Review on Castle Murray House Hotel
The ruins of Castle Murray are clearly visible from Martin and Marguerite Howley's imposing cliftop hotel overlooking the waters of McSwyne's Bay. Fresh lobsters (straight from the bay) are kept in a seawater tank, and the kitchen draws heavily on all sorts of local seafood for its French-inspired menu.
Sligo oysters, grilled fillets of John Dory with roasted peppers and bouillabaisse foam or black sole with garlic viennoise and morels all feature, alongside the house special - prawns and monkfish in garlic butter. Alternatively, you might be drawn to rack of Donegal lamb with lavender and thyme jus, or roast duck breast on celeriac purée with port jus before a sweet-toothed delight such as dark chocolate and mint nougat or strawberry jelly with cinnamon crème fraîche.
Light lunches are now served in the bar from Monday to Saturday. The extensive wine list has a strong contingent from France and plenty of desirable Champagnes.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 1.30 - 3.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat (6.30 - 8.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card