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The Long Dock

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Tony and Imelda and their family run one of the defining destinations of the West Coast in The Long Dock, and the reason why it is such a definitively fine place is because they continue to expand the definition of what a great seafood bar and restaurant can be.

Just think about it: The Long Dock is a peerless traditional County Clare pub, with superlative seafood cooking from Tony Lynch, and sublime service from Imelda. And, it is also a fabulous artisan food store. And, it has an ice cream parlour, with fresh ices in a madcap array of flavours that will have you drooling with delight. And now, with their newest innovation, Tony and Imelda have created SeafoodStreetfood, where fresh seafood is served to customers in the beautifully renovated courtyard, at the rere of the pub itself, in a casual, relaxed and relaxing style. All those lovely fresh seafood and cool white wine memories that you used to have to travel to the Med to experience can now be enjoyed in Carrigaholt, with he added benefiot that the County Clare seafood is simply peerless.Talk about something for everyone! At the centre of all this creativity is Tony’s imperious, uttely disciplined amd sympathetic cooking. Here is a chef who puts his own signature on every dish, from their classic chowder – one of the finest you can eat anywhere – to pork belly with scallops, from oyster and mushroom soup to roast cod with black pudding croquette. This is real West Coast West Clare soul food, and enjoying it in this unique pub – and courtyard! – is an unforgettable experience.

Tony & Imelda Lynch
Carrigaholt, County Clare.
065-905 8106

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