The Restaurant at Ghan House

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The Restaurant at Ghan House

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On the shore of Carlingford Lough in a walled garden, Ghan House is a family-run hotel and restaurant with views over the water. The kitchen's a busy place, making everything in-house, from bread to ice cream; herbs, fruit and vegetables come from the hotel's garden and shellfish from the lough. The eclectic menu picks up ideas from international cuisines, so to start might come seafood chowder, confit duck leg with cassoulet and thyme jus, and mackerel escabèche with black onion seed crackers, potato salad and smoked haddock cream. The menu name-checks sources - Cooley lamb and beef, fish landed at Kilkeel harbour - so quality and freshness are guaranteed. Fillet of cod is marinated in Indian spices, accurately fried and served with fennel compôte, curried yoghurt and pineapple salsa, and pink-seared duck breast is accompanied by beetroot ketchup, candied parsnips and parsnip purée. Puddings seem to be rooted in a more familiar repertoire, among them vanilla crème brûlée, and dark chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream.

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Tel: 042 9373682
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  • Days closed: 1 day a wk (varies)
  • Dates closed: 24-26 & 31 Dec, 1-2 Jan
  • Sunday lunch available
  • Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat (open most Sun or by arrangement)
  • Days closed for dinner: 1 day a wk (varies)

Restaurant information

  • Cooking type: Modern Irish
  • Chef: Stephane Le Sourne
  • Number of seats: 50
  • Accessible for wheelchairs
  • Disabled toilets
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


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M1 junct 18 signed Carlingford, 5mtrs on left after 50kph speed sign
Nearest station: Dundalk and Newry

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