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Hungry Bear

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Hungry Bear
Ken Reddin
2 McDermott Street, Gorey,

Telephone: +353 (0)53 948-4414

Having spent the morning exploring the shops of Gorey, a town which is known as a shopping destination with its many boutiques, and finding all sorts of treasures that simply cou...

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Opening Hours:
8.30am-5pm daily
A La Carte:
Mains €12
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About The Restaurant

Having spent the morning exploring the shops of Gorey, a town which is known as a shopping destination with its many boutiques, and finding all sorts of treasures that simply couldn’t be left on the rails, friend Mary and I were laden with bags and utterly famished when we chanced upon The Hungry Bear with its bright attractive exterior. “We certainly have the appetite”, laughed I, as we dumped our bags into the boot of the car and made a beeline for this hip modern looking restaurant.

The interior didn’t disappoint with its fantastic classic baronial austere meets an almost steampunk modernism. Think long stark wooden tables, with loose dangling wires overhead, each tipped with an old style Edison bulb, not to mention the bright and colourful artwork, reminiscent of Jackson ‘Jack the Dripper ‘ Pollock.

From a nicely varied lunch menu, smaller dishes included the likes of Kilmore Quay mixed seafood chowder; or crispy chicken wings tossed with Buffalo sauce butter and served with a buttermilk ranch dip. They also do some great sandwiches, which are sure to have the office crowd salivating. Their Kilmore Quay open smoked salmon sandwich comes with brown soda bread, Russian dressing, cucumber and red onion, while a vegan grilled cheese number has vegan mozzarella, tomato, spinach, vegan mayo and red onion jam. They also have a popular ‘Bang-Bang’ wrap of roast chicken, peanut butter, soy, sesame, baby leaves, cucumber and onion. Favourites like ham & cheese, BLT and chicken & stuffing are all presented and accounted for as well.

For a more substantial repast their beef burger in a floury bap features roast pepper and garlic aioli, smoked tomato relish, lettuce, cheese, bacon, crispy onions and a side of skinny fries; while a penne pasta dish of pan-fried chicken has chorizo, baby spinach, pesto and cream. They do great omelettes here as well, check the specials board as they change regularly. I tucked into a delicious fresh vegan Budha bowl burgeoning with spiced quinoa, roast squash, hummus, edamame, cashew nuts, shredded carrot, tender stem broccoli, crispy chickpeas with some tasty flat bread, while, across the table, Mary was enjoying a Ramen noodle bowl of miso & veg soup with Udon noodles, pickles, shredded vegetables, sesame and soya, with her choice of grilled prawns.

They have some fantastic baked goods and sweet treats too, if your sweet tooth is tingling, and, with some pretence of ‘being good’, we shared a decadent and delightful slice of cheesecake to cap off a great meal.

The whole experience at The Hungry Bear was so relaxed and casual, whilst the decor and atmosphere were clearly very hip and stylish. A perfect balance of welcoming and cool.

They also have a great breakfast menu at The Hungry Bear, with Big breakfasts, mini breakfasts, baps and more. They do scrambled or poached eggs in a variety of ways, not to mention their popular homemade buttermilk pancakes, as well as several veggie and vegan offerings as well.

So, if you’re looking for a fun relaxed spot for top notch breakfasts or lunch, look no further than The Hungry Bear.

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