This 13th century manor house is now a luxury hotel, and excellent restaurant. Start the meal in one of the comfortable lounges, with their deep sofas and atmospheric winter log fires. The two dining rooms cater for different moods, there's the carved-panelled oak room and a lighter and airier second room.
Chef Andrew Baird, has been ensconced in the kitchen for many years, so really knows his suppliers, and fish and local produce figures prominently.
Expect the likes of 'Ragout of Seafood with Crab Tortellini'; 'Poached Lobster Tail on Vanilla- and Tomato-scented Jelly' or 'Foie Gras Terrine' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Brill and Calamari with Aromatic Noodles'; 'Pot-Roast Squab Pigeon with Tagliotini, Glazed Lime Curd, Beetroot, Carrot and Caviar' or 'Aberdeen Angus fillet with Braised Oxtail and a Wild Mushroom Sauce' among the mains. Fish figures prominently.
Excellent desserts, such as 'Valrhona Chocolate Fondant with White Chocolate and Ginger Ganache and Lemongrass and Coconut Sorbet' are served after cheeses have been offered, in the sensible French style - so allowing you to finish your wine before perhaps having a sweet dessert variety.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.30-14.00; set L from £22.50 (2 courses) to £27.50 (3 courses); set L Sun £37.50
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.30; set D £50 (2 courses), £57.50 (3 courses); Tasting/Discovery Menu £75
- Seats: 60, plus 35 outside
- Wine: An impressive wine list kicks off in the low £20's, and offers a good choice by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page - or take the A3 to Gorey, the hotel is 1km on the left
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available