A place to indulge..



The hotel restaurant has an incredible view of the lake and St. Finbarr’s Oratory on the island, enjoying the ever changing light in the magical valley. The atmosphere is relaxed, the cooking is good, the wine list is fun,with attention to detail being held in great regard in an easy and professional manner.


Lunch Time


During the daytime, we serve pear and almond and sultana scones in our sitting rooms, as well as light lunch in the bar. Traditional Sunday Lunch is served in the restaurant overlooking the lake, from 1 until 2.30pm - booking is advisable.


Dinner Time


Dinner is served in the evening from 6-8.30pm, last orders are at 8pm on Sunday night. We run a set 3 course menu which has extra à-la-carte options for each course choice which have supplements; these change daily, depending on what’s available locally and in season. Fancy Fish is very popular, and arrives every day from Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula, just an hour's drive from Gougane. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements and we will be happy to look after you. We enjoy cooking, and are lucky to have such a variety of local and artisan produce with zero air miles to cook with. Katy has a lot of recipes from her father’s kitchen in Lahinch, where her parents, Eamonn and Rita Vaughan owned Mr. Eamonn’s restaurant for many years. We are privileged to have a Rosette for our food from the AA annually since 2006, and to be recommended by the Mc Kenna Guides and Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide.

We also have an interesting wine list with many different old and new world choices all from small vineyards, advice is also available to help you choose a wine to compliment your food. We are pleased to help you plan a special dinner for a simple occasion or a monumental landmark occasion in Gougane Barra. Give us a call or send us an email and we will help you.

Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence annually since 2006.

To book or enquire please email us or call +353 (0)26 47069 and we will do our best to answer any questions or look after any dietary requirements.