Review on Ardmore Restaurant, Beech Hill Country House Hotel
Built in 1729, Beech Hill has retained its elegant rural gentility and now stands immaculately amid 32 acres of manicured lawns, formal gardens and woodland – yet it's only two miles from Derry's historic city walls. Inside, it is full of perfectly proportioned rooms with high ceilings, elaborate cornices and arched Gothic windows.
The renowned Ardmore Restaurant has built up a reputation for sound modern cooking and impeccable service. Locally farmed beef, mountain lamb and daily deliveries of fresh fish form the backbone of the seasonal menus, and there's no doubting the 'Irishness' of the dishes on offer.
There might be a baked terrine of Irish goats' cheese and Bally Brie to start, while loin of Finnebrogue Estate venison might be given the Wellington treatment with spinach and mushroom mousse. Elsewhere, dry-aged fillet of Castlerock beef might be served on a bed of slow-braised shin of beef with Madeira sauce, while pan-fried Atlantic salmon with tomato fondue and shaved fennel. Vegetarians have a full menu to themselves, and the list of desserts often features locally made ice creams.
Ardmore Restaurant, Beech Hill Country House Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 – 2.30pm
Dinner: 5.30 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card