My host was enthusiastic about Locks because of a 9/10 review by the Irish Times reviewer. To be honest we were both a bit sceptical because we have found her to be totally unreliable in the past. Arriving 8pm on a Thursday we noted the friendly welcome and a table with plenty of room; the place is gratifyingly uncluttered and comfortable. The service was a bit tardy and it was after we had ordered that we discovered tha. T bread was EXTRA and came with what looked and tasted like smoked lard.
That strange smoky theme carried through into my starter - poached sea trout in a smoked scallop infusion - from which I could still get an after-taste halfway through my main course. My host had the quail starter and pronounced it “fairly good”
I had brill for mains, he had mutton. Neither of us was impressed with this food; it was uninspired, bland fare masquerading as something more in keeping with the hefty menu pricing - around €12 for starters, nudging €30 for mains.
It’s great to have Locks back but for my money it’s no better than mediocre and very poor value.
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