Lough Erne Resort

“Traditionally rooted cooking on the lough” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ENNISKILLEN, COUNTY FERMANAGH

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Piling on the style with Thai spa treatments, up-to-the-minute golf facilities and restorative views of the Fermanagh Lakelands, Lough Erne is one of the joys of northwest Ireland. Among the dining options, the pick is The Catalina restaurant, named after the seaplanes that were once stationed on the lough. There are views over the 18th hole, but for those with their minds on dining, the charming service approach lends a mood of relaxed civility. Noel McMeel maintains his highly burnished style of locally supplied, traditionally rooted cooking, opening perhaps with a salad of Kilkeel crab, with a Ballycastle scallop, shaved pickled fennel and fresh orange salad with blood orange gel. 'Sperrin Venison' is the signature dish here – dry aged venison loin with crispy shoulder and pickled shallots, quince and apple butter, braised leek and celeriac. Incomparable technique makes a white chocolate parfait with violet meringue, raspberry gel and croquant tuile a real delight.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Lough Erne Resort
Belleek Road, ENNISKILLEN, BT93 7ED

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 72
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 1
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 36
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 13
  • Cuisine style: Modern, Traditional
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover County Fermanagh

Running right through the middle of County Fermanagh are the two parts of Lough Erne, the Upper and the Lower. The Lough’s shape has been likened to a leaping dolphin scattering a shower of broken water drops behind it.

At about 50 miles long, but only around 5 miles wide, Lough Erne is very shallow. The surrounding soil has resisted agriculture and remained a mixture of moorland, forest and marsh. The monastery established by St Molaise in the 6th century stands on Devenish Island, in the Lower part of the Lough. Here you’ll find a tall round tower, built by monks around 1120, the ruins of the beautiful little 15th-century abbey church and a fine high cross.

The largest town in Fermanagh is Enniskillen, set on an island in the middle of Lough Erne. The long main street is lined with shops, and features the historic Buttermarket, filled with local crafts, many of which you can see being made. Some of the many attractions in town include the castle with its regimental and county museums. There’s also Cole’s Monument in Forthill Park with a splendid view over the town.

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