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

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  • 5
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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 1, 2015
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Moira, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a 40euro voucher to use in this hotel restaraunt. The full 4x course dinner is a set price of 55 euro per person with steaks and sides costing extra. So its not cheap, however the discount voucher does ease the blow It is also nice to be asked where we wanted to sit rather than... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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298 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Cedars Grill during our stay at Lough Eske. We were quite disappointed with the whole experience especially considering the size of the bill. We were kept waiting to be seated for 15 minutes despite having booked and for no apparent reason. The waiter looking after us seemed very agitated and her English wasn't great but she was... More 

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Thank Marla7
Oxford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Binsfeld N
Santa Rosa, CA
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank RickSantaRosa
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245 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 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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Thank sm05060
Raphoe
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Ton B
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Jessica S
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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