The Buck’s Head Inn
We just love the historic village of Dundrum and we just love the Buck’s Head Inn. This place is just consistently good. The cosy cherry panelled bar with the open fire just hug you the minute you walk in the door. Housed in an 18th century building, the contemporary dining area looks out onto a walled garden. (All the cool places have a walled garden doncha know?)
Naturally you’ll have to try the famous Dundrum mussels Thai style, but don’t overlook the Mourne lamb and the sausages from McCartneys in Moira.
Chef Alison Crothers changes her menus all the time, but last time we had the Finnebrogue venison loin with braised red cabbage and for dessert, her yoghurt and vanilla panna cotta with Kahlua- spiced prunes. Mind you, it took us a while to decide. There are just so many goodies on the menu that you’ll be planning your next visit halfway through eventually choosing the starter! Too, too good.
(Closed Mondays, October-May)