La Fougere @ Knockranny House Hotel restaurant
Castlebar Road, Westport
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Reviewed 29th May 2012 (visited 28 April 2012 )
We enjoyed a special meal at this fine establishment, one of the best in a while. Starters of rabbit and eel were presented wonderfully and tasted great. Mains of duck and steak were exceptional, could not fault either for any reason. Dessert of pie had the real home-made taste to it. The recommended wines went very well with the dishes. The cheese-board finished the meal perfectly. The atmosphere was relaxed, the staff attentive and as part of an overnight package, the meal was great value for money. I hope to return in the future.
Reviewed 07th December 2011 (visited 1 December 2011 )
We had the most amazing anniversary dinner in La Fougere last Thursday evening. We ate from both the table d'hote and a la carte menus. The venison and turbot in particular were absolutely delicious and the signature chocolate plate was mind blowing. We'll worth a visit if you are in the Westport area. It is quite obvious why Seamus Commons was recognised as the Best Chef in Connaught.
Reviewed 14th February 2011 (visited 31 January 2011 )
Stayed in Knockranny House on a 3 night mid week deal, a 30th Birthday present from himself. La Fougere is a wonderful restaurant with top class service and top class food. I took the opportunity to try some fish I have never had before like scallops and sea bream. At first glance of the menu the table D'Hote looke pricey at €54 euro a head, especially as if you wish to order off the a la carte instead you have to pay a supplement (7.50 for starters and desserts, 9.50 for mains) as the prices on the a la carte average around 16 euro for starters but as the previous reviewer said, if you are on a package deal it works out quite reasonable. There is not a massive amount of food on the plate but what you do get is excellent and you are not feeling too full, or hungry either! Great detail paid to the presenation on the plate.I would love to return again some time.
Reviewed 08th February 2011 (visited 16 January 2011 )
La Fougere restaurant is in my opinion, sensational. It's beautifully situated overlooking Westport with a wonderful view of Croagh Patrick. It's located in Knockranny House Hotel where we stayed for 5 nights in mid January. And the food - Oh the food!!. We ate there on 4 of the 5 nights and did not have a single disappointment. On different nights we had turbot, monkfish, sole, duck and lamb and every dish was perfectly cooked and presented. I don't know who the chef is in this restaurant but he/she clearly knows their job. Service was also excellent. In terms of value, the table d'hote is €54 which you might think is a little expensive but it is a fine dining experience. We had actually availed of a hotel special offer which cost €225 for 5 nights B&B and included 4 evening meals. Now if you work out that the 4 dinners cost €216 it meant that we got 5 nights B&B for €9. And the breakfasts were superb. I think you would have had to go back to the 19th century to equal prices like that. Overall a very very pleasant experience.
Reviewed 04th February 2011 (visited 22 January 2011 )
La Fougere boasts great views of Westport which is one of the most picturesque towns in Ireland. I may be bias as I am local. We have eaten here several times, the last time for a tasting evening which was 9 courses and very good. So we decided to go back for a special occasion, but we were dissappointed. I get the feeling La Fougere is aspiring to very high standards but not quite getting there. I have eaten in several michelin star restaurants and they have a long way to go with the food but not with there prices. It is €54.00 for the dinner menu, the amuse bouche was nice, my starter was also nice but I would be looking for the wow factor at those prices not just "nice". My main course was very dissappointing and my husband felt the same his steak was over cooked and therefore dry. We are guilty of not complaining on the night, this is the down side of being local. Plus I was starving and did eat most of my meal. The total bill was about €190.00 a bit pricy in my view and I don't mind paying for food if I think it was worth it.