I am told that the chef of the Sea Horse appears on local radio once a week giving tips and recipes. I'm not surprised. He has mastered the art of pub cooking and serves up perfect meals en masse.
The Sea Horse is an old pub perhaps three minutes walk from the sea. They haven't changed the original look so it's still pretty rustic and old fashioned.
It's always pretty crowded because the food is so good, and there are tables outside for smokers or those who want to soak up the sun.
Favorite Dish: I decided to have two starters as I wasn't in the mood for a full dinner. I indulged in the garlic mushrooms and then the salt and pepper squid.
The mushrooms were halved and dipped in breadcrumbs, then deep fried. They came accompanied with a dish of home made mayonnaise with chunks of fresh garlic and a side salad.
The squid was perfectly coooked in the lightest of batters, served with chilli sauce, and a garnish of giant crispy wedges.
One of my friends had the roast beef, soft as butter to the cut, and the other had the slow roasted lamb shank - truly divine food. Both came served with mashed and roast potatoe, cabbage, and spring vegetables with thick home made gravy.
It was all healthy, all from fresh ingredients, and not a morsel remained on any plate.
The pub has a full alcohol licence. Service is quick and pleasant.
There are many stalls and vans selling fish and chips in Tramore, but my current favourite is Dooleys. This little spot, which is more a kiosk than a shop, is open right to the seafront on Strand Road (just off the main prom).
They have a great selection of freshly cooked fast food and you know it's great because the queues outside are always so long.
If you order a couple of battered sausages, or a deep fried cod, they will throw in a dozen chips free. Try them with salt and vinegar and your favourite cold drink, walk as far as the prom, and sit on the wall overlooking the sea as you munch.
They provide plastic forks, but you won't be able to resist using your fingers so take away plenty of paper towels!!
Well worth discovering, just a short stroll up the hill from the beach. Establishes over 20 years ago, and recently renovated in a nautical theme, with original fixtures from steamers, frigates and shipping vessels from around the world.
Open all day everyday for lunch , late afternoon meals and evening meals. Full A La Catre menus, bar and bistro.
Favorite Dish: Seafood platter fresh local produce prepared by the patron chef