With plush patterned carpet, dark antique tables, velvet sofas, and stained glass panels in a geometric design, the Still Bar is truly unique. Ornate grape leaf crown mouldings and carved wooden columns set apart this elegant bar from the ordinary. An open turf fire, three big-screen TVs, an enormous original still (from whence the name comes), and an antique china cabinet filled with an elegant—and well worn—set of porcelain complete the cozy look of this bar.
A separate lower level seating area done in tones of light wood and covered by a ceiling of geometric glass and exposed wooden beams offers yet another charming design scheme.
Perhaps one of the most striking feature is the afternoon menu...or lack of it. With a cull carvery lunch served until 2:30, diners who wander after the carvery closes are told, “Oh, there’s no menu. Whatever you want, we’ll fix it for you.”
The salads are organic, the sandwiches tasty, but the dessert treat called Hot Bakewell Tart (served with ice cream) is scrumptious.
Menu and prices:
Monday thru Saturday 12:30 – 2:30 Full carvery buffet €12.50
Sunday 12:00 – 8:00 pm Full carvery buffet €12.50
Saturday 2:30 – 9:00 pm Bar menu**
**soup, salad, sandwich, dessert, and drink for two €22.50
The Still Bar
4 Seasons Hotel
Monaghan, Co. Monaghan
T: +353 047 81888
How to get there:
From Dublin, N2 to Monaghan Town. At third roundabout, follow sign to Town Centre. 4 Seasons immediately on right.
From Belfast, A3 to Monaghan Town. Take first exit to town centre. 4 Seasons immeidately on right.
Written by Joy Davis - Summer of Travel 2007