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The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
35351878203
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: The warm ambience of the award winning Munster Room Restaurant with its...
The warm ambience of the award winning Munster Room Restaurant with its wonderful oak paneled walls and ornate ceiling is complemented by a great cellar and exciting seasonal menus. Local produce and the talents of a highly acclaimed head chef create an intensity of flavours to savour and a truly memorable dining experience
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely location

The castle offers something very different . The atmosphere is wonderful and the bed rooms and foyer reflect the style of its time. The food is excellent and the breakfast offers fresh home cooked menu. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
marymary26
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle offers something very different . The atmosphere is wonderful and the bed rooms and foyer reflect the style of its time. The food is excellent and the breakfast offers fresh home cooked menu. Highly recommended.

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle and the Island are ideal for a romantic visit as well as short family break if you book the Lodges ( sleep 6 to 8 ) There wild deer living on the Island which is reached by ferry across the river . The entrance to castle there is a magnificent fireplace The dining room is maintained in its... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am happy to read that you had a very relaxing and enjoyable break. Waterford Castle dating back to the 16th Century is a very unique place. The castle maintains an old world charm and feel that we are delighted to be able to share that with our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Loved all the game on the menu. It was so in keeping with the castle. The staff were extremely professional. We will be back.

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Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your kind comments, I look forward to sharing them with the Culinary team here at The Casltle. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Helen Courtney More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We dined at the Munster Room in late May 2015 while staying at Waterford Castle. The dining room is elegant and welcoming. Our server Cathal was great, providing excellent service and helping us select the perfect items from the menu to create a very impressive dining experience. For a relatively small resort, the dining experience was world class.

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Thank Jay S
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jay, Many thanks for sharing your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed Dinner in The Munster Room and that Cathal was able to assist you with menu choices. We take great pride in our restaurant and I will convey your comments to all the team We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Helen Courtney More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Waterford Castle and had dinner at the Munster Room. The food was very good, as we had a 5 course meal. The food is served and looks as good as it tastes. The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars is because the service was fair if that. We sat... More 

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Thank MMontes10
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am happy to see that you enjoyed Dinner in The Munster Room. I was equally disappointed that the service was less that satisfactory. Please accept my apologies for this. Our culinary team are very passionate about the food they produce having secured 2 AA Rosettes for the... More 

galway
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Luckily had a reservation, as it's a busy place, opted for the 2 course dinner menu, which has a good selection of choices on offer. The addition of an appetizer, sorbet, and Petit fours made this an ample meal. I had the beef which had two different cuts, both juicy and flavoursome. Desert was lemon meringue- yummy ! Great professional... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jay, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following Dinner in The Munster Room here at Waterford Castle. Our culinary team take great pride in their menus and are always inventing and refining their dishes. All the while using local produce. I look forward to sharing your comments with the team here who appreciate feedback from... More 

Texas
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had breakfast and dinner both days of our stay.Food wonderfully prepared and served..Wait staff did an outstanding job as usual

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Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your review of The Munster Room here at Waterford Castle. I am delighted that you enjoyed the experience. I look forward to sharing your comments with the team . We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Helen Courtney More 

Katy, Texas
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

You may chose a 2 or 3 course dinner and an appetizer/sorbet is served with both. Fantastic food and our waiter was very attentive and friendly. After dinner, we walked the grounds. Beautiful and serene. Since we stayed the night, we also had breakfast the next morning. The food was fresh and very tasteful.

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Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting your review of The Munster Room here at Waterford Castle. We are always delighted to see that our guests having traveled such great distances have an enjoyable and memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Waterford Castle and The Munster room in the not too distant future. Kind regards Helen Courtney... More 

County Waterford, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Obviously I can't fault the surroundings. They are truly stunning. Also the service was very good. For lunch I had soup for starter which was ok and creme brulee for desert which was very nice. But the main course of hake sitting on this awful splodge of pureed sweetcorn and peas was possibly the worst meal I have had. The... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for sharing your review of The Munster Room here at Waterford Castle. I was disappointed to read that you found the food so disappointing and I would like to apologise for this. This is not normally the case, and would always encourage comments at the time. This enables us to address the issue and resolve the... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What a nice treat to dine in The Munster Room at Waterford Castle. It's a fine dining experience in a lovely wood panelled room, creating a really nice atmosphere. Staff are friendly and provide guidance with menu selections if asked. It's an interesting menu using local produce. An experience to repeat!

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Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are always delighted to see our diners happy. We are very proud of the reputation we have for fine dining in The Munster room. Using local produce is very important to us here. We thank you again for your comments and we look forward to seeing you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 35351878203

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 156
  • Cuisine: French, Irish, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

The warm ambience of the award winning Munster Room Restaurant with its wonderful oak paneled walls and ornate ceiling is complemented by a great cellar and exciting seasonal menus. Local produce and the talents of a highly acclaimed head chef create an intensity of flavours to savour and a truly memorable dining experience

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