Thursday 8 December 2016

Three to Try The

Gastropub Galore

Published 16/01/2011 | 05:00

The Fatted Calf

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Pearsonbrook,

Glasson,

Co Westmeath

Tel: (0906) 485-208

Style

A gastropub in a pretty old-world building in dinky Glasson village, serving bar snacks, lunch and dinner. Char siu-glazed lamb to fresh crab and pink grapefruit, carved rack of lamb to rib-eyes and sirloins. Lunchtime roast at €12.50

Price

€4.25-€25; Three-course midweek supper menu, €22

Try

Buttermilk-fried, spiced chicken, with rocket and piquillo peppers and a tarragon aioli

Wine

From €20

The Woodford

Daunt Square,

Cork,

Co Cork.

Tel: (021) 425-3931

Style

This is a great bar in an 18th-Century building originally owned by wine merchants Woodford Bourne, and features comfy leather sofas, rustic wooden tables and stained-glass snugs. Casual food at lunchtime only

Price

€5-€13.90

Try

Hot bla of the day -- hot pork or roast beef

Wine

From €16

L Mulligan Grocer

18 Stoneybatter,

Dublin 7.

Tel: (01) 670-9889

Style

Now open for lunch as well as dinner, this newish old-world pub specialises in craft beers and updated, eclectic 'traditional' Irish food. Food ranges from bangers and mash to beef carbonnade to rib-eye steaks with bearnaise

Price

€5-€19.50

Try

Butternut squash tagine, with couscous and toasted almonds

Wine

From €20

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