Amazing place. Produce from the garden out back, seafood from the bay, skill in the kitchen. There are what- eight or so tables? There is a fixed menu, so you do not have choices. However, you couldn't be in better hands. We had fresh monkfish, salmon, lobster. Lobster! All with just enough light sauces to bring out the natural flavors in the prime ingredients. The pristine nature of it, that's why you are here. A tiny island, only half of it covered with grass, with about 150 permanent residents, and just a handful of bushes that exceed ten feet tall. You are here to take in the sea air, walk the hills and sea cliffs, and visit the J. M. Synge cottage, that looks like he just stepped out a few minutes for a stroll. The suites were spacious to the tune of twenty feet wide, modern, glass across the back with great views of the island, and the building is constructed primarily of the traditional stone drywall typical of the ancient huts that dot the island. Oh- and the wine. A smart list- i.e., not the usual suspects, not run-of-the-mill or boring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inis Meain is one of the Aran Islands, 15 miles off the west coast of Ireland. It is just 3 miles across and supports 160 inhabitants. Ruairi & Marie-Therese de Blacam created Inis Meain Restaurant & Suites to enhance visitor's appreciation of the island by providing a style of accommodation and dining that is complimentary to the location. The suites are simple and understated in styling, with ample space and views. The restaurant serves mainly island-sourced food. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inis Meain Restaurant And Suites
- Inis Meain Restaurant Hotel Inishmann
- Inis Meain Restaurant & Suites Ireland/Aran Islands