This is how much my life revolves around food. We received a wedding invite with the ceremony being held at Potts Point and there was a good amount of time until the reception at night. Immediately my brain went into food mode and thought of places I could go to eat after the ceremony. I mentally started drawing out a perimeter around the location and made a mental list of all the places I had wanted to try. The winner? Wilbur’s Place. It is the latest baby from Bourke St Bakery and it’s concept of being cheap and quick but not compromising on quality.
Wilbur’s Place is situated next to LL Wine and Dine on Llankelly Place and it’s a small 20 seater hole in the wall with bench seating on the outside. When we arrived, there was a mix of families, couples and friends all trying to enjoy the sun after experiencing continuous days of downpour. We sat inside facing the street for people watching as Potts Point by day is very different by night.
The service is simple, seat yourself and when ready order at the counter. Lunch time fare consists of rolls, plates of meats, soup and salads. Looking at the menu, one thing already caught my eye which was suckling pig. I am a sucker for suckling pig with the sweet, juicy flesh and the paper-thin slices of salted crackling on top. Upon ordering, I was disappointed when the waitress pointed out that the last plate had just gone out. I went with the brisket roll instead and Mr Dough wanted the cured Salmon salad of the day.
Brisket is a cheap cut but really flavoursome. Here it is slowly roasted so it just falls apart, pack in pickled cucumbers, red cabbage slaw and lather on the mayo and you have one happy camper. The challenge was when biting into the roll for the juices not to fall out!
The trout salad of the day came with roasted baby beets which I absolutely adore (Mr Dough dislikes). Within the salad of radicchio and chives, the crunch of parmesan biscuits added a nice textural crunch. The portion of the salad could have been a little bigger and I felt bad for Mr Dough so I gave him half of my roll.
We finished our meal and Mr Dough was tired, wanting to go home and have a nap before the festivities began at night. Meanwhile I was thinking if there was a chance to grab a drink at the bars nearby before the reception!
36 Llankelly Place
Potts Point NSW 2011
+612 9332 2999