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“Absolutely Beautiful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ice House Restaurant

Ice House Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 43 Restaurants in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $65
Cuisines: Irish, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Our funky furnishings, eclectic styling and stunning architectural design at the Ice House combine to make you feel like you're in the heart of the city. One look at the unrivalled view from all our rooms and you'll immediately know you're not. With great service, fantastic food, fine wines, clever cocktails and Ireland's best boutique hotel spa guaranteed to soothe, the Ice House is unlike any other hotels in Mayo. Discover the best of both worlds here in Ballina and make the Ice House your escape to the extraordinary. Breakfast you'll want to get out of bed for, lunch to linger over and dinner that's sure to delight...Let our restaurant menus whet your appetite and here at the Ice House, let us take care of everything else. There's simply no better restaurant in Ballina.
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
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“Absolutely Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2011

Dined here during our staying in January and have to say that the food was delicious.
I have eaten in many restaurants over the years but having eaten here on 2 occassions have to stay that it is one of my favourites. Everything on the menu was cooked to perfection.

The restaurant offers two menus, the first is priced at about €45 for 3 courses and the second is the a la carte. As dinner was included in our stay we were able to choose from both menus.

Both menus are unusual and included some of the following for starters - goats cheese pudding, thai fish cakes, crab and avacodo (delicious) blue cheese salad, quail breast to name but a few.

Main courses included, rabbit, pigeon, salmon, pork belly, steak and the most perfectly cooked chicken with almond crust.

Desserts were also delicious. I tried the pistachio slice with apple sorbet. The sorbet was just as it should be with lovely flavour and completely smooth and free of ice crystals.

the restaurant was completely booked on saturday night which is always a good sign.

I also believe that if a restaurant pays attention to the little, some-times overlooked details such as providing an interesting bread selection generally everything else to follow will be of a good standard as is the case with the Pier restaurant. A must visit restaurant for anyone in the vacinity of Ballina.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2009

Ate in the Ice House on Sunday night. It was great. Seafood menu was superb. If you are in Ballina you need to check this place out ... outstanding. And the beautiful setting is an added extra.

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Galway, Ireland
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“Excellent food but overpriced wine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2009

We had a birthday party at the Ice House and were very well looked after. The food was superb, the service was very good however watch out for the extras. The wine was disgracefully overpriced.

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ireland
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“great asset for ballina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2008

We didn't have the pleasure of staying but if the quality of the food in their restaurant is anything to go by it would be a real treat. We ate on Friday and were blown away by the quality. Expensive by Ballina standards but well worth it. The staff were friendly without being over familiar. Well worth a visit but I suspect booking in advance will be a neccesity.

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