The Wineport Restaurant is already so well known that is hardly needs a review from me. It is the location for the RTE TV series 'The Restaurant', where celebrities display their culinary skills. However, on this occasion the regular chef was doing the cooking. My husband brought me there for a meal to celebrate my birthday and it was lovely. While we had our meal, we had a beautiful view of the inner lakes which connect with Lough Ree. The staff were most welcoming and attentive. The menu offered good choices of several meat or fish options, but we both chose the 'crispy duck' which was not actually very crispy, but nevertheless very tender and tasty. The main courses come with limited vegetables, so it is advisable to order a side dish, which costs extra.The dessert came with a lighted candle and 'Happy Birthday' written in chocolate sauce on the edge of the plate; a nice touch. I was surprised that there was no French wine on the wine list, but the South African Shiraz proved to be a palatable substitute. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, as the food is excellent, the service is good and it is in a lovely setting. But be warned, it is not cheap.
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