Sunset is better with an Aperol spritz on the deck at The Shorehouse. It’s the go-to summer cocktail at this beachside nosh spot with Insta-worthy views and Hamptons vibe. Celebs love it. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer dropped in for a bite.
So did Nigella. We hear she had tiger prawns from the josper oven with salsa and charred lemon. Same as us. They’re partly shelled, heads and tails intact, with super-moist tender flesh. Use the finger bowl.
Choose from “smallhouse” share plates like fried buttermilk chicken with pickled slaw and “bighouse” mains, maybe blue swimmer crab and prawn linguine. There’s also Fremantle octopus with spicy sausage and kipfler potato, which has been on the menu for years. Pair it with shaved cabbage and fennel salad or wood-roasted Brussels sprouts. Vegos have plenty of options, so won’t feel left out.
Dessert is a must. Pastry chef Ella Saleeba is a star and her pudding shines. Have the tart.
Breakfast stacks up with eggs all sorts of ways, waffles, porridge and avo on sourdough toast. Wash it down with a Bloody Mary and beetroot latte chaser. Kids are welcome.
Service can be a little hit and miss, but if you get the right server on the right day, it is a joy – relaxed and knowledgeable. The massive beverage list is 60 pages long. There’s a seriously good choice by the glass, good bubbles and a section dedicated to natural, skin contact and minimal intervention wines.