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“Kaftka Cowboys Disapprove” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tyrrellspass Castle Restaurant

Tyrrellspass Castle Restaurant
Tyrrellspass, Ireland
0449223105
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Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This 15th Century Castle serves as a Restairant and Coffee Shop located 2 minutes from the M6 Dublin - Galway motorway (Juntion 4). With 5 dining areas we have capacity for up to 200 people. We cater everything from cappuccinos and sandwiches to 5 course dinner menus. This unique setting is perfect for Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Communions, Confirmations, Tour Groups and social Groups. We are also a HSE approved wedding venue.
Dublin, Ireland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Kaftka Cowboys Disapprove”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Me and the Ukranian dropped off the motorway driven by hunger and a sense of loss. We cruised the empty mainstreet in the gathering twilight, past the three Centras, the four brown pubs and the blank hotel. We soon ran out of town, as the Castle loomed from fields. The hand painted sign said "Steak and Chips 22 Euro". As my name begins with "K", I eye-checked Igor and he darkly affirmed. We pushed in the door entering a gloom of food smells, heavy furniture and big people with red faces. We ordered, we watched the big people leave and a waiter make the coffee machine suck up a huge jug of blue chemicals. Through the open kitchen door we could not keep our eyes off the Big Bin and a very old grey woman in a shower-cap and apron wrestling with ceramics. When we finished we were 50 big ones lighter, a bit steep for 2 starters/mains/glasses-of-winey-stuff. We passed on the coffee. Igor looked at me, I looked at Igor. We both shrugged. Kafka Cowboys in Middle Ireland. We hit the road again, pointing our shiny black bonnet East, towards Dubln and the Urals. In the dim light from the dashboard, Igor smiled.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Central Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Simple food done brilliantly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

As a regular customer here at all times of day from breakfeast to dinner its remarkable that food is top quality with attentive friendly staff.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Still the same.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visited the castle just before Christmas. We live in Australia and have family in the area so it wasn't our first time. The menu hasn't changed in the last 10 years. Very crowded and very rushed. Food is delivered in about five minutes, often before your drinks, and dishes are cleared just as quickly. It feels like a production line. The food is obviously pre prepared and for what they charge I'd be expecting something fresh. Wont be going back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“cramped beyond acceptable but nice food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

on arriving on a cold blustery october afternoon we discovered 36 people squashed into the entrance. 36!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kids, old people, adults all standing, sitting wherever they could. anytime anyone moved it had a knock on effect on the rest of the 36 people. whenever the door opened the draught would cut you in two

we had prebooked and so we were called to our tables. there was quite a few of us. 20 ish. the room we were shown to was tiny. the table ran along a long with chairs either side of it. if the person in the corner wanted to go to the toilet 8 people had to get out of their seat and move out of the way to facilitate this.

it was not good

however the food was lovely
the staff was lovely...a lot of students. mannerly and attentive

we were shocked though at the cramped conditions
we were shocked at the number of people in the entrance hallway

the mens toilet had a tile over the waste outlet from urinal on the floor.....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mullingar, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Sunday lunch food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

My self and family went for Sunday lunch, wich was very good and tasty, except desserts. For the main we had lamb, for desserts we had apple and raspberry crumble, staff was very friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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