The “streetfood discotheque” on a kitsch roof terrace opens Wednesday to Sunday evenings, with festival favourites such as fish tacos, burgers (Beef Patty La Belle anyone?), beef brisket sandwiches, and tasty cocktails, including bacon Bloody Marys, espresso martinis and a rolling roster of excellent DJs. – larger than most Irish tapas bars – and a combo of excellent Irish produce mixed with imported Spanish specialities make for a great addition to the Marble City food scene. It does justice to the much-mangled patatas bravas (¤6), while other menu highlights include excellent mussels in salsa verde (¤10), Salamancan chorizo cooked in local Highbank cider (¤7.95) and an interesting Basque goats-cheese ice cream (¤9).
SHELLS SEASIDE BAKERY & CAFE
Strandhill, Co Sligo, 071 9122938, shellscafe.com ¤ Jane and Myles Lamberth’s cute café on the seafront in Strandhill has the perfect view of the popular surf break outside. And they’ve managed to transplant that laid back surf vibe back inside their little café and bakery. The relaxed, sea-shack atmosphere belies the high quality cooking: there’s slow roasted lamb shoulders, all manner of barbequed meats, salads sambos and more. Breads and cakes are baked in-house using organic eggs and you can take away a taste of the west, with Burren Smokehouse plates, breads, cakes and homemade sauces such as sriracha and hot-wings sauce.