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Gregans Castle Hotel

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Corkscrew Hill | Gragan East, Ballyvaughan H91 CF60, Ireland
353657077005
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 acclaimed Chef David Hurley who in both 2014 and 2015 was awarded Best Chef in the Munster Region.
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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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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
A beautiful country home with an extraordinary restaurant

This was one of our favorite places during our stay in Ireland. This country house is in the middle of nowhere, nicely renovated but kept his charm. The colors in the house are perfectly geared to each other and the furniture is just to feel comfortable while looking outside in the garden and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Basel, Switzerland
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favorite places during our stay in Ireland. This country house is in the middle of nowhere, nicely renovated but kept his charm. The colors in the house are perfectly geared to each other and the furniture is just to feel comfortable while looking outside in the garden and the beautiful Burren-region. Around the house is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My boyfriend and i enjoy spending a few weekends of the year in different parts of Ireland and visiting recommended restaurants. We would rely on TripAdvisor for the majority of reviews so when i researched and read about Gregans Castle Hotel, i was excited to visit this "luxury retreat" and enjoy dinner in their award winning fine dinning restaurant. We... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Myself and my wife stayed for a midweek break away from the kids. The hotel was just perfect, our room was upgraded upon arrival, the hotel and room was very tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. We had dinner at the restaurant and it was amazing, we had the 9 course gourmet menu and it was absolutely world class. We live... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The restaurant at Gregans Castle outside Ballyvaughan has to be the best in Ireland these days. The hotel is beautifully set between Burren mountains, facing the evening lights of Galway city across the bay. The restaurant looks out towards the bay in the distance, and directly on to the manicured lawn outside. Menu is 3-course a la carte, but really... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A great place to eat. Well served, a well planned menu and exceptional cooking. We liked the way table availability is managed so each course comes without undue delay, yet there is no sense of being hurried.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food here is out of this world. We ordered from the 3 course a la carte menu and ended up with six courses. Each dish that came out was nicer than the last. The accompaniment's that came with the mains were incredible. The waitress we had was excellent. Very well trained and did a great job explaining the contents... More 

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virginia
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5 reviews
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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
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 64 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corkscrew Hill | Gragan East, Ballyvaughan H91 CF60, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: 353657077005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 62 - 96
  • 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 acclaimed Chef David Hurley who in both 2014 and 2015 was awarded Best Chef in the Munster Region.

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