From today, there’s a new place to enjoy a taste of the sea in the heart of the city. At Spranger’s Yard, Temple Bar, The Seafood Café will open from early ‘til late 7 days offering simple, super-fresh seafood served up in Niall Sabongi’s signature Klaw style. Get your fish on with great wines, Bloody Marys and more, in a relaxed café with bar, booth and outdoor seating.
Starting the day with fresh brewed coffee and a range of pastries including homemade Portuguese tarts, and moving on to a lunch menu that includes smoked haddock & spinach croque-madames, quiches, fish pies and sandwiches and soup or chowder to take away, The Seafood Café will ramp it up from 5pm each evening.
Start with Snax, including East Coast crab on toast (€6), salt cod croquettes (€6) or potted Clare Island salmon (€6). Small plates include Sally Barnes’ smoked pollock with crispy Hens Egg (€10) or ahi poke taco with chipotle aioli (€8). For salads, it’s Lambay crab waldorf (€11.50) or wild prawn cocktail (€12).
The Shellfish selection is rightly impressive, featuring chilled or grilled lobster, half or whole (€18/32), whole Dublin Bay prawns, steamed or grilled (€18) or dressed local brown crab with Rye Toast (€14). Big plates include Niall’s fish pie (€18), Klaw’s lobster roll with fries and leaves (€21) and moules marinière (€15/€8). For true indulgence, pick a side of either macaroni cheese or house fries with sour cream and add either crab (€4.50) or lobster (€9.50).
The drinks menu includes white (Picpoul, Albarino, Mahi, Muscadet and Chablis), red (Syrah, Cotes du Rhone) and sparkling (Baron Fuente, Valdobbiadene Frizzante). Beers include Klaw’s own brews – Klaw IPA Pils and Klaw Shuck n’ Suck Indian Pale Ale. A choice of five different Bloody Marys are made distinctive with ingredients such as pickle, house spice mix, oyster, crispy bacon, clamato juice and even smoked salmon.
The Seafood Café is open seven days, from 8am Monday-Friday and from 11am Saturday and Sunday. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Seafood Café, 11 Spranger’s Yard, Fownes Street Upper, Dublin.