Waterford Castle is a 16th Century castle set on a tiny island right where the River Barrow meets the sea. Only minutes from Waterford city centre, there is something utterly other-worldly in the experience of slipping over to the island on the ferry and enjoying the elegant cooking of chef Tom Spruce.
Mr Spruce’s serene cooking, in these most gorgeous surroundings, makes for a special dining experience.
And if you are planning a visit, do note that in addition to the rooms in the castle, the estate also offers some super-stylish apartments, just adjacent to the golf course, which make for excellent family accommodation, or if you are partying with a bunch of friends. Lovely waterside walks will work up an appetite for breakfast, and the only trouble is the fact that you won’t be looking forward to taking the ferry back to reality.