Fish Shack Cafe, Sandycove

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When I saw Fish Shack was getting a permanent home in what used to be The Martello in Sandycove / Dun Laoghaire, I was very excited. Having enjoyed great fish and chips from the shack on the pier we were keen to see what the cafe would offer. So after a walk on the pier and along the seafront, we headed into the Fish Shack Cafe, taking a seat on the small front terrace as it was quite mild out and we were just there for a quick bite to eat.

Fish Shack Cafe Menu
Fish Shack Cafe Menu

A great menu with mostly seafood options (there is a burger on there), I could happily have ordered anything and everything from it. While the ‘lobster loco’ – half grilled lobster with warm lemon butter served with chips or salad (€19) was very appealing, as was ‘shrimp nachos’ (€12), it was the special of grilled sole on the bone with a lemony butter (€15.95) that won for me. With a choice of chips or salad to accompany I chose the latter (knowing I could rob a chip or two from him!). He had the fish & chips (€13) – fresh haddock in a light tempura batter.

Grilled Sole at Fish Shack Cafe
Grilled Sole at Fish Shack Cafe
Grilled Sole at Fish Shack Cafe
Grilled Sole at Fish Shack Cafe
Fish & Chips at Fish Shack Cafe
Fish & Chips at Fish Shack Cafe
Chips at Fish Shack Cafe
Chips at Fish Shack Cafe
Salad at Fish Shack Cafe
Salad at Fish Shack Cafe

The sole was beautiful, light, flaky and delicious, falling off the bone. The citrus butter complementing it perfectly and served with a green salad. His fish was good, although the batter had a lot of seasoning and chilli that distracted from the fish… it wasn’t as good as the fish from the shack on the pier which was a pity. Seems like if it’s not broken, don’t fix it… chips were excellent though.

FS15There’s a short wine list, beers & prosecco available, but on this visit we were sticking with the diet cokes! With 2 diet cokes (at €3 ea) our bill came to €34.95 – very reasonable for what we had and we will certainly return to try more of what the Fish Shack Cafe has to offer. A great new spot to try this weekend!

Fish Shack Cafe | 1 Martello Terrace, Sandycove | info@fishshack.ie | 01 2844555 | @StreetFoodRevol

3 Comments

  1. dave says:

    Was there on Sunday , party of two. Loved the freshness of the fish, casual atmosphere, varied menu . Will definitely return soon. Wasn’t that The Mirabeau?

    1. Glad you liked it, I thought it was great when we visited. I know it was The Martello, not sure what it was before that…

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