Mourne Seafood Bar – Belfast , Dundrum , Newcastle

Recently Ireland Luxury Tours had two clients undertaking one of our 7 day tours of Ireland. While in the North and visiting Saint Patricks grave and the Mountains of Mourne we had a lunch stop at the Mourne Seafood Bar , Dundrum.

We had previously recommended the Belfast restaurant with great results.

If you enjoy fresh local seafood at anaffordable price then make your way to the Mourne Seafood bar in Dundrum, Belfast or Newcastle.  The seafood restaurants are unique in Ireland as they source all their shellfish from their very own shellfish beds.

The Dundrum restaurant is situated in the picturesque village of Dundrum, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains; the seafood bar is only 30 minutes drive from Belfast.  Why not build up an appetite for lunch with a long walk through the nearby Murlough nature reserve or have a paddle along the nearby strand.

The Belfast restaurant is situated in the centre of the busy capital of Northern Ireland.  Why not build up an appetite for lunch or dinner with a shopping trip or some sightseeing in Belfast Cathedral Quarter or High Street.

Finally the newest addition is Mourne cafe in Newcastle, which is situated facing Newcastle’s famous beach and the beautiful DonardPark with walks taking you into the MourneMountains.

The menus are extensive, ranging from Mussels, Oysters to Lobsters, Langoustines and fresh fish.  Every day they serve a range of specials depending on what has landed that morning at the local ports of Kilkeel and Annalong.  The aim is to introduce seafood lovers to some of our lesser known species such as Gurnard, Ling and John Dory.  Not only are these fish delicious but increased usage takes pressure of threatened species such as Cod.

The oysters, mussels and cockles are cultivated on their shellfish beds in nearby Carlingford Lough.  The Lough with its deep cool waters provides the ideal conditions for growing shellfish.  The waters are classified grade A and are constantly monitored to ensure the shellfish arrive at the table in first class condition.

For the non-seafood lovers they serve locally reared steaks and chickens.  The chefs will also be happy to prepare a delicious alternative for vegetarians.  For budding chefs they also sell fresh fish and shellfish to take away.

Even if you were in Belfast on a cruise ship in 2010 lunch is recommended in Belfast or on a day tour with Ireland Luxury Tours in Dundrum.