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The Mustard Seed

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Echo Lodge | The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge, Ballingarry, Ireland
+353 69 68508
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was generally nice, but the steak was cold. Not acceptable at the price point. Felt that the waiter was quite dismissive of us as a young couple. Would not visit again.

Thank SheroDee
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 4 that enjoyed by far one of the best meals / dining experiences in a long time. Although the menu is set at €60, the selection was outstanding. Beautifully presented, well proportioned seasonal produce, the food was deserving of all the complements of previous contributors. I thoroughly enjoyed the venison as a starter followed by... More 

Thank PresKY_2015
Sohar, Oman
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent a wonderfully relaxing 24 hours here on 30 December. The staff were lovely, helpful, efficient and discrete - you felt almost as you were at home; the location is wonderful; the house is eclectic, warm and welcoming and the food, both at dinner and breakfast the morning after, was delicious - locally sourced, freshly cooked... More 

Thank gogo1010
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

There is no doubt in my mind... This is simply the very best place, in Limerick, that you can stay... It is true - you get what you pay for!!! The rooms - outstanding... And the food - no word has been coined in the English language yet to adequately describe the level which the dining experience has reached here...... More 

Thank Sean F
Albury, Australia
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

As said in my review of Echo Lodge where we stayed, the food here was wonderful. We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the one of the exquisite lounge areas and then enjoyed an amazing meal using wonderful fresh produce, some from the garden. One delicious mouthful after another. it would be lovely to have stayed longer but what a great... More 

Thank PamAlbury
Newcastle West, Ireland
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We recently moved to the area and were looking for a nice restaurant. We are not to far from Adare, Kilmallock or Newcastle West here, but this is by far the nicest food I have found nearby. The quality is absolutely excellent for that price. For the same price we usually get a much lower standard and the staff wouldn't... More 

Thank Seoirse Ó
Clonmel, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I must confess at the beginning I was apprehensive about going away for a weekend away so soon after a very recent bereavement. However I am so glad I did go to the Mustard seed last weekend. The welcome we received from start to finish by John Edward and this staff was superb and genuine. The food was top class... More 

Thank cmcgrath2016
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We spent five wonderful nights at this fantastic Country House and found the entire experience pure luxury. The owner John Edward Joyce and his entire staff have perfected their level of service. Every breakfast was excellent and we had two exquisite dinners during our stay. The food, the presentation, the selection were amazing. We ended each evening with coffee and... More 

Thank kathleenskrick
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Ate here Fri night with a local girl, I have actually relived it a few times..pure art in the making and the eating..I so wanted to meet ..and move in with..the chef (s). The beautiful big door, the huge spitting log fire, the ambiance at Reception. This house is in great condition and beautifully decorated. We sat at the fire... More 

Thank Pixie067
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had a wonderful overnight in this beautiful country house last weekend. The food was absolutely terrific. The athmosphere in the house was old world yet with all the modern conveniences we could need. The staff were excellent , friendly , helpful and genuine. The breakfast was excellent. Tea on the lawn was an extra treat before we reluctantly had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Echo Lodge | The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge, Ballingarry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Ballingarry
  • Phone Number: +353 69 68508

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