“ 29 Belmore Street, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Tel = 02866327037 „
Picture if you would, a married couple, having just changed to a new touring caravan, whose children have flown the coop, visiting the market town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, for a weekend, rally with a Caravan Club. On arrival on the Friday they meandered around the town, renewing memories of days in the past when they both, separately and unknown to each other lived and played in the area. During this meander, a discussion told place as to where they would seek repast on the Saturday evening, it was decided that they would push the boat out and so they remained in a high state of alert, in order to spot what appeared to be a reasonable emporium which would be appropriate for the occasion. On entering Belmore Street, they were immediately aware of a premises, which was new to them, this bore the name of Oscar’s, named after Oscar Wilde, who at one time lived in the town. An examination of the menu took place and it was determined that this would be the place. On return to the caravan during an examination of various free literature, provided by the local NI Tourist Board, a flyer for the said premises was discovered, so taking the bull by the horns the premises were duly contacted and an assignation arranged for 7 pm the following evening, this being the only suitable vacancy available. At the appointed hour the erstwhile couple attended, as prearranged and on entering where shown to a table, which would normally seat four persons, a menu was provided and soft drinks ordered. An examination of the menu disclosed a delightful variation of courses, many of which would be suitable for vegetarians. The order for the meal and wine was taken a short while later, and during the interlude they were able to examine their surroundings, which consisted of small private cubicles, the walls being wood panelling, along the top of which were arraigned old books, and the table being set with a candle and place mats displaying quo
tations from various authors, fulfilling the promise of Oscar Wilde. The service was very prompt and efficient, with the lady being provided with a home made vegetable broth, accompanied by several slices of home made wheaten bread and the gentleman with a home made garlic bread complete with a side salad, the white wine which accompanied the first course was at an ideal temperature and delicious. The second course which consisted of Fillet steak, champ, sauté onions and a selection of vegetables for the lady and sirloin steak, French fried potatoes, sauté onions and a selection of vegetables for the gentleman were delivered on extremely hot plates by the ever smiling staff. The lady's was accompanied by a sauceboat of pepper sauce and the gentleman’s by a boat of mushroom sauce. After this repast a discussion ensued and to the need for a desert course, it was decided that there was no need but one would be obtained never the less, a menu aw provided and after some deliberation the lady chose a French apple pie with homemade custard and the gentleman chose Tiramisu, accompanied by coffee. The desert was delivered and after an examination was declared both mountainous and well presented, and was devoured with relish. After the meal was consumed the couple, having complemented the staff, struggled out of the premises and back to their caravan where they collapsed and took a considerable time to recover. During the visit the couple discovered that although the premises were obviously popular and there was a necessity to make a reservation the positioning of the table’s ensured sufficient privacy and no invasion of smoke.