Our Food -

Inspired by Nature

Wild Food From Land and Sea

While the informal dining ambience makes dinner at Wild Honey Inn relaxed and easy,
we take our food and ingredients seriously. Chef and Co-Owner Aidan has been cooking for many years and has developed his own unique style. Based on the French classical genre, using local and Irish produce, Aidan describes his cooking as Bistronomy – a lighter style of cooking or ‘refined bistro cooking’.

Aidan’s cooking is directly influenced by where he lives - the beauty of The Burren, the Karst, barren landscape, the rugged wild Atlantic coast and its jagged rocky islands. The abundance and richness of the wild, raw ingredients that are found in this region are pure and perfect as nature intended.

With ‘Ireland’s Natural Larder’ at his fingertips, Aidan creates rustic dishes that are layered with flavours and seem to echo the location of wild Irish sky, Atlantic seascape, fresh air and open countryside.

Ingredients from here and now

Every Wild Honey Inn dish reflects our commitment to keeping time with the rhythm of nature. We use only ingredients from a single-source and produced on The Burren wherever possible – a philosophy we have always followed. We are committed to building our food around the seasons and so the time of year, weather and availability will always determine what’s on our menu.

From the Land’ ingredients include organic salad greens and vegetables, freshly-picked summer berries, wild seasonal game, pheasant, duck, venison, pigeon from our game dealer Eamonn Giblin, Scarrif East Co.Clare.

From the Sea’ ingredients are wild fish, shellfish and crustaceans from our fishmonger Charlie and Cathal Sexton of C.S. Fish, Doonbeg as well as organically-farmed salmon from Clare Island.

We are proud to have long-standing relationships with an impressive list of local and national purveyors:

See our suppliers >

Always new and Different

Because we work with seasonal produce, our menu is always evolving.
We change our menu most evenings before we open for dinner.

Please, It is not possible to reserve a table at WHI by e-mail or on social media.
Telephone: 065-707-4300 - press option 2.

Our restaurant is small and tables are limited.
There is no children's menu - we do not accommodate children under 12 years.

This is a fixed price menu

Starters

How Hock & Parsley Terrine, celeriac remoulade,  salsa verde, country toast

Tartiflette, gratin of organic goats cheese, onion fondue, smoked bacon & ratte potato

Mains

Silver Hake, brown shrimp, coco de paimpol, broad beans, basil & parmesan velouté

Venison Pie, roasted root vegetables, poivrade sauce, puff pastry top

Desserts

Basque Tart, poached plums, fresh custard sauce

Toffee Pudding, toffee sauce, honeycomb, salted caramel ice-cream,

Irish Farmhouse Cheese, Gubeen, Durrus, Coolattin cheddar, Cooleeney, Mileens, Crozier blue choose two with crackers, chutney and apple membrillo. (Supplement €4)

€40/45

 

This is a fixed price menu

Starters

Lough Neagh Smoked Eel, fennel & apple, beetroot, chive crème fräiche

Duck and Foie Gras Terrine, green bean & hazelnut, pickled mushroom, apple

Scallops, cauliflower, romanesco, seaweed butter

Mains

Wild Turbot, green beans bordelaise, datterini tomato,  tapenade velouté

Lamb Rump & Braised Neck Fillet, tomato & sardine dressing, broccoli, pinenut, black olive jus

Irish Hereford Ribeye, gentlemans relish, crushed & crisp fried celeriac, girolles, sauce béarnaise

Desserts

Poached Pineapple, vanilla bavarois, hazelnut and pistachio, pineapple sorbet

Vanilla Créme Brûlée, green apple sorbet

Chocolate Fondant, raspberries, raspberry sorbet, pistachio – (please allow 12 mins)

Irish Farmhouse Cheese, Gubeen, Durrus, Coolattin cheddar, Cooleeney, Mileens, Crozier blue choose two with crackers, chutney and apple membrillo. (Supplement €4)

€50

Showcasing the best of wines

The wine and beverage list at Wild Honey Inn echoes the ethos of the food. We offer an impressive range of wines – with a good mix of traditional favourites as well as new world varieties. Many are served by the glass.

