Situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Cong, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the ideal destination for those seeking a cosy hideaway retreat which is still close to the heart of everything the region has to offer. Only 40 minutes' drive from Galway and neighbouring Westport and Connemara, the hotel is superbly located for an adventure of exploration or an opportunity to simply sit back, relax, and completely unwind.
The warm, welcoming, surroundings of the Quay Bar and Brasserie at The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty meal and a drink or two, while spending time with family and friends. With stunning views of Lough Corrib as the backdrop, diners can choose from a carefully selected menu created by head chef Jonathan Keane including Guinness slow cooked Castlemine short rib of beef, Galway goat’s cheese spring rolls, Burren smoked salmon, Achill Island oysters, and a selection of decadent desserts.
The array of Quay Bar Bites available on the menu is a selection of artisan tasting-size dishes with a focus on the local farms, land, and sea. As suggested by the broad selection of Irish ingredients, Jonathan Keane combines his passion for local food with his ingenious imagination to create traditional Irish dishes with a modern twist served in a cosy, casual, atmosphere.
From reds to rosés and whites to bubbles, the Quay Bar and Brasserie offers a wide range of wines from some of the best vineyards of South Africa, France, Spain, and Germany. As well as the impressive list of fine wines, there is also an eclectic selection of gins on offer served with Thomas Henry Tonic.
To make your time at the Quay Bar and Brasserie a little bit more special, why not try one of the signature cocktails by award-winning mixologist Johnny Burke, while swapping stories in front of a warm open fire — the perfect end to a meal at The Lodge at Ashford Castle.
The informal setting and cosy surroundings are sure to make you feel at home at the Quay Bar and Brasserie. The menu showcases the imaginative cuisine of Jonathan Keane with the treasured traditional qualities of hearty Irish cooking. Whether you are looking for a light lunch, a delicious dinner, or a refreshing drink, the Quay Bar and Brasserie has something for everyone.
The Quay Bar and Brasserie menu is available daily from 12 noon to 9.30pm. Tea, coffee, and scones are also available from 10am to 12 noon.
For more information see www.thelodgeac.com/food-and-drink/quay-bar-and-brasserie