The Curragower Pub
Clancy’s Strand, Limerick 061-321788 curragower.com ¤
Looking out onto the River Shannon, across the water from St John’ s Castle, is the Curragower Bar and Restaurant. Along with his business partner Brian Murphy, Cian Bourke inherited the bar in 2008. Under their watch, the Curr ago we rh as become renowned for its food offering, getting nods from Mc Kennas’ Guides, Georgina Campbell and the Irish Restaurant Awards, among others. Cur rag ow er chef Barry Hayes has a selection of gourmet sandwiches, salads, soup sand special son offer for lunchtime, while an extended menu is offered at dinner time that includes dishes such as the Curragower Falls Burger and Dingle Bay Crab Claws.
Alocal tells me that the seafood chowder (¤7.50) is a must, andit lives up to the hype. Pink pieces of salmon, plump mussels from Doolin and chunks of spuds lie within the excellent creamy soup base. It’s a generous portion, served with two slices of good homemade brown bread. A bowl of fat, golden chips(¤3.50) make a great tool for chowder dipping. The club salad(¤11.90) impresses, too. This large plate of crunchy salad leaves is topped with strips of salty bacon and toasted croutons. Shredded chunks of moist chicken soak upa smoked tomato dressing, while a hard-boiled egg makes this a salady our Granny would be proud to serve. I’m not surprised that this pub has been winning awards. It’s the understated attention to detail that really catches my eye. The Curragower is most certainly a spotto puton your to-visit list.