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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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Stratford, Connecticut
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was our second trip to MacNean House Restaurant and we were so excited to return. The food was wonderful, as it was the first time, although it seemed to have moved one tiny bit along what I call the "dots and smoke" spectrum (all those tiny dots and swishes of interesting purees and flavor punches scattered around your plate... More 

3 Thank notallwhowanderarelo
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2014

It is expensive for sure but it really is worth it.the experience alone is unique... you get so many different pre courses and tasters. we got the 5 course meal but ended up getting 10 courses and it really was beautiful. very tasty food and the staff were very informative and helpful. you really get what you pay for here... More 

1 Thank pcbunter
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

I feel compelled to write this. My wife and I stayed for one night mid week and got a room at the very top of the house. This was an experience we will both cherish. Service is on a different level we genuinely felt that we were guests in Nevins house.. I have stayed in the cliff house in Waterford... More 

Thank Lar_Cooney
Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I had a very special evening in this restaurant. We enjoyed the Tasting menu with the selected wines. This was an experience! Unfortunately, we had to take the late sitting. If I had a choice I would make sure to get the earlier sitting - that way, you will enjoy the amazing breakfast more fully!!! One minor... More 

Thank Mary L
Houston, Texas
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2014

My family celebrated my mum's 70th birthday here last weekend. We were a large group for lunch, including two children and a baby. The staff could not have been more welcoming or more accommodating in their wish to cater for every need. A menu for the children was arranged efficiently and they even brought the girls into the kitchen to... More 

1 Thank Qatargirl
Co. Donegal
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Just back from McNean House this morning 26/4/2014. Well to say the stay was exceptional is an understatement. From the moment we walked through the door until our departure this morning nothing was too much for Nevin and his staff. McNean House is beautiful very tastefully done and it is so warm and inviting you don’t want to leave. When... More 

Thank Daisy J
2 reviews
Reviewed April 25, 2014

My friend and I went to MacNean House last week for a meal for a fantastic 9 course meal from Chef Neven Maguire. We had a wonderful time. First, the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. When you arrive, you first spend some time in the bar section of the building where complementary snacks are offered and lovely staff introduce you to... More 

Thank CNo88
Galway, Ireland
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife and I both agreed that this was the best meal we ever had. We ate from the prestiege menu and every single dish we had was totally amazing. As every dish was at such a high level, it's impossible to pick out a highlight. It really is food heaven. It's not just the food that is top class... More 

Thank phiggs97
Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had the dinner rather than longer menu - I think 6 plates in all. All small but with dense complex tastes - and yet tasted fresh - really wonderful food.And after 6 plates even I had had plenty. Cheffy yes - and far far from home cooking ( my house anyway!) Great service, friendly staff, lovely room. Expensive but... More 

Thank emerpaschal
Belfast, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The 5 month wait was certainly worth it! The food presented to us by wonderful knowledgeable staff was superb! We had the 9 course menu and every single item was delicious. Although expensive and thought this would be a one-off, now feel must return!

Thank georgina18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Irish, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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?