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Riverbank Restaurant & Club House Bar

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3 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.
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Riverbank Restaurant & Club House Bar
Dromohair Co Leitrim
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The chef at this attractive restaurant is John Kelly, who spent several years with Neven Maguire of the renowned MacNean Restaurant in Co Cavan - so you can count on careful sourcing of quality local ingredients here
  • Boat Trips
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Formal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Music - Trad
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Riverbank Restaurant & Club House Bar

The Kelly family's attractive two-storey bar and restaurant is a well-established dining destination within the greater Sligo area as well as for local diners.


It's a fine big building, with a traditional bar on the ground floor (where an extensive menu of popular dishes is offered all week) and a spacious fine dining restaurant upstairs. With an appealing choice of materials - open brickwork, warm wooden floors and a feature fireplace in stone - subtle lighting, well spaced white-clothed tables and comfortable chairs, it's a room that sets the scene for a special meal out and the chef, John Kelly, should not disappoint.


John spent some years cooking with Neven Maguire (see entry for MacNean House), so it will come as no surprise that sourcing of quality ingredients is a priority. Credits on the menu include the renowned Thornhill Farm at Blacklion, Co Cavan (duck) and Eden Plants from Rossinver, Co. Leitrim (salads and herbs), while meats from local craft butchers Sherlock Meats of Ballisodare and fresh fish comes from Albatross Seafood at Killybegs, Co Donegal. 


Hospitable staff present menus promptly, along with the offer of a drink, and you can choose between an à la carte with six or seven choices per course, plus one or two vegetarian dishes, and the set menu, which is a selection from these.


The cooking style is a blend of modern and traditional, with some world influences. Starters might include bruschetta or mini pizza with goats cheese and salad, a choice of steaks (a good 12-oz sirloin or a slightly daintier fillet with upbeat traditional trimmings), rack of lamb, Thornhill duckling various ways (starter or main course), and fish dishes with contemporary accompaniments.


Desserts offer the chocolate treats that are de rigeur when dining out, classics like crème brulée, comfort food including seasonal crumbles and good homemade ice creams - brown bread, or a summer berry sorbet perhaps. Everything is attractively presented and portions are generous - giving good value is essential for survival these days, especially in rural areas; it's always been the policy here and, at just €25, Sunday lunch offers especially good value.


The wine list includes plenty of choice at moderate prices (€20-30 range), and several half bottles.


 


 

Seats 70. D Fri-Sun, 6.30-10pm (from 7pm Sun);set D €35, also à la carte. L Sun only 12.30-3; set Sun L €25; house wine €19.50; SC 10% on groups 10+. *Bar food available daily, 12.30-9pm. Children welcome; reservations recommended. Restaurant closed Mon-Thu, 24-26 Dec, Good Fri. Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-03-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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3rd exit for Dromohair from Dublin roundabout in Sligo, follow sign;on the Sligo side of Dromohair village

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