The hugely talented David Hurley is the head chef at the exceptional in-house restaurant of the Gregan’s Castle Hotel in Ballyvaughan. His menus are exquisite, easily the equal of top-level restaurants in major cities. The 7-course tasting menu forms the entirety of the dinner service; a slightly cheaper 3-course menu is available in the Corkscrew Bar until 7:30pm on Sundays and Wednesdays, when the dining room is closed. A typical meal could start with a few expertly prepared canapés, followed by caramelized scallops, lamb with pak choi, or perhaps some impeccably presented local seafood. Desserts are sumptuous; blackcurrant soufflé with buttermilk custard, for instance. If you love Gregan’s so much that you don’t want to leave (and that would be perfectly understandable), rooms start at around €179 per night during high season.
County Clare› Restaurant
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Our Rating Neighborhood Around the County Hours Mon–Tues and Thurs–Sat 6–9pm. Wed and Sun bar food only, until 7:30pm Phone 065/707-7005 Prices Fixed-price menu €69; 7-course tasting menu €75, or €115 with wines Cuisine Type Modern Irish Web site Gregan’s Castle Other Children under 7 only allowed at 6pm sharp
MapBallyvaughan, Co. Clare County Clare
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