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“Only alright... Might go back again”
Review of Snaffles

Snaffles
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Monaghan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Description: At Snaffles, a 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, you can enjoy delicious meals in a relaxed setting. Set on a mezzanine floor in one of the top luxury castle hotels in Ireland, welcoming both residents and local guests, the open-plan restaurant is light and spacious with its dramatic hand-carved ceiling and robust oak beams blending effortlessly with a striking wall of contemporary glass. Signature dishes are cooked with superb locally sourced food which is prepared and presented with imagination and flair. Full of flavour, the courses available make Snaffles Restaurant one of the top Monaghan restaurants on offer. Seasonal dining times may vary.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

There was a really good atmosphere and the food was nice enough it wasnt really to top standard tho.. I would probably go back again but not 100% sure if i would.. Most of the staff were pleasant and friendly and its not really child friendly.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We went here for a birthday party. Firstly the potatoes were extremely salty! The children at our table were complained about to the manager but they did not make much noise so the atmosphere seemed very un-childfriendly.

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Thank Luckoftheirish99
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We dined on one of the evenings we were staying at Castle Leslie (and on the other we sampled the bar menu downstairs and that was fine enough too). Snaffles is in the modern extension to the large gate lodge and it has been built in sympathy with the older building. Downstairs there are pleasant, warm, comfy bars and a glassed-in terrace that looks on to a courtyard with tables and chairs. At night it is charmingly lit.
We were served throughout by very pleasant and attentive local staff and at one point the old laird himself played the piano in the background. As there was a special promotion of more gins than I knew existed, I selected an new one to me and asked for a martini. They don't do martinis. A G&T was the expected tipple. It all got better after that.
The food was finely cooked and well-presented.

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Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had lunch there on Easter Sunday after we were taken to our table we were handed a lose A4 sheet with the menu on it and left for about 20 mins before someone came back to serve us.
The main course when it arrived was luke warm and in some parts were cold while the desert was too hot. The manager did reduce our bill to compensate for the poor quality and apologised.We had stayed in the castle a number of years ago and found the food to be wonderful with great service and were had expected the same here but sadly standards had slipped.

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Thank mddublin12
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

my partner and i had dinner here a few nights ago. the restaurant is open and relaxed with high beam ceilings . the lady who brought us to our table had great knowledge of the food being served and told us her favorites. the chefs are visible to the diners which allows them to watch each plate being served. now for the important part. the food. absolutely perfect. the crab ravioli in a prawn bisque was divine. i actually wanted to lick the plate clean. they make there own in house bread which is also great. for my main i had the venison which is from the deer on the grounds. perfectly cooked and so full of flavor. finished with dessert and hand made chocolates. a really excellent meal that was well prepared and well served. an extensive wine list with most on show is also available.

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1  Thank BCHarmon
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