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VL Restaurant

Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch V95 WF30, Ireland
+353 65 708 1111
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“petit fours” (3 reviews)
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch V95 WF30, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. "The best ever"
"It has it all, quality , presentation, quantity & service."
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2. The Best Local Ingredients
"the meat was literally melt-in-the-mouth good!"
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3. Great Service
"The staff are 1st class & nothing was to much trouble for them"
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Vaughan Lodge for two nights with a golf group. The highlight of the hotel is the restaurant. The locally sourced food is exquisite (albeit not cheap). The setting is simple and unobtrusive, and the service is friendly and unprepossessing.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A second visit to the VL Restaurant didn’t disappoint. Myself and my husband had a birthday dinner here. Again the service was top class and the food and wine were amazing. We enjoyed an after dinner drink in the bar. From start to finish the...More

1  Thank Niamhe0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent evening meal at this restaurant. As well as catering for those at the table who chose meat or fish, I enjoyed a tasty main course of roasted cauliflower with a delicate curry sauce. The choice of wine was very good. Impressive!

1  Thank Imelda186338
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here all three nights of our stay in Vaughn Lodge - not just because it was convenient but because we were delighted by the food, service and Michael's friendliness as host. (He also helped us in our search for a family with whom...More

1  Thank RobfromKensington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived jet lagged but enjoyed an awesome dinner of scallops (appetizer) and beef (main course). Everything was delicious and beautifully presented - homemade bread, special butters, amuse bouche, aperitif between courses. The service was impeccable. Our server recognized that we were tired and paced...More

1  Thank DustyOttawa
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

From the moment we arrived at VL we were greeted with a very warm welcome by Michael Vaughan and his team .This welcome was then followed up with food which was simply outstanding.This was a real fine dining experience .Thank you!

1  Thank Brian C
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you Brian The pleasure was ours so glad you enjoyed the dining experience.

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Excellent fine dining, with a competent wine list to match. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Great pairings of flavours with skilful execution. Such reasonable prices and with huge portions to match! No one could regret dining here.

1  Thank Tingsv16
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

That is an outstanding response to a dinner experience. We are suitable chuffed. Thank you for coming to visit Michael

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

From start to finish our meal was top class. Special thanks to Linda who looked after us. We will be back and we look forward to it. Well done

1  Thank yvonnemccormack5
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you Yvonne Linda is at the heart and soul of the experience we like to offer. Thank you for mentioning her great service in your review Michael

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Had dinner in Vaughan Lodge Friday night, restaurant was very busy! I can honestly say it was the best meal we have had in a long time. Difficult to choose what to order..... We each had different dishes and none were disappointed! The service was...More

Thank Geraldine H
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

Thank you Geraldine for a lovely review Pawel Gasiorowski our Head Chef does a brilliant job of devising the dishes and making sure that people would like to try some more!! we look forward to your return Michael Vaughan

Reviewed July 9, 2018

There is not a bad option on this menu - Michael & team hit it out of the park. This is world class dining, with excellent seafood and meat options. The starters are incredible, and the mains are even better. It's a small room so...More

Thank mwi93
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

Thank you for the lovely words about our Restaurant and the lovely team. Thats high praise from a well travelled Trip Advisor! We are suitably embarassed!!!! Michael

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Questions & Answers
July 13, 2017|
Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
We close on Sunday and Monday evenings normally. On a week where there is an Irish Holiday Week End then that changes to Monday and Tuesday closed For September the restaurant will open; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday... More
Kelsey A
April 11, 2017|
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Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
Hello Kelsey Thanks for your enquiry Trip Advisor won't allow me give you actual details for reasons best known to them If you look up our vaughan lodge website you will see how to reach us there VL Restaurant is normally... More
August 2, 2015|
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Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
Hi Our restaurant is open again on August 5th Our restaurant is smart casual attire You may be confusing us with Vaughans Anchor Bar Gastro Pub in Liscannor which is right by the cliffs of Moher - they are open all day long... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$55
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch V95 WF30, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Lahinch
  • Phone Number: +353 65 708 1111
  • E-mail
VL Restaurant is an elegant 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
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