My wife and I made out first visit to The Olde Post Inn with a little reservation as there had been a couple of disappointed reviews on trip Advisor. However, having had to put up with either rubbish service or poor quality food at rip-off prices in so many parts of Ireland, we were absolutely delighted with our experience for the evening.
Warmly received and offered aperitifs in the comfortable bar area, we were impressed with both the menu and wine list along with the descriptions of the 'specials' that our hostess relayed.
I chose a special starter of Dublin Bay Prawns and my wife the Goats Cheese - both superb, full of flavour. The Goat's Cheese comes with a nice tomato salsa that keeps the dish nice and moist.
For mains I chose the special which was pan-fried Whiting fillet and my wife had the breast of chicken. Again, excellently cooked and good sized portions that came with a nice selection of fresh vegetables.
For dessert we both plumped for specials - I had a fantastic apple and berry crumble and my wife went for a fig and almond tart. The only criticism is that the tart wasn't very almondy but the pastry was exceptional. Well done to Brid the pastry chef!
At a fixed price of €55 plus drinks it is not cheap but definitely worth it for an occasion. The service we received was excellent and anyone in the Cavan/Monaghan area who wants fine dining without Michelin star or Dublin city prices should try it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Olde Post Inn, is a Michelin Guide listed restaurant, run by Gearoid Lynch and Tara Lynch. Gearoid is a Euro-toques Chef, who has racked up several awards for his food, as has Tara for excellence in customer service. The Olde Post Inn has been recognised as one of Ireland's Most Romantic Wedding Venues by Georgina Campbell. There are six beautiful upstairs bedrooms in the original "Post Office" part of the building, with open fires downstairs. Gearoid prides himself on providing a fine dining experience for those on a gluten free diet. He is happy to adapt to the individual needs of his patrons. Accommodation is available to dining guests only. ... more less