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Town Hall Cafe

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O'Connell St | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 689 2333
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This restaurant is at The Old Ground
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10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Town Hall provides excellent food from local produce in an historic...
The Town Hall provides excellent food from local produce in an historic setting surrounded by original art. It has been rated by Paolo Tuillo, renowned restaurant critic as Best Value Restaurant in Ireland in 2013. Favourite dishes include Herb crusted Rack of Burren Lamb, Port and Redcurrant jus, Miltown Malby Crab tasting plate with a Crab Cake on coconut aioli, grilled Crab Claw with lime and dill mayonnaise.
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most enjoyable meal in a lovely setting

A Lovely meal in a lovely setting made our evening out most enjoyable. We were really happy with the food, the breads, the service, the cosy atmosphere.. All combined to yield three very happy customers. Could happily recommend the town hall to visitors. Be sure to book for dinner, all the tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A Lovely meal in a lovely setting made our evening out most enjoyable. We were really happy with the food, the breads, the service, the cosy atmosphere.. All combined to yield three very happy customers. Could happily recommend the town hall to visitors. Be sure to book for dinner, all the tables were full on our visit which was a... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were staying near Ennis with my Sister and her husband and as we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, we were looking for somewhere special for the four of us to eat and we were not disappointed with our choice. From the start, Mary, the restaurant manager, made us feel very welcome and our waitress Áine... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a delicious meal here in our last night in Ireland it was the perfect way to end the trip! Will definitely be coming back here

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were both in Ennis last Saturday the 22nd of August, and we decided to try the culinary delights of this restaurant which is part of the Old Ground Hotel, and we were not disappointed. We were immediately shown to our table by a very friendly waitress, handed our menus and water was left immediately. I chose the atlantic sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Always great food. Great steak & seafood with great veg sides. Not sure why TA says it is a cafe, it's a full service restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We arrived without a booking and despite the restaurant being very busy we were accommodated without a lot of fuss. The food was superb and the waiting staff were very efficient though possibly trying too hard to be friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place made me change my mind about Irish ways of cooking. It's just excellent. I recommend the fish soup and the lamb, which so tender. Also, the bread was home-made and delicious. I'll surely go back there if I'm to return to Ennis in the near future.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Town Hall (Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, Clare County, Ireland), is a great restaurant. Food was excellent, service was outstanding, and the place is very nice in the center of Ennis. I strongly recommend it. We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We wondered around Ennis looking for a place to have dinner and very luckily we discovered the Town Hall. Very interesting variety of bread (brown soda, tomato) and rolls ( e.g, with cheese, pesto) were served with pesto and olive oil and butter. The whole meal was outstanding: appetizers: puréed roast pepper, sweet potato and zucchini soup; crab tasting plate... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We dined at this restaurant recently and were very impressed by the quality of the food and the great value on offer. The room is bright and airy with good distance between the tables and artwork on the walls. The menu is extensive but we were pleasantly surprised when proffered the three course set menu at €25 per person. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: O'Connell St | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 689 2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 31
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

The Town Hall provides excellent food from local produce in an historic setting surrounded by original art. It has been rated by Paolo Tuillo, renowned restaurant critic as Best Value Restaurant in Ireland in 2013. Favourite dishes include Herb crusted Rack of Burren Lamb, Port and Redcurrant jus, Miltown Malby Crab tasting plate with a Crab Cake on coconut aioli, grilled Crab Claw with lime and dill mayonnaise.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm

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