Busterbernie's review of the function on 7th December was based on a "Three Tenors" event. The organiser of the event (Siobhan Tattan) brought her own chef and the food was a total disaster. The food was not much better than the BBQ at Mamma Paula's show in summer when her singing was poor and the feedback was so bad that a lot of people left early.
The Three Tenors were not great either as there was only one of them you could call a decent singer. Everybody I spoke to thought that 40 euros for this event was a complete rip-off.
Do give the restaurant a second chance. My partner and I have eaten twice at the Hostal Rural's main restaurant and we had excellent food - the lamb in honey was fantastic. Manuela does a great job as restaurant manageress and nothing is too much trouble. We have eaten to at the pool bar with friends and once again the food was good, nice chicken with home-made chips. Not gourmey food, but good for what we paid. Very friendly service.