Lunch Menu


Available Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 12pm - 3pm (Not available Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday)



Caesar Salad €12.50

Cos lettuce, chicken and parmesan tossed in home-made Caesar dressing.


Pizza Margherita €12.50

Extra toppings €1.50 each.


Ham & Cheese Panini €12.50

Served with a portion of chips.


Pesto Chicken Panini €12.50

Served with a portion of chips.


Smoked Salmon & Poached Eggs €13.95

Smoked salmon topped with poached eggs. Served with an English muffin.


Crab Benedict €13.95

Crab meat topped with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce. Served in an English muffin.


Fresh Mussels €14.95

Fresh mussels cooked in rose sauce.


Gamberi Piccante €14.95

Tiger prawns cooked with garlic and chilli in white wine sauce.


Spaghetti Bolognese €16.95

The Italian classic using 100% Irish minced beef.


Spaghetti Carbonara €16.95

Pasta dish based on eggs, bacon, parmesan and black pepper served in creamy sauce.


Lasagna €16.95

Oven baked layers of pasta sheets, mozzarella cheese, 100% Irish minced beef and tomato and béchamel sauce. Served with a choice of chips or salad.


Fish and chips €16.95

Fresh cod and chips. Served with Tartar sauce.


Pollo Venezia €17.95

Pan-fried fillet of chicken cooked in creamy mushroom sauce. Served with chips or salad.



SET MENU €24.95

Available Monday to Friday 5-7pm; Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays 12-6pm

(Not available on Christmas Eve)


STARTERS

Fresh Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Ravioli with Tiger Prawns , Lime and Basil Pesto


Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Figs, Crispy Parma Ham, Pistachios, Homemade Sourdough Bread


Black Pudding Wrapped in Parma Ham, Mixed Leaves, Smoked Chicken, Gorgonzola Cheese, Grilled Apple, Balsamic Dressing


Calamari Fritti - Fried Squid served with Tartar Sauce


Ali di Pollo - Chicken Wings with Homemade Barbecue Sauce


Bruschetta Romana, Melted Mozzarella Cheese (V)


Fresh Mussels in Rosé Sauce (GF)


Soup of The Day served with Homemade Sourdough Bread



MAIN COURSES


Spaghetti Crustacean - Clams, Tiger Prawns, Cherry Tomato, Spinach, Roasted Fennel, Bisque Sauce


Penne alla Giardiniera - Broccoli, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Rosé Sauce (V)


Pollo alla Venezia - Pan-fried fillet of chicken cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce. Served over Homemade Mashed Potatoes.


Fresh Hake Fillet with Celeriac Purée, Grilled Aubergines, Roasted Fennel, Crispy Shallots (GF)

(Supplement €5)


Pan-roasted Fillet of Seabass, Roasted Baby Potatoes, Parma Ham, Basil and Lime Pesto (GF)

(Supplement €5)


Pollo Alla Milanese - Breaded Chicken Fillet with Creamy Lemon Sauce. Served with Home-Cut Chips.


12oz Irish Sirloin Steak, Served Over Sautéed Onions, Peppers and Spinach. Choice of Pepper Sauce or Garlic Butter Sauce (GF) (Supplement €7)


12" Pizza with Parma Ham and Rocket Salad (or make your own)


Pollo Al Fresco - Breast of Chicken Filled with Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Basil and Parma Ham. Served Over Crushed Baby Potatoes with Red Cabbage, Fresh Napolitana Sauce (GF)


Lasagna Al Forno served with Salad or Chips.


Spaghetti Carbonara - Pasta dish based on eggs, bacon, Parmesan and black pepper served in a cream sauce.


Dishes can be customized to suit Vegetarian/Coeliac and Vegan

*This is a sample menu. Menu subject to change.*

Al Fresco Specials

Available all day every day.


STARTER

CRAB MEAT RAVIOLI €10.95

Served with parsnip puree, fennel and crushed pistachio


MAIN COURSE

SEAFOOD PLATTER €32.95

Selection of fresh white fish, shellfish served in a creamy lemon sauce with warm bread for dipping.

TAGLIATA TOSCANA €32.95 

120z black Angus steak served with fresh rocket salad, chopped tomato, parmesan cheese,

reduction of balsamic vinegar with side of garlic bread.

SURF & TURF €32.95​

8oz fillet steak served with baby potatoes, fresh gambas and peppercorn sauce.





A LA CARTE 

STARTERS

 

BRUSCHETTA ROMANA €6.95

Toasted rustic bread topped with plum tomatoes, garlic, basil and mozzarella cheese.

SOUP OF THE DAY €6.95 

Homemade soup of the day, served with rustic bread.

FOCACCIA €7.95

Flat, oven-baked Italian bread flavoured with herbs.

FOCACCIA WITH CHEESE €9.50

Flat, oven-baked Italian bread flavoured with herbs and sprinkled with mozzarella.

CHICKEN WINGS €8.50

Chicken wings with our popular home-made barbeque sauce.

GOAT'S CHEESE SALAD €9.50

Goat's cheese and beetroot with caramelised walnuts and cranberry dressing.

BLACK PUDDING SALAD €9.95

Black pudding wrapped in Parma ham, mixed leaves, smoked chicken, Gorgonzola cheese, grilled apple, balsamic dressing.

CAPRESE €9.95

Fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh figs, crispy Parma ham, pistachios, served with homemade sourdough bread.

RAVIOLI €10.50

Fresh ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese, served with tiger prawns, lime and basil pesto. (Please note this dish is available as a main course too. A starter portion is half a portion of the main course.)

CALAMARI €10.50

Fried squid served with tartar sauce.

FRESH MUSSELS €10.50

Fresh mussels cooked in rosé sauce.

GAMBERI €12.50

Prawns (de-shelled, heads on) cooked in a Bisque sauce, served with crispy Parma ham over butternut squash purée.

ANTIPASTO MISTO €12.95

Selection of Italian meats and cheeses served with roasted vegetables.



MAIN COURSES

Pasta

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE €17.95

The Italian classic using 100% Irish minced beef.

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA €17.95

Pasta dish based on eggs, bacon, parmesan and black pepper served in a creamy sauce.

PENNE VENEZIA €17.95

Pasta dish with pan-fried strips of chicken fillet, mushrooms and a little garlic cooked in a creamy sauce.

PENNE GIARDINIERA €17.95

Penne pasta with a selection of vegetables served in rose sauce.

LASAGNA €17.95

Oven-baked layers of pasta sheets, mozzarella cheese, 100% Irish minced beef and tomato and béchamel sauce. Served with a choice of chips or salad.

SPAGHETTI GAMBERI €19.95

Spaghetti with tiger prawns served in tomato sauce with a touch of chilli and garlic. 

RAVIOLI €21.95

Fresh ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese, served with tiger prawns, lime and basil pesto.

 SEAFOOD SPAGHETTI €21.95

Spaghetti with prawns, mussels and clams served in bisque sauce with chilli, garlic and spinach.

SEAFOOD RISOTTO €21.95

Arborio rice delicately infused with a mixture of seafood, fresh herbs and rosé sauce. 


Pizza

PIZZA MARGHERITA €12.95

PIZZA DI PARMA €15.95 

Pizza Margherita with Parma ham, rocket salad and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

PIZZA DEL PORCO €16.95

Pizza Margherita with smoked Pancetta, pepperoni and salame.

PIZZA PRIMAVERA €15.95

Pizza Margherita with grilled aubergines, courgettes, peppers and onions.

PIZZA QUATTRO STAGGIONI €15.95

Pizza Margherita with corn, pineapple, ham and mushrooms.


Extra toppings €1.50 each.


Chicken

POLLO VENEZIA €20.95

Pan-fried fillet of chicken supreme cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce. Served with a choice of side order.

POLLO FIORENTINA €21.95

Pan-fried fillet of chicken supreme stuffed with spinach and mozzarella cheese cooked in light tomato sauce seasoned with fresh herbs and a touch of chilli. Served with choice of side order. 

POLLO AL FRESCO €21.95

Pan-fried breast of chicken supreme with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and Parma ham. Served over crushed baby potatoes with red cabbage and fresh Napoletana sauce.



Meat

RACK OF LAMB €29.95

Grilled rack of lamb served with a mushroom, rosemary and white wine sauce on the side. Served with mashed potatoes.

SIRLOIN STEAK €29.95

Prime 12oz grilled sirloin steak using 100% Irish beef served with creamed peppercorn sauce or garlic herbed butter. Served with a choice of side order.

