Balloo House

Top choice modern irish in Strangford Lough

Chef Danny Millar is the mastermind behind the sublime dishes served at Balloo House. Downstairs, casual modern Irish fare is available in the nook-and-cranny-filled, stone-floored pub, which centres on a warming cast-iron range stove. Upstairs, a fine-dining restaurant serves more refined dishes on Friday and Saturday nights (book ahead).

There's bluegrass and traditional Irish music in the bar on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9pm.