All posts tagged: Williamstown

Hellenic Hotel / Williamstown

Hellenic has a new home at a historic Williamstown Hotel. The Hobsons Bay Hotel was first re-developed in 1908 and has gone through a few changes and hard times before becoming the new home of George Columbaris’ gastro-Greek pub, the Hellenic Hotel. The menu has been inspired by some of the history of the venue and offers a gastro-pub twist to the delicious Greek food Hellenic is known for. With a sports bar upstairs and restaurant downstairs there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Altro Pizza and Cafe / Williamstown

Fortunately our pizzas were absolutely delicious when they eventually arrived. On a perfectly thin and crispy base with a bit of char and minimal toppings, the quality ingredients really spoke for themselves. We loved the light and subtle creaminess of the buffalo mozzarella and the bit of tang from the tomato. Our favourite was the classic San Danielle, but the sausage on the Rustica also caught our attention.

El Burro / Williamstown

 In Williamstown, right across from the scenic bay you’ll find a lovely little tapas venue – El Burro. For our Western Australian readers think a Fremantle vibe, close to the water, relaxed and chic but still in the inner suburbs and within 20 minutes of the CBD. It’s a beautiful pocket of the world and full of eateries to discover!  We visited relatively early on a Sunday night, and while initially quiet, the tables filled as the night drew on. El Burro do a pretty fantastic sangria, fruity, rich and refreshing. It’s certainly worth getting a jug to share!  We started with a Guacamole. We were a little disappointed it was served with the tomato and avocado separate, and it made for some difficult serving maneuvers to get from plate to mouth! Our next choice was the Pork Belly with crackling and manchengo. Pork belly can be an incredibly tricky dish to get right but this was just lovely. The crackling had a satisfying crunch, the meat was tender, with a slight chewiness. The dish was pulled together with …