Review on The Pier House Restaurant
Standing cheek-by-jowl with the Pier House guesthouse, but run as a separate enterprise, this beachfront restaurant is handy for the ferry and also makes an ideal pit-stop for anyone touring the island of Inis Mor. Brothers Damien and Ronan O'Malley are at the helm, they share the cooking and keep the place ticking over like clockwork. Depending on the weather, you are welcome to eat in the relaxed dining room or out on the terrace overlooking the pier.
Locally landed fish naturally figures prominently on the menu, and it is subjected to bold modern treatment: king scallops are caramelised in olive oil and served with butternut squash, pea and Parmesan risotto, while roast monkfish might be wrapped in bacon and accompanied by curried mussel coconut cream. There's also the tantalising prospect of enjoying sushi with a shot of saké (not what you might expect on a remote island off the Galway coast!)
Away from the sea, the kitchen also turns its hand to braised Connemara lamb shank in red wine with minted pea and potato purée or grilled Mediterranean vegetables served on a noodle and herb rösti with pesto. To conclude, expect neatly crafted desserts such as crème brûlée with ginger and lime biscotti.
Damien and Ronan O'Malley
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 5.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card