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Shanahill East, Castlemaine, Ireland
+353 (0)66 976 6284
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were driving between Castlemaine and Inch and came across the phoenix. We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so much we came back for dinner the following evening. The food was well presented and so tasty and served in such a lovely relaxed atmosphere you can't help but relax and enjoy the... More 

Thank berginhart
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, we had dinner here, it was great. Gluten free and dairy free options, fresh and very tastful. Loved the atmosphere!

Thank sapperdeflaps
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this magical place at the end of our weeks trip to Ireland. Atmosphere was lovely, food was tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We found it difficult to find veggie/vegan food this trip so were delighted with our three courses which were freshly made and delicious.. I can cook veggie food very well myself so am not... More 

Thank lizh542
Lahinch, Ireland
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Wonderful food and service, food was amazing we had a sharing platter mmmm, the garden is beautiful, even in the misty weather. The only complaint would be that the coffee was extremely weak! Like a good strong cupa coffee. Love the decor too, just beautiful, and spotless too! :) Would definitely go back.

Thank Jack S
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I live in London so appreciate and am happy to pay for fine dining. At Phoenix, it's all a huge hype and lack lustre, lukewarm food at its best and tiny portion sizes! We went to celebrate my mom's birthday and it was a special occasion but was terribly let down by the hype of the restaurant! For example, the... More 

Thank Payal G
Perth, Australia
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We came across this place having driven through the main Castlemaine town area enroute to Dingle, not too far past tho. The lady running the place was beautiful. Lovely organic and healthy type food - even the bread was delicious. Small menu but was perfect for us as a quick breakky. Even saw herbs being picked while we were sitting... More 

Thank stefanya89
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Gorgeous mature gardens. The owners were more than willing to share their knowledge. The food was magnificent, home made using freshest ingredients direct from their garden. What can I say only paradise. Had passed the place dozens of times and never stopped. Will stop every time from now on. My 7 year old daughter even had a trad... More 

1 Thank richard O
Waterford, Ireland
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I was looking forward to a tasty vegetarian meal with my family as I had read about this restaurant .food was tasty but we did not like the restaurant it lacked atmosphere was very quiet when we called.

Thank brid66
stiniSwitzerland, Owner at The Phoenix Restaurant, responded to this review

hi we pride ourselves on creating top quality organic food and a lot of it comes from our 2 acre very beautiful gardens, which i am glad you enjoyed and found tasty. I must say most people enjoy the ambience, find places to settle and enjoy their meal, tea or coffee in the garden, on our cosy couches or wicker... More 

High Falls, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This was a weekend intended to rejuvenate and relax. We began with the use of essential oils then the practice of Chinese Healing Exercise for 2 day. (Qi Gong). We were nourished by Lorna's gourmet vegetarian cuisine, 3 meals per day and Saturday dinner there was organic wine available and Lorna provided a live traditional Irish band. There was an... More 

1 Thank Carol C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We drove the Ring of Kerry and after a long day, managed to find this gem in Shanahill East as we were driving up to Tarbert to catch the car ferry. It was a bit off the main road, tucked away. Lorna, (the owner and main chef) had a wonderful garden where she grows the majority of herbs used in... More 

2 Thank El L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $57
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shanahill East, Castlemaine, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)66 976 6284

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?