Howards Restaurant Arklow
Enjoy fine dining in Howards Restaurant Arklow Co. Wicklow. Lord Howard of Wicklow was famous for his love of fine food and here at Howard’s Restaurant Co. Wicklow we carry on his great tradition of exceptional food with an extensive hand picked Table D’Hote menu and Wine Selection.
A firm favourite with locals and hotel guest alike Howards Restaurant Arklow Co. Wicklow offers a dining experience like no other. We offer exceptional service and cater for all dietary requirements. Howards Restaurant Arklow Co. Wicklow is the place to celebrate special occasions with friends and family.
Lord Ralph Howard the Viscount of Wicklow 1726-1789
He was the first of eight Lord Howards of Wicklow and founded the great mansion of Shelton near Arklow. Ralph Howard was an educated and cultured man, well travelled and on personal terms with the great and famous of his day.
He lived the life of the connoisseur, learning to appreciate fine food, fine wine and fine art. An avid collector, his home at Shelton became a virtual treasure house of art during his lifetime. His entertainment at Shelton was legendary for its lavishness. The house even had its own private brewery. We believe that there is no finer patriot for our Restaurant .
Our ambition is to continue the great tradition of Howard's life - 'Exceptional Food and wine.' With this in mind we are a Feile Bia accredited Hotel and every effort is made to use Food that is Irish produced and locally sourced.
Below is an extract from the Paolo Tullio review.
"My starter arrived, a generous tian of shrimps in the Marie Rose sauce -- not your usual tiny amount with loads of lettuce -- and we all tucked in. Not a complicated dish, but it was well done.
The main courses came and, once again, the standard was high. The duck breast was tender and nicely flavoured and the scampi were exactly as described: homemade. Each one was different, not like the pre-prepared variety. The batter was crisp and it didn't have that oily texture that so often ruins a battered dish. A fine sirloin was on the plate before me and the pepper sauce was served separately. The sauce was very good and the steak was cooked exactly to my liking; only the vegetables of the day were a little on the dull side.
Nothing complicated in these three dishes, but they were well produced and left us all contented.
We weren't really hungry enough for desserts, but our waitress suggested that she could make a mix of three of them and we could share them. We couldn't say no to that and so the plate arrived, with a banoffee, a chocolate brownie, and a Baileys and Malteser cheesecake. The brownie was good, the banoffee was excellent, but the cheesecake was a stroke of genius. It was superb, the sort of dish that you remember. Whoever does the desserts in this kitchen knows what they're doing. These made a good ending to our meal"
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