Cronins Bar in Crosshaven


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!

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