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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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North West Ireland
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This property has a stunning location and one of the best parts of the meal is sitting in the conservatory having a coffee after the meal looking out to sea. Usually this place is a 'once a year' treat because its not cheap, but at the moment they have a special Sunday Menu at 25€ for 4 courses. It is... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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789 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We love this restuarant but were a bit disappointed today in the Sunday Lunch. It is advertised at 25 euro but any of the interesting items on the menu have a £5 surcharge ( starters included) which in reality can make the lunch 35 euro or more. We paid the supplement for the small monkfish and prawn starter which was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

From the impression I get from the lack of choice on the lunch menu here (on a Saturday by the way) lunch is not rated as a proper time to eat food. The evening menu is the priority here. I can only base my review on what we had and the choices on offer. From the fairly limited lunch menu... More 

Thank SetantaCork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is fine dining at it's best. Wonderful food with lovely ambience. Restaurant overlooks the Atlantic with spectacular sun sets. Great welcome with attention to detail and first class service by very professional staff.

Thank Phil G
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We were in this place few days ago. The hotel is really peaceful and the rooms are clean and spacious. Eating here is a special moment, the food is exquisite. The "signature" course is really enjoyable !!! Many thanks to all the staff who made our stay a beautiful experience. Mention spéciale au briviste Antoine pour une cuisine inventive et... More 

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Plumbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36 - $52
French, Irish, European, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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