It's a pleasant place to sit with widely spread out tables and a bar area made from Duplo (giant Lego) bricks and that blocks theme resonates through to the large square tiles on the walls and the Excel spreadsheet like menu.
Food is described in a way that sounds delicious and there's a hint to the kitsch dishes of yesteryear but far from the yucky boil in a bag type, it's the yummy duck a l'orange, corned beef has, spag bol type. The concept is to share everything as portion sizes are small and about having a little taste here and there and that we did!
The croquettes again are beautifully crunchy with no hint of grease and the little jar of sauce with its Sharing House label makes for great retro presentation. I loved the blend of potato and corned beef filling. There was a strong mustard kick though and I'm not a huge mustard fan. Had the menu mentioned the mustard I would have avoided these and again although done very well, I'm not sure I'd re order given the mustard but I would recommend them to mustard loving friends.
- Mushrooms and mozzarella on toast - yummy pine mushrooms and globs of creamy melty mozzarella - what can go wrong?
- Beetroot and goat's cheese salad - goat's cheese was a bit rubbery but again classic flavours
- Tuna nicoise salad - great little salad with beautifully seared tuna, tangy tomatoes, creamy quail's egg and crunchy beans
- Spaghetti Bolognese - beautiful al dente pasta with just the amound of meaty sauce
- Prosciutto pizza - just the right size with a crispy non greasy base
- Duck a l'orange - tangy sauce, tender duck cut with crispy potatoes cut through with a few bitter sprout leaves. Well balanced dish.