It's time to try to figure out where we're going to eat when we get to the Island for a week in August. We arrive Wed Aug 8, after about 8 hours +/- on the plane or hanging at airports, around 5:45. Allowing time to get luggage and rental car (booked) we should be at B&B around 6:30 - 7:00 but which is still 3:30 - 4:00 for us. Time to freshen up and then head downtown for our first dinner - Churchill Arms for fish and chips (wife says definitely) or steak and kidney pie (we have to drive 3 1/2 hours to find a pub that serves that) or some curry (still 3 1/2 hours). We expect to eat dinner in Ch'town at least 2 more nights, maybe 3 and thinking Lobster on the Wharf
our 2nd night there then maybe Gahan House, Pilot House, Fishbones or Peake's Quay (not necessarily in that order) another night.
Looking at 2 days travelling around the East Point so Rick's Fish and Chips a definite for either lunch or dinner and Clamdiggers, Windows on the Water or Sheltered Harbour Cafe (no website but good reviews and maybe recently moved to Souris?).
A day at Stanhope/Covehead where we'll have lunch at Covehead harbour and then dinner ? Thinking of Stanhope Beach Resor tRed Dory only because we rode by it every day on our bikes and stole golf balls off the greens from the golfers - hey! we were kids. lol And yes there used to be a golf course there although doesn't seem to be now. Or we could head over to Rustico or Brackley areas.
Not interested in a day of Annie but for sure will do the drive through the area. Lunch anywhere but dinner? Blue Mussel Cafe, Carr's Oyster Bar, Chez Yvonne and the Dunes are some I've looked at and all appear what we're looking for.
So, your thoughts on the above restaurants and is there a dress code? Haven't seen any listed on any of their sites. Would prefer to be in nice shorts, probably button down short sleeve shirt or polo and sandals. I know the ladies can generally get away with just about anything.
And one thing further we want to take in at least a couple of ceilidhs while we're there so if you know for sure of any that are in close proximity to those restaurants. Buzz-On has a list of ceilidhs around the province and will be looking more closely at them as our date nears.
Thanks in advance for your help.