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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
Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We returned here for a second year to celebrate our anniversary. As in the previous year it was special. We enjoyed drinks before dinner in the corkscrew bar followed by dinner in the dining room. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Service was outstanding!

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were guests at a wedding in Gregans Castle where there was no expense spared. The location was fabulous, the ambiance was made special for the function but the food served, particularly the main courses, was way below expectations in terms of taste and content, with an overzealous (or maybe double) seasoning fest. The overall experience was better but for... More

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London
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a family dinner last weekend to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. There were 11 of us, including 2 young children and we had the tasting menu (separate menu for the children). There was nothing we could fault, and, although not cheap, the meal was good value for money. The food was amazing, and the service excellent. Don't... More

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Oakland, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
762 helpful votes 762 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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