Find this good restaurant, set over two floors, close to the distillery in a listed building. Expect a brasserie feel with bare brick walls, beams and crisp white napery.
They specialise in locally-produced food and this is cooked to a high standard. Starters such as 'Seafood Chowder with Wheaten Bread'; 'Thyme-Roasted Quail with Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage and Port & Plum Jam'; 'Nori Seaweed & Local Smoked Salmon Roll with Lemon Crème Fraiche' and 'Baked Goats Cheese Salad with Lambs Leaf Salad, Baby Beetroot, Walnuts and Honey & Mustard Dressing' set the style.
While mains might include 'Baked Cheese, Parsnip & Celeriac Roulade with Leaf Salad, Baby Beetroot & Herb Oil'; 'Creamy Seafood Pie - Cod, Salmon, Haddock, Prawns, Monkfish & Leeks with a Potato Crust'; 'Pan-Fried Breast of Guinea Fowl with Potato Gratin, Sugarsnap Peas & Madeira Jus' and 'Rosemary-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Mash, Haricot Beans & Red Wine' and the like.
Desserts, such as 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Hot Toffee Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Apple & Blackberry Oat Crumble with Sauce Anglaise' and 'Viennese Chocolate & Orange Slice with Vanilla Ice Cream' might be on offer to tempt you if you still have room.
Service is friendly and helpful.
A River Café operation offers lighter meals.
- Food Style: Modern Irish
- Lunch: Sat & Sun 12.30-15.00; set L £14.95 (2 courses), £17.95 (3 courses); mains £10 to £22
- Dinner: Weds-Sun 17.00-21.00; mains £10 to £22
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes