Erriseask Restaurant opening hours 18.30pm – 21.00pm

Please note that Erriseask restaurant is seasonal and not open every day of the week.
Please check directly with the hotel reception for specific opening days or book with ResDiary. Thank you.

Erriseask Restaurant at Connemara Sands Hotel celebrating “Connemara on a Plate”. A funky New England interior complete with cocktail bar and theatre style kitchen where guests can watch a masterclass by Executive Chef Stefan Matz and head Chef Sinead Quinn. Enjoy a perfectly prepared cocktail before dinner then relax and enjoy the best that Connemara has to offer with views over Mannin Bay.
Erriseask Restaurant Menu

Connemara Tasting Menu

Seared Scallops
Char Grilled Potato and Carrots
Carrot Gel


Fillet of Organic Salmon
Poached in Olive Oil
Blackcurrant Vinaigrette and Red Chard


Organic Connemara Leenane Lamb
Braised Shoulder, Reed Roasted Rack and Slow Cooked Neck
Goats Cream and Lemon Thyme


Bavarois of Dark Chocolate
Connemara Peat Whiskey
Orange Sorbet and Seaweed Ice Cream


Tea & Coffee

€ 45.00




Table d ‘Hote Menu

Killary Harbour Shellfish Salad
Razor Clams, Mussels and Surf Clams
Pickled, Root Vegetables and Herbs

Connemara Air Dried Pork
Shaved on Irish Brie Cheese
Lager Dressing

Cream of Baked White Potato Soup
Poitin and Pea Shoots


Seared Fillet of Turbot
Smoked Oyster and Parsley
Creamed Potato and Wild Mushroom

Fillet of Beef
Slow Roasted in Butter
Crisp Potato, Shallot & Garlic Confit

Organic Connemara Leenane Lamb
Braised Shoulder, Reed Roasted Rack and Slow Cooked Neck
Goats Cream and Lemon Thyme


Irish Farmhouse Cheese
Beer Gel and Sweet Pepper Relish, Croutons

Caramelised Basil Tart
Lime and Vanilla Cream

Bavarois of Dark Chocolate
Connemara Peat Whiskey, Orange Sorbet and Seaweed Ice Cream


Tea & Coffee

€ 45.00

Wine Menu

Wine Menu

Wines by the Glass


Prosecco Spumante DOC NV, Veneto € 9.50 (glass)

Pale light yellow colour with fine perlage. Delicately fruity with hints of ripe pears flowers and some mineral notes on the nose.

This is a well-balanced sparkling wine with a light body but quite a long finish

White Wines

Domaine de Peras – Sauvignon Blanc € 6.30 (glass)

Crisp & aromatic with notes of citrus fruits

Apaltagua Gran Verano – Chardonnay € 6.50 (glass)

Intense fruity aromas, touches of peach and mango & pineapple, unoaked flavour with a luscious finish

Principato – Pinot Grigo € 7.00 (glass)

Delicate floral & fruity aromas on the nose. Crisp & fresh on the palate with juicy citrus character & a hint of nuttiness

Red Wines

Domaine de Peras – Merlot € 6.30 (glass)

A well balanced ruby Merlot, aromas of red fruit, subtle & fruity

Apaltagua Gran Verano – Cabernet Sauvignon € 6.50 (glass)

An intense ruby red colour. A delicious, rounded taste, forward red fruit flavours, and sweet tannins are followed by a fresh,

balanced finish

Domaine Beuamalric Ventoux – Rhone Valley € 7.50 (glass)

Wonderful Blend of Syrah, Grenache Cargan, aroma of black fruit, spice & a hint of pepper

Nekeas – Tempranillo € 7.00 (glass)

Award winning Spanish with a blend of Merlot, aromas of summer fruit, rich & smooth on the palate

Sparkling Wines


Prosecco Spumante DOC NV, Veneto € 47.50

Pale light yellow colour with fine perlage. Delicately fruity with hints of ripe pears flowers and some mineral notes on the nose.

This is a well-balanced sparkling wine with a light body but quite a long finish


Billecart Salmon Brut Réserve NV € 120.00

A full and accurate flavour combined with a fine freshness and a rich bouquet bear witness to the ageing of this cuvée in the

House’s traditional cellars

White Wines

Domaine Bellevue Chardonnay, France € 32.50

This Chardonnay shows excellent depth of fruit allied to freshness giving the wine a lovely mouthfeel and a long finish

Forrest, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand € 38.00

Intensely scented of gooseberries, lime leaves, fresh lemons and elderflower with a touch of struck match. Light to medium-

bodied, clean and refreshing in the mouth

Michele Biancardi, Puglia Organic fiano, Italy € 39.00

Quite delicious plump peachy fruits with a touch of honey and spice

Pinot d’Alsace Mettis, France € 42.00

Soft citrus notes appear first. The palate follows with gentle but focused mandarin peel and a bright, luminous core of citrus

freshness and weightlessness

Bodegas Castro Martin, Rias Baixas Albariño, Spain 2015 € 42.50

Albarino has a lovely juicy pear and white peach aromas and a distinctive lemony finish. Some can even taste the sea in the salty

minerality. The soft fruit is offset with zesty acidity making this the perfect partner to seafood

Rustenberg, Stellenbosch Chardonnay, South Africa 2015 € 42.50

An impressive Stellenbosch Chardonnay that wouldn’t look out of place in Corton-Charlemagne with its complex leesy character.

