Shorties has upped the bar ante in downtown Lane Cove. With an experienced small bar crew behind it, the locals have breathed a sigh of relief. Come for a drink and a snack, or settle in at a booth for a meal. It has the pre-requisite small bar features – moody lighting, exposed brick, and cocktail names the bar man came up with while sampling too many.
So I gave their refreshing Nice Melons a whirl, though they are more than happy to mix up a classic if that’s what your after. The staff were friendly and welcoming.
The menu has a good mix of dishes
We started with the kingfish ceviche, simply done and lovely quality fish
I also really enjoyed the scallops
And I find it hard to go past a beef tartare
The pork cheek was flavoursome but the octopus on the chewy side
And the buttermilk fried chicken wings were juicy and tender, but unfortunately a little bland, they needed a little something to give them an edge
Banana is not my thing but the girls rated the banana parfait with Nutella mousse
The second desert, which I think was a mango ice cream and a cream, just blended, it really needed some texture and some separation to distinguish the components
But for a venue just recently opened, they are ticking a lot of boxes. Welcome to Lane Cove!
Shorties Bar and Dining, 96 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove
Ph +61 2 9418 9780