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5 Minutes With… Gary Harvey, Lennon’s Gastro Pub

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

Next up in our ‘5 Minutes With…’ series, we speak with Gary Harvey, head chef at warm and welcoming Lennon’s Gastro Pub on Castletown Road, Dundalk. Expect exceptional food, deftly prepared, using only the finest local ingredients – including fabulously fresh sea louth seafood.

Name: Gary Harvey

Job Title: Head chef

Restaurant Name/location: Lennon’s Gastro Pub, Dundalk

Describe the style of your restaurant: high-end casual dining, family friendly.

What is your restaurant’s main USP/best feature? We produce interesting & unique specials every week, with a focus on Irish produce wherever possible. Served in a warm & welcoming environment.

Where did you grow up, and how has that shaped you as a restauranteur? I'm from Dundalk originally, but grew up in London. I trained at the Royal Opera House in London, then worked at Sopwell House in St. Albans Hertfordshire before moving to Australia, and later coming home to Ireland, I would take influence from all three culinary cultures

What are the ingredients you couldn’t be without? Butter, salt & fresh herbs

What is your favourite seafood? Halibut is my favourite fish to work with but I enjoy most seafood in general.

What sea louth seafood dishes can be found on your menu currently? This week's Seafood Special is Dunany Crab & Prawn Pappardella, with white wine & parmesan cream & garlic crispy bits.

What is your favourite thing to do/place to go in Louth? Walking around the Cooley Peninsula & Ravensdale. I think they are some of the prettiest spots in the world especially when the sun's out.

Check Lennon’s Gastro Pub's Facebook page for up-to-date opening hours and the latest specials.

Choose from over 40 participating sea louth restaurants, showcasing the freshest and tastiest local catch. Browse the latest list here. Order a delicious local seafood special and don’t forget to keep your receipt, which will count as one your two sea louth passport restaurant stamps.

Keywords: Keywords: sea louth, scenic seafood trail, restaurants in Louth, seafood in Louth, Irish seafood

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