A few days before Christmas, we escaped the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping in Sligo town and found ourselves in the seaside village of Rosses Point. It was a dreary day, so we headed straight into The Driftwood restaurant, a restaurant which opened it's doors during the summer of 2017.
We were pleasantly suprised to find the interior to be bright and open, giving The driftwood a modern feel, but still feeling cozy on this rainy day. A wood fire and a Christmas tree were lit and welcomed us into The Driftwood. Around the wooden tables were cool leather seats which were comfortable. We picked one of the tables along the wall where a huge long bench with comfortable cushions welcomed us. The menu's were handed to us by Andrew, an Australian lad from Melbourne who has been working in The Driftwood since September. He was very friendly and was up for a chat.
After having scanned through the menu, I decided to go for the daily special which was smoked fish fingers with thick cut chips. Dolores decided to go for the grilled chicken with toasted pita, beetroot hummus and roast vegetables. While we were waiting, Andrew told us that they have now a smokehouse dinner menu, so we had a quick peep through it. All we can say is that we will be back for it. From monkfish to pork tomahawk chop - it sound delicious. Another thing we learned is that they are opening guestrooms as well. And then we got our food, 2 plates with beautiful cooked homemade food. I loved the smoked fish dippers, the tick cut chips and the homemade dip. Dolores didn't talk to much, so that means the food was lovely.
With the meal finished, we were a bit disappointed - NOT with the beautiful cooked meal, but that we hadn't visited The Driftwood before. The Driftwood opened it's doors quietly, don't even think they have a website or a twitter page - but honestly, the driftwood doesn't need those things. The food speaks for itself, from the friendly staff to the great food to the beautiful location (although it rained when we visited) - it is a must visit location. But just so you know, they are on facebook (www.facebook.com/driftwoodsligo/)