I was thrilled to be invited along to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo to check out their new menu in The Brasserie Restaurant, and I have to say it was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time. It’s a very rare occasion for myself and himself to go out and it was a wonderful, relaxing evening, and the food was just amazing.
The staff were excellent, warm and welcoming, and if you get the chance try to get a window table, which overlooks the Wild Atlantic Way. There’s a great variety of dishes on the menu, something for everyone, and the focus is on local and Irish produce simply prepared and cooked and by their team of talented chefs.
For starters I had the deep fried Boilie Cheese, that came with a gorgeous mixed salad, topped with honey and mustard dressing and crunchy sweet potato crisps, and Andy had the seasonal starter – which was smoked salmon with mixed salad. Both dishes were delicious.
Onto the main course, I deliberated about this one because there were so many delicious sounding dishes. In the end I went for the Slow Cooked Beef Featherblade, it was served with button mushrooms, pearl onions, red wine, champ potato (and a roast potato and carrots.) The beef just melted in my mouth, and it was all absolutely delicious, top marks to the staff who went above and beyond to get me horseradish sauce ( I have a bit of a thing for horseradish).
Andy had fish and chips, this was ale battered fish, served with a mountain of chips, and freshly made tartare sauce. I tried a bit of the fish, and it was gorgeous.
I have to say I was very tempted to have a cocktail, they have an extensive cocktail menu, and the one that really caught my eye was ‘Nuts about Chocolate’, this was hazelnut, chocolate, and coffee liqueur, blended with vanilla ice cream and topped with hazelnuts. It sounded gorgeous, but I have a thing about not going over the top if I’m invited anywhere, so I stuck to water, but when I go back again and if I’m not driving I’ll definitely have one.
I did, however, have a dessert. You know me and cake 🙂 I had a Pecan Pie, it was fabulous, it came with ice cream and a chocolate straw. Andy had Croissant and White Chocolate Butter Pudding, with raspberries and vanilla ice cream.
The whole meal was just perfect, the staff were amazing, they were attentive but not disturbing us every five minutes, the food was cooked quickly and the restaurant was lovely and relaxing. I’d highly recommend a dinner out here. Thanks so much to Sophie for inviting us along, it was a really lovely evening. You can check out the menus here: https://www.radsligo.com/dining/
After our meal we went for a walk in Rosses Point, which is just a short drive from the Radisson, it was a chilly evening but it was still lovely to have a stroll.
Although I was gifted this meal, all opinions are my own, no money was exchanged.