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Gregans Castle Hotel

Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
(065) 7077005
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Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Ballyvaughan
Price range: $50 - $93
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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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English first
Oakland, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited Gregans Castle for the second time, and it was even better than the first time - and the first time was awesome. We had the 3-course meal (rather than the 11-courses available after 8 pm), and it was superb, and really 6 courses (at least - including complimentary starter, pre-dessert, and petit fours.). The heirloom tomato salad was... More

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Niskayuna, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
719 helpful votes 719 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We four "ladies" dropped in for tea as we were touring the countryside--two moms (one American, one Irish) and our daughters. What a nice respite from the road and what a lovely place to stop! The scones with butter, jam and cream were absolutely delicious, the tea was hot and plentiful and the service couldn't have been nicer. (We also... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a great relaxing time here ,where we enjoyed freshly made scones,and freshly baked cakes.located in between beautiful mountains it is an ideal location to relax and unwind

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NI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed two nights at Gregans and had the tasting menu on one evening - it was one of the best meals I have ever had! The food was outstanding from start to finish and they could not have been more helpful at adapting the menu for a pregnant lady who couldn't eat some things. The wines served also were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We went to Gregans Castle at the weekend for my mums 50th Birthday! Everyone was so excited about we are all very interested in food and thought it would be such a treat to go there. We had heard so many good things about the place and couldn't believe how bad it was. From start to finish it was a... More

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ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stopped off here for an afternoon drink in the corkscrew bar while travelling through the burren last summer. It's a beautiful, cosy bar, the staff were lovely and friendly. The setting is absolutely amazing! Would love to come back for a meal some time, it would be a real treat.

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Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We booked for 7.30pm and changed it to 8.30 pm . We got there for 7.30 but though there was a cancellation for the 7.30 pm sitting we could not be accommodated... Fair enough. We waited the hour in a lovely bar and lounge with a few drinks. However when we sat down we were informed we could only have... More

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naperville, illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We decided to treat ourselves to a meal at the castle for our anniversary. We made reservations online for the 9 course tasting menu, which we confirmed a few days before without issue. We arrived early and enjoyed a drink in the corkscrew bar. We were then moved to the dining room for our meal, which was outstanding! Don't let... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great location by the Burren. Excellent food and a lovely interior. Great choice for a treat, definitely try the scallops.

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Just back from a truly lovely meal at this hotel. My partner and I were made very welcome and the service throughout the evening was faultless. The food was a complete pleasure, the flavour combinations were excellent and the presentation amazing. Will definitely return again and recommend,

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