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Cullen's at the Cottage

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In Hospitality as in all other industries, failures & bad things happen. What truly speaks of the quality of management and superior staff is the way they manage these failures and learn to improve, while trying to make it up to the customer. In our...More

2  Thank LeDiscerningTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and selective menu but beutifully presented with superbly balanced flavours, all eaten in a warm and frienly atmosphere. The setting of The Cottage with its thatched roof is superb.More

Thank Glenhaven3
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Glenhaven3 The Team and I, greatly appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us. I hope that you we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Cottage again in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, drinks and service were amazing. We were taken care of by the Manager both times we ate there, forgive me I have forgotten his name. He was so kind and informative. The food was great!More

Thank manymiles2go
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear manymiles2go Thank you for ever so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review which I will enjoy sharing with all of the team. Our Restaurant Manager will receive such pleasure in hearing his passion and efforts receive such positive feedback,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner at Cullen’s at the Cottage. Had the fish special, which was very good. Will say the highlight of the dinner was rice pudding for dessert. It was Incredible and highly recommended!More

Thank Cathy W
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Cathy W Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your evening in Cullen's at the Cottage. The team and myself are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. I have passed along your comments about our rice...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cullen’s is located on the Ashford Castle estate, but operates as a separate restaurant. It’s not as expensive as the main hotel and we’ve been here before but this time it wasn’t quite so good. The restaurant is well laid out and the staff are...More

Thank sookeico1
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear sookieco1, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am disappointed to read that the food was not up to your expectations and I have passed your feedback onto our kitchen...More

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our food here. The portions were great, delicious food and good service. The fire looked amazing but we were seated on the other side of the restaurant so didn't get to enjoy it.More

Thank CaitDublin_Ireland
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear CaitDublin_Ireland, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and do hope to welcome you back to us again in the future. Kind Regards, Alan...More

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

So in Cong for the night and make a reservation at Cullen’s at the cottage in Ashford castle even though not staying in the castle. Wonderful experience The staff are super, the foods was spectacular Shared prawn and avocado starter, home made bread, we could...More

Thank Peter T
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Dear Peter T, Thank you for leaving the time to review your experience in Cullen's at the Cottage. I agree with your comments about the food - the prawn & lobster salad is a beautifully tasty but light way to start off a meal and...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch during our stay in The Lodge. The food was amazing. Decent portion size for the prices. Menu to cater for all taste buds and seating outside is great on a sunny day. Really enjoyed our experience.More

1  Thank maggiemay0
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Dear maggiemay0, Thank you for leaving a review of your time in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your lunch and have passed on your comments about the food to our kitchen team. Sitting outside with majestic views of...More

Reviewed March 22, 2018

This was a super experience. We had a large party and the managed to handle everything, including the picky children. The spring rolls are amazing as are the short ribs. My sister had the monk fish special and said it was the best seafood dish...More

Thank DrMegBL
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Dear DrMegBL, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your evening in Cullen's at the Cottage. The team and myself are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your evening with us. The Cottage is the perfect dining space...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018

Stayed in Lodge again but having eaten in Wildes and Castle we were looking for something else and were recommended Cullens.The room is bright and airy ,very friendly staff, Hannah (from Canada) excellent and when I ordered the fish of day (Cod) came back to...More

1  Thank Ciaran58
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Dear Ciaran58, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal. I have passed your kind comments onto both Hannah & Hilary and they're are happy...More

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melrichl
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Niall_Rochford | Property representative |
Good afternoon melrichi, Our menu is primarily seafood based along with some of our signature and staple meat dishes. In terms of seafood we offer a varied menu from our beautiful Shrimp Stroganoff served on a bed of wild... More
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melrichl
June 22, 2017|
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Response from CarpeNox | Reviewed this property |
The fish on the menu is freshly caught and varies from day to day. Local salmon from Lake Corrib is a treat, when available.
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Memer60cc
January 23, 2017|
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Response from michele77024 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure. We went in August so February is quite a different time of year. However, you could email the concierge at Ashford Castle. They would be able to tell you their hours since the restaurant is owned by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$17 - $64
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 94 954 6003
  • E-mail
Description
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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