This has definitely been one of my 2011 highlights, albeit it with a twist! Some weeks back, I booked a New Years Eve dinner, specifically at the Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House for myself, my Fiance and my Mother. We've eaten at Tankardstown several times since it opened some years back. Anyway, on arrival, we were told that our booking was for the Bistro and that the Brabazon was fully booked for a gala dinner. Needless to say we were utterly disappointed and pretty annoyed. However, we explained the situation to the two members of staff, Fran and Ciara and they both turned our disapointment into a little piece of magic. We had dinner at the Bistro which was beautiful and I must stress that we were extremely well looked after and we were invited up to the main house for some mulled wine which we enjoyed immensely. In fact we were so impressed and so taken with the house and the hospitality and service that we later decided that night to cancel our plans for a Manhattan wedding reception and instead, we made an appointment to see Gillian the next day. She spent hours discussing our plans with us and we have booked Tankardstown House for our upcoming wedding this year! I highly recommend the Tankardstown experience for the food, the location, the decor and ambience and the great staff team, especially Fran, Ciara and Gillian. It really is a little piece of luxurious 5 star heaven, just outside Slane. It oozes with style and sophistication without being stuffy. I simply cannot fault it. So what started out for us as a big misunderstanding, ended up being a huge gift in disguise. Every cloud has a silver lining and this was certainly our piece of silver on New Years Eve!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A magnificent 80 acre estate, comprising a luxurious 18th century Manor House, adjacent courtyard of beautifully appointed Cottage Suites, and lower courtyard where award winning Brabazon Restaurant, the more casual Cellar Restaurant and The Tea Gardens are located. Understated elegance, relaxed atmosphere, just some of the adjectives used to describe our beautiful property. Located in Co. Meath, the country estate is only 40 minutes from Dublin and just over an hour from Belfast. A true oasis of tranquillity and beauty, Tankardstown House has been superbly restored throughout and offers you, your family and friends a unique opportunity to experience hospitality in a beautiful privately owned home. The country estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure. It's the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the countryside on bicycle or foot. Tankardstown House is situated just 15 minutes from the World Heritage site of Newgrange, the Battle of the Boyne Site and Slane Castle, renowned for its own History & Whiskey Tours. For Golfers, the nearby parkland course of Headfort or the links at Baltray, will challenge any level of golfer. Alternatively, you might prefer to enjoy a spa treatment at the 'Hide-Out' to end an activity packed day, relax in the outdoor hot tub or unwind with a book in one of our many beautiful rooms. Other activities include hot air balloon rides, clay pigeon shooting and boating. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tankardstown Hotel Slane