We were looking forward to our dinner date at Roundwood House, we had heard and read great reviews, but could it possibly be this good? A simple answer, it was better!
That night we drove up the treelined avenue, climbed the steps, ringing the ancient bell and stepped into a sureal experience, it felt like we had stepped back in time, into an Agatha Christie novel. We had drinks in the Drawing room and then the owners a charming young couple had prepared the Library for our meal. A roaring fire and beautiful surroundings all ours for a few hours.
Then no menu! The owners had discussed our dietary requirments on booking and then created a tailor made menu to suit all of us, including some vegetarians. The food and service were faultless, local ingreedients, wonderful cooking. The night was over too soon and our only regret was that we could not stay, but living locally we will return.
- Also Known As:
- Roundwood House Hotel Mountrath
- Roundwood House Hotel
- Roundwood House Ireland/Mountrath
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roundwood House is a country house hotel in a delightful location at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains, just 1.5 hours from Dublin. The house and outbuildings are over 300 years old and have immense charm and character. Guests come to relax, explore many local sites of interest and for genuine Irish hospitality in a homely atmosphere. Roundwood was listed among the top 50 restaurants in the world in 2002 by London's "Restaurant" magazine. ... more less