Arrived at the restaurant around 7pm on Thursday 29th August and there were only 3 other tables being attended to. After being given menus, which included the Early Bird/Theatre Menu, which on Thursday as it is a few other days run from 5-9pm, we were surprised at this and the offering on thie menu, which is 21 Euro for three courses.
Both of us went for the fishcake croquettes, which arrived piping hot and were in the shape of balls, rather than the oblong croquette one normally imagines. The accompanying salsa, leaves and sauce were just right for the suprise of taste, texture and flufiness of the delicious fish croquettes. I plumped for mains (supplement 4 euro) the rump steak and lady (plain eater) went for the pork, which was served with cabbage and bacon in a red wine jus. To accompany her meal she opted for the champ. The champ was absolutely fantastic - light, creamy buttery texture and had a good smattering of scallions (spring onions to the more refined!). I had a pepper sauce, with onions and mushrooms through it and my accompaniment was handcut chips. I asked for my steak to be cooked medium rare and it was cooked to perfection, with not a hint of fat in sight but still succulent and great tasting. The chips were crisp on the outside and fluffy in the inside. My only gripe was the sauce could have been more peppery, then again I like things 'hot' but am glad it wasn't, as the steak was delicious. The good lady's pork was a success and both plates, dare I say it, would not need much cleaning.
The steak was up there with the best - I would sit it alongside James Street South Bar and Grill steaks in Belfast and that is an accolade.
For dessert we both opted for the rhubard and apple crumble. The tartiness of the rhubarb against the sweetened apple and delicious crumble was simply a treat on a plate. Her ladyship adores the crumble in the Moure Seafood Restaurant in Belfast, as do I and we both would rate it, as good as, if not better - and this is her fav restaurant (read the reviews - probably one of the best on the whole island). I had two craft beers, an Indian Pale Ale and the lady had a pure orange.
What was amazing was this restaurant was empty and we both found this staggering, as the food was superb. Maybe it is where it is located on Port Road rather than the centre of town, or people in Letterkenny, with no disrespect are oblivious to a great restaurant on their doorsteps.
Definitely add this place to your eating itinerary folks in Letterkenny!
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