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Dillon's Restaurant

Mill Street | Castle Lower, Timoleague, Ireland
+353 23 886 9609
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Healthy, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Mill Street | Castle Lower, Timoleague, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family meal here recently and Dillons was the perfect setting. Valeria was a terrific host and Richard's dishes were mouth-watering. Wish them well.

Thank Dónal O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this lovely restaurant for the first time during the Annual West Cork Food Festival and we loved it. Firstly it was open on a Monday night - many other restaurants were closed. The service was very friendly and efficient - just sufficient time...More

Thank fintoncork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations at Dillon's because of a recommendation at our B&B. OMG. What a grand surprise. Dillon's is a culinary treasure and our favorite dinner during our entire Ireland trip. The owner and her husband have such pride and love in every dish that...More

Thank Lesley1010
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I have been here several times and most recently for my birthday. I felt compelled to write a review because of just how brilliant I think this restaurant is. It's really a quite wonderful place with a relaxed atmosphere and incredible food, it is an...More

Thank BethLDublin
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Menu choice was very good. Food was very well presented and was good but overall the restaurant lacked ambience. However it was quiet on Friday night and maybe the ambience was just missing that night. Fish dish was good as was the vegetarian choice. Steak...More

Thank mlelsc
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is our second visit to Dillons and it was just as spectacular as our first time, it’s wonderful to find a place like this with magnificent food.

Thank ecantwell24
Valeria V, Owner at Dillon's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you so much ecantwell24! We are so delighted that your experience at Dillon's could be repeated - we so look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

While visiting West Cork friends recommended Dillons to us and we had an opportunity to have a beautiful meal in this small and cost restaurant. Vegetables and salads served in the restaurant are mostly grown in the poly tunnel in the garden. Our server for...More

Thank Frostlilian
Valeria V, Owner at Dillon's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Dear Frostlilian, thank you so very much for your lovely review. We were delighted to host you at our little Restaurant and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful food you can imagine. Completely mouth watering from start to finish. Can not recommend enough. If you are visiting any part of West cork this restaurant will be the highlight of your trip. Myself and my son arrived for dinner and were...More

Thank Aisling O
Valeria V, Owner at Dillon's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear Aisling, thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. It was a pleasure to host you both and a delight to see the next generation enjoy a meal with such joy :) - We'll...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The food here was the highlight of our holiday to Ireland. I can still fast the steak I had for main course. Just superb. My only gripe was that service was slow. They were not overly busy but the front of house seemed to work...More

Thank GlobalTraveller26
Valeria V, Owner at Dillon's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear GlobalTraveller26, thank you so very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your food so much on your recent visit and regret that this was affected by staff training. We aim to maintain a high standard of service and quality for our...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Timoleague is a tiny place not far from Cork – finding a first class restaurant (in fact two) is completely unexpected. Dillon’s is a smallish place, but not less for that. Owned by the chef (Richard Milnes) and front-of-house lady manager (Valeria Ventura), there is...More

Thank sunnyside316
Valeria V, Owner at Dillon's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear sunnyside316, thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed your visit to our tiny village and little restaurant. It was a pleasure to chat to you and your wife and find out more about your trip and I'm so glad...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$52
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Street | Castle Lower, Timoleague, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Timoleague
  • Phone Number: +353 23 886 9609
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Dillon’s is a place to savour the best of modern Irish cooking in one of Ireland’s loveliest places. Gorgeous food is served up in a cosy restaurant that has quickly become established as a destination for fans of fine dining from around Ireland and beyond. The region’s fantastic produce, from pristine bays and rolling farmland, is cooked to perfection by chef Richard Milnes.
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