Snaffles Restaurant (Castle Leslie Estate)
Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough
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Reviewed 28th April 2014 (visited 18 April 2014 )
We dined in Snaffles as part of package for the Castle. Excellent food, excellent staff, but looked pricey. Also we expected to eat in the Castle and whereas Snaffles is nice and modern we would have preferred the settings in the Castle
Reviewed 12th June 2013 (visited 1 June 2013 )
I ate in Snaffles as part of a package staying in the Castle. The price of the set menu would have been eye watering otherwise. It is comparable to Michelin star prices, and in my view the food wasn't of that standard. I'm a vegetarian, so perhaps the meaty options were better. I had a cold avocado soup with yogurt, which was delicious, but at the bottom of the bowl was a sundried tomato pesto which I thought overpowered all the lovely flavour of the avocado. For mains, I had what in effect was a lasagne of courgette and cauliflower, with a tomato pasta. This was delicious, but again was accompanied by a pesto (basil this time), which I thought was too much for the delicate flavours elsewhere and flooded the dish. Staff were very attentive and friendly and made the experience enjoyable. So in summary, I felt it was nearly but not quite there...
Reviewed 29th October 2012 (visited 29 September 2012 )
We went here as part of an overnight deal, and didn't really know what to expect. We had the set menu, which had a wide selection to choose from. I had crab in pancake rolls to start, with Creme Fraiche. The flavours were very clean, and it was well executed. I followed this with fillet steak in a red wine sauce, which was again well executed. The kitchen is open, so you can see the chefs work and it was clear they knew what they were doing. My wife had the saddle back pork, which she loved. She followed this with the raspberry gratin, which was a little odd but it worked very well. I had the choux pastry with chestnut filling, which was also well done if not exactly to my taste. The whole meal was very relaxed, and the quality was exceptional.
Reviewed 05th April 2012 (visited 2 April 2012 )
my husband and i were staying here for the night so had booked dinner,,the food was delicious well presented .we had a mushroom soup apptizer then i had salmon starter,my husband had the rabbit terrine,both lovely ..then a coconut sorbet followed by our mains ,chicken and lamb ,we shared a lemon tart for dessert and then tea and coffee..its 55 euro per person but its lovely food and the staff are lovely..looking forward to returning.,breakfast the next morning was equally as good with good choices
Reviewed 04th March 2012 (visited 3 March 2012 )
Myself and my girlfriend really enjoyed our break in this little gem that is Castle Leslie. We stayed for a romantic weekend and ate at Snaffles on Sat night. The food was amazing - compliments to the chef! i had the remoulade for starters, followed by pear sorbet, baked chicken breast for main, crepe suzette with vanilla ice cream for dessert and rounded it off with a nice cup of coffee - all this totalled EUR55 - special dinner menu! Thouroughly enjoyed all of them. Food very well presented and healthy portions! My girlfriend only had a main (baked chicken breast) as she wasnt particularly hungry. She thought it was delicious also. Service was excellent. However the only thing that slightly spoiled our evening was the fact that we were both charged the dinner menu of EUR55 apiece - even though my girlfriend only had the main!!! I did point this out to the waiter and he acknowledged & apologised for his mistake and amended the bill accordingly. We would highly recommend this restaurant and hope to return :)