Danni Barry is killing it with her cooking in Clenaghan’s. Having stepped back from the glitz of Michael Deane’s starry Belfast flagship, she has moved to an old stone building in the middle of nowhere. The location isn’t a problem: everyone who eats here happily tells you they would drive to Aghalee tomorrow, just to get some more of Ms Barry’s good stuff. ‘Nothing pretentious. Rock-solid food. Rockin’ service’ was one report on how Ms Barry has nailed it. The food is simple, and pure: rump of beef with fine beans and dauphinoise potatoes; venison burger with Young Buck cheese; cheddar and onion tart; chocolate orange espresso. Pay close attention to the plates, and you will see that every single one returns to the kitchen with not a crumb remaining.
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