The Restaurant at Gougane Barra Hotel

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The Restaurant at Gougane Barra Hotel

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The Cronin family has owned property in hauntingly beautiful Gougane Barra since Victorian times, when its potential as an idyllic retreat was first fully realised, though the present hotel dates back only to the 1930s. Those views over the lake towards the mountains of Cork look especially magnificent from the ample windows of the dining room, where fine seasonal artisan produce takes centre-stage. There are no airs and graces to the cooking, just careful presentation in tried-and-true formulas that never lack for support. Dingle Bay smoked salmon, or a double-act of Clonakilty black and De Róiste white pudding, with bacon and apple sauce, might fire the starting-gun, before grilled cutlets of exemplary West Cork lamb with colcannon and port gravy make their appearance. Fish could be herb-crusted hake with creamed leeks and peas in prawn sauce, with flourless pear frangipane and butterscotch ice cream to round things off in style.

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  • Dates closed: 20 Oct-10 Apr
  • Sunday lunch available
  • Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat (ex group bookings)

Restaurant information

  • Cooking type: Irish, French
  • Chef: Katy Lucey, Rudy Parsooramen
  • Number of seats: 70
  • Accessible for wheelchairs
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Disabled toilets
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Parking available


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Off R584 between N22 at Macroom & N71 at Bantry. Take Keimaneigh junct for hotel
Nearest station: Millstreet, Kent, Cork 

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