Restaurant help and carvers

Old Jul 28th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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Restaurant help and carvers

Hello all,

My boyfriend and I will be in Ireland in August and have everything set except for a couple of nice meals. We will eat most of our meals either in the B&B or in a pub, but want to set aside two or three nights to have nice dinners. We will be stopping in Trim, Portrush, Derry, Ballyshannon, Westport, Galway, Doolin, and Ennis. We will eat anything but would prefer more local cuisine. Our price range is from 70-100 euros total. Nothing too fancy.

Also, I have heard of something called a "carver" that some pubs and restaurants have on Sunday afternoons. It sounds like a lot of fun. We will be in Galway on a Sunday so if anyone knows where to go to get a good carver, that would be helpful as well!

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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:38 PM
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A "carvery" is usually at lunch and can be found on many days of the week including Sunday in pubs and hotel restaurants. It is basically serve yourself, going through a line with your tray and choosing what you want. Usually there are a couple of different roasts like turkey, roast beef, lamb, etc. and perhaps items like salmon and other choices. The chefs will carve your meat of choice and inquire as to the vegetables and extras that you want added to your plate. Some are excellent while others are just okay. Ask locally to find a good one.

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as irisheyes says - a carvery is really just a type of buffet. Not a special type of meal/event. it is called a carvery because joints (roasts) are carved for you along the buffet line.
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Basically it's cafeteria style where you go to the counter with your tray and o9rder what you like for the hot food. They sually also do soups and sandwiches with this. Many pubs offer this for lunch and most do this on Sundays. Its not gourmet but hot roast dinners that vary in quality depending on the places. Be warned that some pubs do not serve food after 4 or 5 and if they do it may be just chips and sausages which would constitute a greasy dinner. In Westport there are several options:

Towers Bar
The Quay
Phone:+353 98 26534
This is on the Quay outside Westport and lovely in the beer garden on a sunny day. We usually have lunch or a pint in the afternoon here when visiting

Also this is a bit tricky as I do not have a map here and its been a year since I was ther so these are from my last trip

I think its called Torinos its a very good italian place in a laneway with shops off the main street. The village is so small you will find it!

There is a chipper/pizzeria that you can sit down and be served in on the main street. Cheap and tasty food.

The Creel is near the towers is nice hot food and has loads of choices. Besides the Harbour Mill apts (In the same huge building below it I believe.

Just wander and look at menus outside the restaurants on the main street. There are lots of seafood places and also a few good Indian restaurants.

August is a busy yime and the toen is hopping so its a fun time to visit. I am there for a few days at the end of August for a wedding so I may be sitting next to you in the restaurant!

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In Ennis, I have enjoyed a Carvery lunch at the Queen's Hotel on Abbey St. several times, including Sundays. There are also sometimes impromptu Trad music sessions Sunday afternoons next door at Cruise's Restaurant & Pub. We were fortunate enough to encounter one there on our last visit to Ennis.
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