Tea and Tart…….

Had the pleasure of sharing a pot of tea and a gorgeous freshly baked Pear and Custard tart yesterday, with Theresa O’Brien, the owner of the lovely Seafood Restaurant, Barrtra, near Lahinch, Co.Clare.

The dining room a breath of fresh Atlantic air, with it’s new make-over, a hint of nautical with  Theresa’s eclectic mix of paintings and plates, adorning the walls.

Open crab sandwiches served on warm, straight out of the oven brown bread, was eagerly downed by the lunch goers, I saw one of them lick their fingers. Other delights on the menu, included seafood chowder, linguine, fresh mussels in garlic and white wine, and so on. A perfect stop on route to either the cliffs of Moher or heading to the Ferry, to Kerry.

Pear Tart. By Seamus

Pear Tart. By Seamus

And so to the tart. A simple enough thing to put together, but a taste of childhood, comfort and decadence all rolled into one was ours. Both of us agreeing that the marriage of apples/pears and custard is like no other, and stands the test of time. The food, company and breath-taking views over the Atlantic, made for a very pleasant hour or two.

About Barrtra Seafood Restaurant.


Welcome to Barrtrá! The O’Brien family have been running the Barrtrá Seafood Restaurant since 1988. The restaurant is located 3.5km outsite Lahinch, on the Miltown Malbay road. The cosy dining room overlooks Liscannor bay, with a wonderful view and breath-taking sunsets.

2013 Season : Now open Thursday to Sunday.

Lunch 12—2.30pm.

Dinner 6—10.30pm



Barrtra, Lahinch, Ireland



(065) 708 1280


barrtra(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)hotmail.com


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