We held a very successful Seafood Festival over the bank holiday weekend of May 1st to 4th 2015 - as part of the Boyne Valley Food Series. Food Blogger Nicky McDonnell visited The Bective on Saturday May 2nd and then wrote a review. He said: "For the mains I chose the Clogherhead Lobster Thermadore and across the table the Oven Baked Hake was ordered. Now I’m not a fan of cracking shells and working for my food so the lobster, served in it’s shell with a mild mustard sauce, and a soft crumble was just ideal for a Saturday evening meal. Accompanied with a side salad and some mash it’s easy to see why good lobster is held in such high esteem.

The Oven Baked Hake was cooked with a skin base, preserving the natural oils and flavour. Slightly golden and crisp, it was served with mashed sweet potato, dressed rocket and a very unusual mango salsa which was a delightful combination of sweet and tangy.

Head chef Joan Donegan’s passion for seafood really shone through." Read the review in full here.  




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The Bective Press Review


Had a fantastic meal last Friday night. Thanks a lot. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and food.

Tadhg Twomey,

Thank you for a fabulous evening! Visited with my husband and found the service, the food and the ambience amazing... we will definitely be back. Well done and keep up the great work. Kells needs a super place like this!

Debi Trudgeon,

Had a fabulous meal at The Bective, with great options for the kids and a lovely laid back atmosphere... It's just great that I no longer have to go to Dublin for fresh, delicious food in a lovely setting and best of all an atmosphere suitable for families. Wishing you continued success and we will definitely be visiting again soon!

Stephanie Dodd,

I was in one Thursday for an Early Bird... the food was fabulous and the service is great. Looking forward to another night soon!

Ciara Manning,

Just had a wonderful meal and night in Kells' newest venue, The Bective. Thanks guys. See you again soon!

Enda Gill,

We had a lovely family meal last night - both food and service were very good. Thank you!

Shelia Kiernan,

We have just had an amazing meal. Everything about this restaurant is great.... Food, atmosphere and staff.

Patricia Doyle Curtis,

Thanks for a great night at The Bective. Amazing food and service!

Katrina Duffy,

Thanks for a fantastic meal and great service - we had a lovely evening.

Audrey Needle,

Fabulous meal... really enjoyed it and the staff were exceptional - loved the Cosmopolitans upstairs and could have stayed there all night. Will definitely be back.

Theresa Farrell,