Out To Lunch: New Brunch Menu Is A Delight At Ballygarry

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Brunch at Ballygarry.

THERE are advantages to a late Easter.

The weather usually improves in the second half of April, there’s a short time between the next Bank Holiday weekend and it’s a time when restaurants and cafés spruce up their menus and, literally, bring something new to the table.

This is especially true over in Ballygarry House Hotel, where they have launched a new Brunch Menu in Owen Mac’s Bar and were kind enough to invite yours truly out to sample the fare.

Elaine Courtney, Sales & Marketing Manager at Ballygarry House said; “We want to develop a coffee culture as well as creating a new menu offering in the morning for our guests and we have extended this to our valued local customers, morning commuters as well as business people looking for a venue to have a breakfast meeting.”

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Served from 10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday, it’s designed for healthy eating with wholesome and organic options and there’s something for everyone.

The menu is inventive, yet also features their own take on much-loved favourites. There’s  Smashed Avocado & Egg; Toasted Bagel with Daly’s Smoked Salmon served with cream cheese and Bacon & Free Range Egg Butty using a brioche bun.

The Owen Mac’s Brunch Special is one to try and has gone down a treat with diners. It consists of Toasted Sundried Tomato Bread with Sweet Potato Spread topped with Free Range Poached Eggs, Chorizo and Feta Crumble all complemented with delicious tasting coffee, tea and a full range of herbal teas.

The Owen Mac special.

There’s also Flahavan’s Organic Porridge served with local honey, Berry Compote or, if you’re not that hungry, a scone with with strawberry jam and whipped cream.

I tried the Smashed Avocado & Egg and it was delicious.

Smashed avocado and egg.

The thick slice of bloomer bread is heavily ‘buttered’ with the smashed avocado, slices of beef tomato lie on top and that’s augmented by a duo of perfectly poached eggs. I completed the dish with two slices of crispy, streaky bacon.

It was amazing — surprisingly light and not too filling. It’s always a joy to head out to Ballygarry and their new brunch menu offers yet another great excuse. Try it during the Easter break and then go for walk in Ballyseedy woods to keep up the healthy theme.


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