It’s heating up at the Maldron

by Mark O'Brien

In March, the Maldron Hotel in Newland’s Cross unveiled their newly refurbished bar. The new bar is bright and roomy and features three large booths at the back that can accommodate large groups, as well other sections suited to smaller gatherings.

Walking in, it’s obvious that great care and attention has been put into the design of the new bar and that same level of care and attention is reflected in the varied bar food on offer. From a range of delicious sandwiches, to traditional bar food staples such as chicken wings, there is something to suit all tastes.

With chowder, steak, burgers and flatbreads also to choose from, the hardest part of having a meal here is deciding what to have when it all looks so good and is very reasonably priced. They also have different deals on offer each evening.

The weekend deals, which include two drinks and various sharing platters would go down a treat for groups meeting up to have a quiet drink or watch a match on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

I visited on a Thursday evening – curry night – with a choice of Indian, Chinese or Thai style curries. I chose the Indian chicken curry and I wasn’t disappointed. Served with rice and naan bread, it was a filling and satisfying dish.

The chicken is served in good portions and is complemented by delicious, crunchy vegetables in a sauce that is spicy but not overpoweringly so.
The staff also deserve a mention.

While remaining courteous and professional at all times, it was great to see them also happily chatting with customers and enjoying a laugh.

The location of the hotel makes it a great spot for locals to go to enjoy a spot of lunch or dinner and is also perfect for anyone passing by on a long trek home from elsewhere in the country.

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