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The Tower Winebar & Grill

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The Tower Winebar & Grill
Millmount, Drogheda Co Louth
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Another great restaurant for Drogheda, The Tower Wine Bar & Grill boasts the best views in town - and assured cooking too
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Attractive Views
  • Informal
  • Sunday Dining

The Tower Winebar & Grill

Another great restaurant for Drogheda, The Tower Wine Bar & Grill boasts the best views in town and assured cooking too. Located next to the historic Millmount fort (Drogheda Museum, Millmount) which is a landmark building overlooking the town, the restaurant conservatory offers panoramic views of the Boyne River, Drogheda town and the hilly countryside beyond it.


But don’t worry if can't nab one of the window seats, as the main dining room is smart and stylish. The vaulted ceiling and exposed wooden beams give it a bright, airy feel, while sparkling chandeliers, cream and brown leather seats and a dramatic purple hearth make it classy and contemporary. Bright blues and yellows in the wine bar on the ground floor add pops of colour to an otherwise dark space.


The small menu mainly focuses on crowd pleasers like coq au vin, monkfish wrapped in prosciutto, rib eye steak or a wild mushroom risotto. Starters range from a Cajun chicken Caesar salad to gambas pil pil or yellowfin tuna with a rice cracker crust.


There's also a roast of the day with all the trimmings and a pasta dish of the day. A few nods are given to local suppliers, such as one of the town's butchers and a local cheese maker. To finish your meal there are popular desserts like raspberry mille feuille, baked banoffee cheesecake or the local Burke's Farm ice cream.


Where the cooking really shows some finesse is in the unexpected elevation of the dishes beyond the everyday. Pan-seared salmon, for example, is made much more intriguing by the colcannon potato, spinach purée and hazelnut Irish liqueur foam it's served with. Likewise with the coq au vin, elevated from its rustic origins by a wild mushroom and red wine reduction, or the duck breast accompanied by fondant potato, carrot and orange purée, braised Savoy cabbage and Grand Mariner jus.


Service is friendly and accommodating and children are well looked after. The menu is great value too, with all main dishes coming in under €20, starters ranging from €5 to €7.50 and all desserts priced at €5.


Although adequate, the wine list is not as extensive (or informative) as might be expected of a wine bar. However, visitors to the town will love the winning combination of a great view in a stylish setting, confident cooking, friendly, attentive service and good value.

Wed-Sun, open at noon for all day snacks; restaurant evenings. abbreviations
Last Updated: 10-12-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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