A mosaic of smoke and flint adds considerable interest to this charming wine. Plush aromas of buttery lemons, biscuits and

honeydew melon translate well onto the palate

Alvarinho 2014 Quinta Soalheiro, Chile 2014 € 42.50

Intense and tropical fruit, think; lychees, passionfruit, peaches and apricot balanced with mineral notes

Chablis Domaine Gueguen, France 2013 € 49.00

This wine is a very pure, clean expression of Chablis. It is a pale gold colour with an intense nose of ripe white fruit and flowers

leading to a palate that is fresh and richly aromatic

Sancerre Domaine Andre Dezat et Fils Loire, France 2015/16 ` € 49.00

Aromas of fresh cut grass, white flowers, citrus and exotic fruits, infused throughout with the typical Sancerre elegance and

mineral character

Weingut Dönnhoff, Nahe Dry Riesling QbA, Germany 2015 € 52.50

Pale straw coloured, this dry Riesling has a lively citrus and mineral nose and on the palate plenty of good, crisp fruit and just the

right amount of acid to balance

Domino de Tares, Bizero Godello, Chile 2014 € 55.00

The nose exudes intense aromas of ripe apple and lemon with buttery/bready hints. On the palate, it is dry, full-bodied and

smooth with hints of fragrant herbs and creamy oak

Domaine Manciat Poncet Organic Pouilly Fuissé Les Crays, France 2015 € 58.00

The nose evokes vanilla, baked apples and some tropical notes. The balance between rich fruit and bright acidity is very fine

Olivier Leflaive Mersault Vireuils, 2013 € 150.00

A wine that develops a complex and full-bodied aromatic range with notes of toasted bread and honey. This is coupled with a

beautiful delicacy due to its location on the hillside

Red Wines

Vina Bujanda, Rioja, Spain € 32.50

Aromas to blackberry and bilberry together with spicy tones (clove and cinnamon) from the American oak-tree, mild tobacco and

light balsamic notes. The Tempranillo variety showing its typical elegance and complexity

Michele Biancardi, Puglia Organic Uno Piu Uno 2015 € 35.00

With hints of tobacco, mocha and supple, dark berry fruit, robust and jammy

Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon € 35.00

The fine purity of the classic cassis fruit is contrasted against a savoury, saline style. Sweet raspberry flavours emerge later on

and balance the seaweed-like character

Finca Sophenia Reserve Malbec € 39.00

The nose shows red berries and some spices with good ripeness. The palate is fresh, medium-bodied, has fine tannins and good


Forrest, Marlborough Pinot Noir, New Zealand € 45.00

Rich fruit tinged with cocoa and lavender, this wine is poised and cheerful. It has a slightly earthy nose underneath the pretty

aromatics, with delicate cranberries and cherries on a sweet-savoury palate, then hints of coffee on the finish

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico, Azienda Agricola Scriani € 46.00

The wine is an intense ruby red with aromas of red berries, cherries and plums. On the palate, it is rich and complex

Château Macquin, Saint Georges Saint Emilion, France € 45.00

Garnet-red colour. Intense nose with ripe red fruits, lightly woody. In the mouth, fresh and rich, mellowed fine grained tannins

with great intensity

Fleurie Classique Château de Beauregard € 49.50

The nose reveals floral aromas dry hay and red fruits and the palate shows flavours of strawberry and blackcurrant enveloped in

a velvety smooth fleshiness leading to a long satisfying finish.

Finca Valpiedra, Rioja Finca Valpiedra Reserva € 69.00

On the nose the intensity continues with complexity presenting and an abundance of red and black fruit showing up, fine wood

notes from the oak deliver inflections of vanilla, cedar, mint and spice supported by mineral backbone.

On the palate, initially, excellent smoothness, volume and density develop and the fine grained tannic structure presents,

furthering the savoury and complete palate

Domaine Patrick Javillier Savigny-les- Beaune les Grands 2014 € 88.00

Big nose, light smokey in glass, lots of earthy on palate This is a nice, light to med bodied, village Savigny with pretty red fruit,

some spice notes and some earth

Châteauneuf-du- Pape Télégramme 2014 € 82.50

A lively, spice-tinged nose displays zesty red berry and floral scents, along with hints of succulent herbs and white pepper

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The Erriseask restaurant is open from 7pm to 9.30pm Wednesday to Sunday. For reservations please call 095 23030 or book online using the link above. We look forward to welcoming you!

