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Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant

St. Johns Point | Dunkineely, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 973 7022
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Ranked #9 of 55 restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $63
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Donegal Town, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Glasgow
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I took a group of friends here for Sunday lunch and they were all blown away by the quality of the food. The starter of prawns and monkfish was better than they had ever known. This is definitely consistently one of the best restaurants in Ireland and I will keep coming back year after year

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I love this place! It's quiet peaceful such gorgeous comfy rooms! Fabulous food and fab staff! I will be returning in April for 4 days and I can't wait.

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DUNSTABLE
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a lovely meal here during our stay in donegal. As you would expect the seafood was exceptional and the non fish eaters in our group were equally impressed by the meat dishes. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The view is incredible and when matched with our meal,the experience was exceptional.

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Limerick, Ireland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ate here regularly 15 years ago and hadn't been in 10 years. The menu was terrific plenty of choice through each course. The execution of the dishes was spot on. Each tasty and beautiful presented. Excellent food, terrific price and wonderful value. Well worth the drive and the views in the spring/summer make it a wonderful destination for dinner.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was our third visit to Castle Murray and we were not disappointed - food and hospitality always first class.

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Helena, MT
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398 reviews 398 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The owners of our B&B outside Donegal village sent us here. A little more formal than usual but really good, and what a view.

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glasgow
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

very expensive,menu looks classy,but we left hungry.Big plates with hardly anything on it.Bar staff weren't great.Alot of cheaper,nicer places near by to eat

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