harry’s Shack- worth the trip


When we travelled to Portstewart last weekend, I never expected to be dining in style.  But a facebook friend said to visit Harry’s Shack while we were in the area, and we suddenly grinned from ear to ear.

Harry's Shack
Harry’s Shack

We had visited harry’s restaurant, Bridgend in March 2014, and “knew ” Donal from Twitter.  We had the most amazing meal, and knew that when the sister establishment opened the summer of 2014, that we would have to visit.

Donal with supporting Pims in harry's
Donal with supporting Pims

We were heading into Coleraine to do some shopping and were hoping to get to Portstewart Strand in time for lunch, but with the air show on in Portrush, we were unsure about the traffic and subsequent restrictions. but the eating Gods were with us, and we arrived in perfect time, and got a fabulous table overlooking the strand.

The view from our table
The view from our table

The menu, from the looks of it, is changed daily, and with specials made for good reading.  We shared the battered white bait to start, but very nearly ordered the prawns.

Whitebait with fresh salad and marie rose sauce
Whitebait with fresh salad and marie rose sauce

For main course I asked permission of the bill payer as to whether I could have my choice of half lobster.  Of course he agreed as he was going to be getting a taste.  Nigel tried the recommended whole sole special, which just tasted fabulous, and was served with a bowl of mashed potato.

Half Lobster mecca
Half Lobster mecca
Whole Sole on the bone- DIVINE
Whole Sole on the bone- DIVINE

As we are both trying to “Be good”, dessert was to be shared, mind you I was absent when it arrived to the table, and was very surprised that it was still there when I came back.

Chocolate Pot
Chocolate Pot

We had been tweeting with harry’s throughout the meal and they said not to go without trying the pistachio macarons.  But I just couldn’t fit another bite.

Pistachio Macaron at harry's Shack
Pistachio Macaron at harry’s Shack

It does give a reason to come back- see you at the end of October!!!

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