Review on MacNean House

Neven Maguire's unassuming, but delightful guest house-cum-restaurant occupies a pleasant Victorian building in the little town of Blacklion, deep in the gorgeous wilderness not far from Lough MacNean. That said, the man himself is not about to hide his light under a bushel – in fact he's made quite a name as a TV chef and bestselling cookbook author in the Republic.

Visitors to his establishment can look forward to sharp, fine-tuned modern cooking that makes the best possible use of carefully garnered local ingredients. Menus fizz with up-to-the-moment ideas: roast scallop with five-spiced cabbage and crispy noodles, breast and confit leg of Thornhill duckling with creamed Savoy cabbage and ginger jus, and desserts like passion fruit pannacotta with poached strawberries and raspberry ice cream are typical examples of his craft.

Meals are fleshed out with lots of little extras, pre-courses and so on, and the short international wine list is a well-chosen slate with some admirable selections offered by the glass.

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Modern Irish


Neven Maguire and Carmel McGirr

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 & 3.30pm Sun (2 sittings)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Sat (7.00 - 8.00pm Sun)

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at MacNean House

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers


Accomodation is available, (10 rooms)


MacNean House
Main Street
County Cavan

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