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“Scallops and Turbot for everyone”
Review of Ardagh Restaurant

Ardagh Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$76
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Relaxed family run restaurant and hotel with breathtaking sea view sunsets, fine locally sourced seafood(many local meat options also), home grown vegetables, herbs and salads. Open turf fire places in the restaurant make even the coolest of days enjoyable and the large open turf fire in the bar is ideal for having pre dinner and after dinner drinks beside. The sun terrace overlooking the bay is a must for pre dinner drinks on summer days. Taxi service available please enquire when reserving for dinner.
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Fantastic restaurant with a great selection of Atlantic seafood and local meats and poultry all cooked to your specifications with beautiful sides great service and a spectacular view.
And very reasonably priced !

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

Please also see my review of the Ardagh Hotel which also includes some comments on the restaurant. My wife and I stayed at the hotel in July of 2012 and as I sit writing this in January 2013, the meal at the restaurant still remains one of my highlights of the year.

Clifden seems to have a number of good options for food but don't miss this one - you will not be dissapointed.

If you have the option, ask to be seated near the window. The views overlooking the sound are to die for. Time your meal if you can (time of year depending of course) for sunset and on a day when the sun has a chance to make an appearance you will be treated to one of natures great shows.

The food matches the surroundings - memorable! Everything about the meal suggests that care and attention has been taken to give you something of high quality.

I've been to some very nice restaurants over the years but this is in my Top 5 for the overall experience.

1  Thank Statsi
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Overall our meal was excellent. The seafood in particular stood out, and the desserts were outstanding. Good service, and a great view of the water. The only change I would make would be to light the room less, as it didn't have a very intimate feel about it.

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Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Absolutely stunning sunset over the bay. The view alone would have been enough but we then truly enjoyed a gorgeous red wine over beautifully prepared starters and entrees.

Thank kara o
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We are regular visitors to the Ardagh and never disappointed. Stephane and Monique run the restaurant like the hotel, warm friendly and high quality. Local ingredients populate the menu and the fish is especially recommended. Monique's chowder is the best I have tasted anywhere in the world. If you are in Clifden, make sure you visit The Ardagh at least once.

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Thank Gerrymulvaney
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