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MacNean Restaurant

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Main Street, Blacklion, Ireland
+353 71 985 3022
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MacNean restaurant is located in Blacklion in County Cavan, a drive of about 2 and half hours from Dublin (but not everyone lives in Dublin :-) , so it is a bit of a trek but well worthwhile. Blacklion is a two men and a dog type of town. Not much happening here, boarded up pubs and shops. But MacNean's... More 

Thank IrelandMarty
Dundalk, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended MacNean house as a birthday treat for my wife having got a last minute cancellation and we were hugely impressed with the food and the service.It was an experience in fine dining rather than "going out for dinner".I particularly enjoyed the quail, and the beef was the best I have ever had.My wife is vegetarian and her menu... More 

1 Thank brencolgan
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Best meal anywhere and that includes Michelin star restaurants from London to Edinburgh. A nine course tasting menu well priced and not nibbles on a plate. You must try this.

Thank Robert H
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Perfect in every respect. Thanks to all the staff for creating such a special memory for us. Food was beyond excellent, setting was beautiful and refined and the staff were delightful.

Thank Peelsd
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Food and service was amazing. A great welcome. The rooms are small but very comfortable. The meal was incredible. If you are a fussy eater (suspect some previous reviewers are) then the meal may not be for you as the chefs here put a massive amount of effort into a limited choice menu. It is a dining experience rather than... More 

Thank Len R
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We had been looking forward to our meal here for 1.5 years and reserved the New Years Eve dinner. The service provided is first class - cannot fault a thing. Unfortunately, however, we were very disappointed with our meal. It was also a shame that Neven Maguire was not there for NYE given the hotel and resto closed up the... More 

1 Thank killanigia
Mullingar, Ireland
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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I visited MacNeans last Saturday evening. It is a very relaxing location and the décor etc. are beautiful. We had booked the 6pm sitting with overnight accommodation. I had eaten here before but didn't realise that they now only have the signature tasting menu available. There is no a la carte menu. If you have fussy eaters in your party,... More 

3 Thank VodkaHelen
Dungannon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We as a group of 8 dined in Mc Nean house last night. It was he most amazing experience from the moment we entered the restaurant. The staff were the friendliest, most attentive I have ever met & all experts on all elements of food and wine, nothing was any trouble. The music in the lovely room after the meal... More 

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Carrickmacross, Ireland
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Booked here over 18 months ago. Had an experience that was out of this world. Possibly the friendliest welcome I ever got anywhere. We were staying overnight. Staff were amazing. We had booked the early 6pm sitting. This was a really good idea as I think that had we gone for the later sitting , then breakfast next morning would... More 

Thank Dave P
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Dined in early Oct,a big birthday & it was so so good.Great taste & variety.Full but not a beached whale at the end just nice, after meal chat & music in lounge area, as another review said its a good idea to keep a copy of menu to know the tastes but everyone was perfect. Also the young servers were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Blacklion, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Blacklion
  • Phone Number: +353 71 985 3022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?