The Parson's Nose is one of Hillsborough Village's many award winning restaurants. With a bespoke menu, friendly staff and excellent location peering over the lake within Hillsborough Castle Gardens; the atmosphere is one of reasonable decadence highlighted by historical nuances and modern facilities.
Entering the recently refurbished premises, you're welcomed by the authentic low murmur of the smaller front bar and the warm glow of a fire set within an impressive surround. It's the ideal place to sit and have a perfectly poured Guinness while perusing the menu in anticipation. The new menu features wood fired Pizzas and excellent sea food starters, which is already enough to get the mouth watering, furthermore there are some tantalising desserts.
An excellent addition to the menu is the pizzas to go. Where better to grab a cheeky take away than an award winning restaurant? (and it's cheaper than Domino's). Created by Head Chef Danny Millar - the pizza menu includes inspired, local ingredients. From classic Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella to Peter Hannan guanciale (Hannan Meats), potato, roast garlic and sage. The restaurant itself allows diners the choice of sitting upstairs in the larger, glass housed room. With views of Hillsborough Castle's lake and the large kiln, it's an exciting venue to say the least. Conversely, you can also avail of the cosier downstairs which links to the beer garden. Sitting by a warm stove on a Winter night and having the option to sit outside on a fine Summer's day is ideal.
So, what's on the menu? To start you can choose from Steamed Portavogie mussels in garlic, parsley & white wine. Or why not set out for an Italian themed feast with Sourdough Pizza bread? With plenty of choice in between, the menu highlights the importance of using local ingredients. The Parson's Nose has excelled in this with items such as Abernethy Butter, Lough Neagh smoked eel and the aforementioned Hannan Guanciale. Also on the menu is the Parson's Burger featuring Young Buck blue cheese, smoked bacon, red onion marmalade and triple cooked chips. This support of local produce highlights Northern Ireland's variety and, as a result, creates fabulous menu's that please both visitors and natives.
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