Limerick Strand - River Restaurant & Terrace Cafe
The Lally Family - Sean Lally, General Manager
Ennis Road, Limerick,
Telephone: +353 (0)61 421800
The Limerick Strand Hotel is a spanking new sleek hotel which was developed in 2007 on the site of the former Jury’s Hotel at O’Callaghan Strand in the vibrant heart ...
How to get there
The River Restaurant at The Limerick Strand Hotel is located along the banks of the River Shannon, the hotel is easily accesible from all major driving routes including the N7 and N69
Good to know
Opening Hours: 6.30pm - 10pm, 7 days.
Cuisine: Modern Irish
A La Carte: €14.95 - €26.50
Table d’Hote: Yes
Sunday Lunch: Yes 1pm - 3pm
Wheelchair Facilities: Yes
Credit Cards: Yes
Private Dining Facilities: Yes
About The Restaurant
The Limerick Strand Hotel is a spanking new sleek hotel which was developed in 2007 on the site of the former Jury’s Hotel at O’Callaghan Strand in the vibrant heart of Limerick City. Some €50m went into the creation of this 7 story ultra modern and stylish 4 Star Hotel which has been making waves not only in the hospitality scene but in the foodie scene.
Developed and owned by the very experienced Galway based Lally family who also own The Harbour Hotel in Galway, the Hilton Dublin Kilmainham, Barnacles Hostels brand in Dublin and Galway, and also provide the tourism services at the famous Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens in Connemara.
There is the personal touch at the Limerick Strand where Sean Lally is the General Manager. He believes in mixing with his guests, not sitting in an ivory tower, and this is very important to the overall feel of a hotel.
There are two dining options at the Limerick Strand and the food is excellent under the baton of Executive Head Chef Tom Flavin, who has been winning prestigious Awards for his ‘Secret Ingredient’ pantry range. His Caesar Dressing and Chicken liver parfait scooped Two Gold Star Ratings at the UK Great Taste Awards 2011 – no mean feat against vast stiff opposition. He also won a Silver medal at the Blas na hEireann Awards.
Starters might include Thai fish cake with seasonal leaves and a sesame dressing or the award winning chicken liver parfait with Melba toast, Cumberland sauce and orange crisps. Smoked salmon and baby spinach terrine is with anchovy butter and spring leaves, whilst fillet of beef Carpaccio is served with rocket, Parmesan shavings, a horseradish crisp and a citrus vinaigrette. They always have an excellent seafood chowder served with homemade bread whilst the popular Chicken Caesar can be had as a starter or mains.
They have a great signature Mixed Grill with the works, free range pork sausage, an Irish chicken fillet and sirloin steak, served with grilled tomatoes, fried free range egg and bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, and a side salad. The boys all love that one. They also do cracking chargrilled Irish 8oz sirloin, fillet or rib eye steaks also with the works. I love the seabass fillet Saltimbocca, which is seared fillets of seabass wrapped in Parma ham and fresh sage, served with Springfield Hall organic salad, and a walnut vinaigrette. Other favourites are the braised shank of Irish lamb with roasted root vegetables, mash and red wine jus, and also the seared breast of Skeaghnore duck with red cabbage and an orange and Cointreau jus.
Leave room for puds because they are delicious. They do a fab double chocolate Marquise as well as a beautiful traditional Crème Brulee. A good idea is to have a Tasting platter to share and follow up with a selection of Irish and Continental cheeses with biscuits and dried fruits, also to share. Look out too for their excellent value Table d’hote menu which is great value. They also do a fab Sunday Buffet Lunch which kicks off with a glass of bubbly or orange juice on arrival. It has a great range of appetiser salads including prawn cocktail, grilled vegetable and cous cous salad, Nicoise salad, potato and smoked salmon. Then you can follow up with a choice roasts, or go for alternatives such as Thai Green Chicken curry.
The Terrace Café & Bar is also a great option for casual dining as it offers an excellent lunch and dinner menu including sandwiches and wraps, casual mains such as Bangers & Mash for homemade Lasagne. They have a resident pastry chef at the Strand and what I also love is that they have Gluten free desserts as well as other options. They are very conscious of these things which are important to someone like me. Try the Afternoon Tea here too – it is delicious – and so relaxing and luxurious. They also have a Sushi menu on Thursday evenings – another of my favourite treats.
They are doing a great job here. Enjoy.
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