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“Too Dear” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ice House Restaurant

Ice House Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 42 Restaurants in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$43 - US$65
Cuisines: Irish, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Our funky furnishings, eclectic styling and stunning architectural design at the Ice House combine to make you feel like you're in the heart of the city. One look at the unrivalled view from all our rooms and you'll immediately know you're not. With great service, fantastic food, fine wines, clever cocktails and Ireland's best boutique hotel spa guaranteed to soothe, the Ice House is unlike any other hotels in Mayo. Discover the best of both worlds here in Ballina and make the Ice House your escape to the extraordinary. Breakfast you'll want to get out of bed for, lunch to linger over and dinner that's sure to delight...Let our restaurant menus whet your appetite and here at the Ice House, let us take care of everything else. There's simply no better restaurant in Ballina.
Fermanagh, N. Ireland
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203 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Too Dear”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Found the drink and food here slightly over priced. They did do a better priced early bird menu for the evening, in their defense.

Visited April 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful meal in gorgeous setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Stayed overnight with two friends and booked dinner in the restaurant for Sunday evening. It was busy and although it was freezing outside (for May) there was the brightest sunlight streaming through the riverside windows into the dining room, creating such a lovely atmosphere. The food was fantastic. We had hot oyster starters and fish mains and were served with delicious amuse bouches between courses. The wine list was good and the service was impeccable. The only slight problem was the fact that when we finished our meals, we moved to the bar for a night cap and it was so cold, we had to get coats from our room! Besides that, I would happily return (but will check the weather forecast before I book!)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“charming location, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

serene, upscale luxe setting, Breakfast buffet was lovely. great view over the river, and nice glass of champaige upon arrival

Visited March 2014
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Galway Ireland
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The hotel and restaurant was cold”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

I love this hotel and restaurant in the summer but this week it was freezing....with the extent of glazing they need hot air to circulate so people can eat in comfort.
Food was good, nicely presented but our 4 Gin & Tonic's were more than I have paid in Galway.... This place lacks atmosphere!

Visited November 2013
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co. donegal ireland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“amazing...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

food was amazing.. just had lunch and breakfast and both meals were excellent.. excellent friendly service from staff...and the view.............

Visited October 2013
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