Off the beaten track, our little part of the world is a haven from the cut and thrust of busy life. A long-time destination for golfers – Ardglass Golf Club boasts the oldest clubhouse in the world – more and more people are discovering the attractions of our picturesque Irish Sea coast that offers ample opportunities for awesome walks and bracing sea swims.
The Mournes are on our doorstep. Or if you prefer to stay largely on the flat, follow the Lecale or St. Patrick’s Way. Oh, we haven’t mentioned our most famous resident, have we? If you’re interested in Irish history, the story of St. Patrick starts here…
Our next-door neighbours, Aldo’s has been family-run for more than 50 years. This local favourite serves classic dishes with a light Italian accent. We recommend the lasagne which is always on the menu, and any one of Mrs. Vinaccia’s homemade desserts. Trust us – we’re experts in that department!
Small. Cute. Quirky. This Mediterranean restaurant with a Turkish-twist is very casual. You can takeaway or take a seat inside or out to enjoy pizza, pasta or pide – a delicious Turkish savoury bread. You can also make an evening of it and BYO!
Dine at the world’s oldest club house and enjoy fresh, modern flavours. The gastro-pub style menu is, of course, designed for golfers, so goes from lunchtime favourites to something a little more sophisticated in the evening. If you can, grab a table overlooking the Irish Sea, from where your catch of the day has most likely been netted!
A wee country pub with a grand restaurant, Curran’s is a popular watering hole for those fresh from a long coastal walk. It’s also well known for tasty seafood options, excellent steaks and great wines. We recommend the Curran’s famous Mini Seafood Platter – which isn’t so mini. Or if you’re looking for something different, try Biju’s authentic Indian Chicken Curry. Go for the food and stay for the lively entertainment.
The team at the Cuan use fresh, local produce to create a world of flavour. Seasonal yet sophisticated menus are the order of the day. You’ll find it in the picturesque village square just yards from the Lough. Take a seat outside on a sunny day to enjoy fresh seafood. The menu also features delicious vegetarian and vegan options and if you’ve gluten-free, you’ll be well taken care of.
Distinctly out-of-the-ordinary and perfect for a special occasion, the Artisan Cookhouse is a contemporary village bistro that can compete with anything the big city can offer. The food is fresh and delightful, the staff friendly and accommodating and, while the menu changes frequently, it never disappoints. If you’re really in luck, the Dundrum Crab Claws might be available. Fingers crossed!