Had dinner with my wife’s family the other night at Healy Mac's Irish Pub in Greentown. The word “pub” is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, there’s a bar but the dining area is larger and there were more families having dinner than drinkers out for a drunken good time. Maybe this changes on a weekend night I don’t know. Also the front and sides of the building are open in more of a Southeast Asian style. I liked the ambience.
We ordered three pizzas – the 4 cheese, the vegetarian, and one with ham whose name escapes me. They were all excellent especially the 4 cheese. All four types of cheese blended easily making for a flavor that was uniform and not at all jarring or mismatched or uneven. In addition, they were all good size.
I have to compare this pizza with that of Michelangelo, the other fresh made pizza restaurant in Ipoh. Michelangelo’s is good but the crust is much thinner and they make a lot of odd topping-ed pizzas which are sort of novelties. Healy Mac’s are thicker and more composed of traditional pizza topping ingredients. I think they are slightly tastier too.
We also ordered the lamb stew. It’s been years since I had stew and this was perfect with tender lamb chunks that came apart easily in the mouth. The Spaghetti Carbonara was not too fishy (a danger with pasta seafood combinations) and the Chicken Panini was also delicious.
The only negative point was the dessert. The brownie was overcooked and dry and the raspberry sauce while tasty didn’t fit this particular dish.
How much? Well all the dishes mentioned plus seven drinks (one alcoholic) equaled rm312. Reasonable for this type of meal
I can’t wait to go back. I hope next time to try the beef stew
Their website is here http://www.healymacs.com.my/index.php