Castle Restaurant in Connemara

The Owenmore Restaurant

There are few restaurants in Ireland that enjoy an aspect as breath-taking as the Owenmore at Ballynahinch Castle. Overlooking the magnificently appointed terraces above the majestic salmon river the Owenmore Restaurant offers a relaxed elegance that reflects the subtle understated sophistication of the Kitchen. Our team of chefs extract the very best in flavour and texture from the abundance of wonderful produce the region has to offer. Cooking with a sophisticated and light touch without over complicating their dishes the team present the very best in Irish food. 

A visit to the Owenmore restaurant is a treat for all the senses. Following a considered and elegant refurbishment guests can feast their eyes on the beautiful collection of art that adorns the walls, complementing the artistry of the kitchen works. While savouring the delights of the kitchen you can take in the works of Gerard Dillon, Louis le Brocquy, Jack Yeats , Mary Swanzy, Walter Frederick Osborne, William John Leech and Leo Whelan. A thoughtful and subtle collection that sits comfortably in this most beautiful of restaurants.

COVID-19 Non-Resident Bookings
We appreciate that so much has changed in recent months due to COVID-19 and we are following all the necessary guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests and team. At this time, The Owenmore Restaurant will be assessing non-resident dining bookings on a case by case basis. Please contact the team directly on info@ballynahinch-castle.com or by calling (095 31006) if you would like to dine with us. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are few restaurants in Connemara that enjoy an aspect as breath-taking as the Owenmore Restaurant in Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. The breath-taking tree line and meandering river are visible from every window. Guests with a window seat can be mesmerised watching the river flow by or see the excitement of a fisherman landing a salmon as they enjoy their fine dining meal. A thoughtful and subtle art collection that sits comfortably in this most beautiful of restaurants. In the Owenmore Restaurant, guests can feast their eyes on the beautiful collection of art that adorns the walls. The Owenmore Restaurant décor offers a relaxed elegance that reflects the subtle understated sophistication of the kitchen.
Set in a 700-acre estate of woodlands and river, few Connemara restaurants have a view quite like the Owenmore Restaurant at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. The Owenmore river runs along the side of the restaurant and terrace offers stunning views downstream. The restaurant design makes the most of this stunning scenery with beautifully appointed large windows making the most of these gorgeous river and forest views. Guests with a window seat can watch the river as it flows by and during summer month watch the fishermen casting off from one of the fishing beat below.
The hotel restaurant in Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is called the Owenmore Restaurant. This sophisticated and elegant restaurant overlooks the terrace and has stunning river views. The restaurant has a well-designed fine dining menu. It is comprised of sophisticated dishes, all created with the light touch of our Executive Chef and his team. The dining experience is enhanced by the elegant dining room where guests can enjoy a professional, yet relaxed service throughout their meal.
Yes, The Owenmore Restaurant are more than happy to cater for your dietary requirements whether you ask for gluten free, vegan, or any other alteration.
The Owenmore Restaurant are in a beautiful location right by the Atlantic Ocean, and we have access to the freshest seafood ingredients. We curate locally inspire seafood dishes at our restaurant using only the best ingredients.
One of the most popular dishes in the Fisherman's Pub is our Connemara seafood chowder. Served with homemade freshly baked bread and packed full of the freshest fish, it is a favourite our locals and visitors alike. Executive Chef Alan McArdle and his team use only the finest and freshest ingredients to present the finest Irish Food in both the Owenmore Restaurant and the Fisherman's Pub in Ballynahinch Castle.
Within the Owenmore Restaurant, guest experience is our top priority. The subtle understated sophistication of the kitchen is reflected in the fine dining menu in the Owenmore Restaurant. Executive Chef Alan McArdle and our kitchen team cook with a sophisticated and light touch without over complicating their dishes. With the utmost attention to detail and perfect execution, the team provide a top-notch experience and present the very best in Irish food.
The Owenmore restaurant at Ballynahinch Castle offers an exclusive taste of pure Irish delicacies including for those with dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or gluten free. Our chefs do their very best to keep the menu simple, but absolutely breathtaking at the same time. For a luxury taste of Ireland in one of Connemaras finest restaurants, Book a table or read more about the restaurant on our website.