Ghan House restaurant
Foot of Slieve Foy, Carlingford
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Reviewed 18th March 2012 (visited 18 March 2012 )
I noticed that the last review for Ghan House was posted in 2009, well its about time to bring it up to date, myself and my wife have just left after a lovely evening, we arrived a little early and we had two glasses of sparkling Italian while we looked over the menu in the small welcoming bar. We ordered and were brought up to the dining room which was pure old school but in a great way, each table was laid in crisp linen with a candle little flower arrangement proper full set up of cutlery, this may seem petty but sometimes this attention to detail matters when so many restaurants go for as little as possible on a table. To the food, a little smoked salmon fishcake to tickle the tastebuds followed by my choice scallops with a blackpudding filo cigar it was a great plate of food well presented with great balance of flavours, for my wife an excellent rabbit terrine. I had a wonderful rack of lamb served with a shank pasty and crisp belly which was perfectly cooked. My chocolate delice with cherries was another great plate well presented and did not fail with the taste. We enjoyed a wonderful Puligny Montrachet along with a nice Rioja and a lovely Californian Muscat with the chocolate delice. oh and I forgot to mention the wonderful plate of pasta cooked with a little butter and cheese that was served to my 2.5 year old little girl which she declared was delicious. Ghan House has a great reputation as a location that serves great food, tonight they proved to myself and my wife ( and daughter ) that its a reputation that is well earned, Thank you Paul and staff for a lovely evening.
Reviewed 16th December 2011 (visited 29 November 2011 )
Beautiful place. Amazing staff. Glorious food. Reasonably priced. Cozy. Will definitely return.
Reviewed 29th November 2011 (visited 26 November 2011 )
Like many others I too was excited to be finally trying the food at Ghan, the web site gives the impression of a foodies paradise with references to home made bread and locally sourced food. Unfortunately the food doesn't live up to the marketing. Our meal started with half a small cooked cold potato with some salmon mousse, drab and dated in both taste and presentation. Next came starter of prawns & scallop (note the singular scallop) which was 2 overcooked prawns and 1 scallop on overly cold and tasteless sushi rolls. I ordered the steak, medium rare for main which was chewy and came with a selection of mushrooms that were as old and tough as the steak. To finish i had the lemon tart which was quite good but the accompanying limoncello ice cream wasn't great. This place gives the impression that it may have been impressive in it's day but now it's tired and out dated.
Reviewed 12th July 2011 (visited 16 May 2011 )
The breakfast in Ghan House are amazing especially the home made granola mix. You can order pretty much anything here and it is all very fresh and tasty. Service...well for the most part they are friendly however efficiency isn’t really a priority here it’s kind of like you’re at your aunties and she’s doing you a favour by whipping you up something in the kitchen. I would also say this place is overpriced for the level of professionalism received. If you make a complaint be prepared for them to argue back at you!
Reviewed 16th June 2011 (visited 14 June 2011 )
Had been really looking forward to going here for a while & all I can say is that it was ordinary & very overpriced. The restaurant was quite & lacking any atmosphere, staff didn't even notice when the background CD had ended. The menu was very limited, beef, chicken, lamb or salmon for main, is nothing different there. The starters were a bit better, but again only 4 or 5 choices. We had pasta & risotto starters, the risotto definitely been the better of the 2. The pasta very creamy but bland. Mains were beef & lamb. The amount of lamb would just about have kept a mouse fed & arrived with the barest amount of sauce ever. The beef was good but again very little sauce. When more suace arrived the meals were better. The meats & veg were fine but honestly felt like it was nothing that couldn't be cooked at home. In overall terms it is very expensive, a limited menu & while the food is good there is plenty of others doing better for a lot less. Disapointing, very disapointing
Reviewed 09th June 2011 (visited 6 June 2011 )
finally got to eat here after hearing so many reviews. Place looked lovely from outside. I was disappointed with the inside "glass marks on the tables" salt and pepper mills were 'dirty'. Choice of food on menu was limited. I had beef for main course and my husband had fish, with us both having soup for starter. Food was nice and tasted lovely but nothing out of the ordinary and very pricey for what we got. Service was great and staff very friendly. I cant say I would go back in a hurry.
Reviewed 01st August 2008 (visited 25 July 2008 )
wonderful place to eat. Had dinner here a few weeks back and it was 5* service from start to finish!