Vancouver Island Irish Pub
Dermond and Dudley's Irish Pub located in Lake Cowichan received a recent visit from me. The allure began with the outside which looked classy and sophisticated and extremely inviting! It is located near the shore of Cowichan Lake. The decor and ambience was excellent, large wooden tables and high ceilings gave it an "old school" feel. The service was prompt, polite and courteous - even though it was 4pm on a Saturday, I can't see it being any different on a busy evening.
We ordered a plate of the "Oh Yammy Fries" (yes I am a self-proclaimed yam fries and chipotle fan) and a plate of the chili lime wings. The food arrived quickly and hot. I had never had chili lime wings but they were absolutely excellent!
Now you'd think it would be hard for a restaurant/pub to mess up on yam fries (but it's pretty common, unfortunately). Dermond and Dudley's yam fries were top-notch for me. Still hot, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. The perfect amount of chipotle mayo for dipping arrived with the steaming fries. I especially enjoyed sitting by the window and seeing the still lake, it was relaxing and pleasant. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed my visit at Dermond and Dudley's and would highly recommend!