Shorehouse is the quintessential beachside spot, with one eye on aperitivo and the other on crowd-pleasing plates done right.

Sunset is better with an Aperol spritz on the deck at The Shorehouse. It’s the go-to summer cocktail at this beachside spot with Instagram-worthy views and a Hamptons vibe. Celebs love it. 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-juicy tender flesh. Use the finger bowl.

Choose from “smallhouse” share plates like fried buttermilk chicken with pickled slaw or “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. Vegetarians have plenty of options, so won’t feel left out.

Sunset is better with an Aperol spritz on the deck at The Shorehouse. It’s the go-to summer cocktail at this beachside spot with Instagram-worthy views and a Hamptons vibe.

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 avocado on toasted sourdough. Kids are welcome, but adults can follow it with a Bloody Mary and beetroot latte chaser. 

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 drinks list is 60 pages long, with a seriously good choice by the glass, good bubbles and a section dedicated to natural, skin contact and minimal-intervention wines. Sunrise, sunset, the Shorehouse covers it all, and then some.