This post has taken a little while, we visited Seapoint for lunch on Easter Sunday, over a month ago. A delicious lunch in a great location in Monkstown. Perfect for a pre or post walk along the seafront, as well as having Avoca further along Monkstown crescent to pick up some nice things for a light dinner that evening.
In the summer months there’s a lovely little terrace to the side of the restaurant which I’ve talked about before on Gin & Griddle. Back to this visit, the restaurant is a really nice space, the front part has a bar area to one side and booths and tables to the other, further back there’s an open kitchen. It’s a warm space with a casual and relaxed feel.
There was 3 of us visiting that day and we had a nice comfortable booth in the front section of the restaurant alongside the bar area. I was driving so was indulging in all the nice food instead of wine starting with a dish of Marinated Gambas, Mediterranean vegetables, garlic ciabatta (€11.50), while another starter ordered was Bruschetta grilled sardines, oven roasted tomatoes, pesto (€8.50). The starter selection on the menu was really great including a salads and soups also.
Both the gambas and sardines were excellent, really great examples of how to do fish well. Garlicy and spicy gambas were heavenly and cooked perfectly. The sardines equally so, and both dishes were a success and set the expectations high for the mains!
The menu is mostly steaks or fish, with a chicken dish also. For our choices, it was 10oz Rib Eye served with onion rings & sautéed garlic spinach along with a choice of fries or salad, garlic butter or pepper sauce (€26.50) – he chose fries and garlic butter. I love tuna and Seared Yellow-Fin Tuna burger, avocado, horseradish & red pepper salsa, seapoint fries (€19.50) sounded too good not to order! The third main course Pan Grilled Fillet of Salmon, ragout of fennel, tomato sauce, basil pesto, seapoint fries (€18.50).
The steak was excellent, cooked perfectly medium rare with great accompaniments in the chips, spinach and onion rings. He didn’t have a starter to fully enjoy the steak. The salmon was a lovely size and all the ingredients worked together with the crispy salmon skin, fennel, tomato and pesto.
My tuna burger was just great, peppery outside with lovely flavouring from the avocado salsa; I thoroughly enjoyed this dish – just look at the delicious seared tuna…
I couldn’t fit anything in after all of the food I had enjoyed but the others did and ordered Crème Brulee (€7.50) and Farmhouse Cheeses (3 – €6.75 or 6 – €12.50).
There’s a set menu on Sundays and for lunch which is €22.50 (2 Courses) | €26.50 (3 Courses) and we mixed between that (2) and the a la carte (1).
Both the sweet dessert and the cheese were good, the creme brulee was at the right temperature, the right amount of crunch from the topping and although the ice cream was delicious it was maybe a little heavy with the brulee. The 3 cheeses were good, decent sized and served with nice selection of crackers.
We really enjoyed our lunch at Seapoint. Our total bill including a carafe of white (Albarino – €21) and a carafe of red wine (Touriga – €15.50) along with a coffee (€3.25) came to €119.75 (excluding service) which represents excellent value for all the nice food we enjoyed.
Seapoint Restaurant | 4 The Crescent, Monkstown, Co. Dublin | 01-6638 480