Experience the all-new Restaurant William with an all-new menu
Photography courtesy of Little Mary Media
Following the culmination of Restaurant William’s collaborative pop-up Italian dining bar experience, Sfida, Restaurant William has launched their all-new menu and the team are raring to go and ready to bring their high-quality dining experience to keen visitors.
We saw Sfida come together as a collective effort of the three Executive Chefs of Murray’s: Mackenzie Nelson of Murray’s Bar & Kitchen, Reymar Moral of Agnes High Tea Pavilion, and Kumar KC of Restaurant William.
Now, Restaurant William is putting Kumar KC at the helm, shifting the focus of the menu for the month of April to something specially created for the true foodies and flavour finders in the local area.
“Kumar honed his skills in award-winning restaurants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai under the culinary influence of Massimo Bottura. You may remember him from Chef’s Table, and Tom Aiken’s; one of the most celebrated British chefs and two times Michelin-starred.”
For the month of April, Restaurant William will run this particular menu to explore different flavours, experiment with combinations, and test the local area’s produce on a new style of cooking. Having launched the menu last weekend, Restaurant William celebrated with great success and nothing but support through customer feedback.
“It’s definitely the most interesting food offering Port Stephens has had in quite some time.”
The month-long menu draws influence on Executive Chef, Kumar KC’s recent departure from Sydney’s Spice Temple and previously Jade Temple with Neil Perry. Following the specialised menu, Restaurant William will change their menu weekly with a menu that holds no cultural culinary focus, yet a mix of international flavours cooked for the Australian landscape.
“Restaurant William has come out of its Sfida pop-up and has shifted focus to an expression of simple culinary direction led by the executive chef’s desires of the moment. At present, Kumar our chef is interested in testing the area’s appetite for an Asian offering and has created a month-long menu of a tri culture fusion menu; Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.”
Port Stephens’ newest fine dining restaurant will continue to offer a seasonal menu that will champion small local producers whilst integrating an Asian influence, pulling on Kumar’s experience, and connecting with the history of Murray’s location.
“The influence will be slightly Asian. Because we believe that is a big part of our business. The property was founded off of the success of the Asian tourist market coming to Port Stephens. Again, that’s a bit of a tribute to them and the growth of the property.”
Diners will be able to expect an all-encompassing dining experience. Focussing on fine food and crafted alcohol, Restaurant William pairings will play a big part in every diner’s experience.
“We’ll be introducing very unique and interesting wines that probably haven’t been seen before by a lot of people. We’ll be sharing the philosophy behind all of that.”
For those who look forward to an elevated dining experience, book your table at Restaurant William and enjoy table service, first-class food, and a view amongst the vines in a relaxed, fun, earthy environment.
If you’re travelling from the Port Stephens or Newcastle CBD areas, make the most of your experience and take Murray’s up on their FREE transport. To book your table and to arrange your FREE transport, give the team a call on 0481 249 438, or email [email protected]