Back in August, Mahony & Sons celebrated the opening of its 3rd location at Stamps Landing, where Monk McQueen used to be. It’s such a beautiful location with fixture imported from Ireland and a gorgeous view of False Creek. When Dine Out kicked off, my girlfriends and I decided to have our next dinner together there.
Before we placed our food order, I got myself an Irish Rose. I completely forgot that I had it at the opening party until I saw the picture just now, but the description on the menu was just so appealing that I had to get one. It is actually really similar to a mojito, but it uses gin with a mix of lemonade. It was refreshing and fruity. Good girly drink, even better in the summer!
Its Dine Out menu is only $18, serving some of its popular dishes. To start, we all ordered the Pacific Chowder. I had it at the opening party and really liked it, and this was no difference. It was rich and creamy, and was in no shortage of seafood. Every spoonful there were chunks of salmon and cod. You can tell they used some big prawns, and they were really good. Meat was still crunchy — I just wish they put in more of them. Fennel flavour was a bit subtle but overall a very good chowder.
Then, I had the Mahi Mahi Taco. I was expecting a couple of small tacos, but arriving at our table was a cone-shaped tortilla wrap. The flavours were quite good, with a bit of heat, and acid from the lime. The mahi mahi pieces weren’t easy to find because they were tiny, and the seasoning on the fish itself was a bit too heavy-handed for my liking. Combining with the fries, it turned out to be a decent entree portion.
LW and CC ordered the Bangers & Mash. I had a couple of bites and I thought the sausages were moist and juicy, more interesting and tasty than whatever I had imagined in my head (partly why I chose the taco instead). The mash was nice, but could use a tiny bit more butter then it would be perfectly creamy on the plate. Should have ordered this!
For dessert, my Peanut Butter Crunch was definitely the better choice. Along with the caramel sauce, it was decadent without being overly sweet and rich, and you can taste the peanut and chocolate flavours. Unless you are allergic to peanuts, this was a pretty good dessert!
The Cheesecake Brownie, on the other hand, wasn’t so much a crowd pleaser. It was on the light side, not much flavour, and didn’t give us the satisfaction from eating a slice of creamy, rich cheesecake. The brownie bottom was also a bit hard.
It was a Sunday evening and the restaurant was surprisingly quiet. Maybe the football games made everyone stay home and go somewhere more pub-like and filled with football fans. Our server was attentive and patient with us, checking on us regularly without being disruptive. After we finished our meal, our server also didn’t rush us to settle the bill, which I really appreciate.
Overall the food was quite good and the service was decent. Great value considering it’s a $18 prix fixe menu. With such a prime location and gorgeous decor, I think there’s a huge potential for Mahony & Sons to do very well here at Stamps Landing.
Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing
601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver