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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
Today
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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 90
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Sunday lunch delight

We recently decided to have lunch in the Old Ground but bad timing on our part meant we arrived when Sunday lunch had finished and before the evening menu kicked in. On the advice of a waitress we tried the Town Hall instead and were very happy with our meals. We had mains only which included deep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mary K
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Ennis, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Ennis, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We recently decided to have lunch in the Old Ground but bad timing on our part meant we arrived when Sunday lunch had finished and before the evening menu kicked in. On the advice of a waitress we tried the Town Hall instead and were very happy with our meals. We had mains only which included deep fried Brie, salmon,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good food well presented and served by a very kind waitress. We were very lucky to get served as we had wandered around Ennis looking for somewhere to eat and therefore we were very late going in there. She took pity on us after we told her there was nowhere else open.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Recently had lunch with two friends here. My friend and I asked to share the seafood salad and the other friend had soup. When the meals came out our salad was served in separate beautifully presented plates so we didn't have to muck around with dividing up the good. The staff were friendly and there was no extra charge for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely setting for a meal. Well priced for the quality of the food. The seafood selection was great for us. The chocolate fondant was amazing. Staff very helpful and friendly 😆

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Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was my first time in this restaurant for a long time. Enjoyed a lovely lunch with workmates from a menu with a fine selection. We were on a tight time schedule, but service from a Spanish lady there and was quick, efficient and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant and I will be back again.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Staff is very friendly and helpful, food is good, nice bread and lovely extras. Would recommend it to anybody who enjoys a good plate of honest food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Just s nice, upmarket place to have coffee with family & friends . While kids are welcome I've never enjoyed bringing mine, it's too low key and calm for young ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Stopped in for a business dinner while in Shannon, Ireland for work. The restaurant is attached to a local pub in the middle of the old part of the city. We started the night with a few pints prior to eating out dinner. The Town Hall Cafe has a very clean, upscale feel to it. The menu features individual items... More 

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Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was our first meal in Ireland and it far exceeded our expectations. I worked 35 years in the Wine/Restaurant business and know commitment when I see it. Our meals were excellent. Wife and I both ordered specials Lamb Shank with a spicy tomato chutney for me, Salmon with basil-tomato-prawn sauce for her! Scalloped potatoes and steamed veggies were served... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had reserved for a busy Friday evening. After an initial delay in locating our reservation we were taken to our table. I like the ambience which has the charm of good commercial hotel or club dining room. The staff are tops for service but the kitchen contribution was rather pedestrian, especially on the vegetables. Our first courses were promptly... More 

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Additional Information about Town Hall Cafe

Address: O'Connell St | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 689 2333
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 31
Cuisine: Irish

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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