A new mood at the Shore­house

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISTIE ANDERSON

AN ex­cit­ing new restau­rant has taken up res­i­dence on The Strand com­bin­ing a win­ning com­bi­na­tion of tasty food with Townsville’s best view.

Shore­house, lo­cated near Jezzine Bar­racks, of­fi­cially open its doors to­day af­ter an 18- month fitout.

The restau­rant seats about 140 peo­ple and will serve lunch and din­ner.

De­spite min­i­mal ad­ver­tis- ing the restau­rant has been cre­at­ing a buzz on so­cial me­dia and has al­ready re­ceived book­ings.

Shore­house man­ager Ken Ir­win said the restau­rant would of­fer a unique din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It’s go­ing to be some­thing quite dif­fer­ent for Townsville,” he said. “It’s go­ing to be very dark and moody rather than bright and cold be­cause we wanted to of­fer some­thing dif­fer­ent to what is al­ready here.

“We have a mix of seat­ing op­tions like booth seat­ing be­cause we wanted to make sure the seat­ing was com­fort­able to en­tice peo­ple to stay, eat and drink. We’re re­ally ex­cited to let Townsville see what we’ve been do­ing.”

The restau­rant won’t of­fer a tra­di­tional en­tree, main and desert. In­stead plates are de­signed to be shared and are placed in the mid­dle of the ta­ble.

Mr Ir­win said the menu fea- tured a va­ri­ety of seafood, meat dishes and veg­e­tar­ian op­tions.

“To have some of the best seafood in Aus­tralia on the doorstep is won­der­ful but the menu is quite bal­anced be­tween all the dif­fer­ent pro­teins,” Mr Ir­win said.

“The menu is a graz­ing style menu in­stead of a three- course menu and each meal comes out when it’s ready.”

For more in­for­ma­tion Shore­house on 4724 0520. call

WEL­COME: Bar man­ager Kyle Straub will be at the Shore­house on The Strand when it opens to­day. In­set: Man­ager Ken Ir­win.

OWNER: Jackie Webb of Or­ganic Pantry. Pic­ture: WESLEY MONTS

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