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“A little taste of Heaven”
Review of Watermill Lodge

Watermill Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Lisnaskea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $41
Cuisines: French, Irish
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2011

This has to be one of the best kept secrets in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. A restaurant, a fishing destination, a wedding venue and most of all stunning views across Lough Erne.

French chef Pascal Brissaud and his team created this unique setting sitting meters away from the shores of Lough Erne. The food is outstanding, the service (French staff ofcourse) is pretty good although language barrier can be a problem sometimes, although forgivable. The views from any table are simply stunning and we ate ther at sunset. Unbelivable to say the very least.

My wife had a warm lobster salad to start which was served with potato salad and espuma, with a blood orange dressing while I had Seared king scallops with a sweet potato puree and duck wrapped streaky bacon. Both delightful but I fell in love with the scallop dish, excusite. Mains I went for the fillet steat rosinni style and the fois gras was seared to perfection. My wife went for slow cooked duck breast with a wild muchroom and spinich lasagne and a cherry jus. We shared a chocolate fondant with ginger jelly and ice cream. A wonderful meal. The wine list is extensive to say the least, although we didnt stretch to some of the more expensive bottles we found a very nice white and a full bodied red for under £20 each. After our meal we sat on the terrece and enjoyed a good Illy coffee and a secone bottle of red.

We stayed over in one of the rooms, priced at £79 per room. Such value with our patio doors opening onto an other terece overlooking the lake shore. Romantic...

3  Thank Shane_Nicci
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Visited last weekend for a family celebration. Given a beautiful table overlooking Lough Erne. Outdoor tables in the water garden looked tempting but it was a very windy day. Service was perfect, many of the staff were from overseas but they were superb and it added to the strong illusion that we were on holidays in a fabulous French restaraunt overlooking a beautiful lake.
The food was incredible, both adult and children's menus were well ballanced and imaginative. It was Sunday lunch so the usual roast beef and chicken were in evidence but the food was beautifully cooked and tastefully presented. The salads,herbs and edible flowers were grown in their vegetable garden which we visited after lunch.
Access is easy from Enniskillen, they have a helipad and moorings to approach by air or water.Next time I would like to come on a cabin cruiser, if I had a chance.

Excellent value for money £19.95 for three course Sunday lunch and under £10 for 3 course children's menu. Lovely wine list with many good choices under£20 (and a few expensive bottles to keep the wine-buffs interested!)
Pascal the chef chatted to us, lovely French man and a great host/chef.He has big plans for expanding the number of bedrooms and expanding the leisure facilities with an emphasis on his passion for angling.
Highlight of the meal for us was the complimentary mango and passionfruit sorbet with an unusual secret ingredient- the whole family are still raving about it!!

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2  Thank helliedoc
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

We went with 4 friends and all enjoyed our dinner. There are nice touches such as complimentary nibbles and sorbet and everything was beautifully presented. There are beautiful views over Lough Erne, especially at sunset, and a pretty water garden if it is warm enough to sit outside.

While a little out of the way that is part of the charm, and a taxi to Enniskillen is approx £20.

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Thank Rachaelmai
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

Ate here for the first time recently. Lovely lakeside location and building. I fear our lunch suffered from the restaurant being extremely busy with the main courses being lukewarm and small in size. Dessert similarly didn't take long to eat and was nothing special. I'd go again at a less busy time but my first visit was very underwheming.

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Thank Highstandardsplease
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Reviewed March 17, 2011

We'd heard good things about this place, but due to our awful winter never really got around to paying a visit, even though its only 14 miles away.

I believe it hadn't been open too long, but its reputation seemed to be growing on a weekly basis. Fermanagh as an underpopulated, rural county could never hope to be home to a big number of high end restaurants, but thankfully things are looking good on this front at the moment.

Our next door neighbours suggested an evening out at the Watermill, as they had been recently and raved about it...."You must go!"...they insisted. Sure enough that evening quickly came around, taking advantage of the great value early bird offer from 5-7pm we arrived at 6.30pm, after turning off the road from Lisnaskea to Derrylin, down a long windy little side road the car headlights lit up this lakeside vision in front of us....even from the outside it looked divine, thatched roof and an accommodation section off to the side nearest the lake.

From start to finish we were just blown away. The ambiance, the attention to detail the great service ( by very young staff in the main) was second to none.......as for the food.......read on..........


Firstly a little complimentary platter of a few tasty mouthfuls were serviced...lovely touch.

Starters ordered - smoked salmon and goats cheese..........simply perfect.

Sorbet palate cleanser served in between.

Mains - steaks for the guys, and chicken and the fish for our partners....all of a very high standard, served with Dauphinoise potatoes and vegetables.

Finally desserts....duo of creme brulee, chocolate brownies.....just superb.

To round off with some coffees, again served with petit fours........delightful.

To be blessed with such a wonderful restaurant just a few miles away is heavenly. We intend to go back at least twice over the coming weeks.

Who would have thought it..........Food heaven on earth.......and in Fermanagh!

www.watermillrestaurant.org

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2  Thank Imjustatourist2
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