After Locks getting a star a year ago I was a bit sceptical about this new recipient. We went for the Wednesday night gourmet tasting with matching wines. To our delight the food was, in my opinion, Michelin Star quality. The flavours were of a modern earthy taste, with each dish containing contrasting textures. The courses arrived at an even pace and all the flavours combined very well, with the venison probably the highlight of a very fine meal.
However the wine service left a lot to be desired, with half the dishes served before the wine, and if we hadn’t asked for it, we might have ended up like the table beside us, whose desert wine arrived after their plates had been removed and coffee ordered. Some things jarred about the room as well, no chandelier, curtains left open after dark and waltz music which might be contemporary with the house, is more suited to dancing than dining.
The house, room, grounds and staff, were as expected by reputation, wonderful.
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Juliet Estate Hotel Thomastown
- Conrad Hotel Thomastown
- Conrad Thomastown
- Thomastown Conrad
- Mount Juliet Estate Kilkenny Ireland/Thomastown, County Kilkenny