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“Can be quite chaotic, children's meals went from good to not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Clifden Station House Restaurant

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Clifden Station House Restaurant
Galway Road, Clifden, Ireland
+353(0)95 21699
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Ranked #23 of 29 restaurants in Clifden
Price range: $36 - $65
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Can be quite chaotic, children's meals went from good to not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We ate there as part of our bank holiday package with the Clifden station house hotel. To start with, we had a lovely night, really nice food, very friendly and chatty staff. As the weekend progressed and the hotel and restaurant filled up, things deteriorated quite a bit. Orders were forgotten, drinks not brought - and what really annoyed us the children's menu was shrunk to a pretty paltry choice and the resulting plate of spaghetti was almost too small to mention.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Lansdale, PA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Save room for dessert!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We ate here numerous times during our trip to Clifden, and the fact that we came back indicates that we were satisfied customers. I loved the pizza - on a thinnish crust, so it wasn't too heavy.

The decor was a real treat, and spoke to the restaurant's heritage as a railway station. Do yourself a favor and check out all the posters on the wall... they're both instructive and charming.

For me, though, I have to admit that the highlight was dessert - I had chocolate fudge cake each time we went. I'm usually a pretty nice spouse, sharing and all that - but my husband didn't get a single bite! Yup, it's that good.

The location is nice, too - in the middle of a cluster of stores and a museum, and just a block or two away from our B&B (the Dun Ri).

Visited September 2012
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ireland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great location terrible food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Recently stayed for a long weekend with family, clean, friendly comfy beds, but boy was the food bad, breakfasts and dinner ate in restaurant first night, very bad including quality of service, tried a second night in bar just as bad stay away . . Ok for a crab sambo that's about it.,..

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belfast
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great cake and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

we stopped here on a rainy day for tea and cake. Excellent apple sponge cake and the staff could not have been nicer to our 2 children who wanted to 'help' serve the food! we will be back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Limerick, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cosistantly excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

great value , lovely dining experience and friendly staff

Visited September 2011
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