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“Chef knows his job!”

Cullinan's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 26 Restaurants in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $30
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated in the heart of Doolin, an idyllic setting overlooking the Aille River, Cullinan’s Guesthouse & Award winning restaurant is run by chef/owner James & his wife Carol. We offer 1st class accommodation in spacious rooms with flat screen tv’s, tea/coffee facilities, ensuite bathrooms, hairdryers, free car parking on site & free wifi throughout.Accredited Restaurants Association dining award, AA breakfast award, Michele Erdvig restaurant of the year, RAC dining award & 2 AA rosettes 2012/13. Also listed in many prestigious guidebooks such as Georgina Campbells 100 Best places to stay in Ireland 2012, Fodors, Frommers,Bridgestone Guides and top choice Lonely planet.Guests are advised to make dinner reservations prior to arrivalRestaurant open for dinner from 6.00 - 9.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & SaturdayRestaurant not open for dinner from November to easter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Chef knows his job!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very welcoming. Called in without reservation & were so pleased to get the last table for 4. One if our party was not feeling like much to eat & just had soup. The other 3 of us enjoyed a truly delicious meal- fresh & flavoursome. Would definitely recommend.

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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disapointing Meal”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

The hostess was preocuppied and in a hurry and did not take our coats. They took our coats when they relized we were trying to find a comfortable way to put them on our chairs. The Dinning room is small but very attractive and has large windows on 2 walls. I asked for a small pitcher of water for our table because I had a cough and though they said "not a problem" I never got it after 2 requests. The presentation of the food was beautiful but, my stuffed chicken was dry and slightly warm. The delicious sounding stuffing was non-existent until the last 2 bites. Noboday ever asked if we wanted anything further to drink. We felt a bit invisable. I also noticed another couple sitting close by that appeared to be lossing there patience over something. There attempt at fussy high end food missed the mark and was over priced. We must have been there on a off night.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Madeline S
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Buffalo, New York
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“Best meal of our Vacation”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

The food and service at Cullinan's was extraordinary. From the hors d'oeuvres to the entree every thing was great. The ambiance was special also. We were treated like family by Carol and made to feel at home on our anniversary. Very Special Place!!!!

Tim & Tracy

Visited June 2012
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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best in Ireland”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Just returned from a 2 week trip to ireland. My 14th. Carol and James Cullinans Guesthouse and restruant in Doolin, co. clare should be on everyones agenda. without a doubt the very best food in all Ireland and their guesthouse is lovely. carol and jamesare wonderful hosts. After 14 trips to Ireland Cullinans is always our first and last stop. can't wait to go back!!

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Jarhead117
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very happy experience......”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We went to Cullinan's for our anniversary. We were seated immediately in a nicely decorated dining room with various views overlooking Doolin. Wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. Could not ask for more.

Visited June 2012
Thank Niamhaine
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