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The Carrie Kells – Foodie Review

afternoon tea in a perspex dome at the carrie restaurant in kells

The Carrie Kells opens with an airy entrance graced with confident Shaker-style furniture, shabby chic touches and welcoming bouquets of fresh flowers. Inside, a smoky fireplace calls hungry regulars in the know. The food on offer is chef-inspired and designer as heck – but delivered in hearty, country-sized portions. The Carrie restaurant in Kells sits […]

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The French Rooms Bushmills – Foodie Review

the french rooms bushmills

Aged pottery and elaborately carved mirrors are set against a dark grey, painted tongue-in-groove backdrop. Voluptuous dining vignettes in the Gallery window and the tall Library hallway with its oversized stone fireplace form the expansive entrance to The French Rooms in Bushmills. While I love dining in new places of all styles as part of

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Ardtara Country House Upperlands – Foodie Review

Views from Maghera out toward Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donnard

Ardtara Country House was built in 1876 by Harry Clark and it remained a family home until 1970s. It was repurchased in 1990 and converted into a hotel in 1994. The estate on which the property sits is insulated from the modern world in a noise-cancelling cocoon of towering, mature trees on the outskirts of

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Les Halles St Honoré Düsseldorf – Foodie Review of French Restaurant & Birthday Surprise

les halles st honoré düsseldorf

Les Halles St Honoré Düsseldorf opens with an enticing deli counter tempting diners to venture further to expectant bistro tables set in a warm, embracing atmosphere. We were brightly greeted at the entrance by a charming French waitress. Attentive serveurs, sommeliers and chefs, each one enticed us to join their intoxicating ménage à trois –

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