Everyone agrees: Spa Seafoods is worth the short detour out of Tralee and down the road towards Fenit to eat the best seafood cookery in this part of north Kerry.
Actually, Spa Seafoods is worth two detours. One will bring you to a superb fish shop and delicatessen with gleaming wet fish and shellfish and superb prepared fish dishes, along with shelf loads of the best artisan foods from all over Ireland.
The second detour will take you upstairs, above the shop, to a handsome room with some of the best views of the Dingle peninsula you can get. But once the food arrives, you will only have eyes for what is on the plate – fresh crab with apple and betroot salad; Glenbeigh oysters with Goatsbridge trout caviar; monkfish and prawn curry; the Spa seafood platter; fresh scampi; paupiettes of white fish and langoustine; tempura prawns with chilli, lime and coriander.
Brendan Walsh and his team display confidence in every part of this smart operation, with assured, disciplined cooking, excellent service and good value for money. When you make the detour out to Spa, you will understand why everyone else heads to Spa Seafoods.
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