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The Courthouse Restaurant

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The Courthouse Restaurant
Main Street, Kinlough Co Leitrim
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Consistently excellent cooking, extensive menus and helpful, professional service all encourage frequent return visits - and booking is strongly advised at this understandably popular restaurant.
  • Boat Trips
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Italian
  • Mediterrannean
  • Seafood
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Courthouse Restaurant

One of the region's most popular and highly-regarded restaurants is to be found in the old courthouse of the attractive village of Kinlough, where owner-chef Piero Melis offers consistently good contemporary cooking in the Mediterranean style, with some local influences.


With an open fire in the main room, which makes it especially appealing on chilly days, this little restaurant is a welcoming place and full of charm.


Piero's philosophy is to keep it simple and allow his carefully sourced local foods to take centre stage, but - with dishes such as a starter of Home made lobster parcel with mascarpone basil sun dried tomato sauce, and main of Pan fried Quail with champ wild mushroom & balsamic reduction both typical of the choices on his extensive and very appealing menus - this simplicity is skilfully achieved.


Specialities include Thornhill duck from Co Cavan - perhaps a peppered Thornhill duck breast with spinach & wild mushroom sauce - and ever-popular steak which is matured on the bone for 10 days and then allowed to mature for further 14 days after boning.


And, in typically Italian fashion, you can be sure of ending your meal on a high with really delicious desserts such as a properly wobbly panncotta, with summer berries perhaps, and – especially – a superb house tiramisu.


Consistently excellent cooking, wide ranging menus and helpful, professional service all encourage frequent return visits - and booking is strongly advised at this understandably popular restaurant.

Seats 40 (private room 12). D Wed-Mon, 6.30-9.30, L on Sun only 12.30-2.30; set Sun L €24; early bird D €25.50, 6-7pm; set 2/3 course D, about €28/38; also á la carte. House wines from €18; SC 10% on parties of 6+. Free broadband wifi. Closed - Tue, 2 weeks after Feb 14, Christmas. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-03-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Directions

Off main Donegal-Sligo road (N15), 5 km towards Sligo from Bundoran. Take turning directly opposite Tullaghan House.

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