The Sharing House
Sharing House first caught my eye when JT and I were in search for a place for lunch after Grand Designs Live. We ended up choosing Shed 5 for lunch, so I made a mental note to visit Sharing House another time. I jumped at the opportunity to organise a belated birthday celebration with JTx2, JC, JS and EN.
Address: 3 South Wharf Promenade (off Dukes Walk), South Wharf, VIC 3006
Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm and 6pm - late
What we ordered
- OYSTERS; Shucked to order with shallot vinaigrette
- OLIVES; Mt Zero olives marinated in garlic and chilli
- CHIPS; Chickpea fries served with homemade ketchup
- SCAMPI MAC N CHEESE; Macaroni, taleggio, baked scampi tails
- FISH FINGERS; Spanish mackerel wrapped in sourdough and served
with marie rose sauce
- CROQUETTES; Crumbed Holy Goat piccolos, truffled honey
- DUCK A L’ORANGE; Duck breast and confit duck leg served with crispy sprout salad
- BEEF; Beef Wellington, heirloom carrots, crispy artichokes
- MUSHROOM; Roasted wild mushrooms and butter lettuce
- THE SHARING HOUSE PUNCH; Rum, fresh mint and lime, sweetened with honey and apple juice
The small dishes all seemed interesting and it was hard deciding what we should get. We ended up choosing a small dish each. The least impressive of the small dishes, was the CHIPS we ordered, which was definitely unique in terms of flavour but we all found it hard to justify the value of a handful of chickpea chips. I found the fish fingers to be the most outstanding of the small dishes. Despite the description explaining that the fish fingers are ‘spanish mackerel wrapped in sourdough’, part of me was still expecting the usual mashed up fish texture that I’ve grown accustomed to from the frozen section of the supermarket. Fish fingers with a real piece of fish in it! Mind blown~
When it came to mains, there was an immediate consensus that we’d be ordering the beef wellington, since most of us have never tried it before. The beef wellington was definitely everyone’s the favourite. The roast was perfectly cooked and delicious. We would have appreciated a little more sauce as we felt like we could have done with some more despite having distributing it proportionately. The roast vegetables on the side of this dish were also amazing; crispy vegetables cooked just right.
Dessert was also a winner! The ice-cream man was an amusing dessert,the fun-sized ice-creams were a perfect post-dinner snack. The six of us had an amusing time placing dibs on flavours. My favourite out of the desserts was the apple pie. It was perfectly cooked, the pastry was crispy and the filling was not overly moist which meant the homemade ice-cream, cream and custard complimented perfectly.
The service was diligent and professional - I don’t think my glass of water was ever empty. The kitchen seemed to be fairly efficient; as our meal progressed seamlessly from one set of dishes to another. We had forgotten to order a small dish and a side, so we ordered them when the feasting order arrived and they seemed to be whipped up in a short amount of time.
I had an awesome night with my friends at The Sharing House; sharing both food and conversation.