DROGHEDA

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | EATING OUT -

Barely a year old, Plat­form has al­ready won the Best Pizza in Ire­land ti­tle in this news­pa­per. Own­ers Conor and Ni­cola Dug­gan wanted to cre­ate a fam­ily-friendly pizza place, that wouldn’t scare away the cool 20some­things. The huge menu of­fers flat­breads, sal­ads, wings – and of course piz­zas, which are thin crusted and come with some in­ter­est­ing top­ping com­bos, such as their pancetta, goats cheese, maple syrup and wal­nut pizza. Ev­ery­thing on the menu is avail­able gluten-free, and the Nar­nia-in­spired bath­rooms (you reach them by walk­ing through an an­tique wardrobe) are a big hit with kids big and small.

EAST­ERN SEABOARD BAR & GRILL

2 Bryanstown Cen­tre, Drogheda, Co Louth 041-980 2570, east­ernseaboard.ie ¤¤ East­ern Seaboard is run by Jeni Glas­gow and Reu­ven Diaz, the duo be­hind The Brown Hound bak­ery next door. The bustling restau­rant fo­cuses firmly on in­gre­di­ents both sea­sonal (they’re cel­e­brat­ing all things ap­ple at the mo­ment) and lo­cal, stay­ing true to its name with, with gar­licky crab claws (¤8.50), crispy fried white­bait (¤7.90) and cala­mari by the pail (¤8.25). There’s lots of tast­ing or shar­ing plates, with some great main course sal­ads (al­ways a plea­sure when they’re not an af­ter­thought), es­pe­cially Mo’s cold spicy noo­dle salad that you can adapt in half a dozen ways (¤10-¤20). Lo­cal Lough Duart sal­mon and deluxe seafood

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