Review on Aghadoe Hieights Hotel, The Lake Room
Aghadoe Heights aims to blend 'the warmth of a country home with the style and luxury of a contemporary, five-star hotel'. The distinctive low-rise building dates from the 1960s, although the interior has been kept bang up-to-date and much attention now focuses on the hotel's impressive spa/wellness centre.
Dining takes place in the cleverly designed Lake Room (formerly Frederick's), an open-plan area on the upper floor of the building. Illuminated timber-framed panels divide up the space, and an intriguing glass-walled wine 'cellar' holds centre stage. During the summer, diners are serenaded by the hotel's resident pianist.
The kitchen deals in fashionable, contemporary cuisine bolstered by more robust, earthy dishes. Scallop ravioli with ginger and lemongrass sauce could be followed by confit of belly pork and milk-fed veal with peach sauce or you might prefer rabbit with black pudding and foie gras ahead of herb-crusted cod with braised fennel, vanilla and thyme hollandaise.
Menus are peppered with extra courses - curried pumpkin sorbet, pear, truffle and radish salad, for example - while desserts are uncomplicated ideas such as rhubarb compote with Kirsch sabayon. On Sunday there's an extensive buffet/brunch. Light meals, snacks are afternoon teas are available in the Heights Bar & Lounge.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express