Last week we spent a lovely few days down in sunny Kinsale & enjoyed the fine delighted of their local produce. We stayed in the Carlton Hotel, which overlooks Kinsale harbour, it also provides a shuttle bus into the town. On the first night we decided to go to Jim Edwards Bar to get a pint & some food, we had fried mushrooms to start & I had warm goats cheese salad & my other half had steak baguette. The food was really good & very reasonable.
On our second day we went to the renowned Fishy Fishy Restaurant for lunch, luckily enough we went around half past one and there wasn’t any que! We sat outside in the patio on what has to be one of the hottest days so far this year, the atmosphere was great, Martin Shanahan sat outside the restaurant chatting to customers.
I choose the Warm salad of chilli seafood – sautéed monkfish, salmon and shellfish in a sweet chilli sauce served on a bed of mixed leaves. The picture above doesn’t do it justice, it was so tasty & the texture of the crunchy salad against the perfectly cooked monkfish was delicious. The sweet chilli sauce added the perfect punch to the delicate flavours of the salmon and prawns. It was served it potato wedges & parsnip crisps.
The other half choose the Cod & Chips, which was a very generous serving, it was in a very light batter & I believe it was very tasty aswell.
I would highly recommend a visit to Fishy Fishy if you are in the region of Kinsale in the near future. While we got the main meal portions, they also offer smaller “taste” portions which is a great option for a light lunch. The other seafood dishes include Oysters, mussels and all fresh fish caught off the coast of Cork that very morning.
I’ll definitely be purchasing the Fishy Fishy Cookbook soon to try a few fish dishes myself.