A. Caviston Seafood Restaurant & Cafe
Amy Caviston & Shane Willis
No 1, Westview, Church Road, Greystones,
Telephone: +353 (0)1 287-7637
Caviston is undoubtedly one of the best known names in the Irish food and hospitality industry and third generation Amy Caviston, and her husband Shane Willis, have been carrying...
How to get there
From N 11 Follow signs for Greystones. A. Caviston is on the left hand side as you approach the centre of the village.
Good to know
Food Serving Hours
Breakfast Monday to Friday 9.00-12.00
Lunch Monday to Sat 12.00-16.00
Dinner Friday from 18.00
A La Carte:
€7.95 - €21.95
Friday Evening from 18.00 - 19.00
2/3 Course €19.95/€22.95
Sunday Lunch: No
Children’s Menu: Yes
Number of Covers: 50
Credit Cards: Yes
About The Restaurant
Caviston is undoubtedly one of the best known names in the Irish food and hospitality industry and third generation Amy Caviston, and her husband Shane Willis, have been carrying that name forward with distinction in their superb Fish, Deli and Seafood Restaurant & Café emporium A.Caviston in the village of Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
Amy and Shane took the plunge and opened their new business in 2007and have gone from strength to strength expanding their repertoire and menu. The shop is a foodie’s delight from distinctive olive oils and olives from the sunny climes of Spain and Greece, to charcuteries from France and Spain. Sitting alongside these items from colourful countries you will also find artisan Irish produce in abundance from the furthest shores of West Cork and Wexford, to Stoneybatter and Kilcoole – the emphasis being more and more on the latter in recent times and as the variety of Irish artisan food has expanded and improved.
Of course if you want a lesson on fish, with a name like Caviston, this is the place to go. Amy’s knowledge of the poisson world is blinding. The café has progressed from being just a very good café to being a very good casual restaurant now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday evenings. On any given day there are generally 15-20 different seafood options on the menu including Baltimore rope mussels, crab claws with garlic butter, tian of crab with a salsa and Balsamic reduction, Cajon salmon burger, Tempura of Crevettes, Carlingford oysters au natural, and there is also a Wicklow beef burger Their specials change daily and there is also the option of picking your own fresh fish from the wet seafood counter next door in the shop and have it cooked to order. Tourists are loving this option as are the locals.
Lunch specials at A. Caviston’s include the ever popular calamari with chips and homemade chili jam, Dublin Bay prawns with garlic butter and white wine. Pan-fried chili and salt sardines come with a cherry tomato and red pepper relish, whilst seared Kilmore Quay scallops are with a Gubbeen chorizo dressing. It is a lovely spot for dinner on a Friday evening, close to the DART station, and perfect after a nice walk by the sea. Think perhaps of a lovely shrimp Caesar salad, followed by Kilmore Quay hake with a tomato and chive beurre blanc, or Black Sole Meuniere. They also do Clogherhead John Dory fillets with a Prosecco cream and sautéed Annagassan crab claws and Dublin Bay prawns with garlic butter. They also have a great Early Bird available up to 7 pm and you might fancy Amy’s fish cakes, or Grandad Caviston’s Fish pie. Do save space for some of their wonderful cakes and desserts – they always have gluten free options also – as well as gluten free bread.
Breakfast is a cracker and will set you up for the day. I love the 100% Irish Eggs Benedict made from a brace of local free range eggs, poached and served on toasted soft roll with Pat O’Neill’s dry cured streaky bacon from Wexford. You can have this on smoked salmon also. Of course they also do the Full Irish as well as American style homemade pancakes served with their own mixed berry compote, and add Highbank Orchard Organic Apple Syrup, to make it extra scrumptious.
You will think you are in Fishy Heaven at A. Caviston’s and make sure you have a delicious glass of wine from their carefully chosen selection to hand. Oh yes, and you can have half a delicious grilled Greystones lobster with garlic and lemon butter for €14.95!
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