Inside the Waterford Castle Hotel, the Munster Dining Room's luxe decor—with oak paneling darkened with age and ancestral portraits in gilt frames—hints at one of the most sophisticated menus around. The dress code is smart (jackets for the men) and the surroundings suggest a big night out. Options include a fixed-price, three-course menu featuring adventurous starters such as wild rabbit tart with carrot pureé and grain-mustard jus. Main-course winners include the best of Irish steaks or the roasted goose breast with potato-and-orange stuffing and burnt-orange sauce.
Waterford Castle Hotel, The Island, 2 km (1 mile) south of Waterford, Ballinakill, Co. Waterford, Ireland