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“Fantastic Experience”
Review of VL Restaurant

VL Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in Lahinch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $55
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: VL Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant at Vaughan Lodge Hotel. The Restaurant opens normally on Tuesday evening to Saturday Evening. Dinner only is served with a set menu and A La Carte selection. The emphasis is on classic french cuisine with a modern style and presentation. There are seafood and meat dishes and vegetarian options also. Booking is essential as numbers are limited each evening. Closed November to April
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The meals, the lodging and staff are unbelievable. Michael Vaughn and his staff, which he treats as family, run a first class operation. The food quality and presentation were amazing. The rooms superb and the library/lounge off the front lobby is relaxing and top shelf. This hotel is highly recommended.

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Thank James A
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mavaughan, General Manager at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Go Raibh Maith Agat ( Thank you sincerely)
It is really gladdening to the Kitchen and service team when we learn our efforts are appreciated.
After eight Years it is still a struggle to get guests to dine in our superb restaurant.
We suffer from the hotel dining room syndrome lol
Thank you for marking our card James

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We ate here one night during our stay. The food was simply outstanding. Beauifully imagined and realised cooking. Stunning to look at and lovely to eat. And our waitress was delighful, she looked after our children so well! Highly recommeded.

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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Thank you for a lovely review and for your business.
Breda was your waitress and she is stunning with Children, Adults and everyone else that arrives to Vaughan Lodge and encounters her service and attitude.
Big shout for Breda !!!
We hope to see you again next time you are in Lahinch during our season

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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

This must be approaching a Michelin star for food - didn't know at first but as soon as the menu and then the food started appearing we were blown away - excellent fish and the beef was cooked perfectly too - the amouse bouche between courses a welcome surprise

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Thank David H
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mavaughan, Manager at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Ahhhhhhh ..... the M word appears in a review for Vaughan Lodge !!!
We really are chuffed you should rate us so highly - its been tough work keeping the culinary show on the road. Not many visitors to Lahinch get to sit at table and enjoy what you savoured. Its probably the economic climate .... but if we do not keep the quality torch lit we may not find our way back home later...lol
You give us hope that more may read your words and keep us in business as a quality restaurant
THANKS !!!

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed at the lodge, and had dinner there one night. It was exceptional quality, well serviced, and friendly. The fish was very well done and high quality presentation.

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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Hi Praise from our Antipodean guest and just in case there is confusion - the "Very Well Done " Fish was well done a la executed in cooking and presentation and not over cooked lol
We are blessed with a great fish supplier from Doonbeg that provides directly from his boat to our back door and you cannot get much more fresh than that. Trying to mess up good fresh fish is easy and it happens... but not here at Vaughan Lodge where we are keeping it Simple and elegant under Dan's watchful eye!!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

My golfing buddy and I stayed at the Lodge two nights in early June, 2013. We each took 5 meals there. The owner himself made our morning omelets, ham, cheese and tomato in each. Delicious! The dinners were what I would hope to get back in the States, but usually cannot. We had fish one night that was prepared as we asked and absolutely fresh and very tasty. The other night we each had filet of Irish beef, which, believe it or not, is as good as it gets. And this is from someone who raised Hereford cattle, and hopefully knows his beef. Mine was rare, exactly as I expected it, and the accompanying vegetables were fresh and prepared perfectly. The wine list is quite comprehensive and fairly priced, and they have wine by the glass in some instances. I would stay here again, and hope to soon on a return trip.

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Thank Sid D
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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

It was a change this year moving from Angus to Hereford but the move was made on the strong advice of a cousin who is involved in the Beef industry science!!
We are glad we did not, and using Donald Russell as a supplier has been a great experience.
Dan and Carol and Christian put a lot of dedicated effort into their 5 nights work and we hope it shows! Breda and Dee were your servers and they too make a necessary contribution
Thank you for setting us apart in a crowded space !!

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