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Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel

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Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel
Castle Oaks House Hotel, Castleconnell,
Co.Limerick

Telephone: +353 (0)61 377-666
Email: info@castleoaks.ie
Web: castleoaks.ie

For some of the best fine dining around, check out the Acorn Restaurant at the Castle Oaks House Hotel in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. From the rich décor and plush furnis...

Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel
  • Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel
  • Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel
  • Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel
  • Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel

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The Castle Oaks House Hotel is located in the quaint village of Castleconnell just off the N7 in County Limerick.

Good to know

Opening Hours:
Dinner 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Cuisine:
European Bistro style
A La Carte:
Mains €18-€25
Table d’Hote:
€35
Early Bird:
€28 from 5.30pm - 7pm
Sunday Lunch:
€28
Children’s Menu:
€15
Number of Covers:
70
Wheelchair Facilities:
Yes
Credit Cards:
Yes
Private Dining Facilities:
Yes
Wifi:
Yes

About The Restaurant

For some of the best fine dining around, check out the Acorn Restaurant at the Castle Oaks House Hotel in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. From the rich décor and plush furnishings to the exceptional good service to be found there, Castle Oaks is simply a beautiful place to be, whether it’s for a week, a weekend, or just for dinner.

Their award-winning restaurant, Acorn, deals in supurb European bistro style food and its kitchen crew are firm believers in using only the best of fresh and local Irish produce when preparing their meals.

On our visit, starters included a homemade carrot & coriander soup served with freshly baked bread rolls; baked Ardsallagh goats cheese bruschetta with a spiced pear chutney, roast walnut and balsamic dressing; not to mention a chicken liver parfait with gooseberry chutney, toasted sourdough bread and pickled onion. I quite fancied a spiced warm Cajun chicken salad that was on offer and was delighted with the result. The slow cooked Cajun and southern spiced chicken was a delight - flavourful and zingy – and complimented nicely by a tasty salad of Mesclun leaves tossed in a sweet honey and balsamic dressing. My dining companion had their mind set on the black pudding parcels which I’m told were delicious with the pud being wrapped with Con Traas apples in a filo pastry parcel and served up on a parsley potato cake with Madeira cream sauce.

There was a little bit of something for everyone in the mains offering great variation without having to have a hundred items on the menu. A paupiette of lemon sole was on offer with an orange béarnaise sauce; as well a supreme of chicken on creamy mash and Madeira cream sauce, but my pal across the table couldn’t wait to try their smoked salmon & prawn linguini which arrived to the table tossed in a white wine, spinach and garlic sauce and which she enjoyed immensely with a side of potatoes and veg. I was in two minds – I could go for the chickpea and spinach curry, a perfect option for vegetarian, and definitely my sort of thing, served with spiced vegetables and braised rice; or, in the complete opposite direction, I could indulge the carnivore within and sink my teeth into a 10oz chargrilled sirloin steak with sauté mushrooms, glazed onions and either garlic butter or a peppercorn sauce. Well, as much as I hate seeing the big sinister-looking trucks full of moo-moos headed for the abattoir, I just couldn’t resist a delicious perfectly-cooked sirloin served medium rare, as requested, with its tasty garlic sauce and also served with potatoes and veg. Delicious.

There was a tempting selection of desserts to choose from, but with us both feeling quite full at that stage already, we decided to split a deliciously decadent piece of chocolate gateau with a coffee each. As the crumbly chocolate treat began to disappear it became sort of a race to have had the ‘bigger half’ and I think we both wished that we’d ordered one each, however, we maintained our decorum and didn’t go looking for seconds.

For a smaller, or maybe just more casual, bite, head over to their Island Bar. Warm, relaxing and, with spectacular views of the River Shannon and surrounding countryside, it’s the perfect place to unwind and de-stress over some really good food. The bar menu is substantial with plenty on offer, along with daily specials and home baked treats prepared by their in-house pastry chef.

We headed off feeling well fed and in high spirits, with pep in our step and great food in our stomachs.

So, if your headed for Castleconnell, don’t miss the Castle Oaks House Hotel. The food is top notch, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and, with fantastic modern amenities and great sporting terrain and equipment, it’s certainly not one to be missed.

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