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The Golden Goose, Ardee, Co. Louth

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Hunterstown, Co Louth A92 YK20

041-687 7503

Hours: Open 7 days from 12 noon.


The Golden Goose restaurant and bar is busy and buzzy on a Sunday afternoon. The dining room is spacious and comfortable and the staff are friendly and efficient.

Owned by young couple Dzenan and Rachel, who only opened 18 months ago, honest food, local producers and an inviting interior have seen it thrive. Head chef Davide Sulaymano is a TOI regular. We have reviewed his cooking across four restaurants over almost two decades and have yet to be disappointed.

The food in the The Golden Goose is modern causal dining. Starters include prawn cocktail, confit of duck, chicken wings served two ways and a choice of salads. 

Mains offer tomahawk and striploin steak, authentic penne carbonara, fish and chips, a choice of burgers and on a Sunday a choice of roast dinners.


We start with two generous prawns cocktails, after tasting a couple of sneaky chicken wings. The wings are fab, while the prawn cocktails were generous of prawn with a perfectly balanced Marie Rose sauce.

The Tomahawk steak was huge, perfectly cooked pink as ordered while chips and mash and onion rings made this an impossible to finish feast. Deirdre’s fillet of salmon was cooked au pointe, and the mash and accompanying vegetables were fluffy and crunchy respectively.

We finished with a shared dessert plate of a little of everything; gorgeous sticky toffee pudding, sublime cheesecake, perfect brownie and comforting apple pie.

The Golden Goose has nailed family dining. The kids menus are excellent value and it’s busy at lunchtime mid week, which says something in these eat and run days.

Well worth a visit. 

Hunterstown, Co Louth A92 YK20

041-687 7503

Hours: Open 7 days from 12 noon.


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