Fodor's Expert Review King Sitric
Joan and Aidan MacManus's well-known seafood bar down by the harbor attracts many contemporary visitors to the old town. It's in a Georgian house, with the yacht marina and port on one side and sea views from which you can watch the boats land the very fish that might be tomorrow's special. A house specialty is the smoked haddock smokies, but lobster, caught just yards away in Balscadden Bay, is the big treat—it's best at its simplest, in butter sauce. Sitric was an 11th-century Norse king of Dublin who seemed to be very fond of Howth.
Howth, Co. Dublin 13, Ireland
- Warm, friendly atmosphere
- Fillet of turbot with crab mash and caviar cream sauce
- Tempura prawns