Relax at The Sands Bar

Join us for casual food & drinks, bring the kids, and enjoy the atmosphere and ‘craic’. Perfectly prepared pub grub, Classic Irish, European dishes and daily (lunch) specials with a twist using locally sourced ingredients served in a traditional setting with a hint of modernity to stir the senses. We also offer a full selection of skilfully prepared cocktails, whiskies, brandies, liqueurs and other spirits, draught – craft beers and ciders which will taste even better during one of our regular live music performances. Our barista will serve you a perfect fresh ground coffee be it espresso, cappuccino or latte. Of course we serve afternoon tea with delicious fresh home baked scones and a variety of cakes.

Sands Bar Menu


Soup of the day €5.50
Ask server for details


Messy onion broth €5.50
Topped with melted Emmental cheese


Sands signature Connemara seafood chowder €8.50
Fresh fish, smoked haddock, clams, mussels and prawn tail in a creamy broth



Mannin Bay crab claws €11
Local crab claws, sweet pepper relish, toasty & leaves


Local Killary Harbour mussels €11
Steamed Killary harbour mussels, Sauvignon Blanc wine, rock chives, crusty bread


Prawn & mango skewers €11
Char- grilled prawns & mango with a balsamic glaze


Smoked organic salmon €15
From the Connemara Smokehouse, leaves, boxty potato and lemon cream cheese


Tossed baby leaves €8.50
Cooleeney brie cheese with honey, mustard and sesame seed



Connemara Smokehouse smoked organic salmon €12
On brown bread


Irish cheese on toast with bacon and house dressing €8.50
Toasted white batch, Dubliner cheddar, crisped Irish streaky bacon, apple & Worcester sauce dressing




Fish and chips €15.50
Fresh cod fillet, craft beer batter, minted peas, Lemon & honey drizzle, tartar sauce and skinny chips


Fillet of hake €18.00
Poached with smoked salmon crust, crushed potato, lime and baby spinach


Sands signature Irish beef burger €15.00
Local beef burger in Brioche, goats cheese grilled tomato and homemade tomato ketchup, Baby gem and triple cooked chips


Short rib of Irish beef €18.00
Slow roasted on Spring onion potato Honey roasted vegetables and Guinness porter jus


Irish prime striploin steak €26.00
Wild rocket crust and sherry vinegar, red onion & triple cooked chips


Supreme of Irish free range chicken €18.00
Grilled polenta and apple carrot mash and tender stem broccoli


Mushroom tagliatelle €15.50
Fresh silky pasta, wild Irish mushroom sauce, Parmesan and white truffle oil
Add chicken or prawns for €4.00




Home-made apple crumble €6.00
Served with fresh cream and seasonal fruit


Chocolate fondant €7.00
Served with Jimmy’s vanilla ice-cream


Sands signature bread & butter pudding €7.00
Served with Jimmy’s local rum & raisin Ice cream


Selection of Jimmy’s local ice cream €7.00
Locally made, hand crafted seaweed & milk based ice cream


Please ask your server about our specials

Allergen information is filed behind the bar and is available on request

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Bar food served from 12pm to 10pm 7 days a week.

Breakfast Menu

feel free to help yourself to our buffet of cereals, juices, yoghurt, sliced breads, Home-made brown bread, Pastries, preserves, fruit, cheese and pancakes. Regular tea and fresh filtered coffee is included.

In addition, you may choose from one of the following in the below menu.

Connemara Sands Hotel Irish Breakfast

The Cocktail Bar (All €9.00)

We have a wonderful array of cocktails on offer to tempt your taste buds!

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Absolut Citron, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Cranberry

White Russian

Smirnoff Vodka, Kahlua, Cream

Black Russian

Smirnoff Vodka, Kahula, Coke, Guiness

Sinapore Sling

Gin, Bendictine, Cherry Heering, Pinapple Juice, Angostura Bitters

Magic Monkey

Spiced Rum, Crème de Bananas, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Pineapple Juice


Peach Schnapps, Lemon Juice, Prosecco

Espresso Martini

Smirnoff Vodka, Tia Maria, Espresso, Honey


Tequila, Lime Juice, Cointreau, Agave Nectar


Bacardi, Lemon Juice, Strawberry, Sugar Syrup

Connemara Sands Hotel Cocktail

Please note that menu’s are subject to change without notice.

Lunch Menu

Join us for casual food & drinks, bring the kids, and enjoy the atmosphere and ‘craic’.

Local Fresh Produce

We believe our local farmers produce the best quality produce in the land, and we want you to benefit from it.

Connemara on a Plate

Connemara on a Plate is a celebration of the amazing resources we have at our disposal.
Expertly picked and prepared by one of Ireland’s best Chefs, Stefan Matz.

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