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US$17 - US$25
Irish, Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic experience! Amazing food, brilliant friendly professional staff! Really relaxed atmosphere! One if the best places I've been to in the world!!!! Thank God it's on my door step!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch today with 2 pals. One had a birthday. I hadn't mentioned this, but staff must have noticed a pressie and sang happy birthday with the desserts! The menu was so lovely, we each had starter, main and dessert, coffee. Loads of vegetarian and vegan...choices. Birthday girl had a cocktail from a super cocktail menu. What we all noticed was that although we'd eaten so much, none of us felt stodgy. We put this down to the freshness of non-processed ingredients. Every dish amazing. Great value too. Atmosphere was wonderful in the castle courtyard. Staff were outstanding. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant on the afternoon of my birthday and was made to feel most welcome by all staff with one in particular. Our waitress Sim helped my friends to organise a surprise cake and sing song for my birthday celebrations and was...utmost accommodating to help them in their endeavours. I’ve never met a server as friendly and personable as Sim, she is truly a credit to the castle cafe and I will most certainly be returning to be in her company again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My self and my sister had brunch here today , Gosh it was wonderful , I had the pancakes with Maple syrup and bacon and they were so good , my sister had the veggie bean and sweet potato bake that was delicious too, Its...such a lovely setting and the staff are brilliant, as i said to the manager one nicer then the next and really that makes such a difference , Look forward to coming back and would highly recomend it :)More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021

Went to the cafe for brunch. Lovely sunny day, courtyard set up brilliantly. Really nice setting, food/drinks were delicious…very friendly staff. Highly recommend, can’t wait to go back 😊

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

Had really nice 3 course dinner in Castle Cafe last night. Food was exceptional and staff were really attentive. Due to Covid restrictions we had to eat outside but the courtyard was very well laid out and everyone was appropriately distanced. Only areas for improvement...would be that there are no outdoor heaters which would finish the place off. It did get a bit cold and that took some of the enjoyment out of it. Looking forward to coming back though.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

We had a delicious take away from the castle cafe tonight. All three of us really enjoyed our dinner and recommend it highly. Thanks for a lovely healthy meal that I didn't have to cook. Susan

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020

Amazing cozy place. Clean. Unbelievebly friendly staff. Great cervice. Beautiful music and Xmas decorations. Great manue and good food. I have no songle complaint and only good feelings about this place. Will diffenetely comback and recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

The atmosphere for Christmas was just enchanting with the lights, massive Christmas tree and winter display in the courtyard. The food was delicious. The staff were so friendly and every measure was taken to taken for safety while maintaining an easy flow and didn't disrupt...the enjoyment of being out for a lovely meal.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020

First lunch out after lockdown was excellent. Myself, wife and two girls had jake and fish and chips. Lovely food, friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2020
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The Castle Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5