Today we decided to head out for lunch. I recently bumped into an old school friend and she mentioned that she is working as a chef at Farrells pub in Glasson village- the restaurant is now known as The Fatted Calf.
I had heard that the restaurant had been taken over by former Wineport head chef Fergal O'Donnell and when this girl told me how passionately he sourced his ingredients I knew we would have to pay it a visit. I must say we weren't disappointed.
Service was excellent with the staff very friendly. We had our four children with us, so long breaks between courses was a luxury we couldn't afford. Thankfully each course was served quite promptly with the children's food served with our starters.
The obviously seasonal menu was one which would cater for most, with a good range of dishes to choose from. The food was beautifully presented and each dish was bursting with such intense flavours it was clear that the ingredients used were perfectly fresh. I would have to also note the portion sizes, as they were very substantial.
The price for such an impressive lunch was very reasonable, with 3 courses and tea/coffee only 27 euro each. The children's lunch, which included a half portions of the adults menu and a selection of homemade ice-creams, was fantastic value for only 10 euro each.
I would certainly recommend The Fatted Calf for a very enjoyable lunch.