FILLET STEAK €30.95

Charcoal grilled 8oz of fillet steak using 100% Irish beef served with creamed peppercorn sauce or garlic herbed butter. Served with a choice of side order.



Fish

HAKE €27.95

Pan-fried fillet of hake served with leek, baby potatoes, mussels and fresh chopped tomato.

FILLET OF SEA BASS €27.95

Pan-roasted fillet of sea bass served with roasted baby potatoes, Parma ham and lime and basil pesto. 




EXTRA SIDE ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT A CHARGE OF €4.50 EACH.



SIDE ORDERS

Fresh Salad

Steamed Vegetables

Sauteed onion and mushroom

Sauteed potatoes

Chips

Baked baby potatoes

Mashed potatoes

KIDS MENU €7.50

Spaghetti/Penne Bolognese 

Penne Napolitana 

Chicken goujons and chips

Fish goujons and chips

Lasagne and chips

Margherita pizza

Pepperoni pizza

Lista dei Vini

La Cantina di Al Fresco

Sparkling

1 - Prosecco (Veneto)        

Glass €9.50   Bottle €36

Fresh, floral and fruity with rose and peach aromas

Rose̒

2 - Rose̒ (Italy)   

Glass €8.95  Bottle €34

A characteristically refreshing wine, its slight sweetness balanced by just the right tartness

House White

4 - Trebbiano (Abruzzo, Italy)   

Glass €8.50    Bottle €30

Dry white wine with fruity undertones. Compliment: Fish and chicken.


5 - Pinot Grigio (Veneto, Italy)   

Glass €8.95    Bottle €34

Citrus, apple and pear flavours on the palate. Crisp and refreshing with a long finish.


6 - Mancuria Etnia (Sauvignon Blanc, Chile)   

Glass €8.95   Bottle €34

Great minerality on the palate. Dry finish with citrus notes. 


7 - Cornerstone (Chardonnay, Australia)

Glass €8.95  Bottle €34

A very attractive and pure ripe wine with notes of pear and apple flavours with crisp acidity and good length.



House Red

8 - Montepulciano (Abruzzo, Italy)

Glass €8.50  Bottle €30

Full bodied deep red distinctive wine. Compliment: Red meat.


9 - Shiraz (Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia)

Glass €8.95  Bottle €34

A rich, full bodied wine with aromas of black fruits and pepper. Lovely notes of plums and chocolate on the palate with a spicy finish.


10 - Giò (Cabernet Sauvignon, Italy)

Glass €8.95  Bottle €34

Good colour, attractive blackcurrant nose, pleasant blackcurrant fruit with a nice dry finish.


Vino Bianco (World)

11 - Albariño, Rias Baixas (Spain)   €40

Wonderfully fresh, distinctive botanical aroma, very similar to that of Voignier, Gewürztraminer and Petit Manseng, suggesting apricot and peach.


12 - Dopff & Irion Riesling (France)   €40

Intense rich aromas offering all the fragrances of a basket-full of ripe fruit, lemons, green apples and limes. 


Wine of the Month (ask your server)   


Vino Bianco (Italy)

14 - Gavi DOCG (Piemonte)   €40

The colour is yellow straw with green hues. The aroma is intense and fine, fruity and floral. It remembers the golden apples and green almonds. The scent of chamomile flowers is strong at the taste, completely in harmony.


19 - Vermentino IGP (Umbria)   €38

Fresh, succulent stone-fruit with a citrus backbone. Often typified by warm tropical fruit and a touch of oak. Aromas of ripe citrus, nectarine and passion fruit drive this style. 

Vino Rosso (World)


16 - Malbec (Argentina)   €38

Flavours of blackberry, plum and black cherry. The nuanced flavours offer milk chocolate, cocoa powder, violet flowers, leather and a sweet tobacco finish. 


17 - Tempranillo - Rioja (Spain)   €38

Dark cranberry, red in colour with medium intensity. Subtle mineral and spice with black cherries, black raspberries and bitter chocolate. Delicate and soft with flavours of black pepper. 


Wine of the Month (ask your server)   




Vino Rosso (Italy)

18 - Bardolino DOC (Veneto)   €37

Bright ruby red. Hints of black cherry. Soft, fruit-forward with black-fruit and a bright and fresh finish. Meant to be enjoyed young. Ideal with fleshy fish, beef, lamb and red-sauced pastas. 


