To the casual visitor, Hooked seems like just another smashing, creative, modern Irish restaurant. The cooking is smart and delicious and has the tempo of the times at its heart. The room has the right sort of vibe, irrespective of what time of day you find yourself here. And the welcome and the service are always just right, striking the right note every time.
But Hooked is actually also a very politically astute and economically savvy destination. Sourcing and cooking local ingredients and championing local artisans means that owner Anthony Gray and chef Joe McGlynn support their local economy, and prioritise the principle of political engagement with their locality. These are both hugely important signatures of this engaged restaurant, and they explain why Hooked is so engaging: it’s a player, both for cuisine and for culture, both for pleasure and for politics. The food in Hooked tastes great. It also does great work for Sligo. A double winner.
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