Inside the lavish Merchant Hotel, beneath the grand dome of this former bank's great hall and Ireland's biggest chandelier, you'll find the perfect setting for a memorable dinner of adventurous European fare. Exceptional dishes include glazed turbot, roast partridge breasts and salt-aged rib of beef, or, for vegetarians, pappardelle pasta with black truffles and olive oil. The wonderful extravaganza of profiterole swans swimming delicately in a small lake of chocolate
sauce is just one delight found on the dessert trolley. First-class service in truly opulent surroundings makes this restaurant worth a detour. The two-course dinner is £19.50 and three courses are £24.50 and are exceptional value considering the surroundings. There's also a tasting menu at £85 with wine or £65 without.