Mourne Seafood Bar has always been a great spot for seafood fans but their new street food offering, The Shack, offers a whole new experience.
We stopped by on Thursday for their opening night, as we were too eager to have a sample of the delights on offer.
Booking through their online system was simple and hassle free, and when we arrived we were warmly greeted by a server who showed us to our table.
As it was a cold, rainy night – and The Shack is located in the outside dining area of Mourne Seafood – we were a little worried but those slight concerns soon went away when we arrived as we had our own heater and all tables were covered.
After days of looking at the menu before our visit (come on, I can’t be the only one who does this?!) we had a fairly good idea of what we wanted but it’s always nice to have a wee refresher at the table.
Those lobster fries are something else!
One dish I was particularly buzzing to try were the dirty lobster fries – lobster on a bed of skinny fries, with pickled red onion, finely chopped pickles and mayo, served with a lemon wedge for good measure. I definitely wasn’t disappointed, the portion was big, and the food was fresh and zingy.
We ordered together and shared everything between the two of us, as we knew we’d be jealous of the other’s options if we ordered otherwise, and it turned out to be the ideal solution.
Fish tacos were the perfect size for sharing
As well as the lobster fries, we went for the blue corn crispy fish tacos which come as two in a portion, served with hot ‘n’ sour slaw, chipotle and lime crema, the lobster corn dog served with pickle, sriracha ketchup and lemon mayo, and the gochujang boi Korean hot wings served with kimchi and pickled chilli pineapple.
Everything was packed full of flavour and after the lobster fries, our favourite dish was the Korean chicken wings – that pickled chilli pineapple salsa is something else!
Would definitely order these wings again
Alongside a creamy pint of Guinness each, we definitely ordered the right amount as we were full without feeling sluggish, and were able to head to Kelly’s Cellars for a wee nightcap afterwards.
All in all, the food was incredible, staff were happy and attentive, and the prices were brilliant for a city centre restaurant, as each of the items we ordered were served in big portions and came in at under £10 each!
We both can’t wait to get back again soon to try out the other street food delights gracing the menu.