Great sharing plates around Canberra


Sharing plates and platters

Sharing plates and platters can really be your friend. They offer couples and groups the chance to try a larger range of taste experiences in smaller amounts rather than just being limited to one or two dishes, that may or may not be so good.

They are often also full of interesting and beautifully presented foods. A treat for all the senses. These can be ordered per person/two people and extra breads or crackers are usually available if you need them.

Some around Canberra include……


Dionysus Winery Murrumbatemen


Tilba Valley Wines Ploughman’s Lunch


$3 extra bread for Hometead Cafe’s Entree Tasting platter


Homestead cafe (Wallaroo Rd) Entree tasting platter $22 (extra bread $3), pesto, hummus, olives, Poacher’s Pantry Proscuitto, caramelised onion (all fantastic) BYO $3.50 pp


Santa Lucia Antipasti platter


Pistachio Dining Room Torrens, Dessert tasting plate $20 (a favourite) (Entertainment Book -25% discount)


Pistachio Dining Rooms Torrens Trip of Entrees $19 (Entertainment Book Discount -25%)


Punjabi Hut Manuka Entree Platter for two $19 (Entertainment Book -25% discount)


Adore Tea, Gold Creek, meat platter


Trev’s Dickson, 3 entrees platter (25% discount with Entertainment Book)


Jamie’s Italian, Canberra Centre, meat platter (veg platter and seafood platter also available) served with breads tin

And still on my wish list….


Sutton Forrest Estate Winery and Cafe (McDonald’s turn off) Hume Hwy half way to Sydney, great spot, extra bread offered and wine available (photo shows platter for two, but it looks like it could serve four)

The Green Herring Special (Serves 2 (but is really enough for 4) $32

Dessert plate at Green Herring

Dessert plate at Green Herring

(Gold Creek, Nicholls)

Includes morsels of the maple and banana pudding, spring rolls, brulee and apple pie

Maple and Banana Pudding – Butterscotch sauce, vanilla bean panna cotta, cinnamon ice cream

Spring Rolls – Chocolate and Bailey’s filled spring rolls, peppermint ice cream, cocoa crumb,

and a coffee dipping sauce

Individual Apple Pie – Vanilla anglaise, apple sorbet, rosemary and apple gel

Lavender Brûlée – Raspberry macaroon, honey crème friache, almond crumble


At Thirst Wine Bar:

Starter plate for 2 people $27.90

A selection of house specialities ;

Your choice of relish, chiang mai sausage, corn fritters & fish cakes

Relish options:

A hot & spicy chilli relish of shrimp paste and tamarind (hot) /nam prik gapi makaam Chef’s favourite

Mushroom and peanut relish / lon het tua li song

Northern chilli relish of tomato and eggplant / nam prik nuum

all served with rice cakes, seasonal vegetables & fresh herbs

dinner menu

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