Old School House Inn
Overlooking the stunningly beautiful Strangford Lough and a stone’s throw from Castle Espie in Comber, the Old School House Inn should definitely be on your foodie bucket list. It was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2014 and also has 2 AA Rosettes.
Chef Proprietor Will Brown has a serious pedigree. He started his cooking career in London with Marco Pierre White at the Mirabelle in Mayfair. He was just 17. Then he worked at Roscoff under Paul Rankin and also did a three year stint at the 2 star The Square restaurant in London. Gordon Ramsey was his boss at one stage too.
Will is all about seasonal ingredients cooked to perfection. In fact, most of their fruit and vegetables are grown in their polytunnel and their new raised beds.
His tasting menu is a taste sensation. You’ll read just Pate, Salmon, Lamb or Caramel on the card but you’ll eat the equivalent of a thousand words in terms of texture, balance and flavour. It also comes with matching wines.
The set lunch menu is also very popular. One course is just £10, there are two courses for £14 and 3 for £18.
Why not stay the night in one of their 8 gorgeous bedrooms which are currently being refurbished? Then you’ll also get to taste that scrummy breakfast.