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Irish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Relaxed, rustic restaurant featuring wooden floors, exposed ceiling rafters and bare brick; ask for table 20, by the window. Great value menus offer ca...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Simple restaurant
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Everything about this restaurant, the food, drink. service and atmosphere is top quality. Already looking forward to a return visit.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021

After a Friday hiking in the Mournes, we stopped at the Courthouse for dinner. Restaurants with Michelin Bib Gourmand status can be hit and miss but the Courthouse is definitely a hit. Everything here is about the quality of the food and cooking. The food...is simply prepared but full of flavour and superbly cooked. It is also really well priced particularly for anyone who is used to Dublin prices. This restaurant is well worth a detour but book in advance as it was packed when we were there.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021

We had lunch today and so enjoyed the experience. Beautifully cooked food for both starters and main meal and a dessert to finish. Both waitresses were very friendly, warm and chatty and even though we were a bit away from the rest of the diners...(best table at table 20!!), the waitresses made sure we enjoyed our meal, very attentive. It was our first time there today, but it won't be our last. Fantastic chef, food, atmosphere, waiting staff - what more could you ask for!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2020

Best food I’ve eaten in so long. Everything we ate was so delicious .. no hesitation in recommending here to anyone who loves food. Very reasonably priced for the high standard of food. All staff extremely helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

They clearly deserve their Michelin Bib Gourmand status. 9/10! It joins my list of the very best restaurants in this part of Ireland but this is the best within 40 miles! Beautiful food, lovely setting, constantly changing menu. We booked in advance and were glad...we did. We had duck and hake for mains along with crab & beef for starters. I would have eaten anything on the menu. You won’t regret going - a really amazing placeMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020

We met for a pre dinner drink in the downstairs arrival area, cosy and welcoming. Very comfortable relaxed atmosphere, unknown to us at this time upstairs is a lively hub of eager diners all enjoying the variety the courthouse has to offer. A familiar face...welcomes us back, her name is Maude and is a true professional in the hospitality industry... efficient, tuned in and always ahead of the plan. For starters we had the black pudding, cauliflower & cod and mussels... everyone cleaned their plate. Mains were venison, duck, cod, steak & monkfish all served with a variety of sides, especially delicious broccoli 😋 , wines were recommended by Maude and accompanied each diners meals. This is a foodies delight. There’s love and care on the menu, in the tableware, in the food and you can feel it with every delicious taste sensation. Well done Courthouse Team. XMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Fabulous,would recommend. Decor beautiful. Old building. Street parking. Upstairs dining room. Rustic atmosphere. Good menu. Staff helpful and friendly. Caters for all food requirements. Great for special celebrations and get togethers. Appointments required mostly although sometimes you could be lucky to get a table without...one.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 12 February 2020

We read many good reviews and got recommendations to try the Courthouse restaurant. We finally got a reservation on a Friday to try out their early bird offer. The early bird menu is very limited. We ordered one early bird - three courses: Goats cheese.../Hake with chorizo/ walnut cake + poached pears and one a la carte - scallops / john dory - no desserts but tea. We also had a bottle of prosecco which was out of this world! The dishes were beautifully presented cooked exquisitely but nothing stand out..Goats cheese starter was small. The hake was lacking in flavour and the serving dish made it difficult to eat as we were not given fish fork. the scallops were beautifully cooked and sweet. that's a plus for me. I enjoyed a meaty piece of john dory. We also ordered broccoli on the side which was deliciously grilled. I enjoyed my dishes but not so from my partner... so we have a mixed review.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

Lovely athmosphere and very good service. Small menu but everything on it is cooked perfectly. Very tasty food.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 January 2020

Fabulous food and a wonderful atmosphere! The staff were so nice and helpful and the hostess and her partner in particular are a credit to the place! Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2019
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1 December 2019|
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Response from 13mazza | Reviewed this property |
Definitely take your child. They are so friendly I guess you would go early anyway so a bit quieter
22 March 2018|
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Response from kittypotpie85 |
They only have vegetarian menu unfortunately, they got back to me.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5