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Breakfast & Coffee Menu

Homemade Fruit Scone (G) with Jam & Cream and Tea/Coffee €3.95

Choice of Chocolate or Lemon & Coconut Muffin (G)  Tea/Coffee €3.95

Toast (G) with Butter & Jam and Tea/Coffee €3.50

Eggs Benedict €7.50
Poached Eggs (E) on Toasted Bap (G) with Hollandaise Sauce & Grilled Bacon

Eggs Florentine €7.50
Poached Eggs (E) on a Toasted Bap (G) with Hollandaise Sauce and Wilted Spinach

Breakfast Bap €7.50
Grilled Bacon, Egg (E) and Sausage on a Floury Bap (G)

Espresso €2.00
A pure extraction from the coffee bean for the most intense flavour

Americano €2.00
A pure shot of espresso added to hot water

Latte €2.80
Espresso blended with Steamed Milk (M)

Cappuccino €2.80
Espresso with equal amounts of Steamed and Frothed Milk (M)

Mocha €2.80
Espresso with real Chocolate and Steamed Milk (M)

Macchiato €2.30
Espresso with a small amount of Foamed Milk (M)

Flavoured Latte/Cappuccino €3.00
As above with flavoured Syrup

Hot Chocolate €3.00
Topped with Marshmallows (M)

Tea  €2.00

Organic Speciality Teas €2.50

Allergens in Brackets M=Milk G=Gluten E=Egg

Breakfast served until 1pm

Lunch & Sandwich Menu

Homemade Soup of the Day   €4.00
Served with Cloverfox Brown Bread (G, M)

Homemade Connemara Seafood Chowder   €6.50
Served with Cloverfox Brown Bread (M, G, F, C)

Selection of Freshly Made Sandwiches (G)  €3.75  Toasted (G)  €4.00
Choose from the following fillings – Ham, Kileen Cheese(M), Corrib Chicken, Tuna(F)  & Salad

Cloverfox Open Sandwiches
All served on Cloverfox Brown Bread (G) with Fresh Salads, (E)

Burren Smokehouse Smoked Salmon, Avocado & Cream Cheese (F) €11.00

Fresh Atlantic Crab Meat (C) €13.00    

Burren Smokehouse Smoked Salmon & Fresh Atlantic Crab Meat(C,F)  €15.00

Killary Prawns with Marie Rose Sauce (C) €13.00  

Burren Smokehouse Smoked Salmon & Killary Prawns (F,C) €15.00

Oven Baked Breast of Chicken  €7.95

Baked Brie with Pear, Walnut & Parmesan Crumble on Crostini €9.95

Tuna & Cheese Wrap  €7.50
Tuna Flakes, Cheese & Onion with Mayonnaise on a warm wrap served with Side Salad (E,F,G)

Cajun Chicken Bap or Wrap  €7.50
Saute Chicken in Blackened Cajun Spices & served on a Floury Bap or in a Wrap (E,G)

Classic Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Ciabatta  €7.50
Grilled Bacon, Crispy Lettuce & Ripe Tomatoes served on Toasted Ciabatta (G,E)

Homemade Chicken Goujons  €7.50
Tender Strips of Chicken, Cajun Panko Crumb, Garlic Mayonnaise or Sweet Chilli Dip (E,G)

Add Fries to any of the above only €3.50

6oz Hrerford Striploin Steak Sandwich €13.50
Panfried Sirloin Steak on Toasted Ciabatta, with Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions
served with Mixed Salad, Homemade Coleslaw & Chips (E,G)

Allergens: M=Milk, E=Egg, F=Fish, C=Crustacean, G=Gluten

Dinner Menu

West Connemara Crab Claws €10.95
Garlic Butter, Lemon, Parsley

Homemade Atlantic Seafood Chowder €6.50
Irish Coley, Sustainable White Fish, Organic Salmon, Leek, Onion, Potato, Parsley  

Baked St Tola Burren Goats Cheese €8.25
Crostini, Homemade Pesto, Organic Renvyle Honey, Crushed Walnuts, Beetroot Puree

Burren Smokehouse Smoked Organic Salmon €9.95
Fresh Leaves, Celeriac Remoulade, Marie Rose Sauce

