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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 190
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
May be on old ground, but menu was solid & fresh

We had a single night stay at the Old Ground Hotel and after long drive from Donegal we simply wanted to relax with a nice meal. Thankfully they are connected to the hotel, via walk through the bar. The staff were busy as heck, a bit shorthanded and scurrying about. Our seating allowed us a view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We had a single night stay at the Old Ground Hotel and after long drive from Donegal we simply wanted to relax with a nice meal. Thankfully they are connected to the hotel, via walk through the bar. The staff were busy as heck, a bit shorthanded and scurrying about. Our seating allowed us a view of the very narrow... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Wee prepared food. Great service. Reasonable prices. Who says Irish food isn't as good as NYC?? Always a fine meal! Reliable and we expect to return. Tell Mary we sent you.

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Ennis, Ireland
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36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Cracking meal last night with a mate. Top class food; extremely friendly service; good value and would certainly recommend. Make sure to book it as place was jammed - always a great sign !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

As we don't get out often or leave reviews for that matter I feel on this occasion it's worth it!we dined here Friday night and they have changed the menu since last time and wow what a change.i had the monkfish and prawn curry to start which my partner tasted and taught was so good asked to get it as... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Ate here over bank holiday weekend what can i say great food & friendly staff make for a great evening out so relaxed atmosphere will return soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Best meal in a long time the only down fall.... Bread! Too much bread I could not enjoy my full meal 😭 but I highly recommend this place probably the best meal in Ennis

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went for dinner here and ate from the a la carte menu. Tasting plate of crab...fresh, sweet crab with an array of different sauces/dips. Main was pork with a pistachio mousse, cider reduction and sweet potato fondant. Pork is often overlooked but this was superb. Dessert was the apple and pecan shortcake, buttery, sweet, delicious. Service was superb and I... More 

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Salem, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Part of the Old Ground Hotel complex this is a busy place serving very good food. Busy as it is they do not rush their customers and the wait staff were very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Amazing gluten free bread/menu and the service was phenomenal! We had the stuffed chicken risotto and baked cod wrapped in salmon; both were beyond our expectations. Our server went above and beyond for our every need and want, and seemed even enthusiastic at her opportunity to do so. Great wine selection also and the atmosphere matched. Worth every moment spent...

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in the Town Hall for afternoon tea and dessert. The apple pie was delicious. The presentation was beautiful the pie was exceptional and the service was great. If you have an opportunity don't miss eating at the Town Hall. Varied menu , lovely atmosphere and great service

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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