We also have a good selection of draught and hand crafted beers, as well as an excellent choice of Irish and Scotch whiskies. Wherever possible, we favour smaller wineries, some with an Irish connection, as well as micro-breweries which produce their products in a responsible, sustainable way.

N.B. Menus and wine list are samples only, content and pricing subject to change.

Les Charmettes, Cabernet Sauvignon ’09
Languedoc, France

Vina Constantina Crianza, Tempranillo ‘12
Soft red fruits with an easy drinking style

Chapoutier, ‘La Ciboise’ Luberon ‘13
Rioja DO, Spain

Domaine de Maison Neuve, Cahors, A/C ‘07
Malbec

Domaine Les Charmettes ‘11
Cabernet Sauvignon, Languedoc

Domaine Joel Taluau, Bourgueil ‘07
Soft red fruits with an easy drinking style

San Simone, Pinot Grigio ‘10
Friuli, Italy

Haut Poitou, Sauvignon Blanc ‘12
Loire Valley, France

Domaine Christian Moreau, Chardonnay ‘11
Chablis A/C, France

Le Petit Pont Réserve, Languedoc ‘08
Vermentino, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc

Domaine les Charmettes, South France IGP ‘10
Viognier

Domaine de la Girardiére, Touraine AC ‘07
Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine Masson-Blondelet, Sancerre A/C ‘09
Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly Fuissé ’12
‘Pentacrine’ A/C, Chardonnay

GIN
Cork Dry Gin
Gordon’s
Bombay Sapphire
Tanqueray
Hendrick’s

VODKA
Absolut
Kettle One
Belvedere
Grey Goose

RUM
Havana Club 3 Year Old
Havana Club 7 Year Old

COGNAC
Hennessy V.S.
Remy Martin V.S.O.P.
Hennessy V.S.O.P.
Martell
Hennessy X.O.
Hennessy Paradis

Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer 500ml
Clear gold, crisp and refreshing

O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale 500ml
Lovely hoppy character in this golden ale

O’Hara’s Red Ale 500ml
Maltywith a touch of caramel and bitter finish

Tiger 330ml bottle

Heineken Draught 330ml

Bavaria Non-Alcoholic 330ml bottle

“It’s simple: I create the kind of food people want to eat. Classical in style, made with prime ingredients of the Burren and beyond. Ours is a location like no other – and we want our food to reflect this.”

— Aidan McGrath

Awarded and Acknowledged

Over the years, Wild Honey Inn has earned a reputation as one of the finest food destinations in Ireland. Our impressive catalogue of awards and prestigious accolades is testament to this :

Awards
  • Michelin Bib Gourmand - since - 2010

  • 2AA Rosettes, since 2013

  • AA 4 star Guesthouse

  • Best Restaurant in Co Clare - RAI

  • Chef Of the Year

  • 100 Best Places to Eat in Ireland

  • 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland

  • Georgina Campbell Recommended 2017

  • Best Place to Eat in Clare 2012 & 2013 - FBD

  • Best Modern Irish Cooking in a Bar, Licensing World 2013, 2014

  • Best Munster Restaurant - Highly Commended, Food and Wine 2013

  • Munster Best Chef - Commended, Food and Wine 2011, 2013

  • Best Pub with Food NHA 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Join Us for Dinner

Wild Honey Inn is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.
Bank Holiday Weekends: Open Sunday 6pm to 9pm - Closed Tuesdays after the Bank Holiday.

Guests of the Inn MUST reserve tables for dinner when booking a room .
For all other diners booking is essential.

Our restaurant is small and tables are limited.
There is no children's menu - we do not accommodate children under 12 years.

Please, It is not possible to reserve a table at WHI by e-mail or on social media.
Telephone: 065-707-4300 and press (2).

We are open annually from March to end of October. During the months of October, March and April, our opening hours are restricted.
During these months our usual opening days are Thursday to Saturday for accommodation and dinner.
Dinner: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Our voice message service will give you details of the current opening times. The Inn is closed during the months of November, December, January and February.

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