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Dromoland Castle

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Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
0035361368444
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Dining Experience in Claire Co.

Truly an experience to behold. I discussed this a little further at length in my post about the Dromoland Castle Hotel. The Chef is simply a master at his craft. I certainly hope that he remains on staff for the foreseeable future. Everything we enjoyed was exceptional and the service matched well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
PipeDream31
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Truly an experience to behold. I discussed this a little further at length in my post about the Dromoland Castle Hotel. The Chef is simply a master at his craft. I certainly hope that he remains on staff for the foreseeable future. Everything we enjoyed was exceptional and the service matched well. The morning buffet and hot breakfast will not... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My friend and I visited Dromoland Castle yesterday to experience Afternoon Tea and on the whole it was most disappointing. Portion sizes were small and the variety was poor-strangely there was only one of each savoury which meant we had to cut them in half if we wanted to try all of them and too much raw onion!!-there was also... More 

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Clare, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

In our recent experience Afternoon Tea at Dromoland Castle was disappointing. We felt the portions were just a bit too small and some were quite bland. We also felt the variety wasn't great. The fruit cake served on the day we were there was hard. The scones, smoked salmon and savouries section was nice. On the whole our experience of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Most handsome and elegant setting , refined service and excellent nosh particularly the Game though not inexpensive.

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Shannon, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went for breakfast with friends, huge selection of cold and hot food on offer. Large selection from the buffet, and very good hot food on the menu

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

no dislikes all good stayed for a very lively wedding. good atmosphere. would be on the more expensive side.

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Appleton, WI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Both dinner and breakfast were super. Dinner felt like you should be seated next to someone from Downton Abbey. We had dinner music, chandeliers,candles on the table and superior service. Food was excellent. Waiters came with our main course under a silver dome, and with a flourish, the domes came off and our main course was presented. For breakfast, there... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Considering we only live 10 minutes away from Dromoland Castle, I'm really questioning why we don't dine there more often !. (note to self !!)... The service as always is top-class; the ambiance of the place is unique and the food is exceptional. I had rabbit for starter and Pheasant for main course followed by cheese board and it was... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a family breakfast each of our mornings at the Castle, and the quality (and quantity) of food offered was top notch. They even catered to my daughter's nut allergy, and treated us as family. Yes, it's pricey, but well worth it - especially considering we could skip lunch those days!

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Food is good, potentially great. Care and attention to detail is lacking. The atmosphere is really great, the place tries to set an expectation that it is almost Michelin Star in the way it sets out the menus, the wine list, the service but ... Wrong cutlery for starter - I spent the whole of the first course not eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Newmarket-on-Fergus
  • Phone Number: 0035361368444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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