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Prestigious award for Dunmore House Hotel's local food

May 23rd, 2019 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

At Dunmore House, from left: chef Manuel Canipini, horticulturalist Louise Deasy, assistant general manager Peter Barrett, front of house Donna Burke and chef Sean O'Sullivan. (Photo: Emma Jervis)

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DUNMORE House Hotel in Clonakilty has been awarded a prestigious award for showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus.

They’ve been announced ‘Just Ask Restaurant of the Month’ for May, having been selected by renowned food writer Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia.

Dunmore House Hotel is a fourth generation family business and opened as a hotel in 1948. Speaking about their support of local suppliers and producers, owner Carol Barrett said: ‘Wherever possible we source our food locally. We are proud to purchase our meat from MJ O’ Neill’s butchers and Clonakilty Black Pudding Company, while our poultry comes from Shannonvale Foods.’ She added that the hotel’s seafood is supplied by Union Hall, Glenmar Seafood and Woodcock Smokery, and their ducks are hand reared from Skeaghanore West Cork Duck near Ballydehob. ‘We are also have our own organic gardens, where we grow lettuce, vegetables and herbs for use in our kitchens.’

Georgina Campbell added: ‘You’d be hard pushed to find a better collection of suppliers listed on any menu and I’m delighted this family-owned and managed venue is the May Just Ask winner. Its support for local food producers and suppliers is superb, and, when combined with the hotel’s welcoming atmosphere and personal service, it’s no surprise that returning guests make up a high proportion of their business.’

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