Attractively situated in a leafy corner of town near the museum, Susan Heraghty’s great little place is the neighbourhood restaurant par excellence and a great asset to Dundalk.
It occupies a two-storey corner site, with windows all along one side giving it a sense of space, the smart simplicity of the decor and table settings is appealing, and menus are written in an admirably down-to-earth style - and the same can be said of the prices, notably an exceptional early evening “Express” menu, and the later set menu is not far behind.
Menus may include tian of crab & celeriac, grilled lamb burger, and pan-seared gurnard with bell pepper escabèche.
There has always been a terrific generosity of spirit here, in quality of food and service; the later menu is like the Express but with a little more choice and slightly more sophisticated dishes - but prices are still very reasonable.
Would that every town in Ireland had a place like this.