Seafood Restaurant

The Lookout


We have arrived at this sad decision having battled to reopen this seafood summer space for 2023 against the reality of a number of factors including sourcing & accommodating staff.  We would like to thank our wonderful loyal customers & friends who have always supported us at The Lookout (formerly Chez Youen) over the past 44 years.

On a more positive note, the Jacob Family will be focusing on our casual bar food, outdoor terraces and newly refurbished pizzeria areas (ground floor areas of hotel) which offer day to day as available, a great selection of strictly locally sourced shellfish including; Galley Head Prawns, Roaring Water Bay Mussels, Sherkin Island Oysters & Brown Crab.  These options are now open 7 days a week on a walk in basis (no bookings taken).

The Lookout Restaurant is situated upstairs over Jacob’s Bar enjoying spectacular views of Baltimore Bay & the Islands from its 25 foot panoramic window. The Jacob Family began serving their Breton style fair over 40 years ago in their famous Chez Youen Restaurant.  That ethos continues today at The Lookout Restaurant where the traditional family recipes of 40 years past remain true to form.  Simple, fresh, uncomplicated fruits of the sea.  We also serve a small selection of meat options for those non seafood loving guests.  Set menu basis only.  Not recommended for children.  Bookings from 6p.m.

Our Style

The Lookout

Our aim in The Lookout Restaurant is to provide well produced uncomplicated seafood at reasonable prices in a relaxed environment. The style of food ranges from fresh fish of the day to our famous Seafood Platters which the Jacob family have been serving in their restaurants for over 40 years. We also have a range of meat options for non fish eaters and are happy to cater for medical dietary requirements by prior arrangement.  The Lookout Restaurant is not recommended for children.  We would encourage families to consider our bar food options.

How to Book

The Lookout

The Lookout is our hotel dining room seasonal restaurant specialising in seafood,  located on the first floor of the hotel and is a separate venue to Jacob’s Bar.  We open May to September from 6.30 p.m. by prior booking only.  The restaurant operates on a “Set Menu” basis only with a focus on fresh fish and shellfish.  Max 6 per table.  Not recommended for children.

The restaurant offers 3 set menus starting at €60 per person to €70 per person with a focus on fresh fish and shellfish.  The restaurant is not recommended for children.  We do offer an ideal solution for families in our casual bar food venue, Jacob’s Bar.

Dietary Requirements

Medical Dietary Requirements / Celiac Disease……We would be delighted to cater for medical dietary requirements upon prior written request within reason (at least 48 hours notice).  Those with celiac disease will be pleased to know 95% of items on our menus are gluten free as standard.