Homemade Cloverfox Soups €4.50
Freshly made and Gluten Free

Fresh Renvyle Crab Meat €10.95                                                                                                                           
Lemon, Marie Rose

Avocado Pear and King Prawn Cocktail €11.95
Crispy Leaves, Lemon, Marie Rose

Ballinakill Bay Oysters 6 €10.00 12 €18.00
On Edible Local Seaweed, Lemon

12 Oysters Baked with Leek, Bacon and Parmesan €22.00  

Mussels from Killary Harbour Meuniere €11.95
Taken from Killary Harbour this morning                                                                                    

James McGeough`s White Pudding Pate €8.25
Ballymaloe Apple Chutney, Crostini

Very Hot Very Saucy Corrib Chicken Wings
With a Tipperary Cashel Blue Cheese Dip

Homemade Brown Breads Served are Served with all Seafood Starters and Soups

Breads are baked daily and vary between
Galway Hooker Brown Bread
Traditional Soda Brown Bread
Guinness Brown Bread
Seeded Brown Bread
Roundstone Ale Brown Bread

Seafood Specialities

Please see Daily Seafood Specials Boards

Traditional Fish and Chips  € 14.95
Fresh Cod, delivered daily, Crumbed and Fried
Minted Mushy Peas or Coleslaw Salad, French Fries & Gribiche Sauce (G F E)

Fillets of Seabass   €18.95
Panfried Fillets of Seabass served with a Red Pepper Mayonnaise
Fresh Salad and Potatoes (F E D)

Poached Killary Fjord Mussels   €18.95
A Pot of Fresh Mussels in a Creamy White Wine, Garlic and Onion Broth
With Homemade Brown Bread and Homemade Chips (C D G)

Fillet of West Coast Salmon   €17.95
Oven Baked with Hollandaise Sauce
Wilted Spinach and Potatoes (F E D)

Pan Fried Fresh King Scallops   €22.95
Connemara Seaweed Mash, James McGeogh’s White Pudding,
Parsnip Puree, Beurre Blanc Sauce,  (C D)

Fillet of Oven Baked Trout  €16.95
Fillet of Oven Baked Trout with a Lemon & Parsley Butter
Fresh Salad & Potatoes (F D)

Burren Smokehouse Organic Smoked Atlantic Salmon Platter   €18.95
Fresh Leaves, Potato & Coleslaw Salads. Marie Rose Sauce (F E G)

Add Renvyle Crab Meat €5.00 (C)  Add King Prawns €5.00 (C)

The Queen of Platters   €27.95
Smoked Salmon, Crab Meat and King Prawns
Fresh Leaves, Potato and Coleslaw Salads, Marie Rose Sauce
Homemade Brown Bread (F E C G)

Old Favourites

Connemara Mountain Lamb Burger €11.95
Minced Lamb with Onion and a hint of Chilli, Fresh Bap, Salads, Yoghurt Raita
Add Killeen Goats Cheddar (D) €1.50  

Chicken Fillet Burger   €10.95
Grilled Whole Lean Chicken Fillet
Fresh Bap, Coleslaw Salad, French Fries (G E)
Add Killeen Cheddar Cheese (D) €1.00, Cashel Blue Cheese (D) €1.50, Crispy Bacon €1.75

Homemade Beef Burger   €11.95
Only 100% Lean Minced Beef with Ballymaloe Jalepeno Relish
Fresh Bap, Coleslaw Salad, French Fries (G E)
Add Killeen Cheddar Cheese (D) €1.00, Cashel Blue Cheese (D) €1.50, Crispy Bacon €1.75

Roast Half Duckling   €22.95
Oven Baked with a Black Cherry and Orange Sauce
Apple & Hazelnut Stuffing, Braised Red Cabbage and Potatoes (D)

Supreme Of Chicken Kiev   €14.95
Oven Baked with Lashings of Garlic Butter (G D)
Fresh Salad and French Fries

Traditional Connemara Lamb Stew   €14.95
With Connemara Lamb, Parsnips, Onion, Leeks, Celeriac, Carrots, Barley and Potatoes (G CE)

