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Garrankeel, Balllina, Mayo,
Mr Paul Doran
Belleek Castle Hotel is an iconic Irish country house hotel, unique, intimate and magical, situated in woodland on the banks of the river Moy in Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Belleek although dating from mediaeval times, the 1820’s neo-gothic Castle is informal, cosy, warm and friendly, rich in decor and antiquities, with open log fires to light your steps back through this cultural adventure. This hotel has not lost its character by over modernisation.
The Library Restaurant, Michelin listed.
Awarded AA 2 Rosettes, and just winning the 2016 Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Hotel Restaurant in Connaught, for the second time. Enjoy a contemporary dinner, with generous portions, in their unique eclectic dining room. They have developed a new food philosophy. Their spirit is to search for more Depth of Flavour, exercising both classic and imaginative cooking techniques. Belleek Castle use seasonal ingredients and produce, selected from the land, sea and air of Mayo, and combine these with the traditions of the Castle.
However, the signature dish is a Castle classic, the Drunken Bullock, a filet steak flambéed at the table from a sword, adding theatre to succulent steak. Ambiance provided by hand made oak tables, romantic music, candlelight, charming attention and delicious food.
One of the most atmospheric and delightful dining experiences in Ireland, Bill Gooch, Virginia Beach.
Local amenities and attractions:
With 3 championship golf courses, tennis, squash, indoor riding area, international surfing beaches, swimming pools, Victorian sea weed baths, pitch and putt, equestrian activity, fishing, untrammeled country riverside walks, churches, the Celtic fields community settlement and Downpatrick Head cliffs.. Next to Connaught Whiskey and 20 minutes from Nephin Whiskey.