Knockranny House Hotel: “A great destination that’s steadily becoming greater”
On the radar of foodies and lovers of excellence for many years, the recent descriptions of Knockranny House Hotel in the Bridgestone Guides and the new Michelin Guide confirm the hotel’s position as a fabulous destination.
Appearing in this year’s Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2012 and both the Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay 2012 and the annual Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants Guide 2012 with glowing tributes paid to the hotel and the wonderful chef, Seamus Commons, Knockranny House hotel is, as the Bridgestone Guide says, “firing on all cylinders”!
Recognised as the essential guide to the leading restaurants throughout Ireland, the annual Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants Guide focuses on the most creative and enjoyable restaurants throughout the country, looking for those chefs and restaurants that combine enthusiasm, energy and accomplishment. “Seamus Commons leads by example and his team in La Fougère follow the Boss every step of the way. Sublime” says this year’s Guide.
Huge fans of Seamus Commons’ cooking, John & Sally McKenna’s respected guide goes on to describe him as being on a par with some of the world’s great chefs, and that he should be
“… sharing stages with Rene and Ferran … that is where Mr. Commons belongs: he is one of the great contemporary Irish talents, and the good news is that he continues to innovate, and continues to get better. The food in Knockranny has been pared back slightly, and is all the better for it: an unmissable destination.”
Regarding the hotel itself, the Bridgestone Guide is also full of praise. “Owners Adrian and Ger Noonan will have to build an extension to Knockranny House Hotel if they keep on collecting awards at the rate they have been hauling them in over the last two or three years.
The Michelin Guide is a series of annual guidebooks published by Michelin in over a dozen countries. The oldest and best-known European hotel and restaurant guide was originally published by André Michelin in the 1900’s and introduced the famous star rating in 1926. Describing Knockranny House Hotel as “contemporary yet classic” and “offering excellent comforts”, the Michelin Guide also refers to the spa as superb, and praises Seamus Commons’ “original, modern Irish dishes.”
Adrian and Geraldine Noonan, owners of Knockranny House Hotel are delighted with the high praise in these three guidebooks. “We are very proud of our hotel, and all the hard work from our many staff members that goes into creating an excellent experience for our guests. Thanks to the generous praise in these three important guides, we look forward to welcoming many new, first-time guests to Knockranny House Hotel this year!”
And the last word goes to the Bridgestone Guide again:
“But the cooking really is something else, a hugely exciting series of improvisations on fantastic ingredients that is worth the acclaim. and then some … be assured that you will be blown away too. A great destination, that’s steadily becoming greater.”
Visit khh.ie for more information on the various menus, packages and food evenings available to taste Seamus Commons’ delicious food at Knockranny House Hotel & Spa.