If you’re like Joey Tribbiani and don’t share food, Fayre Share probably isn’t for you. But, if you’re normal, or dare I say, like to taste a little bit of everyone’s food then this brand new sharing concept restaurant in Victoria Park Village is right up your alley.
Fayre Share is all about well-made food served family style. Each menu item is available in portions for one, two or four people. There are whole beer roasted chickens, chops, stews and a variety of pies, each more delicious than the next and served to the whole table as if you were enjoying Sunday dinner at home with family.
The menu is classily British, a style of cooking perfected by Mark Bloom, co-owner, during his time working with Jeremy King and Chris Corbin across several of the restaurants in their portfolio, including The Wolseley, Brasserie Zédel and Colbert. Dishes you absolutely cannot pass include Hot and Sticky Ribs and Wings; Fried Sea Bream with grilled baby gem, sliver skin onions, peas with cream sauce and Grilled Lamb Barnsley Chop with broad beans and onion. We didn’t try a pie as it was hotter than Australia in January when we visited, but we’re told they are the real showstoppers.
The space is beautiful, it’s designed to look at feel like home. You arrive at what may well be my dream kitchen before stepping into the restaurant and garden. The garden is something pretty special, the space has scandi furniture, woven monochrome rugs and an outdoor fireplace. The roof rolls back, so if it’s a scorching summer’s day like it was when we visited you can sit outside and enjoy the sun on your shoulder.
The restaurant is open daily and we’re told they also do brunch. While there are lots of restaurants neighbouring Victoria Park there are few as good as this, so turn the corner from Lauriston Village and pop in to Fayre Share.