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Enjoy fine dining with a focus on The Wild Atlantic Way 'Taste the Atlantic - A Seafood Journey' trail, at the Roisin Dubh Restaurant.

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Enjoy Fresh Local Produce at Renvyle House Restaurant

Renvyle House Restaurant Good Food Ireland

Roisin Dubh Restaurant

Enjoy fine dining with a focus on The Wild Atlantic Way 'Taste the Atlantic - A Seafood Journey' trail, at the Roisin Dubh restaurant in Renville House Hotel. Award winning Head Chef Tim O'Sullivan highlights local key ingredients from the surrounding shores and hills including Irish beef, Connemara lamb and game. The restaurant is open to guests and non residents and offers a unique kiddies menu cooked with the O'Sullivan ethos of fresh and local. Discover More About The Roisin Dubh Restaurant In Our Review Below.

Family Friendly Accommodation & Great Food

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Rest Your Sleepy Head in Comfort

All rooms are in keeping with the features of this historic house with a focus on sourcing the fabrics and furnishing from skilled local craftsmen where possible. Wood is from Roundstone, the beautiful throws on the beds are Irish tweed, bed linen is from Cork and carpets are Curragh Irish Carpets. Bathrooms are tiled with magnificent Connemara marble. Simple clean lines run throughout the variety of bedrooms, suites and family apartments with 68 in total to suit couples, groups and families looking for a relaxing break in the wilds of Connemara.

Leisure Activities and Things To Do

Leisure Activities and Things To Do

Golf, Fishing, Walking, Swimming and More

Renvyle House Hotel & Resort is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts with a variety of family friendly activites both onsite and in the locality. From golfing to fishing, canoeing to horse riding, hiking, walking and of course swimming, whether in the Atlantic ocean or their outdoor heated swimming pool. Fancy taking it easy? A spot of sun-bathing on the most pristine sandy beaches in Europe should be most agreeable so.

Sample Menu

Head Chef: 

Tim O'Sullivan

Sample Menu: 

First Course

Carpaccio of Scallop, Julienne of Vegetable, Apple & Lime Jelly, Caper Citrus Vinaigrette (seafood from Duane Seafoods)
Golden Crusted Crab Cakes, Red Pepper Relish, Melon & Cucumber Salsa (seafood from Ali's Seafoods, Galway)
Galette of Organic Irish Goats Cheese, Biscuit Base, Onion Relish, Balsamic Vinegar & Pesto
Chicken Liver Pâté, Melba Toast, Pineapple Chutney, Cumberland Sauce
Connemara Musselpie Fennel, Carrot, Shallots, Garlic, Puff Pastry (seafood from Ali's Seafoods, Galway)

Soup Course

Tomato & Basil Soup
Spinach & Potato Soup
accompanying breads are all homemade

Main course

Roast Rack of Connemara Lamb, Herb Crust, Red Onion Marmalade, Black Pudding Stuffing, Rosemary Jus (butcher Roger Finnerty & Son, Oughterard, Co. Galway)
Roast Duckling, Onion & Apricot Stuffing, Carrot & Cumin Puree, Plum & Mango Sauce (butcher Roger Finnerty & Son, Oughterard, Co. Galway)
Fillet of Brill, Pea Risotto, Dill Butter Sauce (seafood from Ali's Seafoods, Galway)
Pan Fried Fillet of John Dory, Braised Fennel, Dulse Cream (seafood from Ali's  Seafoods, Galway)
Baked Fillet of Cod, Smoked Haddock, Green Bean, Shallot, Asparagus & Lemon Grass Dressing (seafood from Ali's  Seafoods, Galway)
Vegetarian: Aubergine Fritters, Cous Cous & Roast Vegetables, Pesto & Balsamic Dressing (Curlys Quality Foods, Galway)

All mains suitably garnished with vegetables potatoes served on the side


Brandy snap basket of assorted ice creams with a choice of butterscotch or chocolate sauce
Traditional bread and butter pudding, vanilla ice cream
Dark chocolate and hazelnut tart, strawberry sauce
Poached pears in sauternes fruit compote, champagne sorbet
Selection of irish farmhouse cheeses, assorted crackers and grapes

followed by Tea, Coffee and Petits Fours

Our Review of Roisin Dubh Restaurant at Renvyle House

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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