19 - Valpolicella "Ripasso" DOC (Veneto)   €45

Bright ruby red, intense fruity notes of cherries, dewberries, bilberries and plums together with suggestions of spices (pepper and cinnamon). Dry with notable structure. It has a rich taste of red fruits with light traces of sour cherry preserve and elegant spicy tones reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves and pepper. 


20 - Barbera D'Alba DOC (Piemonte)   €42

The colour is ruby red with purple hues. The scent is fresh with fruity notes reminiscent of blackberries, red fruit jam, spicy hints of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. The taste is full and rich with a barely noticeable acidity. The woody note is well mixed with the remaining sensations. 


21 - Sangiovese - Cabernet Sauvignon IGT (Toscana)   €38

Intense ruby-red with purple hues. Black cherries and spice. Rich with soft tannins delivering persistent black-fruit flavours and subtle hints of smoke with a lingering finish. 


22 - Chianti Classico DOCG (Toscana)   €56

Ruby-red. Intense with notes of cherries, plums and violets. Rich flavours of cherry and leather. Supple tannins and good acidity.


24 - Rosso di Montalcino DOCG (Toscana)   €60

Brilliant ruby-red colour. This classic Rosso offers sumptuous aromas of ripened blackberries and dark cherries. On the palate the wine is generously well rounded and rich with fruit-forward notes complimented by hints of leather and mesquite.


25 - Primitivo IGP (Puglia)   €38

This wine has a deep, ruby-red colour with a nose of blackberry fruits and spices. Full, warm, rich - almost seductive cassis flavours on the palate and a pleasing length. 


26 - Nero d 'Avola IGT (Sicilia)   €38

This wine is an intense ruby-red in colour with aromas of ripe black cherries and blackberries and hints of vanilla, peppery spice and smoke. On the palate abundant flavours of ripe fruit and exotic spices are balanced by a pleasing acidity and silky tannins.

Al Fresco Special Cellar​

27 - Amarone DOC   €120

Lovely, elegant nose. Good definition. Cohesive palate. Straight and pure with dark fruit. Nice balance with acidity and long length.


28 - Barolo DOCG   €95

Garnet colour with orange hues that become more intense over time. Intense scent of red fruit and violets. The taste is full, wide and velvety with a finish of spices and a hint of vanilla. Piedmont is also famous for its white truffles, great meat, hearty stews, cheeses and all sorts of chestnut and hazelnut tortes. Barolo is suited to complement these substantial flavours.

To be uncorked and decanted at least one hour before tasting.


29 - Brunello di Montacino DOCG   €120

Young Brunello: Imagine a smart, somewhat cocky, flamboyant, young brunette. This is young Brunello. Wines are packed with fruit and flower flavours including cherries, dried cranberry, wild strawberry, blackberry, violets, potpourri and liquorice. When you taste it, Brunello di Montalcino exudes earthy notes of espresso and tilled soil along with mouth-gripping tannins. It's a bold wine but because of the high acidity it ends on a tart, astringent note that will have you licking the insides of your mouth. This astringency is why most wine experts suggest a drink-by window several years after its release date.

Old Brunello: Now that the wine has aged and been softened by time our Brunello is more ravishing than ever. With 10+ years of age, Brunello di Montalcino drops the fresh fruit flavours to reveal sweeter notes of dried figs, candied cherries, hazelnuts and sun-baked leather. The tannins turn chocolaty and the acidity is succulent. 


Champagne Louis Roederer Maison Fondée en 1776  €120

Cocktail List

€11.95

PORNSTAR MARTINI

Vanilla vodka, passion fruit, pineapple juice and lime.


ESPRESSO MARTINI

Vanilla vodka, coffee liquor and espresso coffee.


OLD FASHIONED

Bourbon whiskey, angostura bitter and sugar syrup.


WHISKEY SOUR

Irish whiskey, lemon juice, angostura bitter and sugar syrup.


STRAWBERRY TOM COLLINS

gin, lemon juice, sugar, soda water.


NEGRONI

Gin, Italian bitter and sweet vermouth.


COSMOPOLITAN

Vodka, orange liquor, cranberry juice and lime.


PASSION FRUIT MOJITO

Rum, mint, lime, passion fruit puree, sugar and soda water.


APEROL SPRITZ

Orange liquor, prosecco and soda water.