And so in a selfless gesture to ensure Quality Assurance for you, dear reader, we found ourselves at bills2--just to double-check that Bill Granger's scrambled eggs are as equally good here as they were at bills in Darlinghurst.
It's 8.00am Thursday morning and the place is already 30% full with businessmen, couriers and a handful of Japanese tourists. The furniture is pretty much the same as Darlinghurst, although here there seems to be a more industrial-like coolness to the place with steel light fittings overhead, and of course, a more modern building.
The kitchen is tiny and is cleverly hidden behind a mirrored shelf-fitting holding wines, bottled water and Bill's cookbooks (bills food, sydney food and bills open kitchen). The shelf pictured is as long as the kitchen, which doesn't give the chefs much room at all.
Sunrise drink of fresh fruit, yoghurt and organic orange juice $5.00 (large available for $7.00)
Free-range scrambled eggs with wholewheat toast $11.50
Free range scrambled eggs with wholewheat toast $11.50
with fresh tomato $3.50
and bacon $3.80
Wholewheat toast with jam $4.50
Apple and ricotta fruit muffin $5.00
Homemade toasted coconut bread $5.50
*sigh* It was all so good.
I mean, inspection test passed and fit for consumption. Excessive consumption.
My eggs were a little more cooked than they were at Darlinghurst, but still soft, buttery and oh-so-creamy (so it should, with a third of a cup of cream in each serving, rants the nutritionist in one ear). And with the slab of butter served in-between your thick bits of toast, well, it's just too much effort to stop it from melting deliciously into every morsel of carb-filled goodness. There was a comment that the grilled tomatoes weren't very hot but otherwise it was good, as the ensuing silence testified.
I finally got to try the sunrise drink (which tasted much like strawberry drinking yoghurt--I'm not sure what I was expecting but I was disappointingly non-plussed); the fruit muffin (packed full of apples and baked with a ripple of ricotta) and the homemade coconut bread (dense, rich and very filling).
I struggled to finish my eggs and toast (yes, I know, probably something to do with the bucket of cream involved) but we all agreed that we would definitely prefer to breakfast here than pay $22+ for a buffet breakfast at a 4-star hotel.
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bills Surry Hills
359 Crown Street, Surry Hills Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9360 4762
Breakfast menu / Lunch menu / Dinner menu
Open: 7am - 10pm 7 days
This has been included on Grab Your Fork's Top 10 Sydney Eats for Tourists. Read the entire list here.
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bills Surry Hills (dinner)
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bills Woollahra (Jan 2007)
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