Connoisseurs of fresh fish and shellfish will love Mourne Seafood, hidden down a side street and established as a firm favorite. Mussels, oysters and cockles are sourced from the owner's shellfish beds in Carlingford Lough while fresh seafood comes direct each day from the local ports of Annalong and Kilkeel. Daily specials might include seafood dumplings or seared king scallops with butternut squash risotto and crispy sage. The dogfish, hake, and sea bream are all done
to perfection, but the standout dish for many is the gurnard, a whole fish served with bacon and clam velouté. To complement your meal try a glass of Mourne Oyster Stout (don't ask for Guinness here) made by the Whitewater brewery in Kilkeel. Resonant with rich hop flavors, its ingredients include roasted barley, rolled oats, and chocolate and black malts.