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Review: Three friends have moved west and set up a restaurant in a tourism hotspot

Báidín, at Clifden Boat Club

Báidín, at Clifden Boat Club

Is flatbread the new sourdough? Probably not. But like the summer casuals’ version of pizza, it’s cropping up on menus all over the place. Among these, Adjaruli khachapuri – a boat-shaped flatbread from Georgia – was new to me when I tried it recently in The Sea Hare in Cleggan, Connemara, where it’s given a delicious Irish slant with Kylemore Farmhouse and Durrus cheeses, and a local duck’s egg.

As if Instagram had been listening in – I do often wonder – hours later, another flatbread pops up on my feed. This time it’s on the menu of a newly opened restaurant, Báidín, at Clifden Boat Club. It’s posted by Aoife McElwain, a food writer who lives locally, so it gets my attention.

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