The Peacock Restaurant @ Finnstown Country House
Newcastle Road, West Co. Dublin, LucanWest Co Dublin
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Reviewed 11th March 2017 (visited 9 March 2017 )
Fantastic service and food. The manager was very attentive and even noticed some of our party we're celebrating their birthday. He put a candle in our desert and gave us a free glass of Prosecco. Would highly recommend the Peacock.
Reviewed 29th September 2016 (visited 27 September 2016 )
overall a wonderful experience
Reviewed 23rd February 2016 (visited 19 February 2016 )
Food is going down hill a bit soup was cold and the Duck at no taste to it. Not sure what has happened in the last few weeks
Reviewed 29th July 2015 (visited 24 July 2015 )
This is for food in the bar . Staff service has improved ten fold. Food in the bar is always great especially the duck. Might try the restaurant again if the service has improved in there . ????
Reviewed 29th November 2013 (visited 23 November 2013 )
The food was delicious. I would highly recommend the prawns they were fabulous. It was a very subdued atmosphere and the service was a bit lacking at times and then brilliant at other times. I would recommend.
Reviewed 30th May 2013 (visited 29 May 2013 )
Went last night to celebrate a 30 & 31st birthday what a Disaster. As we sat at the table the waiter ask is it a special occasion by did they make it occasion NEVER to forget. Starters spring rolls burnt. One main course arrived out as sirloin with sauce instead of fillet steak with no sauce my daughter eventually got her meal just as we finished ours. My 3 1/2 Grandson was stilling waiting on his burger and chips which was brought out after my daughter got her replacement steak. There was seven of us have been a customer here for the last twenty years but will NEVER be back. Thanks for making my two daughters 30th and 31 st a birthday they will never forget.
Reviewed 08th May 2012 (visited 28 April 2012 )
Dined here as we were staying in the hotel and a 3 course meal was offered as part of our package. In saying that 35euro is not bad value for a 3 course meal anyway. For starter I had deep fried brie. It was tasty and the berry compote complimented it nicely. My boyfriend had the prawn and crab which was served with smoked salmon on the top and he said it was delicious. For mains I had a duo of salmon and hake. As I am allergic to prawns I was allowed to choose another sauce in place of the prawn bisque. The waitress was very young and said that I could any of the sauces which accompanied other dishes e.g. creamy peppercorn sauce which generally accompanies steak. Obviously this would have been far too over powering for fish so I settled on a creamy garlic sauce. My boyfriend opted for the steak which he really enjoyed and we were both served vegetables on the side, carrots, brocolli, cauliflower and baby boiled potatoes. For dessert I had the lemon tart which was really good and my boyfriend the Tiramisu. Overall we really enjoyed our night and would look forward to eating here again if we were ever staying the hotel. A really nice touch was the lady playing piano while we ate. Lovely background music!
Reviewed 12th February 2012 (visited 9 February 2012 )
Used a MenuPages gift voucher received for Christmas for a meal in this restaurant. It’s a lovely setting in which to enjoy a meal. There’s a large open fire and quaint décor, ensuring that the dining room oozes with character. There are lots of old portraits and interesting photographs on the walls, along with a huge mirror over the mantle piece which reflects the lighting in the room, adding to the ambience. Couldn’t fault this meal in any way, from beginning to end the presentation, service and quality of food was top class. We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious meal in relaxing surroundings. Would definitely recommend The Peacock to prospective diners.
Reviewed 11th February 2012 (visited 9 February 2012 )
Was brought to The Peacock for a special treat. The dining room is homely and welcoming with a roaring open fire. The restaurant was busy and filled with the buzz of chat from diners. Service is very good and the two waiters who looked after us on that evening were both friendly and efficient. The meal was absolutely delicious, food cooked to perfection and plenty of it too. We were each served with a dish of freshly cooked vegetables from which we could help ourselves. I had Kilmore Key Crab/Prawn salad to start, Silverhill duck for mains and a mouthwatering pannacotta dessert. It was topped off with two coffees and a bottle of wine. A 4-course meal was €35 per person, which is very good value for a hotel meal. It’s definitely on the list for a revisit.
