Blairscove Restaurant is open for evening meals from 6pm to 9:30pm, Tuesday to Saturday from mid-March to early November. You can reserve a table for up to 6 guests.

The restaurant is located in the barn which completed the quadrangle of farm buildings serving the former manor house.

It is high like a church and the tall windows overlooking Dunmanus Bay were recesses through which the hay was pushed down to the animals from the loft above. Some say that about 250 years ago the building was part of fortifications complete with two watchtowers.

 

In October 1981, after extensive restoration works, the restaurant opened its doors. Right from the start we became known for the best of Irish meat grilled on a roaring fire in the dining room, an impressive display of ‘help yourself’ starters as well as a mouth-watering selection of desserts. This has not changed in all the years except that the freshest of seafood has been added to the selection. We use local produce as much as possible and all of our dishes are prepared in-house.

STARTER

We serve a wonderful cold buffet as our starter option, with a choice of seasonal dishes, a selection of seafood including a giant clam shell filled with oysters and prawns or shrimp, homemade terrines and pates, cured meats, and many different vegetarian and vegan salads.


The restaurant opened in October 1981 and on the day of the first Sunday lunch we were scratching our heads, trying to think of what to serve our guests. We thought ‘we have some of X’ and ‘we could make some Y to go with it…’, maybe we can do a buffet — and so the Blairscove buffet was born!

 

And we haven’t looked back since. We collect ideas recipes as we go; from travelling abroad to dinner parties with friends; dining in other restaurants to reading cook books and magazines. Recipes are then tried, tested and tweaked at home before making it to the restaurant.

MAIN COURSES (Sample Menu)

8oz Fillet of Irish Hereford Beef grilled on the wood fire

portobello mushroom with smoked brisket & blue cheese
house chips
marmite butter

20oz 21 day dry-aged Tipperary prime beef (for 2 people) grilled on the wood fire

grilled oyster mushroom & pickled onion rings
house chips & peppercorn sauce

Grilled rack of West Cork lamb with a herb crumb

sumac fries with feta labneh
3 bean ratatouille

Grilled glazed Pork Tomahawk

buttered greens
grain mustard sauce

Marinated Supreme of free range Chicken

crispy goats cheese polenta
tomato, chilli & thyme hollandaise

Pan fried Monkfish Tail & Roaringwater Bay Mussels

celeriac & leek
saffron cream

Oven roasted Cod fillet with chorizo crumb

braised fennel, charred spring onion, courgette
basil veloute

Beetroot, mushroom & spinach wellington Ⓥ

grilled vegetables
basil oil

Thai Butternut Squash Curry Ⓥ

wilted kale
basmati rice
vegan sour cream

DESSERT / CHEESE

 

We LOVE desserts! And we always find it difficult to choose just one dessert and sometimes end up ordering 3 desserts between two. Here you can have your cake and eat it too, and there’s something for everyone. Our desserts are always homemade and range from a classic Île Flottante, individual verrines such as a kaffir lime leaf posset or chocolate and caramel mousse, to tarts and cakes.

 

If desserts aren’t for you, we also have a cheese board with a selection of Munster farmhouse cheeses and homemade chutneys & crackers.