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Eithna's By the Sea, Seafood Restaurant

Eithna’s By the Sea seafood restaurant the place to eat fish in the North West. Georgina Campell's 'Best Seafood Restaurant in Ireland 2013/2014'

Eithna is a trained chef and tireless promoter of all things good about locally produced food and food culture.. Seafood, shellfish, seaweeds, local and organic produce are combined to produce glorious food simply cooked.

Whether sitting in the atmospheric restaurant (complete with fresh flowers on the tables) or outside, what a delightful place to enjoy a lovely light meal: open seafood salad on brown bread with dressed salad, perhaps, or half lobster with mayonnaise and dressed salad - or grilled mackerel with seaweed pesto. Finger bowls are provided, and everything is delicious, including the freshly baked breads, superb organic leaves and beautiful salad dressing.

The simple style, sure handed cooking and attention to detail allow the flavours, colours and textures of top quality ingredients to take centre stage - and, although many people travel especially for the lobster, which may not always be available, there are plenty of other delicious things to choose from.

The day menu (plus blackboard specials) offers plenty of affordable choices too - lovely open sandwiches, for example, with seafood, chicken, goat cheese, or unusually, lentil dhal, served on brown bread with leaves and fresh pesto. There’s a good chowder and a soup of the day - for a quick bite, a cup of soup and half an open sandwich makes a inexpensive option, or you could just have a cup of coffee and homemade scones with homemade forest fruits jam.

Yummy desserts too, notably the great tarts that have always been a speciality of Eithna's - chocolate, peach and almond tart, for example, or classic lemon or apple.

Seasonality plays an important role not only in the menu creations but also in opening times. Eithna's opens for the summer season only, serving only foods, produced locally. Come and taste the summer at Eithna’s.

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