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The Catalina is fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere which highlights the best of local ingredients.

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A Taste Of All That Is Good In This Region

Catalina Restaurant at Lough Erne Resort Fermanagh

The Catalina Restaurant

The Catalina serves a seasonal Table d’Hote menu of two or three courses, and its showcase seven course tasting menu of exquisite dishes exclusively designed from local and seasonal ingredients. Mouthwatering combinations of locally caught fish, seafood, well aged beef and Fermanagh Chicken could make an appearance. This is a taste of all that is good in this region, married together with the flair of an experienced world class Chef. Discover More About The Catalina Restaurant In Our Review Below.
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Pick from a selection of tasty little numbers like Irish glazed ham or a Free Range Scotch Egg made with the eggs of a local free range farm from a grazing style menu at The Blaney Bar. Salads swing from oriental inspired to traditional European whilst Mains include classics like Lough Erne’s Club Sandwich or Irish Salmon and Signature dishes of Fermanagh lamb and beef. Desserts err on the side of homely and comforting, with Chef Noel’s Favourite Traditional Apple Crumble Tart and other familiar puddings.

Luxury Accommodation at the 5 Star Lough Erne Resort

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Stay at Lough Erne Resort

Lough Erne Resort has been home to celebrities, movie stars, champion golfers and world leaders. Offering old world heritage and new world opulence, accommodation at Lough Erne Resort is a mixture of executive Lakeside rooms, suites and self contained lodges, all with period features and stunning views of the estate. The luxury Lakeview Rooms overlook Castle Hume Lough and The Faldo Course capturing the natural beauty of the region and its infamous waterways.

Multi-award winning Thai Spa experience

Thai inspired treatment rooms

The 14m Infinity Pool directly overlooks Castle Hume Lough, creating the perfect backdrop to the ten Thai inspired treatment rooms at Lough Erne Resort. You can relax and unwind in the Crystal Aroma Steam Room which uses eucalyptus vapour to cleanse the body of impurities and revitalize the mind. The Light Therapy Sauna promotes skin exfoliation, tissue toning and relaxation using intense dry heat. End with a Tropical rain shower to cleanse, stimulate and invigorate.

Golf and Activities at Lough Erne Resort

One Of The Top Golf Resorts In Ireland

Two world class championship golf courses, one designed by six time major winner Sir Nick Faldo, combine 36 magnificent holes in the ultimate golf experience, designed around the natural landscape of this area. Activities at Lough Erne Resort include the Faldo Golf Academy, fly fishing on the lake, walking trails, guided, heritage and culture trails, and helicopter tours from the resort, complete with Lough Erne Picnic Hamper for the longer tours, if you so wish!

Sample Menu

Head Chef: 

Noel McMeel

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Our Review of The Catalina Restaurant

Imagine a dining room in a grand stately hotel, with tables dressed in crisp linens and gleaming silver, and wide reaching views over a magnificent lough. Where is this place? The Catalina Restaurant at Lough Erne Resort, that’s where.

The name Catalina is taken from World War II, when a secret agreement with the Irish government allowed British military aircraft to fly from Lough Erne to the Atlantic, via the Donegal Corridor, providing vital air cover over the ocean from one of the UK’s most westerly RAF bases. Although the aircraft were not permitted to fly over the territory of Eire, this secret act contravened Irish neutrality and was kept secret at the time. The Catalina is a flying boat, which was used in this undercover operation to patrol the Atlantic and protect shipping convoys from feared enemy U-Boats. It’s reported that these flying boats from Lough Erne were responsible for the sinking of up to nine U-Boats during World War II.

The name of this glorious and award winning restaurant honours that brave effort. Located in a five star hotel and resort, on a 600 acre estate on a peninsula which has seen its fair share of history, The Catalina now embraces a modern Irish cuisine for it’s home and international clients. Executive Head Chef at Lough Erne is Noel McMeel. He presides over all the dining facilities at Lough Erne, and his imagination, flair and creativity are distilled to their essence in The Catalina Restaurant.

‘I like to describe The Catalina as fine dining with a more relaxed approach, a showcase of modern Irish food and cooking. I try to keep dishes as simple as possible, with the main emphasis on using the best of local ingredients and presentation.’ says Noel. Take your table in the elegant dining room and look out over Castle Hume Lough as you browse the menu. The Catalina serves a seasonal Table d’Hote menu of two or three courses, and its showcase seven course tasting menu of exquisite dishes exclusively designed from local and seasonal ingredients. Mouthwatering combinations of locally caught fish, seafood, well aged beef and Fermanagh Chicken could make an appearance.

Noel McMeel’s Signature dish of Lough Erne Lamb is to be savoured if it’s on the menu when you visit. A creative, sustaining and elegant plate reflecting the very best of local produce of Fermanagh, with Lamb  Cutlet, Cannon of Lamb, lamb neck and sweetbreads, presented with a Black Pudding Parmier. Start your evening with a glass of Prosecco and finish with a tasting platter of seasonal desserts and tea or coffee. The staff have also considerately prepared a wine to match each course on the tasting menu, which is available by glass or bottle throughout the meal. This is a feast. An extravagance. A taste of all that is good in this region, married together with the flair of an experienced world class chef.

Sunday at The Catalina is a traditional Sunday Lunch Day. A gathering of hotel residents and locals who come here regularly to enjoy the whole works of a proper hotel Sunday Lunch. Of course there is a magnificent roast of beef with all the trimmings, alongside other favourite Sunday meats, as well as a fish or vegetarian option.  Puddings are just the sort of classic indulgences you want to find on the menu.  There’s great value for money here for two or three courses.  If you want a bit of old fashioned luxury, where else would you be going on a Sunday?
 

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