Slow Roasted Connemara Lamb Shank                                                                                                               
on Potatos with Baby Carrot, Roast Garlic, Rosemary Red Wine Jus

Selection of Prime Irish Steaks

10-12oz Sirloin €22.95                    8-9oz Fillet €24.95

10-12oz Ribeye €22.95                   16oz T-Bone €24.95

With Garlic Butter (D) or Pepper Sauce (D)
Mixed Salad or Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions & French Fries

Side Orders

French Fries €3.50   Smashed Potatoes (D) €3.50   Mixed Salad €3.50   Coleslaw Salad €3.50
Portion of Fresh Vegetables €3.50    Basket of Cloverfox Brown Bread (G) €2.00

For Today’s Specials Please See Board

Contains CE=Celeriac C=Crustacean M=Mollusc E=Egg D=Dairy G=Gluten F=Fish


Pear Tarte Tatin
Homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream

Homemade Apple and Blueberry Crumble   €5.95
Vanilla Ice Cream and Cream (G D)

Homemade Lemon  & Lime Cheesecake   €5.95
Lots of Lemon and a little Tart (G D)

Connemara`s Eton Mess   €5.95
Crushed Meringue with Fresh Fruit and Cream (D)

Chocolate Fudge Cake   €5.95
Chocolate Fudge Cake, Chocolate Flakes, Dark Chocolate Sauce (G D)

Homemade Ice Cream €5.95
Please ask for Today’s Flavours (D)

Affogato    €3.95
Espresso shot over a Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream (D)


Tea  €2.00  Organic Speciality Teas  €2.50

Espresso  €2.00   Americano  €2.00  Latte  €2.80
Cappuccino  €2.80   Mocha  €2.80  Macchiato  €2.50


Hot Chocolate  €3.00
Topped with Marshmallows (D)

Chocolate  Willheim  €6.00
Hot Chocolate, a Shot of Baileys and Chantilly Cream (D)

Speciality Coffees €6.00
Irish Coffee (D)  Baileys Coffee (D)   French Coffee (D)

White Wine

Marchesini Pinot Grigio Provincia Di Paula IGT (Italian)
Slight coppery colour with a delicate fruity fragrance.  This is a pleasant, fresh wine with a long and enjoyable finish.  €19.95

River Garden Sauvignon Blanc (South Africian)
This has lively aromas of cut grass, gooseberry and elderberry supported by penetrating and persistent flavours.  €18.95

Tolten by Carmen Chardonnay (Chilean)
Very fresh, with medium body, and elegant ending.  Flavour in mouth is fresh and mineral, with fruit notes, custard apple and pineapple.  Round, deep, with an excellent natural acidity and long persistence.  € 20.95

Joseph Drouhin Macon-Lugny
Joseph Drouhin Mâcon-Lugny has floral and fruity aromas, with hints of white flowers, apple and lemon aromas. The palate is fresh and light, with a very pleasant aftertaste €24.95

Trimbach Reisling
Delicate bouquet, palate balanced between fruit richness and acidity with a fine dry, mineral finish.
Excellent pairing with all Seafoods  €29.95

Red Wine

Marchesini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D.O.C. (Italian)
Intense ruby colour with slight shades of purple.  Pleasant, soft winey fragrance, dry slightly tannic soft pungent flavours.  €19.95

Paula Malbec
Intense purplish red color. Sweet, spicy and intense aromas, with notes of red fruits and herbs (such as Herbes de Provence). In the mouth, this wine is soft, velvety, fresh, and well balanced. €21.95

Cape Promise Pinotage
Pinotage is the most popular red wine from South Africa; nice warm friendly fruit with a berry fruit character and a hint of spice on the finish. Soft and fruity. €19.95

River Garden Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon (South African)
Bright purple/ruby colour.  This wine has seductive aromas of black fruit and spice.  On the palate there are rich flavours of blackcurrent with traces of vanilla.  €18.95

Tolten by Carmen Merlot (Chilean)
Ripe berry fruit aromas with dry fruit, black pepper, plum and menthol notes.  Dark fruit flavours with blackberry and spices.  Good acidity and balance, with sweet tannins and elegant finish.  €20.95

