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The Sharing House

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by Belinda R (subscribe)
If you take my long term passion for writing and add it to my long term passion for checking out everything the world has to offer, you get me writing for WeekendNotes.
Published February 27th 2013
Update March 3rd 2013
Unfortunately due to the departure of Head Chef Mark Briggs, The Sharing House owners have decided to close the doors on this restaurant.

The food is so tasty you won't want to share
From the moment I saw The Sharing House I was drawn to it firstly by its warm fuzzy name and secondly by the location of the house overlooking the water at South Wharf.

Initially greeted by an almost life size giraffe, from behind the giraffe jumped a rather friendly and enthusiastic waiter who was more than happy to provide assistance in finding a table.

Greetings from the almost life size giraffe

The menu was small but diverse in the range of meats, seafood and vegetarian options. It's easy to tell a lot of thought has gone into the pairing of flavours of the items on the menu, for instance "Tempura courgette flowers stuffed with garden peas and smoked Tasmanian cheddar" or the "Snail spring rolls with chicken mousse and lettuce puree."

The menu is broken into four main parts; small bites where you get a few to share, large dishes which serves as one main meal for one person, feasts which are for two people sharing an indulgent dish together and of course, dessert.

The restaurant speciality would have to be the chickpea chips, which come in a newspaper cone accompanied with homemade ketchup in its own little jar.

The salads were also divine. I usually don't hold much expectation when ordering a side salad as it's usually just a few different types of lettuce leaves scattered around the plate, but not here! We tried the beetroot salad and mushroom salad and both were full of flavour and almost big enough to be a main meal.

The dessert list was true to form in its diversity, starting with mini cornettos, which come out on a paddle with a sample of seven ice-cream flavours, to the bitter orange crème brulee almond and orange blossom biscuits.

There was the option to have a set lunch during the week for $35 for two courses or $45 for three courses.

The drinks menu was more than adequate with the main focus on their range of yummy cocktails, which provide you with a history lesson on where each drink originated from and being The Sharing House, they have some cocktail jugs to share. The next focal point was their decent selection of local and international wines. Accompanying this is also a small range of beer and cider and with their decent array of cocktails comes a decent selection of spirits and liqueurs.

Leaving the best to last, the bar itself is made from Lego, which is enough of a reason on its own besides the location, commendable service and tasty morsels to go and check out the Sharing House.

The Lego bar
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Why? Location, Lego, Luscious
When: 7 days, midday to late
Phone: (03) 9245 9800
Where: South Wharf
Cost: Small bites start from $4 up to $74 for a feast for two
Your Comment
i believe this restaurant has closed
by alixp (score: 0|2) 2682 days ago
This place was awful. It is now a Thai restaurant and doesn't serve sparkling wine
by bradc (score: 0|2) 2561 days ago
This place was awful. It is now a Thai restaurant and doesn't serve sparkling wine
by bradc (score: 0|2) 2561 days ago
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