On my first visit to Charlottetown, my friend recommended we visit the Lobster-On-The-Wharf that one of his friends had recommended even though a quick check on this site revealed nothing exceptional about it. Claddagh Oyster House was listed as #1 and that is how we ended up here on a cool spring evening.
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food” it says on the wall at this restaurant. This is easy to believe with the kind of food that we were served here.
A touch of lemon was all that was needed on my oysters on the shell “taster”. Simple, salty and delicious. My friend had the lobster and crab cakes. I had a taste but did not find them exceptional.
My main course of Galway Bay is described in the menu as “large tiger prawns & scallops sautéed with mushrooms & scallions with a touch of Irish Mist and cream with basmati rice and seasoned vegetables”. The prawns were large as promised and the scallops were done just right. I was asked if I wanted the rice or the mashed potatoes (a reference to lots of butter on the latter was made). I picked the potatoes and did not regret it. This was an exceptional main course.
My friend ordered the Coriander & Pumpkin Seed Crusted Chicken Supremewith a spiced butternut squash puree. He was as pleased with his meal as I was with mine.
For dessert my friend had the warm Chocolate Fudge Brownie served with berries, whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. It certainly was a favourite with him as he ate it up before I could say Claddagh.
I ordered the Bread Pudding house made and served warm with Irish whiskey brown sugar sauce, this is the first time I have had bread pudding in a restaurant and will not be the last if this one is any indication of how it is supposed to taste.
The service throughout was exceptional. Only two tables were occupied when we showed up at 6:30 pm but by 7:30 the restaurant had filled up.
The restaurant has moved down to #2 on this site in the week since we visited, but we would not hesitate to go back and highly recommend it.
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