The restaurant is ok and the staff is friendly.
It was the food that let me down. For the money they charge I was expecting top quality food, this was not the case.
I ordered the Catch of the Day which I now realise it...was a mistake considering it was Sunday (I think fishermen don't fish on Sundays...) but it raises the question why is there a "Catch of the Day" option in the menu if their fish was not caught on the day...??
The fish in question was a (white?) sole, it was dry and not fresh at all. It was accompanied by baby potatoes that tasted like they just had been unfrozen. The quantity was good but it was a very uninteresting dish and not worth the price.
In fairness, my companions enjoyed their food. The burgers were huge but at €18 I felt they were overpriced.
The restaurant has different atmospheres and while this may be the best Dunmore East has to offer maybe only the interior ground floor is closer to provide a "fine dining" experience:
- Indoor is well decorated and has character.
- Outdoor is more like a beach hut, lacks atmosphere (and ventilation!) but the views are nice.
- Upstairs looked more like a tea room.
We ate in the outdoor area. There was also a lady with a dog on the table behind us, while this did not upset us, I felt this was strange and something I did not expect to see in a restaurant.
In summary, the location is great but there is room to improve particularly with the food.More