Longueville House Presidents Restaurant
Killarney Road, Mallow
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Reviewed 20th November 2017 (visited 17 November 2017 )
If you are traveling in the Mallow, Co Cork, area and would like to feel how a rich country gentleman of some hundred years ago used to live, you can't do better than to drop into Longueville House for a light lunch. You will sit in a gracious Georgian drawing room, with plasterwork, portraits, decorations, and a marvelous real live open log fire, and will be able to choose from a reasonably priced and attractive menu in the elegant surroundings. We were served by a charming French waiter, who attended us with that flair and panache that only the French seem capable of. There was one problem, but we are prepared to believe that it was only a hiccup. A beautiful looking smoked salmon salad, tender, succulent, and home-smoked, was spoiled by being fiercely salty. We ate it, but it took a bit of an effort. Our Frenchman made up for it with a genuine apology and the offer of a free desert (which we took, and it was delicious). We shall certainly revisit Longueville House should we ever find ourselves in the area again.
Reviewed 27th September 2013 (visited 18 August 2013 )
While Springfort Hall has a charming ambiance of an old country manor and the staff are very courteous, my overall impression on this particular Sunday afternoon was that they were extended to the limit with long waiting periods between lunch courses. The goat cheese starter and Springfort chicken main course were well prepared, cooked and presented but there was nothing exceptional about them. Equally the chardonnay from Languedoc was pleasant but forgetable. I wouldn't go out of my way to return there. I'm sure if I was a resident at mid-week I would find dinner in the restaurant relaxing with pleasant food and good service but Sunday afternoon is a no no for me.