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“Amazing mains, poor starters and deserts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Legends Restaurant

Legends Restaurant
Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis 111, Ireland
065 6823300
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Ranked #41 of 78 Restaurants in Ennis
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: European
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Description: Legends Restaurant located at Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis,County Clare. The restaurant has received the prestigious AA Rosette, awarded in recognition of fine cuisine and service, each year since the hotel opened in 1996. The chef and his team have developed a menu combining classical cuisine with a contemporary style. They ensure that your meal is an exceptional culinary experience using a selection of the finest locally sourced ingredients.
Ennis, Ireland
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“Amazing mains, poor starters and deserts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012 via mobile

Have been here a number of times. It's decorated very well and the staff are excellent. Parking is convenient and the hotel is lovely.

We got the mussels and the breaded mushrooms to start. The mussels were nice but were in a sweet chilli type sauce which I think could have been better. The breaded mushrooms were tasteless.

Our mains, duck, lamb and steak were superb. Some of the best mains I have had in a long time.

Desert was very bad. We had crumble, brownie and cheese cake which none of us enjoyed. I will be back again but just for a main until the desert situation improves!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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SiobhanHassett, Manager at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, January 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Firstly thank you for your positive comments on service, restaurant ambience and the main courses which you seem to have thoroughly enjoyed. I am disappointed that the starters and desserts did not meet with your expectations and will be discussing your observations with the Chef and his team. I do hope you will give us the opportunity to restore your faith in Legends Restaurant. Please contact me directly when you wish to make a future booking.
Kind regards
Siobhán Hassett
Sales & Marketing Manager
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“Would recommend if in Clare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We went to Legend's Restaurant at the Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis on Saturday night.
We were on a promotional voucher so wasn't sure what to expect - whether it was a limited menu or the regular one.
We got the regular menu,and a very generous pouring of the wine. It did impress us (a party of 4) that they didn't skimp, and would recommend a visit here if in Ennis.

The food was wholesome, cooked to perfection and well presented. Service was excellent

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SiobhanHassett, Manager at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Thank you for taking time to share your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. While Legends is an AA Rosette award winning restaurant, we are confident that we give great value and your testimonial is a further endorsement of this. We look forward to welcoming you on many more return visits to Legends Restaurant.
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Siobhán Hassett
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“Genuinely intrested in her enjoyment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011 via mobile

Why do we pay for a restaurant... to treat the ones we care about. i brought my girlfriend here and as i am a bit of a foodie i was thoroughly enjoying myself, but the staff made every effort to make sure she got the full princess treatment. Food was flawless and setting was immaculate if a little quiet, but then it was an 8 pm sitting on a school night.

I wanted to treat my beautiful girlfriend to the night she deserved.

mission acomplished.

To be balanced (if i can after all that) the only drawbacks were a slight bit of confusion regarding the booking and how quiet the place was. but i am sure Given the food and service i recieved that wont be a problem on weekends. also its not the cheapest but not so much more that its not worth it (especially if its as irregular as we go out) and i am sure there is an early bird.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SiobhanHassett, Manager at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, November 22, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience in Legends Restaurant with the Trip Advisor community. Legends have received the prestigious AA Rosette, awarded in recognition of fine cuisine and service, each year since the hotel opened in 1996. Guest testimonials such as yours are further endorsement of this award and are graciously welcomed by the Chef and his team.
We look forward to welcoming you and your girlfriend on your next to Legends Restaurant at Temple Gate Hotel.
Kind regards
Siobhán Hassett
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“Food at Templegate - a real treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We had a lunch today in the Templegate Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare, today. They have a daily carvery lunch in their pub and the food is delicious and very reasonable - excellent value. Although the Carvery is self service, a very kind Duty Manager carried my Wifes' lunch to the table. We both had Chicken in a very light batter with a surround of Parma Ham and both agreed that it was succulent. The Hotel has it's own free car-park, which is an additional bonus, when visiting the Historical town of Ennis.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SiobhanHassett, Manager at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, July 15, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. The Chef and his team are most appreciative of your complimentary comments. The hotel has been awarded the AA Rosette award, in recognition of fine food and service since opening in 1996 and in addition was deemed “Best Place to Eat” in Clare in 2010. Your feedback is further authentication of this award. I am also happy to let you and others know that all food prices reflect a reduction in VAT, so we are offering even better value award winning food since July 1st! We look forward to welcoming back to Temple Gate Hotel in the near future.
Siobhán Hassett
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“Great Food, Friendly service, excellent location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

Legends Restaurant ticks all the boxes, good food, great choice of menu and relaxing atmosphere

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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