Visits from food critics can be nerve-wracking experiences but Temptations Restaurant at The Mill Times Hotel, Westport, can hold its head high after a surprise visit by Paolo Tullio’s ‘Taste of Ireland’ reviewer. “The food at Temptations at the Mill Times is some of the finest I have ever eaten,” was the impressive conclusion. The Mill Times Hotel is a lively boutique style hotel in the town centre, formerly known as the Westport Inn.
Head Chef Jonathan Keane came in for specific praise and was described as “cooking some sublime food, using very local ingredients and imagination”. The review stated, “Jonathan’s menu and ability in the kitchen were a particular wow. This is a new restaurant, and to be this good so soon is also unusual. I predict that this will develop into one of the finest kitchens in the west of Ireland, and if you are in this part of the country a detour is definitely recommended.” Praise indeed.