Last week I took a trip out to Drogheda to Easten Sea Board for lunch. I have not been overly impressed in the past, but decided I would give it another go. It’s been about 2 years since I was there last and seeing tweets from friends with great pictures, the food looked good. New chef maybe? Anyway I was delighted to give it another go.
Arrived with no booking but was seated straight away. The chairs I do find and always have a little uncomfortable, maybe a good thing for them as your not likely to over stay.
Quick look at the menus I was undecided between two dishes. Crab Claws or Mussels, I needed to see how both were cooked and if they were lactose intolerant. When I questioned the waitress she brought me the allergen menu. Mussels it was, served with home cut fries and I got to choose another side, I choose Puy Lentils.
They mussels arrived in a massive bowl, and I couldn’t wait to dig in. They were cooked perfectly, shells half open and every mussel still in its shell. Happy.
My lunch guest had the veggie burger which was also served with a side of home cut fries. It looked great, and I was advised it tasted great too.
My only few negatives are, 1. The mussels should have come with an empty bowl for the shells as I was left searching through the empty shells to find the ones at the bottom. And my 2nd negative is that the salt is rock salt which I hate, but what annoyed me was its served in a small container, and you have to use your fingers to pick it up. I wouldn’t dare, hygiene reasons. Apart from that it was a very enjoyable afternoon.
I will return but might bring my own salt next time.