THE BAY TREE
3 Newry Street, Carlingford Tel: (042) 938 3848 belvederehouse.ie
Feted by just about everybody, The Bay Tree know they are good, but won’t rest on their
laurels. The menu continues to change and use the best local meat and fish they can find. They even grow their own salad leaves and herbs. Part of Belvedere House, they also offer bed and breakfast accommodation.
Best Dish: Agnoletti with Butternut Squash & Mushroom with Truffle Oil – € 20
Tholsel Street, Carlingford Tel: (042) 937 3106 pjoharescarlingford.com
This gorgeous old country pub is right at the heart of the Carlingford action, which gets particularly lively during the summer months, when the town welcomes a United Nations of visitors. Whilst the Beef & Guinness Pie and burgers both comprehensively hit the spot, it’s the super-fresh oysters and crab claws that are the real stars. Artisan beer fans should check out the locally brewed Tholsel Blonde and Taafe’s Red.
Best Dish: Six Grilled Carlingford Oysters with Spring Onion, Cheddar & Garlic Crumb – € 13.50
EASTERN SEABOARD BAR & GRILL
1 Bryanstown Centre, Drogheda
Tel: (041) 980 2570 glasgow-diaz.com/eastern-seaboard-restaurant
This modern neighbourhood hangout is an American-tinged bistro serving up fancy food alongside elevated bar staples. They’ve an excellent menu featuring lush steaks from local and international suppliers and fresh seafood. They’re renowned for their decadent Sweet & Cheese menu with delights such as the Hazelnut Brownie Deluxe with Toffee Ice Cream, Crumbled Honeycomb, Whipped Cream & Caramel.
Best Dish: Thin-Cut Peter Hannan Steak with Soft Boiled Egg, Pickled Red Onion & Anchovy – € 21