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US$8 - US$58
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French, Irish, Seafood, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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On the main promenade of a historic town, you’ll find this welcoming, personally run restaurant. It comprises two homely rooms with grey oak flooring a...
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Utterly delicious sea food. Good service and alleluia- an unpretentious michelin restaurant. We had an absolutely delicious dinner where the produce sang.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

Absolutely top class from the first bite until the last! Food was delicious, service was great and our dining experience was great from A-Z! See you again soon

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022

We opted for the tasting menu. Every dish was beautifully presented, perfectly seasoned. The mackerel was lightly pickled for a perfect taste! the atmosphere of the restaurant is very pleasant and the staff were clearly passionate about food. A great evening!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Ate here as a couple. Nice menu woth good variety. The starters were tasty although I wasn't 100% about the goats cheese (personal tastes though). The main courses were delicious, perfectly seasoned and the wine menu was good. There was a nice buzz about the...place and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Would say this place is a must to visit when in Wexford.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

We went back last night to this restaurant and we were so happy we did. Mu husband and I both love seafood. I had lemon sole. Its the best iv ever had. It was so light and tasted so good. My husband had monkfish it...too was delicious. Paul the chef is brilliant. I had chocolate fondant it was heavenly. We will be back again. Staff very experienced and helpful. A lovely place to relax and enjoy.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

This was the very first restaurant on our visit to Ireland. And we were not disappointed. Nice service, great food - thanks!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Good service but food was average. Scallops and prawns in starter were rubbery as they were over cooked. Cod main was cooked better but under seasoned. Crème brûlée was disaster completely runny! Sorry guys can’t recommend. Mentioned to staff about starter but they didn’t do...anything about it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

We had a starter of prawns followed by cod & lemon sole, the fish was perfectly cooked and delicious, it was complimented with beautiful purees and sauces. We washed it down with a beautiful bottle of gruner vetliner. We had a lovely evening in a...bustling restaurant on a Wednesday night with really good food & wine and very friendly staff.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

This is a brilliant fish restaurant on the quay in Wexford. There were two sittings, we got 8 pm and place was full by 9. It’s probably not Michelin star material but one of the best meals I have had, great food and friendly service

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022

This is probably one of the few fine dining establishments you can find in Wexford Town at the moment. The service is good, very popular and busy. However, I find the menu stagnant. Having ate in the restaurant a couple of times in 6 months,...there is lack of seasonal changes, which is a shame as Wexford is full of abundance of fresh seasonal produces.. for a restaurant of this calibre, consistency and how ingredients are treated is important..,my last visit was a mixed experience , the lobster tail starter was dry and overcooked considering lobster is a high end protein one would expect it to be cooked perfect in this restaurant, the steak was sliced in half, and by doing so the doneness of the meat is wrong, medium became medium well.. I don’t understand why the steak was sliced, when I tried to reconstruct the meat they didn’t seemed to belong to the same cut/piece and only half of the steak has blue cheese on it..the breaded fish was good..and house wines palatable. All in all not a bad experienceMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

We loved everything about this restaurant,atmosphere, service and above all the delicious food. We both had fish starters,fish mains and had only room for a sharing dessert all accompanied with a lovely wine. It was a very enjoyable Friday evening dining experience.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

We had a great meal in la cote today. We were not disappointed. We both love seafood, and it was amazing. You have to book it and we know why now. We hadn't been in for four years due to health. It has not changed...still great. For a special night out go to it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

This restaurant was really the reason I decided to stay in the centre of Wexford. I’d eaten there once before a few years back and always said I would again. Books a table online ahead. Within sight of the fishing boats that land their catch...you’d expect a fish based menu and that’s what you get, though there are some non fish alternatives too. Definitely recommend- nice relaxed feel about it and the fish is fresh and so it’s good.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

