We dined here with two other families, a total of six adults and eight children ranging from teenagers to junior school kids. We had a lovely evening in this relaxed location. The meals were very well presented and of first class standard. The children's menu was very good value at €6 and included the usual nuggets -and-chips option but also a wider range of choices with a squash drink and scoop of ice cream to follow. All well presented. The adult meals began with three starters: a large plate of fresh mussels, a delicious Brie, and a calamari dish. Main courses were also impressive with vegetarians catered for too. My partner had a surf and turf dish where the turf came with a very large steak as well as the fish; I had organic chicken which was full of flavour. Desserts were a delight and plates were sent back empty. All in all, a very high standard of food at reasonable prices. The staff were friendly and helpful, although a little unsure of themselves I thought. On a nice evening the kids can play safely outside or maybe paddle on the lake shore.
I notice that other reviewers have referred to a problem with wifi. While this is a bit patchy, it's an issue for rural locations in Ireland generally and not the fault of the venue. Anyway, in such a lovely place, it's a good time to give the phone a holiday too and enjoy the peace and quiet. AnnaCarriga is also a wedding venue and with such a beautiful location on the lake side I'll keep it in mind if any of mine are planning to get married! Either way, we'll be back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique Wedding & Event venue located just 5km from Killaloe and Ballina in Co Clare on the shore of Lough Derg. The Glass Pavilion can cater for meetings from 20 to conferences and other celebrations up to 300 people.AnnaCarriga is an ideal private and secluded venue for your weddings, meeting, seminar, fashion show, event registration, team building or launch.Full catering facilities are available in both the Glass Pavilion and the Brasserie & Bistro. There is also ample free parking and accommodation available onsite.Located 40 km from Limerick City, 55Km from Shannon, 83km from Galway and 187km from Dublin. ... more less