VL Restaurant at Vaughan Lodge Lahinch has a reputation for fine food and seafood, and provides the village’s premier fine dining venue. Michael’s Uncle, Eamonn Vaughan and his wife Rita ran the very popular Mr Eamonn’s in the village for many years. The strong tradition and popularity of the Vaughans continues.Good food and good service are the foundation of a successful restaurant. VL Restaurant, Lahinch is a special treat. John Gilmartin rejoins us in 2015 as Head Chef. John previously worked with us as Sous Chef and has gained much experience in the intervening years. John continues the simple but elegant approach to food and his flavours and matching of ingredients is sublime. This is elegant dining at a fair price and is considered a treat locally. We call the genre rustic fine dining. The food is balanced and well presented. Quality ingredients are sourced locally and from afar. We let the food and its provenance do the talking!! We are blessed with a plentiful supply of fish locally from Carrigaholt and then further afield from Kenmare . Supply often varies from day to day but will often include Halibut, Hake, Scallops, Langoustine, Lobster, Sole, Sea Bream and other local specials each day. We are happy to make arrangements for special orders a day in advance. Our meats are sourced from the midlands for our Hereford dry aged Rib Eye and Fillet. Lamb from the Burren is in short supply so we often have to resource a little further away. Wonderful Duck from Cork is supplied and cooked to perfection. Take a look at our sample menu for more details.
Dress: The restaurant is smart casual in style – shorts are not normally worn but otherwise there is no stipulation.
Wines: A modest list of about 80 wines specially selected by Michael is available
Awards: Recommended by
- Mc Kenna Guides of 100 Best Places to Eat and Stay in Ireland in 2015
- Mc Kennas Guide to Dining on the Wild Atlantic Way 2015
- Georgina Campbell’s Guide to Ireland 2015
- Bord Bia – Just Ask winner June 2014
- Trip Advisor members voted us no1 in Lahinch for the past three years
- Michelin Guide
- Please Note: The restaurant is open 5 nights a week. Normally Tuesday through to Saturday nights. Please contact the hotel for exact details at time of booking.