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  Christmas at Belleek Castle 

 Christmas Preperations at Belleek Castle 

Christmas is a very special time of year at the Castle and it is at it’s most  magical during the winter months. All the charming rooms throughout are stunning to view and are furnished with period decor creating a wonderful homely & tranquil atmosphere with open log fires keeping the romantic spirit of the Castle alive. Every year our managing director Maya Nikolaeva and her family decorating takes a couple of days in the Castle and looks fantastic when it’s finished. The grandeur and the splendour of the iconic country house, the exquisite food, as well as excellent service and attentive hospitality combines to make your stay or wedding day at Belleek Castle a truly memorable occasion. 

 Christmas Parties at Belleek Castle

Belleek Castle is now taking bookings for Christmas parties and has a variety of different venues available to celebrate with your work colleagues, friends & family. The elegance and splendour of the in the Library Restaurant in the setting of a 19th Century Manor House is the perfect place to experience our elaborate local cuisine. If your looking for somewhere for private parties then there is various venues to choose from. The Tween Deck, fashioned to look like the interior of a Spanish Armada Galleon can hold parties upto 40 people. The atmospheric Lord Arran's Dining Room, the former dining room of the Knox-Gores, can hold parties upto 35 people. The award winning Jack Fenn's Courtyard Cafe can also be rented for private Christmas parties at the Castle.

Head Chef David O' Donnell has designed a variety of Christmas Party Menus which will be prepared with a range of seasonal ingredients and all dishes will have a Christmas theme. Christmas Party Menus come at the following prices:

Christmas Party Menu 1: €39.90 Per Person.

Christmas Party Menu 2: €49.50 Per Person.

Christmas Party Menu 3: €59.50 Per Person.

Belleek Castle is listed in the Michelin Guide & has also received the prestigious 2 Rosettes award from the AA over the last few years. The Castle has also won numerous awards for its food & customer service over the years and recently picked up the award for ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Connaught 2019’ at the Yes Chef Ireland Awards. Jack Fenn's also won the award for 'Cafe of the Year 2019' in Georgina Campbell's Ireland's Guide.

If you would like to book your Christmas Party at Belleek Castle please contact us on 096 22400 or email info@belleekcastle.eu 


Christmas Party Menu: €39.90 Per Person

Amuse Bouche
Golden Fried Ham Croquette,
Spicy Tomato Relish, Cured Ham Crisp, Roasted Garlic Aioli


Roasted Butternut Squash, and Turmeric Soup
Sheep’s Yoghurt, Gubeen Chorizo, Fennel Seed Oil


Slow Roasted Breast of Turkey and Spiced Rubbed Ham
Apricot, Orange and Walnut Stuffing Butter Infused
Potato Fondant, Cranberry – Tarragon Jus
Pan Fried Fillet of Irish Cod
Organic Barley, Tomato, Scallion and Lemon Risotto,
Rope Mussel, Pastis and Chervil Cream


Candied Ginger Treacle Tart
Grand Marnier Foam, Caramelise Orange, Star Anise Syrup
(€40 Monday to Thursday )


Christmas Party Menu: €49.50

Amuse Bouche


Charred Connemara Smokehouse Salmon
Avocado Puree, Cured Hen’s Egg, Pickled Radish and Shallots, Lime Foam
Celeriac, Parmesan and Sage Soup
Toasted Pine Nut Crumble, Sourdough Crisps


Silverhill Duck Confit Terrine
Beetroot Chutney, Lentil Vinaigrette, Garlic Aioli and Belleek Microgreens
Andarl Farm Braised Pork Shoulder
Root Vegetable Puree, Maple Dijon Roasted Parsnips, Winter Greens, Thyme - Port Jus
Pan Fried Fillet of Clare Island Organic Salmon
Broccoli Lemon Puree, Braised Fennel, Tomato Confit, Star Anise Espuma


Candied Ginger Treacle Tart
Grand Marnier Foam, Caramelise Orange, Star Anise Syrup


Christmas Party Menu: €59.50

Amuse Bouche


Turf Smoked Wicklow Venison Loin
Coffee Infused Pear, Watercress, Tapioca Crisp, Pecan Nut Ketchup
Gabriel Faherty’s Goats Cheese
Chestnut Espuma, Panko Croquette, Rehydrated Golden
Raisins, Beetroot and Leek Ash
Seared Kilmore Quay Scallops
Organic Barley and Butternut Squash Risotto, Black
Pudding Crumbs, Lobster- Dill Cream


Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
Hazelnut Crumbs, Thyme and Truffle Oil
Slow Roasted Breast of Turkey and Spiced Rubbed Ham
Apricot, Orange and Walnut Stuffing Butter Infused
Potato Fondant, Cranberry – Tarragon Jus
Pan Fried Fillet of Wild Halibut
Burnt Cauliflower, Buttered Kale, Salsify and Leeks, Rope Mussel and Chervil Veloute
Jarlath Tolan’s Beef Sirloin Steak
Root Vegetable Gratin, Celeriac Puree, Baked Red Onion, Ballyhoura Mushroom – Madeira Jus


Traditional Christmas Pudding
Salt Caramel Ice Cream, Candied Walnuts, Vanilla Custard, Lime Butterscotch Sauce
Chocolate and Date Torte
Passionfruit Banana Puree, White Chocolate Soil, Cocoa Tuille, Raspberry Gel


€59.50
(including Tea/Coffee and Petit Fours)


Christmas and Santa Lunch at Belleek Castle

 Belleek Castle will be hosting a 3 course Christmas Lunch, including a visit by Santa in the Castle Courtyard, for €38 per person and €18 for children at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m on the following dates: 

 

Sunday 2nd December.

Sunday 9th December.

Sunday 16th December. 


This will be a perfect dining event for families, Christmas parties or even for a small gathering of friends on the last Sundays before the Christmas holidays. Christmas Lunch will be cooked by Head Chef David O’Donnell with his talented kitchen team and served by our award winning front of house team who will make sure this is a Christmas Lunch you will not forget! The menu will be prepared with a range of seasonal ingredients and all dishes will have a Christmas theme.

The elegance and splendour of the in the setting of a 19th Century Manor House is the perfect place to experience our elaborate local cuisine. Belleek Castle is listed in the Michelin Guide & has also received the prestigious 2 Rosettes award from the AA over the last few years. The Castle has also won numerous awards for its food & customer service over the years and recently picked up the award for ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Connaught 2019’ at the Yes Chef Ireland Awards.

 Santa will also be visiting Belleek Castle Courtyard before his busy evening on Christmas Eve. All children attending Christmas Lunch will have a chance to visit Santa and will also be given presents by the man himself. Santa will be in Belleek Castle Courtyard from 2pm until 6pm on Sunday 2nd December, Sunday 9th December & Sunday 16th December. 


Christmas and Santa Lunch Menu
1pm & 3pm, Sunday 2nd, 9th & 16th December

€38 per person and €18 for children

 Ballyhaunis Chicken, Potato and Black Pudding Terrine

Pickled Ballyhoura Mushrooms, Tarragon Mayonnaise

Roasted Butternut Squash, and Turmeric Soup
Sheep’s Yoghurt, Gubeen Chorizo, Fennel Seed Oil
Treacle Cured Clare Island Organic Salmon
Compressed Cucumber, Avocado Puree, Burnt Cauliflower Mayonnaise
Knox Gore Andarl Pork Shoulder Pie
Garlic Confit, Lentil Vinaigrette, Beetroot Gel, Cured Ham Crisp


Slow Roasted Breast of Turkey and Spiced Rubbed Ham
Apricot, Orange and Walnut Stuffing Butter Infused
Potato Fondant, Cranberry – Tarragon Jus
Pan Fried Fillet of Irish Cod
Organic Barley, Tomato, Scallion and Lemon Risotto,
Rope Mussel, Pastis and Chervil Cream
Cider Cured Andarl Farm Pork Belly
Savoy Cabbage and Pancetta, Celeriac Mousseline, Fennel Jus
Spelt, Barley and Butternut Squash Risotto
Watercress, Cashel Blue Cheese, Belleek Microgreens


Traditional Christmas Pudding
Salt Caramel Ice Cream, Candied Walnuts, Vanilla Custard, Lime Butterscotch Sauce
Treacle Tart
Yoghurt Foam, Coconut Chia Seeds, Garden Honey Syrup
Upside-down Ginger Pear Cake
Cranberry Compote, Walnut Brittle, Vanilla Ice Cream


The award winning Library Restaurant has won several awards over the last few years including 'Best Fine Dining Restaurant - Connaught 2019 at the Yes Chef Ireland Awards, the ‘Best Restaurant in Connaught’ award at the 2017 Good Eating Guide Awards. We have also won the ‘Best Customer Service in Mayo’ and ‘Best Customer Service in Connaught’ at the 2017 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 and 2016.

If you would like to book a table at the Library Restaurant please contact Belleek Castle on 096 22400 or email info@belleekcastle.eu
 


Vouchers for Belleek can be purchased at any amount for your choosing. These can be enhanced by purchasing one of our lovely scrolls, and will make an ideal present!

 

 

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