Saturday 22 July 2017

Three to Try Waterford Castle Malt Bar and Brasserie

Great Hotels, Great Chefs

Lucinda O’Sullivan

Lucinda O’Sullivan

La Fougere

Knockranny House Hotel & Spa,

Westport,

Co Mayo.

Tel: (098) 28600

Style

Ex-l'Ecrivain chef Seamus Commons has been knocking the socks off people with his cracking food in La Fougere

Price

Table d'hote 5-course, €54 A la carte mains, €30-€32

Try

Free-range guinea fowl with carrot, smoked potato, foie gras and truffle cabbage, with a Pommery and whiskey veloute

Wine

From €23.50

Waterford Castle

The Island,

Waterford,

Co Waterford.

Tel: (051) 878-203

Style

A little drive on/drive off ferry takes you to another world. Chef Michael Quinn's food is top drawer

Price

Table d'hote 4-course, €65, plus 10 per cent service. Early bird 3-course €29, plus 10 per cent service, Sunday to Thursday, 6-7pm

Try

Roast breast of Mrs Walsh's goose with rillette of goose, apple-and-thyme stuffing and braised red cabbage

Wine

From €30

Malt Bar and Brasserie

Lisloughrey Lodge,

The Quay,

Cong,

Co Mayo.

Tel: (094) 954-5400

Style

A stylish country-house hotel overlooking a harbour. Chef Wade Murphy has been winning awards all round. There's a new menu in the more casual bar and brasserie

Price

€9.50-€29

Try

Thomas Ryan's herby pork sausages with an onion jus and whipped potatoes

Wine

From €23

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