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We have been exploring a look around the County Leitrim area recently and spent a lot of time around Carrick Shannon. We heard great things about the restaurant The Red Bank so we decided to check it out one sunny evening
We had a nice sunny day so we decided to check out Gings Bar which has it’s own beer garden with views out onto the river shannon.
A more traditional choice of bar would be either the Oarsman on the main street or Flynns bar also on the main street the later has great live music in the evenings.
The Red Bank Restaurant
The Red Bank Restaurant was opened in 2020 and after a couple of tough years during the pandemic it is now able to show off its talents and flourish.
The menu at The Red Bank is full of choice, with seafood, steaks, burgers and and a few different choices. Started range from a wing menu, chowder, local goats cheese to name a few.
Most impressively was the vegan menu with a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts. Its not often you see that in fact you lucky to find 1 of each in many places, they should be commended here.
To get a great feel for the food we opted for both menus one off the normal menu and one off the Vegan.
Firstly off the main menu we chose the Buffalo wings which were delicious. Crispy wings not to saucy, could of kept eating and eating them
For main the Andarl Farm Pork Fillet with herb crust, black pudding, apple, potato fondant a d re wine jus stood out. And when it came out an A+ for presentation and the taste didn’t disappoint either.
Note : Andarl Farm is home to Velvet Pork, based in County Mayo great to see local produce being used and so well advertised.
The Vegan menu as mentioned sounded delicious we opted for first course seared Tofu marinaded in lemon and herb and served with charred baby gem and pea and mint dressing. This dish was a highlight so fresh and moreish would recommend either to a meat eater.
For main the the homemade burger of beetroot and mushroom with pickled red cabbage, beetroot ketchup, rocket and sweet potato fries. The dish I must say was so tasty and again would recommend to anyone. The flavours were perfectly balanced.
St. George’s Terrace, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, N41 CK00
As mentioned at the top we have had some great trips and have enjoyed exploring the sights of Leitrim. Lough Rynn Castle is certainly a must with it’s walled gardens and lush grounds and further north in the county would be Glencar Waterfalll and the stunning views over Glencar lough.
For more food in the Leitrim area you could check out our look at Honestly Farm Kitchen an organic cafe in the heart of Carrick and Shannon