About 10 William St
Nestled in an unassuming hole in the wall along a typical picturesque Paddington row, this little wine bar is nothing short of a Sydney institution. It’s been a firm favourite since doors swung open in 2010, and though the offering has evolved, it’s remained uncompromising and confident.
The menu starts with tricked up takes on classic antipasti and bar snacks, and continues the semi-Italian theme with their famed plays on pasta. You can sit up at the small bar and spy into the kitchen, or grab one of the tables by the door or the corridor-esque dining room upstairs. Either way, you’ll probably be bumping elbows with whoever’s next to you, so if you enjoy buzz and atmosphere, then this is a great place to find them.
10 William St Wine List
A world-class, concise list of natural leaning wines. The focus is on Italy and France with some Australian gems thrown in for good measure – all reasonably priced with exceptional advice and service, should you be in need. If you're just in for a quick drink, then choose from a generous offering of wines by the glass, lovingly scrawled across the blackboard in the dining room. For those with more ambitious drinking habits, there are always some extremely rare and hard to find bottles scattered across the list.