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Ballinalacken Castle

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Coast Road, Doolin, Ireland
+353 65 707 4025
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I vistited with a group of 12 and am happy to report all of us were more than pleased with the food and service. We arrived just before sunset and luckily had clear enough skies to view a stunning sunset over the water. We enjoyed drinks before dinner without being rushed, the food was locally sourced and delicious. The staff... More 

Thank Herself101
Middletown, New York
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Ballinalacken Castle Hotel is ranked # 100 in County Clare, Ireland restaurants. The ranking may be lower due to its remoteness on a hill about 6 km from Doolin, and the 7-9 pm dining time. The restaurant offers a small warm pub for a Guinness or a glass of wine before dinner. The sitting room and dining room is... More 

1 Thank joconnor691
Hudson, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The drive up to the hotel is beautiful! The rooms could use a little updating but overall the place was very nice. The location is perfect to visit several neighboring towns. If you have trouble with stairs this is probably not the place for you.

2 Thank Tam511
Lutz, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Breakfast choice of buffet or prepared. Everything was well presented and delicious. Surprisingly, my 'pancakes with fruit' were just like I eat at home!

1 Thank Cathi P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My family knew the dining experience was special. The experience is elegant but relaxed. The food was terrific and the service was superior. Great wine selection.

1 Thank mfgallagher06
Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This really was a great meal. We had the steak, lamb, and pork dishes among the four of us. All were really great, especially the sauces. My daughter had the steak and liked it so much that she did not share with me. But, it looked perfectly cooked. My other daughter, who swore off lamb for about ten years, loved... More 

1 Thank CudaRoo
Marysville, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I hosted our dinner here following our wedding in Ireland. We can not say enough good things about Ballinlacken Castle, Declan and Cecilia went out of their way to make our night as special as can be. Our guests got to tour through the castle before dinner for some amazing wedding photos. The pub was a fun... More 

1 Thank krisanndunn
Clarksville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel is located by the castle. The castle provides an interesting basis for exploring the west coast of County Clare Ireland with its history and present beauty. Tours of the castle are offered each evening around 6:30 pm by the hotel staff. Picturesque views of the countryside and wild Atlantic coast further enhance the stay near... More 

1 Thank Hurleyec
Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

A group of use ate here in august and each and every one of us were very happy with all aspects of the evening The food was great service excellent and everybody very friendly Every thing was served at the exact speed one would like The restaurant was very busy yet we felt relaxed and well looked after

1 Thank bernadette31
Liscannor, Ireland
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

One of the best places I have eaten at in West of Ireland for menu variety & choice. Hard to choose what to have! Everything cooked to perfection. As mentioned in previous posts the rack of lamb is particularly tasty. Portion size is just right. Only slight disappointment.....the black coffee was a bit weak for me, so if you like... More 

1 Thank susannejward

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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
Irish, European
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast Road, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4025

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