Wednesday 18 October 2017

Three to try

A La Francaise

The Club Brasserie

Lapp’s Quay,

Cork,

Co Cork

Tel: (021) 427-3987

Style

The chic faux-French chateau decor makes this a most elegant dining room, and it’s paired with excellent brasserie-style food from Harold Lynch and Beth Haughton. A lovely spot

Price

Mains €15.95-€28.95; prix fixe two-course €19.95; Sunday to Thursday, all evening; Friday to Saturday, 5pm-6.45pm

Try

Roasted pork belly, fresh herb stuffing, pancetta and cider cream, apple sauce

Wine

From €18.95

ARTISAN RESTAURANT

2 Quay St,

Galway,

Co Galway

Tel: (091) 532-655

Style

A dinky, atmospheric spot, where head chef Sylvan Gatay prides himself on his excellent Franco-Irish food

Price

Mains, €13.95-€25.95; early bird, two/three-course meal €19.95/€23.95

Try

Roast guinea fowl supreme, with green beans wrapped in smoked bacon, potato gratin, and a sage reduction

Wine

From €24

TRA BAN

Above the Strand Bar,

Strandhill,

Co Sligo

Tel: (071) 912-8402

Style

With stunning views of the beach, a surfer’s paradise , head chef Julian Regneres has been keeping the diners and local celebrities happy

Price

Mains, €13.50-€27.95

Try

Halibut papillote — Killybegs’ pave of halibut steamed and served in a bag with julienne of vegetables and Provencal sauce

Wine

From €19

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