Showing posts with label Cronin's Pub. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cronin's Pub. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2013

Best of Local Food at Cronin’s Pub

Best of Local Food at Cronin’s Pub




The warm weather draws us to the seaside and Wednesday was no exception. Enjoyed a short walk along the waters leading to Crosshaven and that soon led to a lovely lunch at Cronin’s Pub in the village.

Didn’t expect so much choice here. Soups and Pate were available. Could have had a lamb burger or the vegetarian dish of the day. Lots of fish choices including oysters, squid, fish and chips, salmon, mussels (regular or large serving) as well as Fish Plates and Meat Platters.

Great to see local craft beers taking their place on the counter of the popular bar and no shortage of bottles in the fridge. With the day being so hot, I sipped from a bottle of that delicious Stonewell Dry Cider, made locally in Nohoval as I studied the menu.

Rope reared Oysterhaven mussels, large portion please, was the order. No sign of the rope but the mussels were plentiful, and certainly very tasty indeed. CL was very impressed with her Fresh organic Irish salmon, poached in white wine, served with garden leaves, homemade salads and brown soda bread. The salmon was gorgeous, really well cooked and the leaves and salads were also high class, all for twelve euro.

Tempted by the desserts but had to pass a menu that included Banoffee Pie, Knickerbocker Glory, and Apple Pie (Dutch style).

As you can see, and as you’d expect given the location, fish is a big part of the lunch menu and that theme continues into the evening, including the cleverly named Seagull Menu (Early Bird to you landlubbers!).

The full dinner menu, available Thu-Sat evenings, starts with their Mad fish soup Not your typical fish chowder! Pan seared scallops (GF) make na appearance here. And there are a couple of specialities including Mad Fish Dish, a tomato based Mediterranean fish stew filled with delicious fresh fish and everything that the boats have brought in from mussels to monkfish. Topped with a Galway Bay whole prawn and crispy potatoes. Then you have the Shellfish platter to share, locally sourced shellfish, depending on availability. Served with salad, home baked soda bread and chips.

Meat eaters are well catered for with tempting dishes including Spiced beef carpaccio Spring lamb ribs, and Sirloin steak. In addition, if fish or meat isn’t your thing, Homemade Ravioli (Please ask your server for current filling) and the Vegetarian dish of the day are available.

All in all, quite a choice. And you’ll be well taken care of. Service at this week’s lunch wasn't the least bit fussy, with time for a crack and a chat, and still very efficient.
Details
Lunch
Monday – Friday : 12.00 – 14.45Saturday : 12.00 – 15.30. Sunday : 13.00 – 16.00
View Lunch Menu

Evening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings : Open from 18.00, last orders 21.00. Bookings advised. Call now on 021 4831829
View Mad Fish Dinner Menu

Seagulls
A light and tasty menu. Tuesday & Wednesdays : 16.00 – 20.00. Thursday, Friday & Saturdays : 16.00 – 18.00
View Seagulls Menu



Local suppliers include:
Atlantis Seafood Ltd, Co. Wexford
Eamon O’Neill, Crab and lobster, Kinsale.
Dermot Cunningham, The Fisherman, Crosshaven.
Good Fish Shop, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
Haven Shellfish, Oysterhaven, Co. Cork.
Shellfish de la Mer, Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
Sally Barnes Woodcock Smokery, Castletownshend.
Tom Durcan’s Butchers, English Market, Cork.
O’Sullivan Poultry Supplies, English Market, Cork
Mags Curtin, Milis, Crosshaven. Co. Cork.
Hassets Bakery, Carrigaline. Co. Cork
Southern Fruit, Lehenaghmore, Cork.
Clona Dairies, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Munster Foodie Tweet-up June 24th


Hot off the press. Cronin's Bar invite you to the next Munster Food Tweet-up!

Come and join us for the fourth gathering of Munster's food lovin' peeps who like to tweet 'n to eat!

This event is open to all food lovers, restauranteurs, chefs, producers, bloggers or anyone who is interested in great food, conversation and of course who tweet and are based in the Munster area.

The agenda for the afternoon is as follows...
Sunday, 24th June 2012

5pm :
Step aboard the Cork Harbour tours ferry boat at Lapps Quay in Cork city, where we will be departing for Crosshaven. On route, take in the spectacular sights that Cork harbour has to offer, including Blackrock Castle, Cobh, Spike Island, Fort Camden and Roches Point lighthouse. We'll have some musicians on board and some craft Irish beer to quench your thirst!
Note : Bring a warm jacket for the boat trip to Crosshaven, it can get chilly out there, but it's worth it :)

6.30pm :
Arrive at the Hugh Coveney Pier, Crosshaven, where it is a short walk to Cronin's Pub. Here the BBQ will be fired up and Denis and his team will have fresh locally caught fish and a few other Cronin's foodie goodies on the go. If the Irish weather is not on our side, we'll pop indoors for some heartwarming grub and a knees up!.

10.30pm :
A return bus will pick you up outside Cronin's Pub and drop you back to Cork city centre, safe and sound. Couldn't be simpler or sweeter.... but that's the life of a tweeter!

We are looking forward to you joining us in what is guaranteed a lively afternoon of banter, music and a lovely bite to eat in one of Munster's most scenic villages by the seaside. Don't delay. Order your tickets here 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cronins Bar in Crosshaven

CRONIN’S PUB

Enjoyed a decent lunch in Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven in mid-week. By chance, we ended up in a rather gloomy corner though there we later saw there was a much brighter room at the other side of the bar. Loads of boxing pictures (mainly old) and some interesting old posters, also lots of illustrations of ships around the place.

The welcome was bright and breezy and the starter, their famous fish soup (they don't call it chowder anymore) was top class, more like the fish soups you get in the south of France. Great value at €6.00.
Then on to the main course: garlic prawns on brown bread with chips and salad (€10.00). The excellent tasty chips were homemade. The salad was well varied, including a potato and dill portion, and well dressed. The prawns and the dip were also excellent.

On a personal note, I’m not really sure that brown bread and prawns, though they do pop up together every now and then, is the best of combinations. We had the brown bread with the soup and it was fantastic. But, wet from the prawns, it didn't taste its best. Perhaps, the brown bread could be served with the dish but separately.

Still, that didn't take much from an enjoyable meal which we rounded off with two decent coffees (€2.10 each). Service was quite efficient and friendly but next time we’ll probably sit on the brighter side!

Crosshaven
021 4831829
www.croninspub.com

Check out my review of Cronins Bar - I am cork - on Qype