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Cullen's at the Cottage

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Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 (0)94 9546003
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Great atmosphere

Great restaurant/bar in the "dungeon" of Ashford castle! We ate there twice during our stay at Ashford Castle and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. A lot less formal than the upstairs dining room.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pam M
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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English first
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant/bar in the "dungeon" of Ashford castle! We ate there twice during our stay at Ashford Castle and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. A lot less formal than the upstairs dining room.

Thank Pam M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Lovely cottage, the atmosphere was warm and cosy..staff are all friendly and very helpful..There was 16 guests including myself and the service was amazing....the food was delicious , "Mmmmmm"

Thank Jayne B
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Members of our party had steak, fresh fish, pasta and a burger (with awesome chowder). All entries were delicious - not to mention an out of this world rice pudding! The atmosphere is cozy, the staff prompt and courteous - it was a wonderful dining experience!

Thank Sassy77Cat
Franklin, Tennessee
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had our best meal of our four night stay here. The fish was very fresh and properly prepared. The price was good for the quality of service and food.

Thank yesiwearshoes
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A definite treat! Service is impeccable, food is delicious, and presentation is outstanding. Even the sandwiches were presented well. My seafood chowder was exceptional, and the brown Irish soda bread is extra-special here. The restaurant feels elegant, even for lunch, but the prices are no higher than anywhere else. I will return!

Thank SuffolkAnn
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This restaurant is a gem. The menu is eclectic and over a couple of night see got to sample a broad range of immaculately prepared and presented dishes. It's a world menu with a capital 'W'. It is apparently culled from the globetrotting of Be a Tollman who was clearly a gourmand. I think I would actually like to go... More 

Thank peilou
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

One of the best meals we had in Ireland - the chef came out so we could shake her hand! The atmosphere is rather bright- softer lighting at dinner would be a more pleasant atmosphere. And sitting in front of the lobster tank was not ideal, so we just tried to ignore them, since the food was so good.

Thank Gemini607
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Have eaten here about once a year for Sunday lunch when visiting family and most recently ate here on Sunday afternoon with my 87 years young mother and my brother. The cottage is situated in the grounds of the 5 Star Ashford Castle Hotel which is mainly geared for the American market. I mention this, because the restaurant staff are... More 

Thank Duffy190467
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We originally were going to go to the George V room at Ashford Castle, but decided to throttle back and go to Cullen's. Glad we did. Everything was fantastic, starting with the tapenade for the bread; would have been happy with a quart of that and a loaf of bread. Great meals, and then I let the server suggest dessert.... More 

Thank John B
Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Again we were not disappointed at Cullen's & the additions to the menu are great. It keeps getting better year on year. The staff, service, quality & the whole experience is well worth the visit !!!

Thank Gearoid M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)94 9546003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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