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Gregans Castle Hotel

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Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
(065) 7077005
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The elegant restaurant at Gregans Castle Hotel has commanding views of...
The elegant restaurant at Gregans Castle Hotel has commanding views of Galway Bay and The surrounding Burren landscape. Award winning cooking from young up and coming chef Michael Viljanen, who in 2009 was rated the 6th best chef in Ireland.
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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
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We stayed in this hotel 2 nights and ate at the restaurant the first night. We had the three course a la carte menu which as other have said is really 6 courses with add ons from the chef. It was easily the best meal that we had in Ireland. The originality and the combinations of flavors in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed in this hotel 2 nights and ate at the restaurant the first night. We had the three course a la carte menu which as other have said is really 6 courses with add ons from the chef. It was easily the best meal that we had in Ireland. The originality and the combinations of flavors in the dishes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visually stunning, delicious and as good as any Michelin starred restaurant. Beautiful dining room too.

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Dublin
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sometimes one goes out to eat just for a general social experience. The food is rarely better than you can make at home, if you takes the time but you may pick up some new ideas. You'd certainly pick up new ideas at Gregans Castle but you'd need a new kitchen as well, along with professional training. But even then... More 

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Dover, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had dinner at the hotel on our last night. We would have had the tasting menu, but the waiter said it took over 3 hours to finish, so we decided to go with the 3 course a la carte. With the additions from the chef, it was more like 6 courses....and still was over 2 hours. All was delicious... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went there on the June bank holiday weekend. The location is excellent with great views from the restaurant. While the tasting menu will set you back €85 per person it's a wonderful experience full of surprises, great tastes & fun visuals. The courses kept on coming - 9 in all - the conversation flowed and 4 hours later feeling... More 

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Co Clare, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a night out with work. We decided to indulge our palets with the taster menu. Out of this world. Foods I'd never tasted before. Desserts willy wonka would drool at. A little gem looking out on the burren

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Los Angeles, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After being turned down from two other restaurants in Lisdoonvarna, we were recommended to Gregans Castle Hotel for a weeknight meal. We didn't have a reservation (which I highly recommend as most of the tables will be occupied by guests of the hotel), but they generously accommodated us for an early dinner while meeting our needs for a gluten-free meal.... More 

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atlanta
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a lovely place that is over 300 years old. So much character! Definitely a treat! We had the 9 course meal and it was fabulous--took awhile but you will want to savor every bite! Breakfast was amazing! Service was top notch - Ken was so kind!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had dinner in Gregan's yesterday, I can easily say it was the best meal I've had in a long time and for sure the best I've had in Ireland. It is surprising they don't have a Micheline star, the menu was creative, presentation second to none and the service excellent, I can not say enough about this place other that... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After dining in a Michelin rated restaurant in Ireland (the George V) I cannot figure out why this place doesn't have one! Food was exceptional, service impeccable! Would dine here anytime I'm in Ireland. ! Very creative dishes, fantastic presentation and flavor! This sits in my top 5 of best places to dine!

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Address: Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
Phone Number: (065) 7077005
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
Average Prices: USD 50 - 93
Cuisine: European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: (065) 7077005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 93
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The elegant restaurant at Gregans Castle Hotel has commanding views of Galway Bay and The surrounding Burren landscape. Award winning cooking from young up and coming chef Michael Viljanen, who in 2009 was rated the 6th best chef in Ireland.

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