Again the concept of sharing food is one we enjoy and like and we did order quite a number of dishes.
We enjoyed our little table with a view of the water and although it wasn't incredibly busy there were a few tables. Hopefully by time Summer comes, South Wharf will be more popular.
- Beans on Toast - New season broad beans, nettle pesto and buffalo mozzarella on toasted ciabatta
- Fish Fingers - Spanish mackerel wrapped in sourdough and served with marie rose sauce
- Scampi, mac n cheese - Macaroni, taleggio, baked scampi tails
Beans on toast was fresh and green - a good dish with a taste of Spring and could probably have done with a touch more seasoning but nevertheless enjoyable.
Fishfingers were good with a thin and crispy coating, strong tasting mackerel and a piquant sauce to cut through the fish.
Mac n cheese could have been great as the sauce and pasta was yummy but I didn't like the scampi and subsequent seafood flavour. I think I'd have prefreerred it either plain and simple or with either some bacon or tomato. Mac n cheese is a great comfort dish that requires no pimping up in my opinion!
- Kedgeree - Smoked haddock risotto, curry, quail eggs
- BBQ quail - Quail with watermelon, BBQ sauce, chilli peanuts
The delicate flavours of the kedgeree was good but the consistency wasn't soft and creamy enough and the grains of rice remained distinctly unfluffy and therefore not that oozy plump comfort food consistency.
Quail was very strongly flavoured sweet and caramelly and the melon was a good contrast.Would have loved more meat on the quail.
The slow cooked egg was disintegrating and the egg white had the consistency of phlegm. The leaves weren't fresh and crunchy to be good and the whole dish lacked flavour and was a bit flat and sad. Simple dishes like salads need to be done really well or at least well enough and I've definitely had better even in local pubs and cafes.
So twice we've been the The Sharing House and whilst the first time was good enough to warrant a repeat visit; this time it didn't do well enough for me to particularly want to return of my own accord. It is close to home though...