Sunday Brunch at the Seaward Inn

What more could one ask for in a fine dining experience–inviting location and ambience, beautifully prepared food, and welcoming service. A recent trip to enjoy The Seaward Inn’s Sunday brunch provided all of the preceding, and then some.

The Seaward Inn is located on Marmion Way, which runs along Rockport’s picturesque shoreline. Sunday brunch is served from 10:30 to 1:30. The cost is 18.95 per person--really quite reasonable considering coffee,  juice, freshly baked breads and croissants, organic yogurt, and homemade granola are all included with the three course prixe fixe menu.

Savory Tart Tartin

Roasted Beet Salad

For starters my husband had the exquisite wild mushroom, caramelized onion, goat cheese, and watercress Savory Tart Tartin and I had the Roasted Beet Salad with spring greens, blue cheese, toasted walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette. We were both hard-pressed to decide which was the more fabulous. Cheese blintzes, with citrus ricotta and seasonal fruit, as well as the classic Caesar salad are also offered for the first course.

Omelet to Order

Eggs Florentine

The entrees were equally as difficult to chose between. Roasted breast of chicken, pan-seared salmon, grilled flank steak, waffles, French toast, and quiche of the day were the entrees to which we had to say no. Tom had the Omelet to Order with a wonderful medley of fresh veggies and I had their gorgeous Eggs Benedict with exquisitely creamy, lemony Hollandaise and perfectly cooked spinach. I am looking forward to another visit soon to the Seaward Inn for brunch as every item on the menu sounded irresitible.

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Tom loved the homemade basil ice cream with fresh strawberries and I had the simply divine Guinness chocolate cake–the cake’s texture was amazingly light and perfectly sweetened. Key Lime pie is another favorite offered–I guess the next visit won’t come soon enough!

John Lamarinde and Nancy Cameron-Gilsey

The Seaward Inn opened for its 68th year in business in May of this year, and has been continually in operation under the same family for all these many years. Nancy Cameron Gilsey, the youngest daughter of the original proprietors Roger and Ann Cameron, has partnered with the renowned chefs of Beach Gourmet Catering for their brunch menu, special events, and continental breakfast; their weekly continental breakfast is also open to the public.

See Joe’s GMG video posted earlier this year for a first look with John Lamarinde at the new Savour Wine and Cheese and Beach Gourmet Catering, opening very soon, and located at 76 Prospect Street, across from St. Ann’s School.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Brunch at the Seaward Inn

  1. Thanks for sharing this experience! Each dish looks totally inviting… . ‘decisions, decisions, delicious decisions’! With a gracious setting, too! Will head there soon.

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  2. Nice spread and nice to see the inn is still being run by a Cameron descendant. I knew both Roger and Ann Cameron though both were older than I. Ann worked for my father and Grandfather at Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food Co. in Gloucester before they were married.

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  3. Kim,
    On behalf of Beach Gourmet and the whole Seaward Inn staff, an enormous thank you for your beautiful write-up on Good Morning Gloucester! The pictures of Matt’s exquisite creations were as divine as your descriptions! Thanks so much, it really means a great deal to all of us who work the brunch! We hope to see you and your husband back again soon! And, tell Joey his table is waiting!!
    Best,
    Annette

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  4. So happy to see the write-up. I look forward to my visits to Rockport and Seaward Inn and the relaxing breakfasts. I wish dinner was still on the agenda, but this wonderful meal in the morning as you watch the ocean and the sky is just heavenly,

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