We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant

$$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
St. Johns Point, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 973 7022
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 132 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb Fish Dishes

Dined here on Thursday this week. My husband had fish starter, Trout 3 ways and Lobster for his main. Both courses were really good. The guinness bread and walnut bread did as a starter for myself and were delicious. I had steak for my main which was very flavoursome. The Montepulciano d,Abruzzo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
ExperiencedDiners
,
County Louth, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
County Louth, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Dined here on Thursday this week. My husband had fish starter, Trout 3 ways and Lobster for his main. Both courses were really good. The guinness bread and walnut bread did as a starter for myself and were delicious. I had steak for my main which was very flavoursome. The Montepulciano d,Abruzzo Fantini Red Wine was gorgeous. €28 for one... More 

Helpful?
Thank ExperiencedDiners
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was recommended this place by the receptionist at Finn Lough and it proved to be an excellent tip. The prawns and monkfish starter is worth the trip alone, but add to that the scenery and the friendly staff and you have a perfect experience.

Helpful?
Thank Joost B
whitehead
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and booked for Saturday. We had to take an early reservation as the restaurant is busy. 4 course meal was €49. Terrific value as it is fine dining at its best. We also had an amuse bouche to start with and also a petit four with our coffee. The seafood is fantastic. Ihad a squid and monkfish starter... More 

Helpful?
Thank shamrock35
Co Londonderry
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Enjoyed a relaxing Sat evening meal. Service was excellent - staff are very welcoming and attentive. Food was also excellent - beautiful presentation and attention to detail very impressive. Had seafood pasta and sea trout starters followed by lamb and halibut. All delicious. Hope to return soon

Helpful?
Thank allypad
southend
Level Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a real treat. They clearly have a great chef. Extensive menu with a very good wine list. The lamb was exceptional.

Helpful?
Thank richard s
Belfast NIreland
Level Contributor
47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was our second visit after a break of some ten years. Hopefully it will not be so long until the next one. If you like seafood this is the place for you. Trio of smoked trout was a beautiful starter and the trio of desserts was also excellent.

Helpful?
Thank maryconnolly
Belfast NIreland
Level Contributor
47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We returned here after many years to find it as friendly and enjoyable as ever. Our meal was outstanding, service excellent and surroundings magnificent. We were talking to a couple who go there 'at least three times a year' and I can understand why. First class food (especially if you like fish) unpretentious and friendly service and comfortable surroundings.

Helpful?
Thank maryconnolly
Derry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
638 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a really superb afternoon tea in this wonderful restaurant. I had stayed here before and loved their seafood lunches and dinners. This time we had afternoon tea sitting looking out at the water. Service was superb , very attentive waitress pouring tea for us and checking that everything was ok. We had lovely sandwiches, smoked salmon on wheaten bread,... More 

Helpful?
Thank holidayseeker
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We arrived without a reservation but the staff were very friendly and managed to find us a table. The setting and surroundings were beautiful. The food was delicious and served promptly. We even received extra appetisers that we weren't expecting which were amazing. We couldn't have been happier with our experience there and we'll definitely go back again in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christine M
London
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went in hoping for a really nice meal. It was dark and not very inviting, perhaps because we arrived at 8.45pm. The prawn dish I got was very small and uninteresting and my partner had the fish which was okay. The cost was to high and I did not feel we were not treated very well. Poor value

Helpful?
Thank Chriswhiteside

Travelers who viewed Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant also viewed

Donegal Town, County Donegal
Donegal Town, County Donegal
 
Donegal Town, County Donegal
Donegal Town, County Donegal
 

Been to Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 52
  • Cuisine: British, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view

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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?