The Courthouse Restaurant & Accommodation

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Restaurant with Rooms

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The Courthouse Restaurant & Accommodation
Main Street, Kinlough Co Leitrim
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Tel: +353 71 984 2391

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Consistently excellent Mediterranean cooking and helpful, professional service all encourage frequent return visits to Piero Melis's deservedly popular restaurant with rooms
  • 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 & Accommodation

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 or crab 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, a superb house tiramisu, or a seasonal dessert plate.


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.


Accommodation


There are four charming bedrooms available for B&B above the restaurant. All are en-suite with TV, tea & coffee facilities, and free WiFi. A lovely base for a fishing break, or to explore this beautiful area.

Restaurant Seats 40 (private room 12). D Wed-Sat, 6.30-9.30, Sun 4-8.30). Sun early D menu 4-7. Early D €27.50, 6-7pm; also à la carte. House wines from €22.50; SC 10% on parties of 6+. Rooms 4. B&B €40pps, single €40, family room €90. 2BB1D €100 pps. Free broadband wifi. Restaurant closed Mon-Tue, 2 weeks after Feb 14, Christmas. B&B Fri& Sat only off season (Nov-Feb). MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 28-06-2016
Author: Georgina Campbell

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

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