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MacNean Restaurant

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Main Street, Blacklion, Ireland
+353 71 985 3022
Sun 12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service was amazing. A great welcome. The rooms are small but very comfortable. The meal was incredible. If you are a fussy eater (suspect some previous reviewers are) then the meal may not be for you as the chefs here put a massive amount of effort into a limited choice menu. It is a dining experience rather than... More 

Thank Len R
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been looking forward to our meal here for 1.5 years and reserved the New Years Eve dinner. The service provided is first class - cannot fault a thing. Unfortunately, however, we were very disappointed with our meal. It was also a shame that Neven Maguire was not there for NYE given the hotel and resto closed up the... More 

Thank killanigia
Mullingar, Ireland
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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I visited MacNeans last Saturday evening. It is a very relaxing location and the décor etc. are beautiful. We had booked the 6pm sitting with overnight accommodation. I had eaten here before but didn't realise that they now only have the signature tasting menu available. There is no a la carte menu. If you have fussy eaters in your party,... More 

3 Thank VodkaHelen
Dungannon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We as a group of 8 dined in Mc Nean house last night. It was he most amazing experience from the moment we entered the restaurant. The staff were the friendliest, most attentive I have ever met & all experts on all elements of food and wine, nothing was any trouble. The music in the lovely room after the meal... More 

2 Thank Mags772
Carrickmacross, Ireland
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Booked here over 18 months ago. Had an experience that was out of this world. Possibly the friendliest welcome I ever got anywhere. We were staying overnight. Staff were amazing. We had booked the early 6pm sitting. This was a really good idea as I think that had we gone for the later sitting , then breakfast next morning would... More 

Thank Dave P
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Dined in early Oct,a big birthday & it was so so good.Great taste & variety.Full but not a beached whale at the end just nice, after meal chat & music in lounge area, as another review said its a good idea to keep a copy of menu to know the tastes but everyone was perfect. Also the young servers were... More 

Thank D J K
Stranorlar, Ireland
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We, as a party of five enjoyed Sunday Lunch. It was definitely fine dining. Staff were very attentive and requests were dealt with very quickly. The gents in the group felt they would have liked bigger portions while the ladies were adequately satisfied. There is a lovely atmosphere in the dining room and it was very busy. It is pricey... More 

Thank Gerry P
Dowra, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were given gift vouchers and booked a Sunday Lunch that required a four month wait?but it is worth the wait. Locally sourced produce. Great amuse bouche. Best beef ever, reared on the chef pateon's uncle's farm. Prices are fair for the quality of food, service and the wait is worth it. Lots of families in on the February Sunday... More 

Thank IrishBlessingsMatter
Waterford, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Got lucky and picked up a cancellation for 06 Oct. And Nevin wasn't even in the house! Service was impeccable from reception to the bar to the restaurant. We've eaten in Michelin star restaurants in Ireland and this was by far better than we've had before. My only regret was that I missed the option for the wine pairings. The... More 

Thank Judy M
Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Having booked a table nearly a year in advance for a big birthday treat we were delighted with a great evening. Fantastic dining experience, really tasty food, we went with the seven course tasting menu, from start to finish it was great, we even got to meet Neven who gave my friend and I copy signed copy of his book... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Blacklion, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Blacklion
  • Phone Number: +353 71 985 3022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?