The Shorehouse
Modern Australian
The Shorehouse
-31.979314,115.754888

No, that's not a misprint: Ollie Gould, late of the Stokehouse in Melbourne, has switched coasts and is now at Shorehouse, a light-filled dining room with views of Swanbourne Beach. Gould devoting so much of the menu to seafood is no surprise, but the way he frames it is often unexpected. Charcoal-roasted cuttlefish with nectarine sauce is typical of these twists, while baby basil and finely shaved bottarga enliven raw tuna. Although beef tartare with sprouted grains and romesco sauce is a win for creative thinking, missteps like raw scallop doused with a tomato vinaigrette and chorizo crumbs aren't as successful. Orecchiette in a feisty clam and crab arrabiata, on the other hand, is a standout. Junior service invites restaurant-with-a-view comparisons, but a smart drinks list helps elevate Shorehouse. An inventive dessert of caramelised pineapple and coconut marshmallow also underscores this newcomer's potential. 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $17-$25

    M $28-$43 

    D $14-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Breakfast
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Ollie Gould

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