Latest from our French Rooms Flavours Blog

  • Heat up with our new veggie dish
    Autumn is a time for comfort food. The leaves are changing colour, the days are getting shorter, and you can feel winter coming on its way. So what better way to enjoy this wonderous season than by preparing dishes with warming spices? Our new vegetarian dish, Boile Goats cheese tart with beetroot and spicy red onion marmalade, is going down well in our restaurant. It benefits from The French Rooms kitchen garden glut of beetroot. Our very popular red onion marmalade is so versatile it will feature on several dishes and specials over the coming months. We love to share… Continue reading →
  • Smokehouse Salmon Scotch eggs – a delicious collaboration
    Causeway Coast Foodie Tours brought a group of local ladies around the North Coast for a unique taste experience this weekend. They met producers, chefs, restauranteurs, ate delicious food and drinks. When we have a Coast and Country tour booked in with us, we design a menu that allows us to showcase several Taste Causeway producers and this weekend, we prepared and served a Scotch egg with a difference. Free-range Glenballyeamon eggs, the freshest eggs in the land, wrapped in a North Coast Smokehouse stuffing and coated in breadcrumbs. We prepared them as gluten-free, oven-baked and served them with a… Continue reading →
  • Free-range eggs make the best desSerts – Our Tiramisu recipe with a nutty twist!
    Niall Delargy from Glenballyeamon eggs visits us each week with a delivery of his award-winning free-range eggs. Our brunch menu has many egg dishes, and some of our deserts also require the very best free-range eggs. Glenballyeamon is an award-winning producer located in one of the famous nine Glens of Antrim. It’s this stunning valley along the North Coast that these happy hens hang out. Creme brulee and tiramisu are very popular on our Petit’s fours menu. We have shared our creme brulee recipe in a previous blog, but you must try this tiramisu recipe using Dissarano and Tia Maria!… Continue reading →
  • Cool Summer specials for hot Bushmills brunches
    The spell of fabulous weather is much appreciated after what has been a difficult period. Last week seemed to be BBQ time, but this week, people want to get out or, in some cases, find somewhere cool to enjoy food that they don’t have to cook themselves. The interior of the French Rooms is cool in temperature, a challenge in the winter hence the two fireplaces. This week our special is designed with the soaring temperature in mind. Halloumi & watermelon summer salad We are serving a deliciously light and tasty summer salad of watermelon, warm halloumi cheese, spiced cauliflower… Continue reading →
  • Cocktail of the month – The Botanist Fizz
    Due to the popularity of The French Rooms infused gin collection we are excited to roll out our Gin Fizz Cocktail list this weekend!… Continue reading →
  • Dark Chocolate & Orange biscotti
  • Vegan Cheeseboard – A new French Rooms Favourite
    The perfect cheeseboard is one that has a selection of different types of cheeses. A good cheese board will also have some fruit, nuts or crackers. At The French Rooms we feature a selection of our personal favourites – Kearney Blue Cheese – A truly local cheese, Kearney Blue was inspired by the beautiful Belfast landscape with its speckled paste evoking images of the stone farm walls of the Ards Peninsula. It is made from milk taken from cows grazing on a select group of farms within five miles of Farmview Dairy. The award-winning Kearney Blue is creamy blue cheese with a rustic texture… Continue reading →
  • The French Rooms infused gins – Delicious and versalite
    The French Rooms Bushmills featured a Elderflower Gin infused iced yoghurt this week on their Petits Fours.… Continue reading →
  • Calling all Foodies!
    A booking from Wendy Gallagher of Causeway Foodie Tours was a real moment for us on our collective road to recovery! Picture this – A small group of friends sitting together enjoying great food and drinks, meeting artisan producers & having a laugh – seemed like a simple pleasure which Covid19 had almost obliterated. Thankfully the appetite to explore local food experiences, hear the stories, learn from producers has not waned. Wendy Gallagher re-designed her tour to deliver a Covid safe experience providing delicious eats and personal interactions that makes Coast and Country a ‘must do’ foodie activity when visiting… Continue reading →
  • Petit’s Four Selection with a Taste of Summer
    Summer berry shortbread stack, one of our delicious Petit’s Fours this week at The French Rooms Bushmills. Recipe available in our blog post & lots of Fathers Day Gift ideas as well!… Continue reading →
  • Reviews are in!
    We have been re-opened for two weeks and have been really busy, which is fantastic. We are finding our feet, and our guests have been amazingly supportive. Reviews are really important to us as it helps us improve what we do, understand our customers and acts as a much needed motivational tool for our team who have been working so hard to get us up and running smoothly again. We have been delighted to see that people are really enjoying the new dishes, our decor changes, new uniforms and appreciate the Covid safe measures in place. Our online reservation system… Continue reading →
  • Friends reunited – the one where we catch up with our local suppliers!
    Our menu features many local producers. Building strong partnerships is a crucial objective for us .… Continue reading →
  • ‘Tis the Season
    Due to the Covid pandemic, we closed The French Rooms restaurant, Bushmills, just before Christmas. The menu was full of festive fayre, and we now find ourselves heading into the summer after almost five months of closure. We have a seasonal palate; therefore, a change of menu is a must. A seasonal palate is an underrated phenomenon, It works in the same way that you change your clothes for different seasons, we crave certain foods at certain times of the year. Fortunately for us, we are located on the North Coast and are surrounded by superb local producers which makes… Continue reading →
  • Holiday at home 2021 – We are ‘Good to Go.’
    Today we celebrate the launch of A’ small step to a giant adventure’ campaign which encourage NI citizens to ‘Holiday at Home’ and support our Industry this summer.… Continue reading →
  • The French Rooms ‘Taste Team’ embrace vegan chocolate heaven
    A delicious vegan chocolate and salted caramel dessert to be enjoyed by all.… Continue reading →
  • Big Savings by staying at Maison Bushmills this Autumn
    Fantastic news to share with you all today. Maison Bushmills will be available to book under the recently announced ‘High Street Stimulus Scheme,’ offering NI citizens over 18 the opportunity to apply for a pre-paid card through a dedicated portal. You can ‘Holiday at Home’ this Autumn and claim back 50% off a stay of two nights at Maison Bushmills to a value of £100. Autumn mini-breaks in Bushmills This is an unbelievable offer to stay in 5-star self-catering accommodation in the heart of the village of Bushmills on the North Coast. MAISON is a recently renovated ‘unique & chic’ townhouse overlooking the River Bush, offering French-inspired 5 star… Continue reading →
  • Mid-Week quick & easy Chicken Curry
    Creamy chicken curry – the perfect mid-week, stress-free recipe for these clear chilli evenings.… Continue reading →