The East Room Restaurant
“An impressive, well compiled menu with good seasonality of ingredients” - AA Inspector
LIMERICK, COUNTY LIMERICK
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The East Room Restaurant is an elegant dining space in the Italianate villa Plassey House in the centre of the campus of University of Limerick. It's high-end dining as befits the entertainment needs of a university, which has the added benefit of being open to the public. Chef Derek Fitzpatrick works closely with local and artisan suppliers to offer the best of what’s in season, some ingredients come from as nearby as the rooftop gardens of building on the campus. Impressive and well-compiled menu with good seasonality of ingredients in use – the breast of duck was accurately cooked to a medium stage, meltingly tender with the leg also used as part of the dish. The chef has a light touch to saucing, with clear flavours always to the fore.
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For many, this county is best known, not for its green fields, history or culture, but for the simple but effective rhyming scheme that shares the same name. The significance of the shared name is not certain, but a popular theory is that there is a folk song about Limerick which has a similar rhyming pattern.
The county itself has its own gentle charm, with rolling countryside from the Golden Vale to the tidal estuary of the River Shannon. It has many interesting places to visit, including historic and prehistoric sites, some appealing market towns such as Castleconnell, Kilfinane, Kilmallock and Newcastle West, and Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages.
The city of Limerick is over a thousand years in the making, and is home to the impressive King John’s Castle. Built at the start of the 13th century it looms over the river and is next door to the restored palace that once housed the Protestant Bishops of Limerick. The city also has a cathedral, St Mary’s, which dates back to a similar period. It was founded in 1168 by Domnall Mór Ua Briain, King of Thurmond.
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