Established in August 2014, we are a Mediterranean themed restaurant with Italian influences and also a Traditional touch so there is something to suit every pallet and taste. Our wide selection of Wines and Craft Beers can be had over dinner or as an after dinner drink from the comfort of our lounge area.
Party of 4 with one celebrating a birthday. Staff very friendly and menu knowledgeable without being intrusive. Everything that we ordered was delicious, brie, garlic bread, prawns, curry, carbonara, pavlova, sticky toffee pudding etc. Staff made a fuss of birthday girl too. Quite a busy place with high noise levels but I think this lends to the atmosphere that people are relaxed and chatting and enjoying their evening. I will definitely dine here again
My mum & I visited the restaurant today , restaurant had been recommended and we thought we would give it a go. As we walked in , with no booking we were delighted to be seated . I walked ahead to be seated and when I went to sit down saw my mum had slipped and fallem. There was a manager helping her up. So between us we got my mum to her chair and got her settled. Like everyone who falls your first instinct is to get up with embarrassment . We were asked if she was okay and did she want anything so we took a glass of water. We ordered, we ate, we paid, we left. At no stage did the manager approach my mum again to ask was she okay. When we were getting our coffee the young waiter asked my mum was she okay as he had seen her fall. My mum is 71 and a bit more concern would not have gone amiss. She is stiff & sore and apart from water there was no further concern or interest shown. Not very good customer service in my opinion. She is genuinely lucky it was not worse.
Great service, very quick with taking orders and serving food. Now for the negative points. The place was like a sauna, roasting hot, no air conditioning or even a window open. The toilets are in need of a deep cleaning ASAP. The fire exit was blocked by a diners chair, fire exit signs had no illumination on them and worst of all the kitchen staff didn't wear any hats or hair nets which I thought was mandatory in food preparation areas. I won't be back.
I've been here a few times now. Fantastic value. Food has been lovely every time we have gone. It's an extremely noisy restaurant. On a scale of noise out of ten, it would definitely be a 10. Try to get in early to avoid the major rush. That's normally around 5 pm till 7. Other than that, it's a good place to eat.
Prepared fresh in house every morning & served with homemade bread Please ask your server for today’s flavour (G,CY)
Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil & olive oil, served on toasted focaccia bread. (G)
Traditional oven baked garlic flat bread, Vegan option available
Traditional oven baked garlic bread with cheese (MK,G)
Selected mushrooms stuffed garlic, cheese & bread crumbed, served on a bed of rocket, cherry tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzled with our house dressing. (G,MK,E,MD)
Served with Blue Cheese Dip (CY,E,MK)
Served with Blue Cheese Dip (CY,E,MK)
Brie cheese bread crumbed deep fried & served on a bed of rocket with cherry tomatoes & sweet relish (E,MK,G)
Black mussels in a creamy white wine garlic sauce served with homemade bread (M,C,MK)
Chef ‘s Pate served with a red onion marmalade, sweet relish & homemade bread (CY)
Homemade seafood mix, bread crumbed and topped with smoked salmon & tiger prawns with a lemon & dill cream sauce (F,M,C,E,MK,G)
Tiger prawns pan fried with fresh red chilli, garlic & a lemon white wine sauce and served with homemade bread. (C,F,G)
Halloumi Cheese, mixed peppers and cherry tomatoes served on a skewer with chilli jam (MK)
Finely diced chorizo wrapped with cheddar cheese & potato bread-crumbed & served on a bed of cajun mayonnaise (MK,G,E)
Fresh crab claws tossed in spicy buffolo sauce & served with homedmade dough balls (C,F,G,MK,M)
Diced chicken breast marinated in Cajun spices on cos lettuce, Tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing with crouton, bacon lardons & chefs balsamic touch (G,MK,F,E)
Goat’s cheese bread crumbed served on a bed of mixed leaves, onion marmalade and drizzled with a sweet relish (G,E,MK)
Pan fried strips of fillet beef served with mixed peppers, fresh chilli, on a bed of mixed leaves tossed in a balsamic sweet chilli sauce. (S,G,W)
