Phone +44 (0)2841 753222
Type of Cuisine Modern European
Chef Raymond McArdle
Number of Covers 60
Price Range £££££
Lunch 12.30 – 2.30pm
Dinner 5.30 – 9.30pm Mon-Sat (8.30pm Sun)
Currently the 'hot ticket' in Warrenpoint, this venture is from seasoned Irish restaurateurs Raymond and Andrea McArdle. It's situated in the seafront boutique Balmoral Hotel in Warrenpoint (often dubbed the 'Gateway to the Mourne Mountains'). Raymond decided he wanted to become a Chef from a young age and set out a plan to work for the best this country could produce. Spending Comis Chef learning with Paul Rankin he then moved on to work with Michael Deane for seven years progressing through the ranks to become Head Chef at Deane's Belfast. Raymond had a vital role not only running a successful restaurant but in helping gain a Michelin Star and three AA Rosettes at this time. Raymond has now returned home to his roots as Head Chef and Restaurant Director of Restaurant 23 at Balmoral, Warrenpoint.
The racy line-up of starters might include baked tandoori chicken wings with mint natural yoghurt while mains could range invitingly from grilled spiced chicken kebabs with Asian noodles, curry oil & soy dressing to crisp local cod with lemon & pepper crumb, rooster potato wedges & peas à la Française. To finish there are clever desserts such as a trio of Valrhona chocolate mousse, ice cream & opera gateau or passion fruit cheesecake with raspberry sorbet & passion fruit curd.
Also featured in: Michelin Guide.
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We were out for a Sunday drive and headed to the Mournes and continued on the costal roué to Warrenpoint we spotted Bistro 23 as we passed by and recognised it from the Great British Menu series which we had watched and supporting Raymond all the way, So after a walk ... Show More
Visited 07 April 2013