NEW WILD & NATIVE
Old Delgany Inn, Delgany Tel: (085) 156 1984
Patrick Ryan and Laura Moore are big into comfort food dishes – the Ed Hicks Bacon Butty is the stuff breakfast dreams are made off – made with their freshly baked breads. Their pizzas and flatbreads are also legendary round these parts.
Best Dish: Firehouse Sausage Sandwich – € 7.50
Brook Lodge Hotel, Macreddin Village
Tel: (0402) 36444 brooklodge.com/strawberry-tree-restaurant
Strawberry Tree is as good as the wonderful, certified organic ingredients: every dish is packed with flavour, with game in season a speciality. There’s also a great selection of fish – try the Wild John Dory with Swiss Chard & Saffron Cream if it’s on the menu. There’s a fine wine-list too, making this one of the best places you can eat, in one of Ireland’s finest food counties.
Best Dish: Wild Sika Deer with Fermented Turnip & Wild Fraughan - as part of € 69 Dinner Menu
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