Reviewed 02nd January 2012 (visited 10 December 2011 )
I agree with the other reviewers unfortunately...... There was a cold feeling from some of the restaurant staff (there was one older man who was great fun and helpful he was the exception rather than the rule). Lovely cosy restaurant and bar, but the food was not warm when served. Nice place to spend a Sunday.
Reviewed 01st December 2011 (visited 30 November 2011 )
We visited Finnstown last night using a Menupages deal and were very impressed. I had been there before many years ago and it is just as nice as I remember it. The house the dining room and the bar are beautiful. The food was excellent. The prawn starter, in particular, was delicious, as was everything else. The service was efficient but I thought it lacked a little in friendliness. We had a drink in the bar both before and after the meal and found it to be a really nice comfortable place to relax in. We had a very enjoyable evening and we definitely will be returning.
Reviewed 22nd October 2011 (visited 1 October 2011 )
We have been here several times over the last couple of years, normally for family occassions. The food is very good and the menu offers a good and varied selection. The service is good but not fantastic. Some of the staff are not very knowledgeable or helpful. Finnstown house is a lovely old house and the dining room is old style and together with the excellent piano player creates a very relaxing, romantic athmosphere. The set menu is good value. It's definitely one of the best places to eat in Lucan and would recommend it.
Reviewed 06th February 2011 (visited 4 February 2011 )
Ate here on Friday night. I had chorizo risotto and beef medallions, while my boyfriend had confit duck leg and lamb. The risotto was a little heavy but the duck was delicious, as were both main courses. The service however was a little off. At one point our waitress knocked over my glass of wine. I didn't think this was that big a deal, after all accidents happen and she was extremely apologetic. However, I thought it was strange that she did not offer me a new glass of wine, instead just emptying the remains of the bottle on our table into a fresh glass. Dessert service was also a bit off. We ordered two desserts, an Irish coffee and a regular coffee. The Irish coffee arrived almost immediately, long before the desserts. My coffee on the other hand did not arrive until long after both desserts and the irish coffee were gone! Despite this we enjoyed the meal overall. The food was generally good, the value was ok, and the staff were extremely friendly, if a little stingy with the wine.
Reviewed 02nd February 2011 (visited 29 January 2011 )
This is my first time to comment on a restaurant or hotel ( so bear with me ) but we felt we had to after our visit to the restaurant in Finnstown House Hotel. My husband and I had not made a booking as we initially went to try the bar food but after looking at the restaurant menu we decided to enquire. A lovely lady met us in the restaurant and happily prepared a table for us, I think this lady may have worked in a top hotel before ( very courteous ) . Firstly the menu is varied and very affordable something really for everyone, I am not a drinker but there was no problem with my husband getting a drink from the bar. The starter and main course where surprisingly nice and we had tea & coffee to follow, there was quite a buzz in the restaurant and the staff kept us entertained and well looked after. We would highly recommend a visit and will plan to come again.
Reviewed 13th January 2011 (visited 31 December 2010 )
Myself and the girlfriend decided to say the night in Finnstown House and availed of the new years eve offer which included a meal in the restaurant. We were seated at 8 o’clock and we were finished by 8.30. As soon as we ordered starters the food was in front of us within 2 minutes. The starter I had of braised venison was awful with pastry that was a few days past its best. The pate herself has was lovely I have to say. The mains were horrible. They were obviously sitting under the heater in the kitchen before being served to us. Again these were presented to us around 3 minutes after ordering. Desserts were good but we got them 45 seconds (I timed it) after ordering. The whole experience was rushed, it felt the waiters just went in to the kitchen and took from ready made meals left on the counter. I will never be going back. Horrible experience