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Grove House

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1 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Grove House
Colla Road, Schull Co Cork
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Tel: +353 28 28067

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Overlooking Schull Harbour, this beautifully restored period house offers quality, relaxed surroundings and great food just a few minutes walk from the main street.
  • Boat Trips
  • Cookery Classes
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Playroom
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - all non-food areas
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in bedroom
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • European Classic
  • Scandanavian
  • Al Fresco
  • Attractive Views
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Sunday Dining

Grove House

Overlooking Schull Harbour, this beautifully restored period house offers quality, relaxed surroundings and great food just a few minutes walk from the main street.


Run by Katarina Runske and her son Nico Runske, who continues the food philosophy established by his late grandmother Catherine Noren, it is a warm and friendly place to visit - and, with "music gigs, art exhibitions and events" an essential part of life at Grove House, there is always something of interest going on here.


The approach is perhaps less than immaculate, but landscaping will mature around the new conservatory extension to the dining room - and, once inside, housekeeping is exemplary. There is plenty of parking, and a terrace set up attractively with garden furniture and parasol; overlooking the harbour and all the activity on the pier, it is a pleasant spot to relax with a glass of wine or lunch.


It is a pleasing building, with period features retained in well-proportioned reception rooms, and Katarina also teaches piano so there is music in the house, with a grand piano in the green room.


A lovely dining room is set up stylishly with simple contemporary linen and cutlery - the restaurant has earned a following for its unique ingredients-led cooking with a distinctive Swedish flavour, and is regarded as the best place to dine in the area.


About seven choices are offered on each course at dinner, and there are nightly seafood specials. The dishes offered are driven by the freshest produce available on the day, but the house signature dish - herrings three ways - is likely to be among the starters, and main courses may include other firm favourites like local duck in plum & red wine sauce, and Swedish meatballs.


Puddings are a highlight, also local cheeses - and excellent home-made breads may include an unusual light rye style brown, and a white yeast loaf.


Katarina is ‘wine mad’ and her informative list is extensive for a small place - you can sense the enjoyment she has had in making the selection, which includes real some treats, and wine service is also helpful.


 

Restaurant Seats 40; L 12.30-3.30pm (phone call advised to check on this), D 6.30-10.30pm, 3 course D €25; 2-course roast Sun L 1-5pm, €17; house wine €17.50, closed D Sun except bank hol weekends - Open weekends only off season, but can be opened on request. Accommodation (unapproved) is also available all year (B&B €40 per person). Free broadband wifi. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 22-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On right beyond Church of Ireland Colla Road, 4 mins walk from village.

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