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Cullinan's Seafood Restaurant

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Doolin | Co. Clare, Doolin, Ireland
+353 65 707 4183
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Gilroy, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Great small restaurant in a lovely small guesthouse. No over fussy but expertly prepared dishes with fresh local produce and fish. We really enjoyed this place.

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This place is excellent, the whole experience from the service to every course of the meal. The freshness of the food, the perfect preparation and presentation is really unmatched in most of the world.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is very well prepared and presented. It is of the highest quality. The staff are friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. The food is sourced locally and my fish was fresh and delicious.

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Salernes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This restaurant is in the beautiful village of Doolin. It is situated just above the river and the views from the restaurant are lovely. The food is modern Irish haute cuisine with the emphasis on local fresh produce and in particular locally caught fish. Carol and her team (her children i think) provide a lovely warm welcome. The prices for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We stayed in the guesthouse and ate breakfast two mornings and dinner one night. The food is absolutely delightful and delicious. My salmon was perfectly prepared and served with an amazing carrot ginger puree. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Adirondack NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We were two couples traveling together in Ireland. This was one of our best meals of the trip. James, the chef, is very creative. The menu offers a variety of choices and our meals were outstanding. The seafood was superb. The warm brownie with ice cream was decadent. We also stayed at the B&B. See that review.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

The restaurant is a small gem. The food is very good quality and the chef is very talented. A little bit of class in the middle of Doolin.

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binghamton ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Probably one of the best meals we had during our 10 night vacation in Ireland. The food in Ireland has greatly improved since our last visit 30 years ago. Cullinan's stood out. Relaxing atmosphere, attentive wait staff, good variety on the menu. Specializes in seafood but other good choices as well. Highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

The restaurant was very nice and the food was delicious. We also stayed at the inn - both are highly recommended!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We ate here on our last day of three in Doolin. While we were pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of pub food we'd been eating, we were looking for a bit of a change of pace, and were willing to splurge a bit on our last night in Ireland. We were overall quite happy with our choice, although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$28
Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Doolin | Co. Clare, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4183
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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