The Promenade, Lahinch
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Reviewed 16th August 2015 (visited 2 August 2015 )
Location is fab, right on the seafront with amazing views of the sea. The food was top notch, good portion sizes and each dish was full of flavour. Only downside was the price of the deserts @ €6.50 I feel they are a little on the expensive side.
Reviewed 04th October 2013 (visited 7 September 2013 )
The food is great here in O'Looneys which has been renovated dramatically so that it has a modern interior and made full use of the beautiful sea views. The food is high quality pub food. The specials often include locally caught seafood- I had a crab pasta here which gave the rest of my party serious food envy!
Reviewed 15th July 2012 (visited 15 July 2012 )
Myself and a friend dined here on our way back from the Willie Clancy festival in Miltown purely because of the great food and great views. It was at sunset so we got an excellent view and were not disappointed; We both had the beer battered fish and chips with tartar sauce, side salad and chips, Delicious and filling is how I would describe it, There were a few groups there so the buzz was excellent and I have to give special mention to the excellent staff who give a wonderful service even when under pressure at this time of year in a popular resort. I have been here before and will be back again.
Reviewed 11th June 2012 (visited 9 June 2012 )
Came here on a hen for a meal out. 20+ of us. Great place to go if you have a big group. They are well up for the challenge. Great staff, food and prices. My cousin who is a vegan was well impressed with her meal. The chef there whipped her up an amazing salad for starters, tofu stir fry for mains and dairy free sorbet for dessert. Very rear to get anything like that in Ireland. Complements to the chef.
Reviewed 31st August 2011 (visited 28 August 2011 )
Had dinner on Sunday evening last upstairs in Waves Restaurant and cannot fault any aspect of the evening. You cannot book a table in advance but we were waiting 2 minutes. We requested a window seat (on the advice of our taxi man) and were not disappointed with the view - over looking the beach and a beautiful summers sunset. Service was brilliant from the manager or our lovely waitress. Both were very attentive to our group of 7. The food was delicious - not a very large menu but there was something there for everyone. I had the fish & chips and it was fab. The batter on the fish was so light and melt in your mouth. The Burger, Steak and Chicken were also met with delight by my friends and everyone really enjoyed the food. Portions were huge! For dessert I had the Vanilla and Oreo Cheescake - in one word Yummy! All in all we had a lovely evening, great food, wine and atmosphere. Will definitely be returning.
Reviewed 25th August 2011 (visited 16 August 2011 )
super staff. fish n chips were just ok (@€13.95) the fish could have been cod or pollock or ling or who knows... the batter was flecked with some overcooked and tasteless green herb(?) the chops were fine but tasted of overworked oil. nevertheless we had a great time, super staff, great atmosphere, amazing view - had the fish n chips been priced at 9.95 or 10.95 we'd have been very happy overall. (to be fair it was one of the sunniest days of the summer and the place was mobbed)
Reviewed 17th August 2011 (visited 13 August 2011 )
This was my second trip to Lahinch and I just had to go back to Waves restaurant (O'Looneys). The view is superb, nothing better than having dinner watching the wild Atlantic Ocean in the rain. The food was equally as wonderful, the best chowder I ever tasted to start followed by chicken stuffed with black pudding, the food was beautiful, the staff were fantastic and the queues out the door show how popular this place is. Without doubt one of my favourite places in Ireland, I only wish I lived closer so I could visit more!
Reviewed 24th May 2011 (visited 14 May 2011 )
We ate here whilst on a short break in Lahinch, and I was not disappointed. The beautiful scenery overlooking a wild, stormy ocean, while we were nice and cosy indoors, was quite nice, I have to say. The staff were excellent, and even entertained my boisterous 2 year old, while we decided what to eat. My chowder starter was as nice as any I ever had, with what tasted like very fresh fish pieces and delicious brown soda bread. WHile my main course of beer battered fish and home made chips, with side salad and peas, was just to die for. I know "fish and chips" sounds an odd choice, but I assure you, it was delicious and the side salad and dressing were the perfect partner for this dish. Desert consisted of profiteroles. Yet again, they were beautiful. A few minor complaints. It's a tad pricey, the wine list wasn't great, and the time between courses was a wee bit long. It wasn't that busy. All in all, it's the first place I'll be eading to eat in Lahinch, if I'm down that way soon! I really liked it.
Reviewed 10th September 2010 (visited 17 July 2010 )
The views here are outstanding and it looks really well since it was redone. However, it is extremely overpriced and the menu offers little variety. It is a pity as the choice in Lahinch is so limited.
Reviewed 18th August 2010 (visited 14 August 2010 )
Came here with a large group, on a saturday night. The view is outstanding. It feels like you are in the ocean. We had a set menu with a large choice , which was great value for €30 for 3 courses. The made an off menu starter for a vegetarian who didnt like the choice with no additional charge. All in all a great spot, would be suitable for a romantic dinner or a hen like ours.
Reviewed 04th August 2010 (visited 31 July 2010 )
We arrived in on a busy Bank Holiday Sunday night and we were told it would be a 20 minute wait, which considering how busy it was we were delighted, so we ordered drinks and sat out on the terrace enjoying the wonderful view of the ocean. The menu did not really impress considering how upmarket O’Looneys looks, it was very standard as what you would have gotten anywhere in Lahinch. We both ordered fish for mains and decided against a started as all the muscles were sold out. Both plates arrived covered in elaborate garnishes, which is always a bad sign. Both dishes (sea bass and trout) were totally bland and the pesto out of a jar was the only element that added any flavour to my dish. The ‘stir fried’ vegetables were not a good accompaniment at all, they looked as if they had been cooked much earlier and reheated. The service at the table was good, but at the bar it was terribly slow, with what looked like a lot of inexperienced staff trying to get a handle on the crowd and not managing. There seemed to be a complete lack of a manager to get people organised. We sat at the bar after to finish our drinks and plates were piled up beside and in front of us all it must be said, most had a lot of food left on them. Eventually staff would empty them in a bin behind the bar, which I found a bit shocking, that should be done out of the view of the customer! O’Looney’s looks the part, but that is it. Apart from the wonderful view it has nothing to offer, which is a pity!