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Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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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
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to Cedars and I was not disappointed. You are warmly greeted by friendly staff and looked after as if you were dining at their home. There is a good range of meat and fish options on the menu which are very well cooked. The Donegal Oysters were just out of the sea and the Fillet... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ate here during our stay in the hotel. The Cesars Salad was ok but there was not much parmesan over it, the chowder also correct but could have been a bit hotter. We were told that the meal dishes were very good but 3 of us had fish and they really liked it whereas my fillet was just about... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent food and warm welcoming service, it slowed a bit towards the end as the restaurant got busier but still very attentive.

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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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60 restaurant reviews
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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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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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