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The Cottage Restaurant

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Jamestown Village | Shamzuri Hanifa, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
+353 71 962 5933
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wed 00:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited The Cottage in November - had the tasting menu. What a treat. The food, the service was as fabulous - as good as any Michelin start restaurant I have been to. Will return again the next time I am in Ireland.

Thank tarps62
Quito, Ecuador
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Given the accolades The Cottage had received and having been disappointed the first time round, I decided to give it another go for Sunday lunch. There are three small dining areas. The table and chairs are basic. The lighting and general design is poor. A signal of the lack of attention to detail was the flimsy paper napkins. The service... More 

Thank Tom I
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Talk about fabulous food! This is definitely worth a visit though it gets very busy so booking is essential. The staff were lovely and we had a very enjoyable evening.

1 Thank clairecarty2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant excellent food very friendly staff and great ambience. Price/ quality hard too beat. Will definitely come again.

Thank Rob J
Leitrim, Ireland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food and excellent service . Great menu choice and very high quality food. It's a real treat to eat here. Their breads are particularly good.

Thank Galls
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Kept meaning to write this review but you know how hectic things can get...This used to be the old Lebanese restaurant in Jamestown which we used to frequent quite regularly any time we were down in Carrick on Shannon. Well if you thought the Lebanese was good you need to give Shams Cottage a try...Fabulous ...The Restaurant is now a... More 

2 Thank Irishsunsearcher
Roscommon, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Just had a beautiful meal in The Cottage. Great food. Beautifully presented. Delicious. Friendly helpful staff. Will be back.

Thank Madeline O
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Lucky enough to get a gap in the bookings dropping by on a Sunday lunchtime thanks to helpful staff but a note to self to book ahead in future. Food was terrific and the staff were attentive without being intrusive. Great value for money for good food too. This is going to be on my list 'Favourite Places to Eat... More 

Thank John H
Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What a gem hidden away in this small village. The food was just fab and the service was just as good.

Thank Marcus H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This Restaurant is in a beautiful location with parking on the street outside. The menu is extensive. The wine list is also very good. We had the Early Bird which was outstanding, however, I will return to try the A La Carte. The food was very tasty and the service excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mary N G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$59
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jamestown Village | Shamzuri Hanifa, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Leitrim  >  Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Phone Number: +353 71 962 5933
A multiple award winning Restaurant, The Cottage Restaurant nestles into a quiet scenic spot next to the river Shannon in Jamestown.In The cottage Restaurant Kitchen, Chef Sham Hanifa Leads a passionate culinary team committed to producing contemporary Irish cuisine with an Asian twist. Using the finest local ingredients and supporting local producers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?