Always have trouble picking what to order at a restaurant?
The best thing about tasting menus (usually consisting of 6 to 8 courses) is that you aren’t limited to one or two dishes, enjoying multiple small courses specially chosen by the Head Chef.
Find all of the tasting menus Ireland's Blue Book has to offer below...
From €65 per person
Rightfully considered a staple in Dublin’s food scene, L’Ecrivain’s head chef Derry Clarke and wife Sallyanne have been entertaining food lovers since 1989. With both a lunch and dinner tasting menu available, you can indulge in their Michelin-star dining at any time.
From €135 pp
Located beside the five-star Merrion Hotel, the two Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaudt is world-renowned. Guests are seated overlooking the Merrion's impeccable gardens, with a tasting menu that combines contemporary Irish cuisine with the restaurant’s classical French roots.
From €110 pp
For truly special dining, choose Chapter One’s famous Chefs Table experience. Visitors are seated at a luxurious glazed volcanic rock table, with a full view of the machine that is the Chapter One kitchen. Guests experience true culinary theatre, tied with a tasting menu inspired by Ireland's landscape, seasons and new Irish artisans.
From €70 pp
The famous Seafood Bar and Restaurant in Aherne’s in Youghal specialises in the freshest locally caught seafood of the region. Their tasting menu is a tactical mix of imaginative and traditional dishes created by owner and head chef, David Fitzgibbon.
From €95 pp
The internationally themed tasting menu consists of dishes made using local ingredients, including many from their very own kitchen garden, herb garden and farm. The atmosphere within the Lady Helen Restaurant complements the fantastic views out over the pastures to the River Nore.
From €75 pp
Compiled to combine a host of glorious ingredients, this menu entices the mind, excites the eye and tantalises the taste buds to new extremes. Local suppliers and the best available ingredients are used to create a compilation of dishes to delight the palate.
From €75 pp
Executive Chef Philip Brazil has cleverly combined age-old Castle Leslie recipes with new creativity and flair. Enjoy your meal with the addition of their extensive gin menu, showcasing over 100 types from around the world.
From €69 pp
Guests are seated in the opulent Victorian and Elizabethan rooms that have now become the Barton Rooms. The menu that specialises in delivering Irish Country House dining with a French influence.
From €69.50 pp
The unique splendour of the Library Restaurant in the setting of a 19th Century Manor House is the perfect place to experience Belleek Castle’s elaborate cuisine. Their philosophy is to use classic and imaginative cooking with local, seasonal ingredients combining a depth of flavour with the traditions of the castle.
From €80 pp
With Kevin Dundon at its helm, the Harvest Room Restaurant is renowned for featuring home and locally-produced ingredients. The tasting menu always reflects the flavours of the seasons, from Wexford strawberries in Summer to venison in Winter.
From €45 pp
Ghan House took home three awards from this year’s Irish Hotel awards – including Gourmet Getaway of the Year. Utilising local seafood and their own herb and vegetable gardens, their affordable tasting menu is not one to miss.
From €55 pp
The Moy House tasting menu changes daily, utilising the finest seafood caught daily by local fishermen and the highest quality meats, poultry and game sourced from Moy Farm and local butchers. Head chef Matthew Strefford works in unison with gardeners Claire and Sarah to plan fresh, daily menus according to what the garden has to offer.
From €95 pp
Dining at Park Hotel Kenmare is a delight for all your senses. The restaurant has a view of beautiful Kenmare Bay, and their menu changes entirely on a daily basis. It aims to reflect the richness of the area and is brought to life by the talented kitchen team and head chef James Coffey.