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Cullen's at the Cottage

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (12 reviews)
“rice pudding” (6 reviews)
“schnitzel” (5 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
18:00 - 21:30All hours
Irish, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank foodluvr31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a casual restaurant on the Ashford Castle grounds. We had a great meal there. Great service too. It is small but quaint.

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In advance of attending a family wedding at Ashford Lodge, my wife and I and two other couples enjoyed dinner at Cullen's. The food was very good, the service excellent, the ambiance sophisticated but not "over the top". That said, the price was high ......More

Thank exhibernian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server was a very attentive young man named Neil who did a great job explaining the menu and guiding us with his advice and suggestions. We settled on the "from the land" option to share. A combination of lamb, beef, and chicken that was...More

Thank desertdogdays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is balanced and tasty. A casual place for a break from the formality of the castle main dining room without renouncing quality of food. Very kind staff

Thank guillermohoter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming restaurant- good service and facility. Staying at castle walked over for lunch. A fine selection for lunch. Food and selection were fine, not outstanding,

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our experience at this restaurant a lot. The ambiance was perfectly charming and reflective of the Irish countryside. Food was good, they even had a vegetarian menu for us to enjoy. Best fish and chips we had during our entire stay in Ireland....More

Thank Eliza1776
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Questions & Answers
22 June 2017|
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
22 June 2017|
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$66
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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