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MacNean's House & Restaurant

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  • Blacklion
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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This is one of the best restaurants in Ireland, and it's run by Neven Maguire, one of the country's top celebrity chefs. The five-course dinner menu, priced at €72, is an unhurried affair—it even comes with pre-starters and pre-desserts. Winning appetizers include an artistically presented partridge, and Castletownbere sea scallop. Top mains include Thornhill duck breast, strip-loin of dry aged beef, or lobster cannelloni. The Menu Prestige, at €87 (€132, including wine), delivers a staggering nine courses: your taste buds may never again experience such an explosion of epicurean delights. The five-course Sunday lunch at €39 is a great value. Given the remoteness of Blacklion, why not book one of the 19 guest rooms when reserving a table? As many diners have learned, the 65-km (40-mile) detour to Blacklion makes a lot more sense if you are heading from Dublin northwest to Sligo or Donegal. But be warned: this restaurant is perpetually busy, and there's a waiting list of up to nine months for weekends. In 2014 Maguire opened a cookery school featuring classes for all skill levels. Breakfast is served.

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Main St., Blacklion, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch Wed.–Sat.

Published 01/10/2017


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