Sunday 4 December 2016

Three to Try: Gastropub Grub

Published 27/03/2011 | 05:00

The Wild Boar: Stepaside Village,Co Dublin.Tel: (01) 205-2048

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Style

A contemporary, informal countryside pub with great rustic food from Eamonn O'Reilly. Craft beer and local produce is a speciality. They serve chops, cutlets, steaks on the bone, cured meats, fish, local cheeses and pies. Home-made jams, relishes, and fruit cordials also

Price

Mains, €8-€19.95

Try

Dry-aged rib-eye with hand-cut chips, cassis onions and garlic butter

Wine

From €19.90

Blair's Inn

Cloghroe,

Blarney,

Co Cork.

Tel: (021) 438-1470

Style

A gorgeous atmospheric pub and restaurant where food is a serious issue with chefs Herve Rembourg and Duncan Blair. Angus steaks from Co Cork, shellfish and fish from Kenmare. Dine al fresco in summer

Price

Mains, €11.50-€25

Try

Pan-fried fillet of John Dory on roasted Mediterranean

vegetables with lemon and thyme beurre blanc

Wine

From €22.95

The Abbey Tavern

Quin,

Co Clare.

Tel: (065) 682-5525

Style

Located opposite the historic Quin Abbey, this is a great, welcoming, lively pub doing excellent scrumptious comfort food. Great 16oz T-bone steaks combine with local lamb and fish. You can stay the night, too

Price

Mains €10-€26

Try

Pan-fried collops of monkfish -- lime-flavoured monkfish on ginger-flavoured egg noodles with an orange and ginger creme veloute

Wine

From €16.25

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