Easter is a time to come together as a family. In Ireland and Irish culture it’s also a time for renewal, for celebrating and feasting (after the end of 40 days of fasting.) If you are looking for some places to dine out, or even have a relaxed, fun eating experience for Easter, we have just the list for you.
Eating out on Easter does makes sense after all. While it is lovely to cook a meal for your family, chances are that you may be out for Easter Sunday. Either on an Easter hunt or a treasure trail to keep the children happy and delighted or taking a day break in the Emerald Isle. That is why, we have listed out some venues where you could grab a bite and get a fill of the festivities. (If you want to dine at home, there’s also information on collecting a special Easter menu to take home with you.)
Easter Sunday Lunch Special – The Clubhouse At Luttrellstown Castle Resort
Do check out the Easter special lunch here. Their menu features a sumptuous three-course meal served in the luxurious surroundings of The Clubhouse at Luttrellstown Castle Resort and is served between 1pm – 4pm.
You can sit back and enjoy the stunning views out over their championship golf course as their team expertly tend to your every need. With a wide range of leading, local Irish cuisine on offer, savour a two or three-course lunch that sets the standard for culinary excellence.
Their Easter two-course lunch is €37.00 per person and the three-course lunch is €42.00 per person and there is a tasty Children’s menu which your little ones will enjoy too.
Enjoy Easter Sunday traditional lunch at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
You can be at the Castle Ballroom, Lough Eske Castle for their traditional family lunch on Easter Sunday. Showcasing an array of the Wild Atlantic Way’s finest products, they will be serving a delicious lunch menu with their appetiser buffet, grand carvery and plated dessert desserts from the kitchen with tea or coffee. Feel free to check out their menu, (we quite liked the selection of Irish hams and terrines but you tell us what you fancy the most).
The Easter Weekend at Fire, Dublin
During the Easter weekend, the Fire Restaurant and Lounge will be open for Easter Lunch and Easter Dinner, as well as good Friday and Monday Bank Holiday. You can head there for a true connoisseur experience, indulge in award-winning food, delicious drinks and their very own FIRE 1864 Irish Craft Lager beer.
Find timings, opening hours and other details here.
Dine at home with Osprey Hotel’s Easter Lunch, Naas
Osprey Hotel has an order and collect service which includes starters, main course and dessert. Their menu is quite tempting with a roast shoulder of lamb, coconut tart, and more on offer.
Do check it out here.
Easter Sunday Lunch in Galway at The Clayton
This Easter Sunday, head chef, Gareth McGrath and his experienced team have put together a tantalising gourmet lunch menu featuring the very best of locally sourced produce. Devised specifically with the family in mind, the menu, which is available for only €29.95 per adult and €13.50 per child, offers a lavish choice with something for all taste buds. There is also a full children’s menu available for the little ones.
Find all the details here.
Easter Sunday Buffet at Cork’s Vienna Woods Hotel
How about trying out the Easter Sunday Buffet at Vienna Woods Hotel’s ballroom this Sunday? It’s available from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm and costs €37 per person.
Of course, it’s essential to have a booking and you can find a link here.
Carvery and more at Maltings Restaurant, Middleton Park Hotel, Cork
You can also go to Maltings Restaurant for a delicious three course Easter Lunch.
Easter Sunday Lunch at Midleton Park Hotel is priced at €39.95 per adult and €10.95 per child.
To reserve your table you can contact their events team on 021 4632 112 or email [email protected]. They also have a carvery in Park 89 Bar and Bistro Sunday. That is available on a walk-in basis on Easter Sunday. However please note that it will be on a first come first serve basis and available from 12pm-15.30pm.
Find out more here.
These were some of our findings, but as always let us know what you end up doing for Easter Sunday. Is your heart set on going out or ordering in? Or do you plan to cook something from scratch – as an ode to your mums and traditional Irish cuisine?