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Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant

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Castlemurray House Hotel St. Johns Point, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 973 7022
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Plumbridge, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this wondeful hotel for lunch last Sunday - it was a wonderful experience with mouthwatering dishes. The service was excellent, the view fantastic. A special word to Emmett, TJ & Dylan who looked after us so well. Emmett, the fish-cake was delicious. Looking forward to going back as they have new menus. Well worth the visit. Congratulations to... More 

Thank Paddi2608
St. Michael im Lungau, Austria
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Antoine Minelli just took over as chef de cusine at Castle Murray. This place was great - now it's fantastic! Antoine trained at Brive la Gaillarde and recently worked as sous-chef at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. Now he hopes to take Castle Murray to new culinary levels. Yes, they still do the best prawns and monkfish I've ever tasted.... More 

Thank Tim C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast twice and Evening Dinner on one occasion in this renowned restaurant (as hotel guests). At dinner, we only had two courses (a main and a dessert) as the starters were mainly "fish based" and our taste in fish is limited. My wife and I both had lamb. This was presented separately as "shoulder" of Lamb and "Loin".... More 

Thank Robert W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The 3 course set price menu for non-hotel residents is very good with lots of choice, and focuses predominantly on local seafood although the meat options are also excellent. The portion sizes are good and the quality of the ingredients and cooking is superb. The service in the bar and at the table was very good - friendly and not... More 

Thank Katie S
Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

4 of us decided to go out for a nice meal to this restaurant, on the drive out there was a magnificent sunset which was a great start to our night out. We were greeted by a lovely young man who directed us to a comfortable take looking out to sea and to the sunset. He let us relax there... More 

Thank 864Paula16
County Louth, Ireland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Dined here on Thursday this week. My husband had fish starter, Trout 3 ways and Lobster for his main. Both courses were really good. The guinness bread and walnut bread did as a starter for myself and were delicious. I had steak for my main which was very flavoursome. The Montepulciano d,Abruzzo Fantini Red Wine was gorgeous. €28 for one... More 

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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was recommended this place by the receptionist at Finn Lough and it proved to be an excellent tip. The prawns and monkfish starter is worth the trip alone, but add to that the scenery and the friendly staff and you have a perfect experience.

Thank Joost B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and booked for Saturday. We had to take an early reservation as the restaurant is busy. 4 course meal was €49. Terrific value as it is fine dining at its best. We also had an amuse bouche to start with and also a petit four with our coffee. The seafood is fantastic. Ihad a squid and monkfish starter... More 

Thank shamrock35
Co Londonderry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Enjoyed a relaxing Sat evening meal. Service was excellent - staff are very welcoming and attentive. Food was also excellent - beautiful presentation and attention to detail very impressive. Had seafood pasta and sea trout starters followed by lamb and halibut. All delicious. Hope to return soon

Thank allypad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a real treat. They clearly have a great chef. Extensive menu with a very good wine list. The lamb was exceptional.

Thank richard s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $52
French, Irish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castlemurray House Hotel St. Johns Point, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 973 7022
Castle Murray prides itself on its dedication and passion to achieving a consistently high quality dining experience. Our Head Chef Remy Dupuy, who has worked in Castle Murray since 1995, is well renowned for using the best of locally sourced produce to create dishes that once enjoyed will have you planning your next trip back to Castle Murray.

Our evening dinner menu showcases the passion and talent of Remy and his team while giving the customers a gastronomic experience that is often mimicked but seldom equalled. Great care and attention to detail is given to the design, creation and delivery of each dish on the menu, which reflects the dedication and desire for greatness which motivates Remy and his team. If you haven't already heard about our House Special dish 'Prawn and Monkfish', then it is a must have. A dish so good it should have its own Appreciation Society!

The dining room is refined yet comfortable, with a warm and welcoming ambiance that surrounds you once you enter the room. The striking views of St. John's Point and its natural beauty can be enjoyed throughout the dining room. Our restaurant has the added bonus of having a beautiful open fire, which in the winter, when the fire is roaring creates a warm and homely atmosphere that is much sought after on dark winter nights.

Through the direction of the General Manager Marguerite Howley and our Maitre d'Hotel Fabrice Costes, a commitment to a professional and personable service is guaranteed to you.

Along with our evening dinner menu, we offer a mouth watering 5 course Sunday Lunch that is extremely popular with people far and near. And if that hasn't tempted you 'foodies' out there then we are pleased to tell you that during the summer months we have a gourmet bar lunch menu available and an absurdly delicious and decadent Afternoon Tea service that is sure to tantalise those taste buds.

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