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Cullen's at the Cottage

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (12 reviews)
“schnitzel” (5 reviews)
“rice pudding” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was of the highest standard cooked to perfection the prawn and lobster cocktail was outstanding the steak melted in your mouth, the setting was wonderful and the staff couldn’t do enough for you top marks all roundMore

Thank Di W
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Di W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us. I have passed your feedback onto the team here in Cullen's and they were equally as delighted as I was to read that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Food was delicious, the atmosphere was great and we loved the open fire burning even in July that took the chill out of the air, and the restaurant was very clean. The staff were also very accommodating. If you are staying in the castle,...More

Thank jciarlante
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jciarlante, Thank you for taking the opportunity to write a review of your experience here with us in Cullen's. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and do hope I can personally welcome you back again in the near future. Warm...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had dinner here for our anniversary, and the staff treated us to a special commemorative dessert for the occasion. The waitstaff are very friendly and attentive, and the food is delicious. Definitely plan to eat here again!More

Thank smitty60
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear smitty60, Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your experience here with us in Cullen's. I have passed your comments onto our floor team and kitchen team who were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope we have...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great food at Cullen's with some unique dishes.Excellent service- Hannah was wonderful.Just a short walk from the front of the castle.( or they will drive you)More

Thank ews999
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ews999, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and have passed your comments onto to Hannah who was equally as happy. Hannah and myself hope to have the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This restaurant is on the grounds of Ashford Castle. If you are staying at the castle you can walk over or they will drive you there. They specialize in fish so if you don't like fish go somewhere else.More

Thank Carlotta M
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Carlotta M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our menu is primarily seafood based but we also have our beautiful meat dishes including our signature 'Peri Peri Chicken' which is cooked in our rotisserie oven in the main dining room...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Besides a great meal, the bartender gave us wonderful recommendations as to which Irish whiskies to try and then buy later at a store. Our dinner was so fresh and I don’t think there was anything on the menu not worth trying. Unfortunately we only...More

Thank Kate H
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Kate H, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and we were more than happy to offer our recommendations on Irish whiskies! I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy our recommendations upon your return home. We look forward...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

On the grounds of Ashford castle, this has got to be the most let down place they could ask for. Food was just simply terrible. The floor was disgustingly dirty. The choice was small, but they still managed to fail to impress. When asked for...More

Thank Samantha S
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Samantha S, I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I would appreciate if you could take the opportunity to personally discuss your experience with me by contacting me on 0949546003 or by email at agrehan@ashfordcastle.com. Warm Regards,...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

A lovely place and a lovely menu. The restaurant manager was on the ball and our waiter was lovely. We had a small problem, I couldn't decide on my starter. I asked the waiters advice on which I should order, I accepted his advise which...More

Thank Trevor S
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Trevor S, It was a pleasure to meet you and I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Please note I have provided your feedback to the team here in Cullen's and we would hope at some stage to welcome you and your...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here as two couples. The restaurant is small but warm and inviting. They have a great drink menu and a bar in the main dining room. They had NA beer for me. They also have free wifi. We had dinner off the...More

Thank Tonypose
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Tonypose, Thank you for reviewing your experience here with us in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read that you and your party enjoyed your meal and service here with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope we have the opportunity...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food here is wonderful, I just wish we could try everything on the menu. There service is also excellent, friendly without being intrusive. Would highly recommend a visit.More

Thank foodluvr31
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear foodluvr31, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. The team and myself are delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and we would hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back at some stage in...More

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melrichl
22 June 2017|
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Response from Niall_Rochford | Property representative |
Good afternoon melrichi, Our menu is primarily seafood based along with some of our signature and staple meat dishes. In terms of seafood we offer a varied menu from our beautiful Shrimp Stroganoff served on a bed of wild... More
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melrichl
22 June 2017|
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Response from CarpeNox | Reviewed this property |
The fish on the menu is freshly caught and varies from day to day. Local salmon from Lake Corrib is a treat, when available.
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Memer60cc
23 January 2017|
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Response from michele77024 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure. We went in August so February is quite a different time of year. However, you could email the concierge at Ashford Castle. They would be able to tell you their hours since the restaurant is owned by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$65
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 94 954 6003
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Description
This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with a casual dress code in which to enjoy international and local dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman, including our delicious signature dish 'Chicken Peri Peri'. It is slow cooked in our rotisserie oven in the main dining area, so mouth-watering aromas greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant. At the front of the building you will now discover a beautifully manicured garden and extended patio area proving a spectacular area to enjoy lunch and sip a cocktail and enjoy the magnificent views of Ashford Castle in the distance. Open seasonally, it's just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle. Booking in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment.
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