MacNean House & Restaurant

Blacklion, Co. Cavan

MacNean House & Restaurant: Cavan

Nevin Maguire lets his ingredients have their own voice and uses his skills to make them sing - pure harmony on a plate.

MacNean House and Restaurant is where Neven Maguire grew up; it’s where he first developed a love of cooking with his mother; it’s where he built his reputation and turned Blacklion into a culinary Mecca, and it is now where he works alongside his wife Amelda to create remarkable food in a beautiful setting.

The dining room is gracefully proportioned with large windows to the front and well spaced tables throughout. The décor is classic and opulent.

Awarded Georgina Campbell's prestigious 'Restaurant of the Year' Award 2007, MacNean House and Restaurant offers 17 luxury guestrooms, 2 suites and the ultimate dining experience.

The perfect destination for a mid-week break or romantic weekend away, the restaurant is close to championship golf courses, walks, cycle routes, angling, spectacular scenery and much more.

A warm welcome awaits you from Neven and Amelda Maguire to experience what leading food writer Georgina Campbell calls "a national treasure."


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Seamus999 Dublin
September 2016
“Ecstasy on a plate!” Actually, many plates. If you want to dine sumptuously without being fleeced and conned by the Michelin star brigade look no further. Food, staff, wine, hospitality, inventiveness, quality, choice are just superb.
August 2016
“Bank holiday bliss! ” I'm not a newbie to the excellent food at MacNean house! As a family, we've had many beautiful Sunday lunches in the establishment. However, over the bank holiday weekend I took my boyfriend to experience Neven's beautiful food for the first time. As per usual the food was flawless, service was impeccable and the "MacNean suite" that we stayed in was beautiful!! Well worth the money as it is a truly magical experience! Make sure to book months in advance if you want to dine and stay on a Saturday night! First class!! Thanks again!
Pian0man51 Edinburgh
August 2016
“The rave reviews say it all” We had tried for a reservation here some 4 months before visiting the area and were somewhat taken aback that we couldn't get one. We have been to many top quality restaurants - including a good few Michelin star restaurants - and had never found them to be booked out to this extent. Suffice to say we got lucky with a Sunday lunch cancellation on the day of our departure for home that fitted in perfectly with our travel plans. What a way to finish our Holiday break! The setting is beautiful, the staff welcoming and the food outstanding. This was Michelin star standard with a more relaxed less stuffy feel - Irish hospitality at its best. It would be dishonest to say that every last detail was perfect but the natural warmth of the staff made the whole experience all the more real. A memorable lunch and an experience we'd be all too willing to repeat....if we had half a chance of getting in again! Keep up the good work!
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  • Restaurant Features
  • Award-winning chef, Neven Maguire
  • Michelin-listed restaurant
  • Nestled in foothills of Cuilcagh Mountains
  • Sparkling lakes, spectacular scenery
  • Finest food and hospitality
  • 17 luxurious guest-rooms, 2 suites
  • Elegant decor
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