When we arrived, the restaurant was busy, which was great to see on a Saturday in January, when many are at home recovering and saving their money after spending it during Christmas. The clientele was a mix of groups with families and small children to older couples celebrating a special occasion.
We were promptly greeted by a friendly waiter who showed us to our table and within minutes, a bottle of Lobitia, a lovely organic Chardonnay from Spain arrived. We were directed to the specials menu on the wall, where we could choose from three. A small appetizer of mixed crackers and hummus was brought over. I chose the pan fried sea bass fillet with Jerusalem artichoke puree, sardine pate with a spiced mixed lentils and pepper salsa. My husband chose the stuffed loin of Irish lamb with roasted vegetables tarte tatin and lamb jus. We snuck in two photos – next time we’re in, I’ll take more photos but didn’t want to have everyone looking at us 🙂
We booked in a sitter so we could dine alone but for those like us who have small kids, the restaurant offers a deal hard to come by – kids EAT free on Tuesdays from 4-7 pm (1 child per adult). Be sure to check out their website at bay.ie as they have breakfast, brunch, lunch, early bird, parties and more – I think it would be hard not to find something for everyone.
The service and cleanliness were all top notch. We’ll be back as a couple and a family! In fact, I organise a monthly coffee/breakfast for a social group I belong to and will be including Bay in the upcoming rotation.