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Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant

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St. Johns Point | Dunkineely, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 973 7022
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Castle Murray prides itself on its dedication and passion to achieving a...
Castle Murray prides itself on its dedication and passion to achieving a consistently high quality dining experience. Our Head Chef Remy Dupuy, who has worked in Castle Murray since 1995, is well renowned for using the best of locally sourced produce to create dishes that once enjoyed will have you planning your next trip back to Castle Murray. Our evening dinner menu showcases the passion and talent of Remy and his team while giving the customers a gastronomic experience that is often mimicked but seldom equalled. Great care and attention to detail is given to the design, creation and delivery of each dish on the menu, which reflects the dedication and desire for greatness which motivates Remy and his team. If you haven't already heard about our House Special dish 'Prawn and Monkfish', then it is a must have. A dish so good it should have its own Appreciation Society! The dining room is refined yet comfortable, with a warm and welcoming ambiance that surrounds you once you enter the room. The striking views of St. John's Point and its natural beauty can be enjoyed throughout the dining room. Our restaurant has the added bonus of having a beautiful open fire, which in the winter, when the fire is roaring creates a warm and homely atmosphere that is much sought after on dark winter nights. Through the direction of the General Manager Marguerite Howley and our Maitre d'Hotel Fabrice Costes, a commitment to a professional and personable service is guaranteed to you. Along with our evening dinner menu, we offer a mouth watering 5 course Sunday Lunch that is extremely popular with people far and near. And if that hasn't tempted you 'foodies' out there then we are pleased to tell you that during the summer months we have a gourmet bar lunch menu available and an absurdly delicious and decadent Afternoon Tea service that is sure to tantalise those taste buds.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent fresh fish & seafood

Dined here 'a deux' on Saturday on a very wild and windy night. Visiting on a dark, stormy winter's evening denies the view for which this hotel/restaurant is famed, but the bar is cosy and a fire in the grate ensured that the wild weather was kept at bay. We both ordered the signature starter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Cymru63
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Dined here 'a deux' on Saturday on a very wild and windy night. Visiting on a dark, stormy winter's evening denies the view for which this hotel/restaurant is famed, but the bar is cosy and a fire in the grate ensured that the wild weather was kept at bay. We both ordered the signature starter of Langoustine & Monkfish in... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

15 years of spectacular dinners, how on earth do they manage to produce such sustained excellence? Wonderful for any special occasion, attentive staff and fabulous food. A unique mix of gourmet dining and informal craic.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Please bear in mind that the 3 out of 5 is relative to the price paid. I want to do the good stuff first. The setting and the view are spectacular, absolutely fantastic. Our room was very nice, top of the house with views from dormer windows. Room was ready on arrival, and we had a nice drink in the... More 

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had tried to book a table for Sunday lunch, but were unable to make contact via telephone or email for a variety of reasons (possibly something for the management to look into). That said, on arrival we were made to feel very welcome by front of house and the waiting staff. The food is good. That goes without saying.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On a very wet, cold and blustery night in August we headed to Castle Murray as a party of twelve. We were greeted by Fabrice, who showed us into the bar and handed us menus whilst we had a drink. The bar is very warm and cosy and was a most welcome retreat from the elements. After a while we... More 

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victoria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After a great day of sight seeing in Donegal West we arrived at Castle Murray for dinner. After a five minute wait Sarah met us at reception and showed us to the bar. This was very small in size, and gave us menus and drink menu. Ten minutes later a waiter arrived and took our order for drinks. Thirty minutes... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was the epitome of Irish Hospitality. Spectacular views of the bay and sunset over the hills. Wonderful bar with great service. The food, featuring locally sourced seafood, meats and produce was outstanding. Do not miss it.

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Have dined in Castle Murray several times and never been disappointed. The quality of the food, especially seafood was always of the highest order. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful at all times. View from dining room quite stunning at sunset. Ideal setting for a romantic week-end. Definitely going to return to Castle Murray.

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Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one of the best seafood restaurants we have visited for some time. Our party of four enjoyed an excellent meal there last Friday evening. It is five star fine-dining with great attention to detail. The menu keeps changing, so never boring, and executed with wonderful presentation. Very comfortable surroundings and breath taking sea views.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were recommended to this hotel and the experience lived up to the recommendation. Our room was on the 2nd floor with an expansive view of the Bay. The staff were extremely helpful, including Kelly who suggested a local walk which we enjoyed immensely. The evening meal was of a very high standard with several tasty "amuse-bouches" . As I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St. Johns Point | Dunkineely, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 973 7022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 51
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Castle Murray prides itself on its dedication and passion to achieving a consistently high quality dining experience. Our Head Chef Remy Dupuy, who has worked in Castle Murray since 1995, is well renowned for using the best of locally sourced produce to create dishes that once enjoyed will have you planning your next trip back to Castle Murray. Our evening dinner menu showcases the passion and talent of Remy and his team while giving the customers a gastronomic experience that is often mimicked but seldom equalled. Great care and attention to detail is given to the design, creation and delivery of each dish on the menu, which reflects the dedication and desire for greatness which motivates Remy and his team. If you haven't already heard about our House Special dish 'Prawn and Monkfish', then it is a must have. A dish so good it should have its own Appreciation Society! The dining room is refined yet comfortable, with a warm and welcoming ambiance that surrounds you once you enter the room. The striking views of St. John's Point and its natural beauty can be enjoyed throughout the dining room. Our restaurant has the added bonus of having a beautiful open fire, which in the winter, when the fire is roaring creates a warm and homely atmosphere that is much sought after on dark winter nights. Through the direction of the General Manager Marguerite Howley and our Maitre d'Hotel Fabrice Costes, a commitment to a professional and personable service is guaranteed to you. Along with our evening dinner menu, we offer a mouth watering 5 course Sunday Lunch that is extremely popular with people far and near. And if that hasn't tempted you 'foodies' out there then we are pleased to tell you that during the summer months we have a gourmet bar lunch menu available and an absurdly delicious and decadent Afternoon Tea service that is sure to tantalise those taste buds.

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