I was prompted to visit Tanrogan on the strength of the reviews seen on Tripadvisor - and I am very glad I did. The staff were friendly, and although the restaurant is compact, I didn't feel at all encroached on by the other tables. Although the choices looked tempting, we declined starters (having caught a glimpse of the desserts on offer). We did, however, take advantage of the home made bread rolls, which were warm and delicious. I chose hake with asparagus and bacon risotto, whilst the OH had his perennial favourite - turbot, here served with a generous portion of melt in the mouth Manx queenies and some moreish hand cut chips. The hake was soft and tasty, with the risotto a perfect accompaniment. The queenies and the chips I can also pronounce to be excellent (but there's no way the OH would let me have a look in on the turbot, so we'll have to take his word for it that it was gorgeous!). Unlike so many establishments these days, puddings were all home made - right down to the accompanying ice creams. I chose a 'shipwreck tart', which was a warm slice of fudgy, nutty heaven with the best sweet pastry I've had in some time. It's usually served with vanilla ice cream, but after hearing the staff discussing the new ice-cream flavour (chocolate orange), I asked if I could have that instead. It was wonderful. The OH had a chocolate fondant - so often the undoing of Masterchef types - it was spot on, with a melting middle.
Whilst not cheap (our choices plus a nice bottle of wine came to £80), I do feel like we got value for money. With the open kitchen in the corner, it was almost like dinnner and a show! I have no hesitation in recommending this venue to seafood lovers everywhere.
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