Despite being a coastal city, seafood really has not been a feature of the Dublin culinary scene for years. The past year has changed that with the likes of Fish Shop (check the Fish Shop article) and Super Miss Sue opening, along with the latest offering: Mourne Seafood Bar.
Mourne has been an institution in Belfast for a number of years, so I was thrilled when they decided recently to open a Dublin outpost. They’re known for inexpensive seafood in a casual environment, and their Dublin branch doesn’t disappoint.
The restaurant and bar have panoramic views across Grand Canal Dock, with seating outside when the weather permits. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced, with starters under a tenner and mains under € 20. They have an extensive raw bar offering oysters, langoustines and more. There is also a very reasonably priced wine list. This is a lovely place for a casual meal, and a great addition to the Dublin restaurant scene.