360 Cookhouse is the latest addition to foodie destination Dungarvan. The opening of the Waterford greenway has opened up the town to many more visitors and 360 have hit the ground running becoming an instant hit.
They open daily from 3pm with coffee and cakes until 5pm and then it’s into evening service till late. The décor is vintage industrial with a Mediterranean twist and with an equal amount of outdoor space to indoor, it is as much a summer destination as all year round. Make sure when you visit to have a look around, we just loved what they did with the place!
Menu wise it is casual all the way and the satellite kitchen adds to the vibe, where you can watch the guys do their thing in the kitchen, and see the fresh breads emerge from the ovens.
The drinks menus has a great selection of cocktails; wines by the bottle as well as the addition of cask wine, which is available by the glass, carafe or bottle. There is also a well chosen selection of local craft beers and we started with a gin local to Waterford with tonic while Fred had a pint of Guinness and Keisha a glass of orange juice while we worked our way through a mouth menu.
The menu is broken into several sections; tapas, sharing & starter plates, salad bowls, fresh fish, chargrilled steaks & chicken, gourmet burgers, pizza; pasta and sides. We ordered a bread box to nibble on while deciding; a selection of freshly baked breads served with olive oil, balsamic syrup, soft butter and fresh pesto.
I started with grilled black pudding topped with granny smith apple compote and salad leaves in balsamic syrup, and the contrast of flavours were delicious and gave me the superfood feeling. Fred had the Cookhouse chowder; it was a meal in itself, absolutely delicious and full of the freshest salmon, prawns and mussels. Keisha went with one of her favourite dishes, chilli prawns with garlic in infused olive oil, served with crispy bread for dipping, she wasn’t disappointed, it lived up to every expectation.
For the main courses I was so close to ordering the pan-fried sea bass when a Creole chicken burger called out my name; grilled Creole chicken fillet on a bed of crisp lettuce, jalapeno, brie cheese and a sweet chilli mayonnaise in a soft bun, with onion rings on the side and side salad. Sometimes comfort food is the only food and this was tender chicken cooked perfectly and the strength of the Creole flavours was zingy and tangy.
Fred went with the T-Bone; big eyes – big stomach. A beautiful cut cooked just as he had asked, and served with all the trimmings. You could add prawns for €7, but he had his hands full with 16oz of beef and decided not to, but manfully worked his way through it, with a few oohs and ahhs to tell us he was still alive. Keisha also went down the steak route, and had the 8oz fillet served with green beans and a red wine jus.
On the side we had chunky fries and garlic potatoes which we all shared, and thinking we needed more added sweet potato fries and coleslaw, however the portions are exceptionally generous and there really was no need, unless you’re sticking with sharing plates or smaller dishes.
We managed to find room for dessert, I had the coffee affagato trifle, and this was layers of biscotti, cream, vanilla ice cream and cinnamon with an espresso shot on the side to be poured over the dish. Fred had the pineapple cheesecake which was served in a glass with vanilla ice cream and topped with a pineapple syrup whilst Keisha was predictable and went with the homemade brownie and caramel ice cream with toffee sauce All delish and we still managed some good coffee afterwards..
Everything about 360 Cookhouse worked for us; from the cool vibe of the look and feel of the restaurant to the buzz of people enjoying themselves. The food was outstanding and the staff so attentive; Courtney served us for the evening and never missed an empty glass or the chance to make sure everything was going well.
This is definitely a welcome addition to Dungarvan, and make it part of your Greenway experience.