Our wedding anniversary was in June, we were 30 years married which I think is quite achievement. As everything we closed due to Covid we didn’t get to celebrate, well we had fish and chips in the car but it wasn’t the same.
So yesterday we went out for dinner. I honestly can’t remember the last time just the two of us went out for a meal, and it was so lovely. We went to Cawley’s Guesthouse in Tubbercurry, I’d had afternoon tea there before and it was something else.
First things first, we felt very safe. Our contact details were taken when we went in and we even had our temperatures taken. The menus are on a QR code, or laminated for people without phones and the specials were on chalk boards. There is an extensive menu, with something for everyone. Teresa is so accommodating and has vegetarian and vegan menus on request.
So now onto the food. We were given an amuse bouche of vegetable soup to begin with, along with brown bread and Guinness bread straight out of the oven.
We shared garlic mushrooms as starter and they were gorgeous. Andy had steak for his main course, which came on a ‘sizzle plate’, which means it’s still cooking as it arrives to table, it came with chips, fried mushrooms and onions and either peppercorn sauce or garlic butter. It was topped with onion rings (and I had some of those – delicious!)
I had goats cheese and spinach pasta, which I loved but I couldn’t finish it, mainly because I was saving room for my dessert 😉
If I wasn’t driving I’d have had the mudslide cocktail, which was Baileys, Tia Maria, chocolate and cream. Teresa even offered to make me a non alcoholic one but I went for the chocolate and salted caramel tart – I’m hungry now typing this!
Andy had the Baileys cheesecake, which he loved. We were thrilled when the desserts came out with Happy Anniversary written on them, it was such a lovely touch.
We had a really wonderful evening, the food was fabulous and the service was excellent, to feel so safe during strange times was the icing on the cake. Well done to all at Cawley’s.