Vanilla Pod Restaurant
Nice, smart, modern cooking in a nice, smart, modern room – it’s so easy to love the Vanilla Pod. The ‘Pod is the stand-alone restaurant of the brilliant Headfort Arms hotel, and whilst it has its own, separate identity and entrance, it shars many characteristics with the mothership, namely the fact that the staff are superb at their job, and that everything the team do is characterised by an honest and deeply affecting generosity. The kitchen really lime to keep up to date with all the latest culinary moves, so you will find great pulled pork tacos with apple slaw, or their own veggie burger with sweet potato fries, or duck flatbreads with honeyed figs or turbot with a crab bon bon. This is hugely enjoyable contemporary cooking, and you can tell the kitchen get a real buzz and a sense of accomplishment from their work. If you’ve spent the day exploring the Boyne Valley, or playing on the nearby parkland golf courses, then there is nothing nicer than a night in the Headfort Arms, and dinner in the Vanilla Pod, in pretty little kells. Simple as that.
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