Muriel CVC Rioja 2006 (Spanish)
A red colour wine with delicate brick-red highlights. Its bouquet has a sweet vanilla fragrance accompanied by a hint of fresh fruit.   A smooth tasting, elegantly balanced wine that leaves a delicious aftertaste.  €24.95


Pinot Grigio Rose (Italian)
Made in a fruit forward, fresh style, it has subtle sweetness that is never cloying and an abundance of peach and strawberry flavours.  €21.95

Sparkling Wine

Il Cortigiano Prosecco Vino Spumante A.D.Q. (Italian)
Youthful and fresh Italian sparkling wine with delicate fragrance and flavours. Crisp palate, that is easy and attractive.  €27.95

Craft Beer Menu

Independent Brewery – An Cheathru Rua

Connemara Gold Ale  ABV 4.5%
Inspired by the sunny summer of 2013, this gold ale is a gently refreshing beer, golden coloured, lightly hopped and brewed with a mix of malted wheat and barley

Connemara Red Ale ABV 4.3%
An international red ale, deep and dark in colour.  It has the traditional malty backbone of an Irish red ale and is hopped with a combination from New Zealand and American

Connemara Pale Ale ABV 4.5%
This pale ale is a hoppy, vibrant beer, brimful of taste and flavour, the rye in the malt bill blends with the bitter spiciness of the hops for a refreshing bite, double dryhopped for that extra aroma

Connemara Stout  ABV 4.2%
A rich smooth beer made with milk and vanilla

Galway Hooker Brewery

Galway Hooker Pale Ale ABV 4.5%

Devoid of any preservatives and brewed using only malt, hops, yeast and water, this is bursting with flavour and character.  Fresh and tangy favour with a light, citrus aroma  Galway Hooker Irish Stout

Perfect balance of malt and hop flavours.  A silky smooth dark beer with roasted malt flavours and a rich coffee aroma.

Galway Hooker Dark Lager ABV 4.3%

Amber in colour, this is an extremely well balanced and refreshing lager.  A subtle sweetness and nuttiness on the palate is followed by a clean crisp finish.

Galway Hooker Sixty Knots ABV 6.5%

Brewed in the traditional style of an India Pale Ale, this is an intensely flavoured beer with citrus, cedar and spicy notes, a fruity aroma and a well balanced malted backbone.

West Mayo Brewery

Clifford’s Connacht Champion ABV 4%

A refreshing golden ale with low level biscuit aroma and floral, earthy hops.  A honey sweetness from the malt balances the hop bitterness.

Clew Bay Sunset ABV 4%

Full bodied Irish Red Ale with a toffee caramel flavour.  Malty and sweet on the nose, floral and fruity.  A spicy hop finish mixed with dark summer fruits.

Paddy’s Pilgrims Porter ABV 4.2%

Traditional porter with deep roasted malty flavours and hints of coffee or chocolate on the palate.  Bitterness from Pilgrim hops and an additional je ne sais quoi from the farm’s supply of bog myrtle complete the flavour sensation.

Mescan Brewery – Westport

Westport Blond Beer ABV 5%

Refreshing golden ale with pear and floral notes and restrained hop bitterness to perfectly balance the malt flavours.  Crisp, clean on the palate and flavoursome.

Westporter Stout ABV 5%

Dark Ruby in colour, densely flavoured with sweet and bitter notes complementing coffee and caramel roasted maltiness. Long and balanced finish.

Wesport White ABV 5%

Pale coloured, hazy when yeast re-suspended, with frothy white head.  Crisp, well carbonated, refreshing and thirst-quenching.  Subtly spiced with floral, citrus and yeast notes, and a hint of bitterness at the finish.

Westport Red Tripel 8.5%

Complex, full bodied, warming, malty and fruity with additional nutty and caramel flavours.  A beer to sip and savour.  Tripels are strong, complex beers and are traditionally golden in colour.  This beer is red and the malts used to achieve this add even more complexity to the flavours on the palate.

Westport Extra 9.3%

Strong, dry, well carbonated golden ale, bursting with fruity esters and spicy yeast notes.  Balanced hop bitterness and warming alcohol.