Mornington House Luxury Manor House Accommodation

Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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Dining at Mornington House

There has been a house at Mornington since the early seventeenth century, but this was considerably enlarged in 1896. It is now a gracious family home with a reputation for delicious meals. Food at Mornington is prepared in the fine tradition of the Irish Country House using produce from the walled garden, beef, lamb and poultry and pork from our local craft butchers C.R. Tormey and Joe Tynan, fish comes from The Fish Market. Anne is a member of Euro-toques, the international fraternity of serious chefs; and Warwick’s breakfasts are renowned.

Walled Garden Fruit and Vegetables

The walled garden produces many of the vegetables and much of the fruit used in the kitchen. Vegetables such as sea kale and globe artichokes are included on the menu when in season as well as spinach, cabbages, curly kale, brussel sprouts, beetroots, parsnips and potatoes; along with four types of beans. Salad greens, wild sorrel, onions, shallots and different types of garlic are all grown for use in the kitchen.

The green house is used for growing different type of tomatoes and peppers. The old trees can be prolific producers of apples and pears. Whilst strawberries, raspberries, red and blackcurrants are grown and used for jams, jellies, desserts and syrups.

Jams and marmalades made in the kitchen are used for breakfast or afternoon tea. We bake our own breads, cookies and pastries.

Meals at Mornington

Afternoon Tea at Mornington House

Dinner

A housemaid no longer sounds the gong to summons guests to the dining room for meals. Nor are guests expected to dress for dinner, which might have consisted of six or seven courses. Dinner is a much more relaxed and informal occasion. Guests gather in the drawing room a little before dinner. It is an opportunity to meet fellow guests, perhaps compare travel notes, and indeed sometimes it is the beginning of new friendships. Here they can peruse the menu, select a wine from our wine list, and enjoy a pre-dinner sherry, before being shown into the dining room by Warwick.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served in the dining room anytime before 10.30 a.m. on weekdays or 12.00noon at the weekend. The breakfast menu is available in your room. Please advise us of your choice the night before.

Picnic Lunches are available for those who avail of The Fishing Package

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is available on arrival in the drawing room. Here guests can unwind with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee or hot chocolate and a selection of homemade cakes and cookies.

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