Friday, January 03, 2014

A disappointing trip to Williamstown

I had on my "to-do list" for before work starts to go to Williamstown. I have never been in Williamstown or spent too much time on the western side of Melbourne. I was inspired to go to Williamstown from Katie and since then having been longing to go to check out the little town.

I'm not sure what I expected. But it was sadly a giant let down. We went on New Year's Day and the weather was fairly poor (humid, rainy, pretty dreary), but the rain held off as we walked around Gellibrand Point from the beaches into the cute "downtown" area. By then I was starving, and if you know me at all you know there is a fine line between starving and holding myself together and starving and crying while sitting on a sidewalk.

Months ago I took a trip to Geelong where we found a cafe that served Avocado smash with feta, dukkah, lemon on slabs of gluten free toast. I was hoping to get a repeat in Williamstown, all I wanted was avocados on gluten free toast. I don't know why I expected the food to be good, to be the highlight! But, man, it was a disappointment.

Inspector Climate ordered poached eggs which were way undercooked. The staff were arguing behind the counter and the cook was having a mental break down about how the service was "making him look bad" - I think it was the undercooked eggs, dude.

It wasn't quite the start to the new year that I was hoping for. Hilariously, earlier that day I had been trying to write a new years post. A post where I tried to write something at all about the start of 2014. I wrote that I wanted to try not to have expectations about things, not have judgements about things - before they happen. But to let experiences just be as they are. Hm...

I didn't take a single picture while we were in Williamstown because I was too hungry at first, and then too grouchy after our crappy meal afterwards, plus it started raining and I didn't want to take out my camera.

I did get to spend the day with Inspector Climate, see somewhere new, and have the worst restaurant experience we've ever had. So there is that.

10 comments:

  1. Sooo... I just wrote out a comment and blogger decided to eat it. How rude! As far as I can remember, it was something thrilling and amazing and very possibly life-changing. Or maybe I just observed that the ridiculous abundance of food places in Williamstown can make it tricky to choose just one. It's a shame that you had a bad experience there as it's such a cute little place, really. I hope you'll head back there one day and have another go, perhaps when the market's on.

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  2. Oh dear...hate it when reality does not meet expectations, especially when it comes to food.

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  3. Bummer! Now I want avocado and toast..! Well at least you don't have the desire to visit Williamstown again! Been there done that!

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  4. Visits like that make you wish life had a delete button, so you could banish the bad and go back for round two with a fresh perspective. So sorry your visit was a bust! (sounds like our visit to Amsterdam years ago.) Definitely look into the best time of year to go, exactly where to go while you're there, and google a few restaurants for reviews. I've found re-trying a bad visit leaves far more happy memories than bad ones... not often in life are you able to have a second first impression ;)

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  5. Well, it's always good to get the disappointment out of the way right from the start! So, here's to one amazing year!!!

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  6. I hate when things like that happen. Expectations ruin experiences sometimes. I have learned that the hard way!

    XO Lourdes

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  7. Note to self: Avoid Williamstown when I move.

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  8. Deidre....
    "The staff were arguing behind the counter and the cook was having a mental break down about how the service was 'making him look bad'." Really?! :-(
    "I wrote that I wanted to try not to have expectations about things, not have judgements about things - before they happen. But to let experiences just be as they are.". I love, love, love that!!
    --Raelyn

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  9. Aw, I'm sorry that it wasn't what you were hoping it would be.

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