“Named after the previous owner, Helen Mullane and Armel Whyte’s café-bar seems much older than it is, as the whole interior was reconstructed with salvaged materials (the flooring was once in the London Stock Exchange). It is brilliantly done, with the long, narrow bar divided up in the traditional way, with oilcloth-covered tables, now extending into a restaurant in the house next door. It is the type of contemporary, self-confident Irish eating house that visitors hope for but do not always find in every provincial town.
Helen is an impressive hostess, buzzing about, dealing with orders and queries with grace and efficiency, backed up by an organised kitchen playing to it’s strengths: great raw materials, careful cooking by a mix of old hands and new recruits, well led by Armel.
Pub/bistro lunch dishes executed with flair include the most delightfully fishy chowder, quiches, a tasty filo parcel of goats cheese with mixed leaves and Mediterranean vegetables and crispy potato skins, fresh fish and crab and simple but excellent homemade desserts, such as a classic citrus tart or an innovative courgette and chocolate gâteau.
You could have a quick lunch here for less than €12 and not feel that your low spend was in any way resented. A different à la carte at dinner offers mains ranging from €19 to €32, highlighting the days fresh fish and seafood from Fenit and with some good meat dishes - a perfectly cooked stuffed pork fillet with braised cabbage, for example, at €28.95.”
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A great evening with Friends
Reviewed 25 February 2015
We dined in Allos on a busy Valentines night 2015. The menu was amazing I could have ordered quiet a few items on starter Mains and desserts.Their was a great atmosphere even do they were very busy nothing was too much of a problem for the staff. wine extra bread extra potatoes etc. Would more than highly recommend Allos. Will be back asap.
We were a group of 6 and to be honest I had no great expectations considering it was Valentines night. What a wonderful surprise! We received a lovely warm welcome and we all had delicious Pink Lady cocktails to start for the night that was in it. The menu was varied and it was difficult to choose as everything sounded delicious! We were given plenty of time and very helpful advice. Our food was delicious. Service was excellent and we had a great evening out. The restaurant was buzzing and we are already planning a return visit.
Reviewed 29 May 2011 -Trip Advisor
I recently visited Allo’s with my partner and it was one of the most enjoyable nights I have experienced in a restaurant in a long time. As it was my partners birthday I wanted to go somewhere special and Allo’s was recommended. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by a lovely waitress who offered us a drink at the bar or we could go straight to our table. We chose the latter as we were so hungry!! The dining room has a beautiful intimate feel to it but you could feel a fabulous atmosphere to the place. The menu was excellent with an extensive choice of starters mains and desserts, with anything from scallops, lamb, pork and seabass available and there was a very good wine menu available. The meal was delicious and my partner even got a candle on his dessert( I had let the waitress know know in booking it was a birthday) overall the food was great, the service was excellent and it was a highly enjoyable evening. Will certainly be going again and recommending it to people!