Dining

At Killeavy Castle Estate we value quality and sustainability, something that’s reflected in every dish we deliver. Located in Newry, our Restaurant is led by Executive Chef Darragh Dooley and his team, who are passionate about creating mouth-watering menus with the freshest, seasonal ingredients, sourced from our onsite working Farm, Walled Garden and from carefully selected local suppliers. 

Relax in the surroundings of Killeavy Castle Estate with views overlooking the Castle, the Estate Farmlands or the Hotel Courtyard and watch the world go by.    

Food is served daily throughout the Estate and there is always something to meet your needs and budget.

Fine Dining Restaurant

Located in the main hotel, our fine dining restaurant offers sweeping views of the Killeavy Castle Estate. We offer four and seven course tasting menus, showcasing the incredible talent of our kitchen staff.

Sample the finest produce from the Estate’s farm and walled garden, along with Northern Ireland’s leading artisans, producers and fisheries. Pair your meal with a selection of Old and New World wines from our extensive collection.

Available Sunday to Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Sunday dinner menu is a 7 course Tasting Menu)

Available Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Click here to view our 7 Course Tasting Menu

Click here to view our 4 Course Tasting Menu

Sunday Lunch at Killeavy Castle Estate

Served in our fine dining restaurant, the Killeavy Sunday lunch showcases the finest ingredients our Estate has to offer. Our hand reared beef, lamb and chicken are beautifully complimented by locally sourced seasonal vegetables. For a taste of the Irish Sea, try our famous grilled sea bass.

We work with local artisans to highlight the finest produce that Northern Ireland has to offer. From Rostrevor game, to County Tyrone goats’ cheese, we are passionate about our rich local culinary culture and heritage.

Available Sunday from 12noon to 3:00pm

Click here to view our Sunday Lunch Menu

Bistro Bar Food 

Enjoy a warm welcome as you indulge in our expertly crafted gastropub favourites. Bar snacks, sandwiches and main courses are served daily in our Estate Bistro Bar, which offers scenic views of the surrounding farmlands.

Steaks, burgers and lamb dishes are crafted from the Estate’s herds of Longhorn Cattle and Cheviot Sheep, while fish dishes are caught daily by local Irish Sea fishing fleets. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available.

Available Monday to Sunday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm

* reduced menu on Sunday (12noon to 5:00pm)

Click here to view our Bar Menu

The Best Afternoon Tea in Northern Ireland

For the true Killeavy experience, treat yourself to Afternoon Tea at the Killeavy Castle Estate. With an extensive selection of scones, pastries and sandwiches featuring local produce and exotic ingredients, we offer something to suit every taste.

Complement your Afternoon Tea with one of our wide range of teas and coffees. For a touch of decadence, pair your Afternoon Tea with an expertly crafted gin and tonic, or a glass of Champagne or prosecco.

Booking is essential for all Afternoon Tea requests, call +44 (0) 28 3044 4888 to make your reservation

Available Monday to Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:30pm at £25.00 per person

Click here to view our Afternoon Tea Menu

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Breakfast at the Killeavy Castle Estate

Fuel up before a long day exploring our Estate. Our breakfast menu includes continental options, traditional full Irish fry and modern classics with an Irish twist. For something truly decadent, try our locally sourced smoked salmon with scrambled free-range eggs.

Available Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 10:00am, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 10:30am

Click here to view our Breakfast Menu

Café  

The Café is currently closed and will reopen subject to Covid guidelines.

From Farm to Fork: Fresh Produce at Killeavy Castle Estate

We are committed to offering the freshest local produce and seasonal vegetables in all of our dishes. Alongside our Estate Farm and Walled Garden, we work closely with local producers to provide an exceptional farm to fork dining experience.

At Killeavy Castle Estate we are proud to be situated in the heart of an exceptional region, full of expert farmers, artisans and producers. The nearby Irish Sea provides world-beating sustainable fish, while independent suppliers from around Northern Ireland offer fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses and other produce.

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The Killeavy Castle Estate Ethos

Sustainability is built into everything we do at the Killeavy Castle Estate. As a family run business, our mission is to protect the local environment for generations to come. Partnering with suppliers who share this vision allows us to help protect local wildlife stocks.

We believe in farm to fork dining and sourcing quality ingredients from the local area. This helps us to reduce transport emissions, ensuring that we protect our surrounding forests, mountains and waters.

Our Kitchen Team

Above all else, our staff are passionate about food, and providing exceptional hospitality for our guests. Overseen by executive chef, Daragh Dooley, and head chef, Dario Percic, our kitchen staff are hand picked, ensuring that they share Killeavy’s sustainable farm to fork ethos.

At the front of house, guests are in safe hands with Vanessa and her team of waiters and waitresses. We combine impeccable service with the famous Northern Ireland hospitality and warmth, creating a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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