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“Good local produce”
Review of Blackberry Cafe

Blackberry Cafe
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Leenane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had lunch here last week, delicious brown bread with local salmon, and some fishcakes which had lots of fish in them. The waitress was inclined to stand back at times and stare into space, not a good look! I am pretty sure this is the same place I visited for dinner one Sunday some time on th 1990's and when I asked the waiter (who I suspect was also the owner) what type of potatoes he had on offer, he answered 'Italian', As it was September when the best of Irish Potatoes are available I was appalled.

I am delighted to see the restaurant now uses local produce.

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Thank TonaghAnn
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Quiet and definitely off the beaten path. The menu is not expansive, but it is good food. If you are going to Leenane for haute cuisine, you need your head examined anyway.

Thank omal2006
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Came across the Blackberry Cafe while travelling around the west coast and enjoyed a great lunch. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was warm and friendly. Happy to highly recommend this restaurant to others.

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Thank Carl M
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stopped here for a late lunch after driving around the countryside and we were glad we did. Leenane definitely needs a little upmarket offering and this is the kind of place that you always hope to find.
A very welcoming, friendly and pleasant place; on entering we were offered any table, water in a jug was brought straight away and an apology in advance by way of their card machine not working, (we had cash but this was an upfront way of putting you at ease and to avoid embarrassment when it came to paying the bill .. have been in places before where this little nugget of information wasn't passed on until the bill had been placed on the table so major brownie points here!).
Lunch menu was decent, lots to choose from and catered for everyone. Fish is sourced locally so you would be mad not to; the mussels were fab and the other parties were also very happy with their choices.
There is a wine list (but we didn't) and an evening menu for later. If it is anything like the lunch menu then you are in for a treat.
Desserts looked fab (not all of us) and decent espresso and coffees had all round; very reasonable and will be back when we drive though again.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We got a recommendation from a friend in Dublin. We ate there two nights in a row. Service friendly and efficient, atmosphere relaxed with Food from goats cheese to dessert menu excellent. 5 star. We has mussels , goats cheese for starters. Scallops, calamari, stew and cod, out of this world. Great selection of wines. We will certainly call again.

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Thank Donoher
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