mac nean restaurant

“The leading restaurant in the country”.

(John McKenna, Author of the Bridgestone Irish Food Guide)

You will find the best food and hospitality Ireland has to offer at Neven Maguire’s award-winning MacNean House and Restaurant, nestled in the foothills of the Cuilagh Mountains, Blacklion, Co. Cavan.

Awarded Georgina Campbell’s prestigious ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award 2007, MacNean House and Restaurant offers 10 luxury guestrooms and the ultimate dining experience created by award-winning chef Neven Maguire.

The perfect destination for a mid-week break or romantic weekend away, the restaurant is close to championship golf courses, walks, cycle routes, angling, sparkling lakes, spectacular scenery and much more.

A warm welcome awaits you from Neven and Amelda Maguire to experience what leading food writer Georgina Campbell calls “a national treasure.”



The Story

MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co. Cavan was originally opened as MacNean’s Bistro in 1989 by Neven’s parents, Joe and Vera Maguire. The Bistro was named after the spectacular MacNean Lakes nearby. A true family concern, Joe and Vera involved all 9 of their children in cooking and working at the restaurant.


Neven Maguire took over the restaurant in 2003. He re-opened MacNean’s Bistro as MacNean House & Restaurant in 2007, doubling its seating capacity, developing 10 luxurious guest-rooms and offering extended menu’s of his award-winning dishes and a large selection of wines from all over the world.

Neven and his wife, Amelda, took inspiration for the new décor and recipes from extensive travel and research in London, Paris, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. The restaurant's new menu reflects Neven's continued advocacy of local and artisan producers and insistence on high quality, seasonal and traceable produce.


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