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There is something very special about sharing food together

BY PHILIPPA MANNAGH

love mussel
love mussel

After our recent tapas experience at Love Mussel, I came away refreshingly convinced that I now prefer this style of dining.

Excited to try a few new experiences, my partner and I went for the small seafood platter for two, including fresh white bread and butter, my weakness.

I’m a plain seafood type girl too but I stretched the taste buds tonight and gave the Kilpatrick Mussels a try. Quite honestly, there was no other option. For someone who was no fan, they looked amazing!

I have eaten one mussel in my life and never went back… until tonight.

Beautiful.

The $39 platter was filled with oysters, mussels, salmon (smoked wings and fresh) prawns and accompanied by fresh lemon and one of the best tasting salads we had eaten. That dressing was divine.

The bread matched perfectly with this dish and also filled us up comfortably.

To gear ourselves up for this main, we first chose the cheesy seared tuna bites served with wasabi mayo and seaweed for $13 and the Lamb Empanadas with Piri Piri mayo for $16.

Both dishes were very different but full of flavour just the same.

The atmosphere upstairs was romantic and warm. Breath-taking decorations fill the room, taking the diners to a place of class and relaxation… far away from the busyness of the day just gone.

We were served promptly and attentively, given just enough space to also enjoy our conversation without too many interruptions and keep happy with friendly wine glass refills.

For dessert, the choice of two wrapped pieces of Fudge Farm fudge was ideal. Dessert would have been too heavy this night but we did want something small and sweet to finish the evening.

If you haven’t booked yourself in for the tapas yet, I recommend that you do as it’s a very different experience to the downstairs set menu dining.

Both fantastic, just different.

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