Mabel Crawford's Bistro
Mabel’s Bistro is a good example of the love and care conferred to the old building by the Fitzgerald/Magner family. Moving an old fridge in 2009 revealed a 150 year-old kitchen, and pantry of the old house, which was transformed in to a 90-seat bistro. The original open fire and stove, sure to have warmed many a cold and hard-working servant, and kept the house’s aristocratic residents full though the ages, has been beautifully reappointed. The exposed brickwork and tiles are on view to diners in the form of the bistro’s reserve wine collection, which takes centre stage in the breakfast dining space. The original cold room has also been given similar sensitive treatment; the heavy-set door was inlaid with glass panels, and now functions as the hotel’s cellar door.
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Breakfast is served in the original library room, one of the protected features of the original house. This beautiful space continues the house’s honeycomb decorative motif in the stained windows, wooden carvings and ceiling stucco. The room is lit from above by a richly carved oak vaulted ceiling, decorated with wrought iron and rows of wooden aches, carved with Ionic pillars. The wooden carvings found in panels along the wall depict curling serpents and winged beasts. A figure peeping out from one of behind the pillars serves as a cheeky nod to one of the most distinctive features of the room, peepholes which were carved to ensure that no servant disturbed the inner sanctity of the space while a crucial billiards shot was being considered!
Diners looking for something a little more cosy can book into The Snug of Mabel’s Bistro, which seats 10, and offers private parties an intimate boudoir style space to enjoy convivial catch ups over food and wine without being disturbed or distracted by other diners.