Our twist on a traditional ragu recipe tossed in Spaghetti (G,CY,E,MK)
Fresh pasta parcels tossed in a creamy garlic white wine sauce with asparagus (G,E,MK)
Diced chicken breast pan fried with smokey bacon lardons & tossed in a rich creamy sauce with spaghetti (G,MK,E)
Pasta parcels filled with fresh lobster & crabmeat served with baby shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce. (G,C,M,F.MK,E)
Diced chicken breast in a traditional spicy garlic tomato sauce served with penne (CY,G)
Fresh seafood mix tossed in a rich creamy sauce served with spaghetti pasta. (G,MK,F,E,MC)
Wild mushrooms, truffle oil with shallots in a rich creamy risotto (MK)
Strips of fillet beef pan fried in a rich creamy parmesan sauce with truffle oil & wild mushrooms served on a bed of tagliatelle. (N,G,E,MK)
Mozzarella, tomato & fresh basil (G,MK)
Ham, pineapple, mozzarella and tomato (G,MK)
Ham, mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato (G,MK)
Mixed veg, goats cheese, red onion, garlic, mozzarella & tomato (G,MK)
Pepperoni, chorizo, jalapeños, mixed peppers, onions, mozzarella and tomato (G,MK)
Cajun chicken, mixed pepper, red onion, mozzarella and tomato (G,MK)
Sun-dried tomatoes, parma ham, parmesan, mozzarella & tomato (G,MK)
Spicy buffalo base, marinated tiger prawns with red onion, mixed peppers & mozzarella (G,MK,F)
BBQ base topped with mozzarella, meatballs, pepperoni, chorizo & bacon. (G.MK)
Chicken supreme served on a bed of noodles with sweet chilli sauce, lemon grass, scallions, mixed peppers & balsamic dressing. (G/W)
Breast of chicken topped with parma ham in a creamy button mushroom sauce on a bed of potato gratin & steamed veg (MK)
Your choice of diced chicken or beef with mixed peppers & onions in chef’s homemade curry sauce served half & half.(G) Change to prawns €2 supplement (G,,C,F)
Butterfly chicken fillet in our satay based curry sauce with a grilled pineapple served half & half (C,P,N,G,MK)
Chicken supreme stuffed with sundried tomatoes topped with goat’s cheese served on a bed of sundried tomato mash mixed with roasted vegetables & a creamy tomato sauce. (MK)
Beef or Chicken tossed with asian veg in chef’s ginger & soya stir fry sauce served with rice or noodles (C,F,S) Change to prawns €2 supplement (M,F) Add all three €4 supplement
Chicken breast marinated in cajun spices with a caesar sauce, bacon and cos lettuce served in a toasted bun with chunky fries (F,G,MK,E)
10oz Prime beef burger with BBQ sauce topped with bacon, melted cheddar cheese, tomato & lettuce served with chunky fries on the side (G,MK)
10oz Prime beef burger topped with blue cheese & blue cheese sauce, deep fried onion ring, tomato, bacon & lettuce served with chunky fries and relish (G,MK,E)
10oz prime steak mince topped with mixed leaves pepper, jack cheese, chorizo cajun mayonnaise, onion ring, jalapeños, cajun fries, relish and cajun mayonnaise (G,MK,E)
Local traceable prime sirloin cooked to order served with potato gratin, asparagus, chunky fries and choice of sauce (MK)
Local traceable Irish rib-eye cooked to order served with potato gratin, chunky fries & choice of sauce (MK)
Local traceable selected Fillet cooked to order served with potato gratin, asparagus, chunky fries & choice of sauce (MK)
Fresh cod battered & served with chunky fries, mushy peas & tartar sauce (C,MK,G/W,F)
Fresh monkfish wrapped in parma ham served with potato gratin, asparagus, black olive tapenade and lemon & dill sauce (F,MK)
Pan fried seabass served on a bed of mixed seafood risotto in a rich creamy sauce (F,MK,C,M)
Black, Green, Peppermint
€6.95 with Dessert. Little Cocktails €3 Flavors: Strawberry, Passionfruit & Raspberry
Fresh soup of the day served with homemade bread
Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil & olive oil served on toasted Italian Focaccia bread. (G)
Traditional oven baked garlic flat bread
Traditional oven baked garlic flat bread with cheese
Selected mushrooms bread-crumbed & stuffed with our garlic & cheese served on a bed of rocket, cherry tomatoes and cucumber & drizzled with our house dressing. (G,E,MK,MD)
Served with blue cheese dip (CY,E,MK)
Served with blue cheese dip (CY,E,MK)
Brie cheese bread crumbed & deep fried, served on a bed of rocket with cherry tomatoes and sweet relish. (G,E,MK)
Diced chicken breast marinated in cajun spices on cos lettuce, tossed in a creamy caesar dressing with croutons, bacon lardons & chefs balsamic touch (G,MK,F,E)
