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“Fab setting and great food”

Gregans Castle Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 16 Restaurants in Ballyvaughan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $62 - $78
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The elegant formal restaurant at Gregans Castle Hotel has commanding views of Galway Bay and The surrounding Burren landscape. Award winning cooking from acclaimed Chef David Hurley who in both 2014 and 2015 was awarded Best Chef in the Munster Region.
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“Fab setting and great food”
Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a family dinner last weekend to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. There were 11 of us, including 2 young children and we had the tasting menu (separate menu for the children). There was nothing we could fault, and, although not cheap, the meal was good value for money. The food was amazing, and the service excellent. Don't miss this if you're in the area!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank caplge
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English first
Oakland, California
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157 reviews
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“#7? No way. It's the best!”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited Gregans Castle for the second time, and it was even better than the first time - and the first time was awesome.

We had the 3-course meal (rather than the 11-courses available after 8 pm), and it was superb, and really 6 courses (at least - including complimentary starter, pre-dessert, and petit fours.). The heirloom tomato salad was excellent, and the crab salad was very original. The duck main courses were outstanding, and the fish courses all well prepared. The dessert was the best, perhaps ever - a black current soufflé that I only wish I had more of! Petit fours were also best ever! They even gave my nut allergy child her own nut free petit fours.

Service was outstanding, and the meal overall the same. It's expensive, yes, but worth it. We had a lovely table with a lovely view. I can't wait to return. Ignore the reviews that say the food isn't good - those folks must have had a bad night...

Visited August 2014
4 Thank jakklein
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Niskayuna, New York
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“Tea and scones”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We four "ladies" dropped in for tea as we were touring the countryside--two moms (one American, one Irish) and our daughters. What a nice respite from the road and what a lovely place to stop!

The scones with butter, jam and cream were absolutely delicious, the tea was hot and plentiful and the service couldn't have been nicer. (We also LOVED the décor in the women's restroom!)

  • Visited July 2014
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6 Thank Lori12309
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“Great Afternoon tea”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a great relaxing time here ,where we enjoyed freshly made scones,and freshly baked cakes.located in between beautiful mountains it is an ideal location to relax and unwind

Visited June 2014
1 Thank bob o
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“Incredible meal”
Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Gregans and had the tasting menu on one evening - it was one of the best meals I have ever had! The food was outstanding from start to finish and they could not have been more helpful at adapting the menu for a pregnant lady who couldn't eat some things. The wines served also were superb. Very reasonably priced for the extremely high quality of food - wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

1 Thank elizabethNi
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