The Osprey Bar in Naas is a fun and vibrant venue - there's certainly nothing like it for miles around.
It was a busy Easter in Devoy Quarter - and with Punchestown approaching - it's the only place to be to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Festival week.
The Osprey Bar's impressive 20-foot-high bar made of granite and walnut consists of several individual display boxes that house an array of spirits from around the world.
A floating carved staircase leads to the Mezzanine, the ideal venue for a private drinks reception for corporate or private groups.
The Osprey Bar recently relaunched its Menu and it's a venue with a wonderful ambience for comfortable casual dining.
The floor area is spacious and every table has lots of space although it was quite busy on the evening we arrived.
A 40th birthday was underway in a corner and indeed this venue is ideal for celebrating all family occasions such as Christenings, Confirmations or Communions.
The staff are exceptionally friendly and efficient at all times.
Most kitchens close at 9pm but the Osprey Bar is open until 10pm every night - perfect for weary travellers.
Food is available from Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 10pm and from 12.30pm to 10pm on Saturday and 5.30pm to 10pm on Sunday.
With a capacity for 450 people, customers can dine indoors or order al fresco in the courtyard.
Whether you're catching up with friends after work or meeting business clients, the Osprey Bar is the perfect place to hang out.
It's also a very popular spot for watchinig major sporting events on the large screens and capturing the atmosphere of the big occasion.
Customers can enjoy live music every Friday night and a DJ on Saturday nights.
For Starter, I selected the Chicken Wings drenched in BBQ sauce with a fresh Waldorf Salad on the side.
My companion chose the Goat's Cheese option which arrived with beetroot, brioche, hazlenuts and basalmic.
Another interesting Starter was the wonderfully healthy option - Superfood Salad - comprising dried cranberries, quinoa, broccoli, cherry tomato, chia seeds and beetroot.
For Mains, I perused the Chargrill Specials and opted for the Marinated Spatchcock Chicken (Half) which was accompanied with red pepper relish, roast baby potatoes, roast Mediterranean vegetables and a garden salad.
Another option which temped me was the Toulouse Sausage with creamy mash, buttered cabbage and onion gravy.
My companion selected the Osprey Bar Classic - Thai Green Curry with basmati rice and mango chutney.
From this same sub-Menu, the Osprey Club sandwich is already making a great name for itself among regular clientele.
With our appetites almost sated, we decided to share one dessert between us.
We couldn't resist the Key Lime Pie served with tropical sorbet on top - an unusual option and a delight for the sweet tooth!
Also available on the Menu was Malteaser Cheesecake, White & Dark Chocolate Mousse and Apple & Rhubarb Crumble.
One of the mid-week Specials is the 8oz Steak with mushrooms, onions and peppercorn sauce with chips and a Bottle of Wine - only €40 for 2 people from Monday to Thursday.
Before you dine, why not choose a cocktail from the very extensive range - as 2 Cocktails are available for €12 from Monday to Thursday.
As well as the usual favourites, the house special is the Osprey Cocktail - rum, fresh orange, mint and sparkling water.
Gin lovers may like to sample the bountiful supply of varieties on offer - such as Bertha's Gin and Fever Tree Tonic for 9.50.
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