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Renvyle House is a very special house indeed. If you are lucky enough to be staying there, in one of our most prestigious and award winning Culinary Havens, you'll be treated like family. Even the dog can join you. Kids are part of the scene too. This house is an original Arts and Crafts building with simple interior decor in keeping with the period. That extends to the restaurant, which we are here to talk about.
Firstly, there is top class chef in the kitchen. Tim O'Sullivan's reputation precedes him. Here at this County Galway location, on the coast of Connemara, for the past twenty years he has made the most of local and seasonal ingredients. This Eurotoque and award winning chef brings his own particular brand of culinary glamour to the table. The style of food is modern Irish, chic presentation without fussiness. Dinner is a dream. Matched by the surroundings of a large open plan space, fully in keeping with the architecture of the time. Wood panelling, pretty picture windows looking out to the front of the hotel, banquette seating tucked away in corners, and a broad arrangment of table sizes for groups, couples or singles. The evening edge comes with crisp linen, simple table settings, candlelight, and a team of staff who know their stuff in food.
Once you're settled at your table, what will you find on the menu? Well it changes daily, according to availability. We're talking seaside location here, so expect a generous smattering of fish and shellfish from the waters of the Connemara coast. This comes into it's own in Tim's Seafood Chowder, among other seafood delights. The majestic hills of Connemara yield beautiful lamb, which Tim uses extensively. His Irish Stew with Connemara Lamb maximises on the taste and tenderness of lamb reared on mountain grasses and herbs. You'll find Irish beef,chicken and duckling also, depending on availability and the mood of the chef. After all that, a fine array of homemade desserts to choose from. Or a beautiful Irish cheeseboard, with cheeses in mint condition and crackers and chutney to accompany. The restaurant is open to guests and non residents.
If you are a resident with children aboard, they'll most certainly enjoy their own time in the restaurant, with a Kiddies Evening Meal served between 5.30pm and 6pm each evening. Tim understands the concern of parents when it comes to the kids eating well. So this menu is specially designed for them, with it's own choice of firsts and mains, all favourites among the younger guests but cooked with the O'Sullivan ethos of fresh and local. They could become quite discerning diners if they get used to this sort of food! Of course children of residents and non residents can also join their parents for dinner later in the evening, choosing from the main menu. Tim has a collection of recipes on the Renvyle House website, plus some of them recorded in a book of the house and its history, available in the hotel. He's also masterminded a superb range of Renvyle House foods - marmalades, preserves, chutneys and dressings which you can purchase to take home. These are most certainly a delicious reminder of this house and its fine cuisine. A real Culinary Haven, with a Good Food Ireland award under it's belt to prove it.
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