Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, 090 643 9010, wineport.ie
Awarded Best for Romance at the 2018 Food & Wine Awards, the stunning luxury Blue Book bolthole situated on the shore of Lough Ree has long been honoured for its exquisite food. Executive Chef Austin Byrne’s new weekend brunch menu includes a variety of the healthy stuff, the comforting stuff, the pick-me-ups, and, of course, some irresistible treats. Choosing from the menu is the hardest decision you’ll face all weekend! For comfort, tuck into a stack of melt in the mouth blueberry pancakes or a traditional Irish brunch. For a healthier option, enjoy a bowl of warming soup or a delicious superfood salad. Indulge in a range of irresistible sweet treats with a hot coffee, made just how you like it. If you fancy a boozy brunch, why not add a cold glass of Prosecco or a refreshing Mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary?
Not forgetting the traditionalists, they also have a roast beef special with all the trimmings on Sundays. Weekend brunch is served Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 12pm until 4pm. It’s the perfect way to start, or end, your weekend.