Review on Balloo House
Balloo House is a sumptuous, ultra-relaxing country house set in lush grounds away from the hubbub of the city. Once a coaching inn, the charming stone-walled building now functions as a smart venue with an atmospheric first-floor dining room warmed by an open fire.
Locally sourced produce shows up strongly on the regularly changing dinner menus, which might include seared Strangford scallops with linguine, saffron cream and confit of cherry tomatoes, peppered rump of Finnebrogue venison with a colcannon cake and Bushmills whiskey sauce or fillet of Irish beef with horseradish potato gratin, roast shallots and green beans. Desserts run to warm chocolate fondant with raspberry sorbet, and the wine list is a very respectable slate with well-chosen bottles from the Old and New Worlds.
Casual food is also available every day (12.00 – 9.00pm) in the rustic ground-floor bar/bistro, which is fitted out with old flagstones and a traditional range: expect well-crafted pub grub, dry-aged locally reared steaks, burgers and the like.
Balloo House is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.00 – 9.00pm Tue-Thu (9.30pm Fri-Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card