Dining at Sligo country house restaurants
There is a great passion for good food in Co Sligo. The Sligo Food Trail, of which we are a member, is a recent initiative garnering rave reviews across Ireland and abroad.
Breakfast & DinnerRecent recipients of Georgina Campbell's Best Breakfast in a Country House Award, we believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We make our own granola, and are often asked for the recipe. We make our own Irish soda bread too. There is home-made rhubarb compote from our walled garden, creamy Greek style Irish yoghurt plus the usual cereals. Or perhaps you would prefer to go straight to the main course - the Full Irish. Thick rashers with just a little crispiness around the edge, gluten free sausages, black and white pudding (if you are man enough) and sweet tomatoes topped off with free-range eggs with an amazing bright orange yoke. Freshly brewed tea and French press coffee set you up for the day too.
After breakfast we like to make sure that you have a plan for the day, if you want one, and are always pleased to offer advice on touring and activities in the region.
We also offer dinner to Monday – Saturday 7.30pm. Gather in the Morning Room for drinks, find out what is on the menu and
select your wine.
Guests dine together at a large mahogany dining table looking out on green pasture, the Knights Templar castle and the lake. Surrounded by family portraits, all of whom could tell some great stories, you will enjoy the company of friends you only just met. Good food, great wine and sparkling conversation round up the evening very nicely.
Non residents are very welcome however reservations are essential.
The dinner menu varies each evening using locally sourced ingredients. Perhaps fish or crab from Killybegs, mussels and oysters from the Sligo coast. Lamb, if not our own, and beef are sourced from Burns in Grange Co Sligo. Fresh vegetables miraculously appear at the gates to Charles' walled garden - all very seasonal and beautifully fresh with exceptional taste and texture. Dinner is definitely part of the experience at Temple House and not to be missed.
Special OccasionsWe are also pleased to cater for special occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, hens, group house tours are always welcome. Lunch or dinner will depend on numbers, the occasion and availability. Please ask.
Sourcing fresh ingredients from our farm, garden and local suppliers gives us enormous pleasure. Seeing our guests enjoy and savour our kitchen’s creations gives us even greater pleasure.
“Loved the combination of history, comfort, and delicious food. Breakfast was good but dinner was superb: an interesting seafood crumble, tender beef and a fantastic roulade.”