La Fougère Restaurant at Knockranny House Hotel Westport is renowned for fine dining and the superb quality of its cuisine and wine list. Head Chef Seamus Commons was recognised as the ‘Best Chef in Connaught’ at the 2013 FOOD & WINE Awards for the third consecutive year. In addition to this he has received a glowing review in the 2013 edition of the'Bridgestone Irish Food Guide ' and in the 2012 edition of the '100 Best Restaurants in Ireland'. Author John McKenna refers to Seamus as “one of the great comtemporary Irish talents, and the good news is that he continues to innovate and continues to get better. The restaurant at Knockranny is an unmissable destination". Nicolas Faujours was also recognised at the 2013 FOOD & WINE Awards with the national title of 'Best Sommelier in Ireland'. Following on from its National title of 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland 2010' at the prestigious Irish Restaurant Awards and having received Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence in 2011, La Fougère is celebrating again, having been awarded as the 'Best Restaurant in Connaught 2011’ at the FOOD&WINE Magazine Awards 2011.
We are also delighted to announce our inclusion in the Michelin Great Britain & Ireland Guide 2014.