for a great start to Wilbur’s life.”

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