Cajun spiced battered calamari served with rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes and garlic mayonanaise. (G,E,MK,F,MD)
Filled with diced chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce (MK,G)
Breast of chicken topped with parma ham in a creamy button mushroom sauce on a bed of potato gratin & veg (MK)
Our twist on a traditional ragu recipe tossed in spaghetti. (G,CY,E,MK)
Homemade lasagne served with tossed salad or chunky fries (G,E,CY,M,MK)
Diced breast of chicken, chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, mixed peppers tossed in olive oil & pesto on penne pasta.(G,E)
Fresh pasta parcels tossed in a creamy garlic white wine sauce with asparagus (V,G,E,MK)
Wild mushrooms, truffle oil & shallots in a rich creamy risotto (MK)
Butterfly chicken fillet served in chef’s satay based curry sauce topped with a grilled pineapple served half & half. (P,N,G,MK)
Diced chicken breast pan fried with smokey bacon lardons & tossed in a rich creamy sauce with spaghetti (G,MK)
Fresh cod battered served with chunky fries, mushy peas and tartar Sauce. (G,E,MK,W,F)
10oz Prime beef burger with BBQ sauce, topped with bacon, melted cheddar cheese, tomato & lettuce served with chunky chips and relish on the side. (G,MK)
10oz Prime beef burger topped with a blue cheese sauce & blue cheese, fried onion ring, bacon, lettuce & tomato served with chunky fries and relish on the side (G,E,MK)
6oz sirloin steak cooked to order served on focaccia bread with melted cheddar cheese, fried mushrooms, red onion marmalade & rocket leaves with a side of chunky fries (G,MK)
Tiger prawns tossed with diced tomatoes in a white wine sauce and served on a bed of tagliatelle (F,E,G,MK,C)
Spinach and Falafel burger, tomato, lettuce, cornflower crispy onions on a toasted beetroot bun & served with chunky fries
Please note all our burgers are 100% Irish beef
"Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer & denies you the beer to cry into" 1920-1933
Taken from “Southside Fizz” the preferred drink of Al Capone’s gang back in the day, I wonder what our gangs are drinking today… Proper 12?
Pinched from “The Mary Pickford”, America’s Sweetheart herself most famous for her silent movie roles with none other than Charlie Chaplin, so shhhhhhh & drink up
Swiped from the “Bee’s Knees” which the bartenders used honey in to take the edge of the illegal hooch, I promise ours isn’t illegal… or is it?
Stolen from “Ward 8” which was named after a rigged vote in Boston’s ward eight voting district, has much changed since?
Robbed from the famous “French 75” named after an intimidating gun used by the French in WWI, I promise ours isn’t that intimidating.
Poached from the one & only “Sidecar” which they say was the first poured in Harry’s Bar in the 1920’s, we can’t really argue with them can… well maybe after a few of these.
"Life Always offers you a second chance, it's called tomorrow"
I’m not saying this will bring you back from the dead or anything, but it will certainly liven you up for a great night.
So, this is essentially your go to cinema treats in a glass (minus the hotdog & nachos but you know what I mean)
Some say Columbus himself drank this exploring the world, others say I just made that up for good reading, I’ll let you decide.
Not like the hard-earned dollar in your pocket … that you’re going to spend on so many of these!
It’s time I said goodbye, so lets just have one for the road …
"Impossible is a word to be found only in a dictionary of fools"
If Adam & Eve were mixologists, we’ve no doubt they would have thought of this
before us. Apple Vodka, Sour Apple, Honeycomb Liqueur, Cloudy Apple Juice, Lime Juice, Honey & lemonade.
If Don Draper could only choose one drink for the rest of his TV life, we guarantee it would be this …. Bulleit Bourbon, Diplomatico Reserve, infused with maple syrup, fresh oranges, Jerry Thomas bitters & a smoking candied orange garnish.
So, we took Liquor 43 & 7-Year-old rum & guess what we got …. with a touch of fresh strawberry puree, cranberry juice, whites & citrus, so simple but delicious.
Back by popular demand because of our love for all things sweet, the first drink I ever put on a menu
Another great returns to the menu… or is this just fantasy?
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