The Library Restaurant at Belleek Castle
Local chef Stephen Lenahan leads the Kitchen team; his philosophy is to use classic and imaginative cooking with local, seasonal ingredients from our land, sea and air combining a depth of flavour with the traditions of the castle. The elegance and splendour of the 19th Century Manor House is the perfect place for our elaborate 2AA Rosette cuisine.
The award winning Library Restaurant has won several awards in 2017 including the ‘Best Restaurant in Connaught’ award from the Good Eating Guide Awards. We have also won the ‘Best Customer Service in Mayo’ and ‘Best Customer Service in Connaught’ at the Irish Restaurant Awards or Food Oscars in Dublin. The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) runs these awards every year. In previous years of the competition our team has won several awards in the past, including ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in Mayo’ and ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in Connaught’ for three years in a row between 2014-2016 as well as the award for ‘Best Restaurant Manager’ in 2014. We also won the Georgina Campbell’s, ‘Just Ask!’, Restaurant of the Year Award in 2014.
Belleek Castle has been a member of the prestigious Ireland's Blue Book since 2016. Ireland's Blue Book is a romantic collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for your holiday vacation in Ireland. They are also ideal for a midweek or weekend break and those seeking a romantic getaway.
Our Restaurant is open seven days a week, offering different menus for all tastes and budgets. We cater for all dietary requirements and are happy to look after you on all special occasions.
Take your seat at the hand carved oak tables of the former library of the Earl of Arran.
"Firstly we did the tour, which was wonderful, the tour guide was a very hugely knowledgeable and enigmatic speaker. I have been on many castle / Manor House / grounds tour over the years and was expecting the "same old" - directed at real history buffs and so fairly tedious for the rest of us - but not so! Not only is the actual history of Belleck fascinating in an unusual way, but the way the tour was presented was incredible. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend, wouldn't hesitate to do it again!
We were lucky enough to follow this with the 5 course market menu, and WOW! The food was stunning - beautifully presented, incredible tasting. Every course was divine with unexpected elements (white chocolate with beef, anyone?). They almost had to roll us out the door due to being so full and content!). You must must MUST have the drunken bullock (steak marinated in Jameson whisky and presented in an unorthodox way - no spoiler alerts here!). Needless to say that it is a spectacle!
Thank you Belleck for a wonderful afternoon, we'll surely be back."
Mayos best kept secret, without doubt. Family run, food is amazing. The ambiance is fantastic without any prentious vibe, yet you feel special. So friendly. chef knows his onions... big time!
Shane from YES Chef Magazine 07/06/2017
The Library Restaurant is open 7 days a week with menus to suit all tastes and budgets!
Light afternoon snacks such as salmon platter, cheese plate or soup and sandwiches are available every day from 2:30pm. Prices from €5.00
The Early Evening Menu, a balanced 3-course menu, is available Monday-Sunday between 5:30 and 6:30pm. €34.50 pp
Friday and Saturday after 7pm. Booking advisable. A reduced A La Carte menu available during the week.
A great value gourmet option: This delicious 5 course Menu is carefully constructed and balanced to satisfy, available Sunday to Thursday. €54.50. This choice also features our signature dish " The Drunken Bullock"
For those who really want to treat themselves to a gourmet experience, we are recommending the 8 course Gourmet Menu for €69.50. Available Friday and Saturday from 7pm.
Of course our Vegetarian Menu is available every day, as well as the Children’s Menu.
We cater for all dietary requirements. If you can, please let us know in advance.
Special arrangements can be made for events, parties and smaller weddings.
Contact Belleek Castle to book your table by phone on +353 (0)96 22400 or e-mail email@example.com