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River Restaurant at The K Club

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The architect was aiming for the French château look, and by jove he got it! That was back in 1832, and today his vision performs as a five-star hotel as if built for the job. It is a luxurious place with a swanky spa, golf course and no stone left unturned in the pursuit of indulgence. There are dining options aplenty, not least of which is the River Restaurant, with its commanding views of the Liffey and the hotel's formal gardens. Tables are generously spaced and smartly laid, with grand floral displays making a statement in their own right. The cooking is classically minded and built on solid regional foundations. Roast breast of wood pigeon in the company of its confit leg shows sound technique, served with artichoke purée and a jus rich with Madeira. For mains, loin of Wicklow venison is no less impressive, with red rhubarb compôte, ceps and an oozing chunk of local honeycomb. Warm poached Comice pear filled with a chocolate frangipane, plus a chocolate sauce and pear as sorbet and foam, is a satisfying finale.

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  • Open all year
  • Sunday lunch available

Restaurant information

  • Cooking type: Traditional French
  • Chef: Finbar Higgins
  • Number of seats: 110
  • Accessible for wheelchairs
  • Disabled toilets
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Parking available

Restaurant price guide

  • A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: €35.00

Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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From Dublin take N4, exit for R406, hotel on right in Straffan
Nearest station: Maynooth 

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