I was working in Strandhill with a colleague in mid December, the job turned out to take longer than expected and the roads were bad so we decide to have a proper meal before heading home. The Strand bar has two restaurants upstairs a Chinese and Seafood/Steak house restaurants, both highly recommended to us. The Chinese was closed on that night so our choice was easy, especially when the advice we were given was to try the steak.
From the very start the restaurant made a great impression on us, and from there it got even better, the decor was subtle and welcoming, the ambiance was good too and obviously helped by the place being full of happy customers.
After placing our order we had a little time to look at the food being served to other tables whilst we sipped on a complimentary amuse-bouche. The presentation and delivery of every dish was absolutely perfect, and the staff professional and pleasant to every diner, accommodating special requests with a genuine willingness.
I ordered the steak and my colleague ordered Sea Bass, the Sea Bass was absolutely perfect, as were the vegetables perfectly cooked, as for the Steak I ordered mine “Blue”, I have become accustomed over the years both in Ireland and in many other countries to make do with medium rare and even Medium when ordering “Blue or very rare”. No such problem in the Strand Bar my Steak arrived as ordered “Blue”, obviously the quality of the meat was as good as the cooking.
If you’re hungry, and you’re anywhere near Strandhill, Sligo or the Airport, try the Strand Bar, it’s certainly worth a detour.
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