Lough Eske Castle, Donegal, invites food lovers to indulge in their “Gourmet Getaway” package
The five-star hotel has just been awarded two AA Rosettes, making this a must-do for anyone who appreciates fine food

With the Irish staycation still trending, now is the perfect time to book that long overdue trip to Donegal and sample the culinary delights the county has to offer with a stay at the five star Lough Eske Castle hotel near Donegal town. The hotel’s Head Chef Richard McKee has just been awarded 2 AA Rosettes, one of Europe’s most respected hospitality industry awards, for his talents in the kitchen, making the “Gourmet Getaway” package all that more tempting.

Starting from €499 euro per person sharing, this food lover’s retreat is a chance to experience local produce prepared and cooked to perfection. It begins with a traditional Afternoon Tea at the castle and an indulgent three course dinner at hotel’s own Cedar’s Restaurant, which has recently unveiled a fresh modern decor look.

Breakfast each morning is included in the Gourmet Getaway package with the hotel adhering to social distancing guidelines by booking guests in at an allocated time. Visitors will also get complimentary access to the hotel’s swimming pool, fitness room and relaxation room.

Speaking about the recent AA Rosette win, Head Chef at Lough Eske Castle Richard McKee says; “It’s a great honour to be recognised by the AA Guide which sets exceptionally high standards. Our team have worked incredibly hard over the last 24 months and this recognition could not have come along at a better time due to the current challenging climate we all face in the hospitality industry. We hope our guests enjoy our Gourmet Getaway Package and sample a little taste of what Lough Eske Castle and Donegal has to offer.”


Midweek Gourmet Getaway Package includes:

Two nights’ accommodation with full Irish breakfast each morning
A sumptuous three course dinner in Cedars Restaurant on one evening
Traditional Afternoon Tea for two people on one afternoon
Complimentary use of swimming pool and fitness room at CARA Organic Beauty Spa



From €499 in a Courtyard Guestroom (January-April / October-December), based on two guests for two nights stay, Sunday-Friday

From €549 in a Courtyard Guestroom (May-September), based on two guests for two nights, Sunday-Friday