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“The Wild Atlantic Way with more than a dash of Canadian Persnickettiness added.....”
Review of Randaddy's

Randaddy's
Ranked #9 of 29 Restaurants in Lahinch
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 28
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Randaddy's is owned and operated by Randy Lewis. A native of Canada, Randy has cooked his way around the world, immersing himself in the culture and culinary customs of each country he has visited. So, how the heck did he end up in Lahinch? AboutRandaddysRandyExploringWell you see, Randy loves to travel but he's no ordinary tourist! He sees countries and cultures as great sources of ingredients, ideas and inspiration. Randy has incorporated what he absorbs from his travels into his cooking and creates flavoursome food made from the freshest, seasonal ingredients. It's Randy's ability to combine the exotic with the everyday to create culinary delights that makes dining in Randaddy's such an awesome eating experience. Randy is an explorer who loves to collect and compile ingredients and ideas from the countries he visits. He collates all this information in his recipe scrapbook so he can use what he has learned in Randaddy's. Centuries ago, explorers such as Magellan, Marco Polo and Columbus took samples of what they found for later study. They were always up for the next adventure - so is Randy. He is an unashamed adventurer, always up for the next voyage and he wants nothing more than to share his discoveries with you, to give you 'a real taste of adventure'...
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We stood obediently at the sign that said 'Wait here to be seated' for about 12 seconds or so, and were then swept to a table by slightly breathless and attentive waitress. She explained she was new. She presented a very reasonable menu, and despite her newness, had a point of view in relation to the wines. We opted for a mid range Spanish Verdejo for c e 22, and settled into the menu. We had been well advised regarding the Verdejo.

The menu proclaimed local produce freshly cooked; this was reflected in Chicken, Prawns, Mussels and Cod. I opted for two starters, including Prawns and Mussels which were mildly spiced in a manner which drew out rather than overwhelmed the taste and textures. Prawns and Mussles were steamed, and large fresh crust of foccacia was provided instead of a spoon to mop up the bottom of the pan - totally scrumbles !

The second starter was spicy chicken wings, and they were very spicy. It was a clean sharp fresh spicy, that only comes from freshly ground spices, skillfully blended.

My best friend opted for Cod topped with lightly curried mussels, and it both looked and tasted the serious eating experience. I am sure there are many aspects to cooking fish skilfully, one of which is knowing instinctively and precisely how long to cook it. The Cod was panfried to perfection, lightly golden on the outside and exquisitely white and flakey on the inside, the whiteness set off against mussles.

The Verdejo just about lasted to a shared Lime panacotta and seasonal berries for afters, which was unanimously deemed another straight '10.' It was rapidly vanishing panacotta.

All of this came to e65 or thereabouts.

Dinners out should be like this always.....

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Can't recommend this place enough. Stopped off on the way home to Dublin from the cliffs. There was seven of us and we were all extremely impressed with our tasty meals and great service. Our server Kelly was brilliant. She was so obliging, genuine and lovely. There was a small misunderstanding about an order which she rectified immediately. It's great to have a waitress without attitude or feeling like they are doing you a favor if you ask for something.
I had the chickpea and black bean burger which was full of delicious flavor. Chips were even better than chipper chips and an amazing side salad with potato salad, spinach, red lion and beetroot couscous that came with the meal.
Fantastic atmosphere. We ate outside which I normally can't stand but it was beautiful day and the place had a warm friendly atmosphere which was reinforced by the friendly staff.
Only thing I'd say is that there was no bins in the cubicles of the women's toilets. Overall, one the best dining experiences I've ever had. Only wish they had one in Dublin. Fair play Kelly ;)

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

After the sad demise of the Longstreet cafe in Lahinch We were delighted to find Randaddy's. The menu is eclectic but everything is made from scratch and it shows. I had Chinese dumplings and Moroccan lamb chops both delicious. Fast and friendly service. Will be back for sure!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Lunch for 4 last Saturday, Food was amazing, Kids enjoyed a massive burger with side salad and hand cut chips, I had Salmon sushi and a delicious main course. Great and prompt service, very friendly staff, always smiling and very helpful, clean toilets & very reasonable price.Loved it!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Dinner for 6 last night. Food was amazing. Prawn & mussels starter was so tasty. Also seafood tagliatelle, pizzas & steak. Great service, very friendly staff & very reasonable price.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank BMaria89
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