As a birthday treat I decided to take a trip to Galwa, in particular to the newly refurbished Harbour Hotel. The hotel is really well located, only a stones throw from the city centre, taking about 6 minutes to walk in. Theres also plenty of parking, which up until recently following a few stays in Dublin I never appreciated in a hotel.
First impressions are so important and the hotel did not disappoint. The lobby area is so pretty and nicely decorated. With marble top tables and cosy throws on the chairs, I would be quite happy to stay there for the night!!
Our room was pretty standard but the bed and pillows was so comfy that everything else didn’t matter. Pure Zen.
For anyone who follows us they know that we appreciate good food, in fact when I go away anywhere restaurants is the first thing I research! We were not disappointed by the newly opened restaurant Dillisk on the Docks, there was such a tempting selection on the menu that it made even making a decision extremely difficult.
I started off with Seafood Chowder, which was packed full of various types of seafood in the creamy sauce…..simply delicious. This came with Connemara seaweed and Guinness bread, I was slightly dubious of the seaweed in it but the bread was light and tasty!
I followed this up with Chicken breast in a mushroom and chorizo sauce with spinach, It was packed full of flavour and just makes my mouth water writing about it now.
At this point I was pretty full but it was my birthday and it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t have dessert! When it comes to desserts I like a warm homely kind of dessert so when I seen apple crumble on the menu there was no decisions to be made. It was exactly what I hoped for…..warm comfort food that reminded me of my mothers cooking! My other half was a little more adventurous and went for a plant pot, this dessert was composed of a panna cotta in a plant pot with seaweed crumb on top, he tells me it was really good (I suppose the fact he didn’t offer any says it all!!!)
Altogether we enjoyed a really amazing meal, the food was presented beautifully and tasted even better! I must also compliment our lovely waitress, whose name I forget to get but she was most helpful and friendly.
I will be most definitely be looking for an excuse to go back!