On the June Bank Holiday Weekend, a phalanx of cars towing caravans stretched for miles on the N11 as they all lashed to the Sunny South East. Boy, were they in for a surprise. If the tank wasn’t empty, I’d have put on the heating....I was worn out getting drenched. Early Sunday morning, I saw my 7 year- old Yorkshire Terrier’s eyes for the first time while we were being blown around the streets in a hair raising gale. I didn’t take my new ADHD meds as I wanted an aperitif before lunch. Which explained why I was wearing layers of black tulle and net with a pair of 6 -inch black platform boots with spikes. “Where on God’s earth did you get them boots?” my Da, (92) asked as I clambered into his car. - America says I reaching for the seatbelt. The engine was idling outside the chipper where he collected me to work out how many roads are closed today and how will we get to the Quay, in the name of Christ. Hi, Welcome to Wexford. The Tourist Office is closed and none of the locals know how to get home. We’re off for a spot of lunch in an award winning Seafood Restaurant so close to the quayside the award winning Chef Paul Hynes could catch fresh fish in a pan thrown from a trawler. In another lifetime he had leaned on a doorway with 2 armfuls of stacked glasses and laughed at me trying to feed people in a frantic pub. The sea and sky are slate grey as we park in the disabled spot. La Cóte is full when we arrive, our window table the only one without people in coats reading menus. Did I mention it was lashing? I have a notebook. I am mildly surprised to find myself writing in it. Front of House is deftly managed by his wife, Edwina. My Da is as deaf as a post because the battery in his hearing aid is gone. But neither of us know this. Three times I told him about the home -made breads, the crusty French Baguette, the Guinness bread, the sea salted whipped butter, the olive tapenade. Three times he said Wha? He points at the tapenade with the blade of the butter knife he doesn’t know that the Chef made the butter for, then whipped and salted it, then piped into a little dish just because he can. What’s that, Paté? Hoarsely, I scream quietly across the table. I see a couple at the window look over. I take a sip of the Prosecco that will be my only drink, the first in 8 months. I don’t get out much. My Da has the Meadowfield Farm Goats Cheese Parfait with roast red pepper, a red pepper reduction and a basil gel. I know, right? It’s beautifully rich and creamy. I have Richie Doyles slow braised pork belly with fermented red cabbage, baked apple, and a cider jus I know Richie well from buying my Aunt Rosie a bit of Tripe. At 90 she has an appetite for things from childhood. Comfort food. Did I mention I’m eating soft crispy pork with sweet apple and dipping a knife into the impossible dots of red and green on my Da’s plate. I don’t know what the Chef did to that red pepper to reduce it to that state or what sorcery he is creating in the sweltering kitchen but it was unreal. - “That’ll do me!” says my Da putting down the cutlery after 2 bits of bread and a fair skelp of cheese. Are you tripping right now? That’s the starter! - I’ll never eat a dinner now says he. He doesn’t have to as a second starter came out because the Chef is having a laugh. My Da looks at me and we look at the shells full of stuff with crumbs on the top and begin to laugh ourselves. It was South Coast Kilmore Scallop and Prawn in a garlic butter, with a herb crumb actually and it was delicious! Did you get the cod too? says my Da sawing through a scallop. I try to tell him 7 or 8 times what it is. The waitress asks permission to clear which is a nice touch, the welcome was genuine with a smile that lights up the rain spattered windows, the service itself highly efficient and unobtrusive, there isn’t someone hovering at your elbow waiting till your mouth is full to ask how the meal is. A blonde woman at a table of 4 exclaims how does he do this as she passes a forkful of something across the table. I take another sip of the Prosecco. While the best chef is plating our mains my Da announces “me hearing aids are gone” and roots in his shirt pocket for a battery the size of a petits pois Which is what his Roast Kilmore Cod with a butter crumb and a lemon confit is served with. I am presented with a plate of Slow braised feather blade beef, beetroot ketchup, red wine onions, smoked bacon & beetroot jus and mousseline. The beef was so tender it collapsed when I waved a fork over it. - Jesus, the beef, lookit I say to a man who is too busy eating all the buttery lemon sauce in a hurry. Before the sides arrive. The Gratin Potato was the best I have ever tasted, the precise layering like a bedrock of foundations, ideal caramel colour, the perfect ratio of sauce. Despite his protestations of being full to the gills my Da manfully goes in for a second run at the spuds. As do I. If I never ate anything else again I could survive on a bowl of these a day. - He should be filmed in that kitchen my Da says as he excuses himself to the gents. His description of the print above the toilet intrigues me until I realise it’s in the ladies. He slammed the notebook shut while he was drawing it when the waitress came over for a dessert order. Tell him to surprise us even more I trill aghast at my spiralling blood sugars. My Da was so surprised by the New Season Rhubarb Crumble, with an Orange & Mascarpone Ice Cream & a Sablée Tartlet that he scourged it quickly. I managed to dip a spoon into the ice cream first, then swapped him a tiny meringue like the top of an Iced Gem for a bite of the buttery shortcrust tartlet. Oh Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring. I was presented with a Meringue Nest, White Chocolate Bavarois with Raspberry Sorbet, and a Compressed Plum. Vacuum compressing fruit gives them a translucent appearance and a very pleasantly surprising texture. Hand to God I had no clue what it was. The long green train snakes by heading for Dublin from the Harbour and we watch it from wet windows over coffee cups while I listen to a girl singing God only knows on the stereo. Then as the room clears around us we sit at the table and talk of fish, and boats and tides. mdm “Love everyone, feed everyone and tell the truth” – Baba Neem Karoli Dass to Ram Dass when he asked him how to get to GodMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

Absolutely fantastic food, we were seriously impressed with the food service and ambiance at this restaurant. I had the cod main course and my partner had the lemon sole, both were fender, well seasoned and cooked. If you are in Wexford, be sure to book...a table, you will not regret it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Yes, we went as a party of six and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
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La Cote do corkage wit a small charge if you bring your own wine 👍
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Mainly fish. There is always a non fish choice available.
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