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28th Jun 2019

From coffee to dinner – 4 of Drogheda’s foodie spots serving the perfect nosh

Louise Carroll

Brought to you by MINI Ireland. 

Spring and summer call for a little more exploration of this wonderful island of ours.

One little urban hub that’s often overlooked is Drogheda.

Yep, one of the oldest towns in Ireland, according to Colin Harmon (he has his very own 3fe coffee hub, Daniel, on Dublin’s Clanbrassil Street), is home to a few fine gems entirely worth trying out.

You see, we’ve teamed up with MINI Ireland to discover the very best of what Ireland has to offer when it comes to food, culture and activity, and so Colin is here to assist.

MINI is also giving ‘48 hours in a MINI‘ to anyone who’d like to discover their range and make spinning around all the more enjoyable – so get on it!

In his own words, here’s what the coffee aficionado himself has to say about Drogheda’s best foodie spots:

1. Eastern Seaboard

“Run by possibly two of the coolest people you’re ever likely to meet, Eastern Seaboard is worth jumping in the car for and visiting no matter where you are on the island.


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“Nestled into an inconspicuous housing estate above the town, this spot is one of the most inspiring places I’ve ever visited and continues to be a place I seek out when I’m looking for some new ideas and energy.

“The first time I visited here they welcomed us with pét-nat wine and a massive bowl of chicken wings and my heart was theirs from that point on.

“Their aged steaks are legendary, while the locally sourced fish is always cooked fresh and to perfection, plus the place has a particular type of cool that only Jeni and Reuven can pull off.”

2. Brown Hound Bakery

“They also own the Brown Hound Bakery down the road that serves delicious treats and breads to the local community, so make sure you pop in there too and get something to take home with you.”


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3. Ariosa Coffee 

“Into the town itself you can find Ariosa Coffee, the first retail incarnation from one of the original specialty coffee roasters in Ireland. Michael Kelly is one of the main reasons why coffee in this country has gotten so much better in the last 15 years and his first bricks-and-mortar location is well worth a visit.”


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4. Fifty4 Seafood Bar

“You can’t leave Drogheda without popping into Fifty4 Seafood Bar to sample the fresh local catch they have on offer. Though it changes throughout the year, the chowder is a great go-to. You can trust the staff on what’s good to eat. It’s a cosy little spot with great character and fantastic food!”


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There we have it. Time to hop in our MINI and get exploring!

Brought to you by MINI Ireland

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