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“Fortunate discovery...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cullinan's Seafood Restaurant

Cullinan's Seafood Restaurant
Doolin, | Co. Clare, Doolin, Ireland
065 7074183
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Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Doolin
Price range: $21 - $33
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in the heart of Doolin, an idyllic setting overlooking the Aille River, Cullinan’s Guesthouse & Award winning restaurant is run by chef/owner James & his wife Carol. We offer 1st class accommodation in spacious rooms with flat screen tv’s, tea/coffee facilities, ensuite bathrooms, hairdryers, free car parking on site & free wifi throughout.Accredited Restaurants Association dining award, AA breakfast award, Michele Erdvig restaurant of the year, RAC dining award & 2 AA rosettes 2012/13. Also listed in many prestigious guidebooks such as Georgina Campbells 100 Best places to stay in Ireland 2012, Fodors, Frommers,Bridgestone Guides and top choice Lonely planet.Guests are advised to make dinner reservations prior to arrivalRestaurant open for dinner from 6.00 - 9.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & SaturdayRestaurant not open for dinner from November to easter
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fortunate discovery...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This restaurant is a real find. The hosts and food are just the most perfect mix. The decor is detailed with a touch of class. We just happened to fall upon this place due to our hotel not doing dinners in spring! We had a mix of mains and ended up trying each others dishes because the taste was amazing. Prices are not bad but I assure you it's worth it. We are from Ireland on a return trip from Australia awhile Doolin is our choice location this restaurant will now be our choice restaurant every time we visit in future.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bog Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wholeheartedly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed & dined here on the recommendation of a discerning friend & were most impressed. A largish guest house, ideally situated, spotlessly clean, spacious & comfortable. Our meals were top class, beautifully presented & tasty. Costs were very reasonable for the quality by Irish standards. The owners are fully deserving of the praises lavished in previous reviews. We will be tipping off our friends. Wholeheartedly recommended

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“In Ireland for fun? Go to Doolin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Cullinan's is a very nice B&B with a superb restaurant! The owner is the chef and his wife is your host. This was my second stay at Cullinan's . This time with my wife and college age son on a golf trip. From here play Lahinch and Doonbeg. In 2011 I stayed and ate here with 7 of my golf buddies. The entertainment in the pubs(McGann's in particular) is great here because of the great musical tradition of this area of Ireland. Do yourself a favor, Go to Ireland, stay in Doolin at Cullinan's and have dinner there.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great meal, beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

If you find yourself in Doolin and aren't on a Hostel budget- this is a great spot for dinner! When you get to Doolin your first impression is that everything is a rest stop for tour busses- not this Restaraunt! Made reservations, had an excellent dinner in a nice atmosphere. Yes, all the customers that night were Americans but it was a quiet, comfortable atmosphere with incredible views.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

One of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Ireland. Seating is formal, but the vibe is much more relaxed. I had the tian of crab as an appetizer that was perfect and fresh with plenty of crab meat. For the main I had seared scallops that were perfectly prepare with a puree of carrots and fried rocket leaves. I had to splurge for desert and had the chocolate and peanut mousse. Not peanut butter, as I was expecting, but still great. Service was excellent and friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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