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Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food

We dined here as we were staying in the Castle overnight. The décor is lovely, the staff are friendly and professional. The meal was extremely good, they brought out a small appetiser which they said was compliments of the chef, which was a nice touch. Then later between courses they came over and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We dined here as we were staying in the Castle overnight. The décor is lovely, the staff are friendly and professional. The meal was extremely good, they brought out a small appetiser which they said was compliments of the chef, which was a nice touch. Then later between courses they came over and said that the chef suggested a sorbet... More 

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Raphoe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a busy friday evening. The first thing we noticed was the effort by all members of the staff to provide a very high standard of service to all guests. The restaurant is visited by guests of the hotel but also by people who just want to dine in a good restaurant. All members of staff... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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97 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Sampled lunch and dinner here while attending a function. Lunch was a decent soup and sandwich. Dinner in the main room of soup starter, steak main and mixed plate dessert was okay. The hotel itself is excellent but the large group catering maybe not 5-star on that occasion.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stayed at the castle for a 3 night luxurious stay and the most I got was food poisoning! Ruined a whole week of my 2 week trip to Ireland. Will never return to the castle but will return to a Donegal.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've just returned from holidaying in Donegal and we visited Cedars Grill for my birthday. Yes it was expensive but we all found the food absolutely delicious so I'm surprised by the reviews below. Just goes to show you can't please everyone. The staff were wonderful and friendly and even sang happy birthday to me! We ordered starters and mains... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pros: Pleasant Setting, Friendly Knowledgeable Staff Cons: Over Priced food Visited this restaurant while staying in the Solis Hotel and came away disappointed. The disappointment came from the fact that by charging over €50 per head for a Table D'hote menu you expect something really good. This was not the case with this restaurant as I have had meals as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This restaurant is a travesty of a mockery of a sham. At first glance, the menu seemed extortionately overpriced (starting at 55€ a head & with extra charges for sides), extremely limited and more suited to the dead of winter. Once our reluctant choices appeared on table our worst fears were confirmed. A so-called amuse-bouche consisted of little jars containing... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stayed at Solis Loch Eske Castle 7th. November to 10th. Had breakfast each morning in Cedars Grill and found Service to be excellent from attentive staff. Tea or Coffee is served to the table and made use of the ample supply and variety of fresh fruits, Serials, bread etc. Passed on good selection of cold meets and opted for Cooked... More 

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Headford, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My second visit and was a surprise... was disappointed the first time by the quality off the food, have been surprise tonight, good food good product and most important polite staff. A little expensive specially the starter. Need to work on the finitions off the dish and the presentation.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Why are there no reviews on this restaurant. It has a beautiful decor, amazing food and excellent service. We almost avoided the restaurant because there were no reviews so I feel it is very important to send our thoughts. 5 star for sure

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

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