Upon leaving the Cliffs of Moher, we drove back into Doolin (the closest town to the cliffs) to scope out some lunch. We had seen a restaurant sign that morning boasting hand cut fries and fish. We had only had frozen fries since our arrival and had been perplexed by this. Unfortunately, this and many of the Doolin shops were not yet open for the season. So we jumped back into the car and headed towards Ennistymon, but that main street looked pretty inactive too.
A local came to the rescue with a suggestion that we try the dining room at the Falls Hotel. We were surprized to come across such a quaint spot with a distinctly rural feeling, even though we were moments away from Main St. There were even donkeys grazing in the pasture there.
Dining took place in a huge sun room with windows all around and a view of the falls. A carvery menu was being served and we chose the Roast Stuffed Loin and a Duo of Salmon and Cod topped with mixed herbs, leek & vermouth sauce as well as Toasted Sandwiches made with just carved baked ham and a sharp cheddar. The hit of lunch were the garlicky, scalloped potatoes and right out of the oven dinner rolls (we love our carbs!).
Wonderfully satiated, we headed back to Adare to rest up for our evening.
For photos and more detail, please feel free to check out my blog post at: http://foodmusings.ca/food-travel/cliffs-of-moher-the-falls-hotel-lunch/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly the Manor House of the local gentry, the history of the Falls Hotel is intertwined with that of the area, with many local legends being associated with it. Relax and unwind in the renowned Dylan Thomas Bar. The Grounds of the Hotel extend to 50 acres of gardens, woodland and glen. Its river walks and woodland pathways offer a haven of peace and tranquility, yet it is only 30 minutes away from the booming county town of Ennis and 50 minutes away from Shannon International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Falls Hotel Ennistymon