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Cullen's at the Cottage

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Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the most lovely dining experience here! We first off want to mention Sinead, the manager on duty who got us in earlier then our reservation. I thought I booked 5:30pm but I really booked it for 7:30pm. She got us in at 6:00pm which was when they start serving for dinner. She was wonderful and took numerous pictures... More 

Thank jamieleon12
Ocala, Florida
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice as a family, and loved it both times. Its not the premier dining experience at Ashford Castle, but the food is excellent and bit more reasonably priced. A nice selection on the menu, and we loved everything we ordered. Service was excellent, cozy to sit by the fire on a rainy day. Just a very short... More 

Thank Danstraindepot
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend visited this restaurant twice and can definitely say we will be back agsin! The food and service is excellent! Gorgeous views of the castle but to be honest I am a major fan of the thatch cottage! 10 out of 10 and I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Ashford castle as a must do!

Thank CorkOBrien
London, United Kingdom
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu here is extensive and we really were spoilt for choice. The food was just delicious. Sinead and her team are warm, welcoming and very informed on all the ingredients and happy to give recommendation. It was the perfect, casual dinner for our first night there.

Thank gerifc
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most amazing lunch at Cullen's - soup, salad, entree and desert were each 5 star! Service was fantastic and the views are amazing.

Thank Barbra B
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here on our first night at Ashford Castle as we didn't want a big, fancy dinner. The service was excellent, typical of the wonderful service and staff that we have experienced here so far. The atmosphere was nice and casual. The food was very good. I had a seafood appetizer, with shrimp and lobster which... More 

Thank ladyright
Harrington, Australia
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently had lunch at Cullens and we can highly recommend it! We spent the day in Cong and wandered around the beautiful grounds and gardens of Ashford Castle it was a lovely day and we decided to have our lunch outside overlooking the castle and garden. The service and staff were first class. Food was great,... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much more casual than eating at Ashford Castle - a nice change of pace. Delicious entrees and located in a quaint thatched cottage with a totally modern interior.

Thank Mary Ann M
Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the castle but did not wish to eat in the formal dining room. Cullen's was perfect. The waitstaff were professional and the food was fantastic.

Thank MoxieStuart
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here when we stayed at Ashford Castle. Excellent staff, lovely surroundings and delicious food. Much cheaper and more relaxed than the George V at the Castle.

Thank legallynn

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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
$16 - $60
Irish, International, European, Gluten Free, British, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: 353949546003
This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with a casual dress code in which to enjoy international and local dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman, including our delicious signature dish 'Chicken Peri Peri'. It is slow cooked in our rotisserie oven in the main dining area, so mouth-watering aromas greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant. At the front of the building you will now discover a beautifully manicured garden and extended patio area proving a spectacular area to enjoy lunch and sip a cocktail and enjoy the magnificent views of Ashford Castle in the distance. Open seasonally, it's just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle. Booking in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?