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We spent two very enjoyable nights here recently. The staff were extremely welcoming and pleasant. The accommodation is excellent but overpriced. The dinner was amazing. As good as we have ever had. A simple looking three course menu turned into an amazing nine course dining...experience. There was no extra charge unlike a Michelin starred establishment nearby. I will be back and would strongly recommend the restaurant.More
Gregan's Castle doesn't have vegan options on the menu, but during our recent stay, my husband and I let them know that we needed whole food plant based meals, and they produced three fabulously delicious, fresh, beautiful and healthy meals each day. They just plain...know how to cook, be it meat or vegetables. I could happily eat there every day for the rest of my life.More
A somewhat isolated property a few miles from Ballyvaughan, which I liked. Service was warm friendly and always helpful. Large rambling old house, each room being different. Stairways all over, charming, but difficult for any with physical disabilities.Food was excellent. We thought the restaurant wonderful...and the bar fun( we got an excellent ad hoc dissertation on Irish malt Whiskey from the barman). We didn’t think the food was overpriced when compared to other eateries in Ireland. All in all we had a great time.More
This is not in any sense a castle. It is rather an old very large house turned into a warm guest house. The location is isolated. The room we had was very nice with a superb bucolic view. The breakfasts were fantastic - best I...have had in Ireland. We had one dinner there, on a “bistro night,” and I found the prices high and the food adequate but not great. The service, both in the restaurant and hotel was good, but again, not great.
Internet was barely usable. You need to move around to find a place with reception.More
Friends had strongly recommended us to stay and dine at Gregans so we arrived with relatively lofty expectations. Firstly, Gregans is a hugely welcoming and relaxing country house hotel set adjacent to the unique Burren landscape where you can find lovely walks to whet your...appetite. Dinner did prove to be exceptional. Effectively a 5 course set menu that leans heavily on locally grown or sourced produce that are treated with a real culinary flair. Add to this some wonderful and charming service from our lovely waitress, Diana, who found her way to county Clare from the island of Goa! So we won’t be one bit slow in recommending Gregans to any of our other friends who have yet to find their way to this beautiful corner of Clare.More
Exquisite food served in beautiful surroundings. The staff were very professional but also very friendly. A true.y wonderful and memorable experience, highly recommend. One wonders why this restaurant has a Michelin star.
we were driving down from doolin when we stumbled across this fantastic little hotel tucked under the corkscrew hill. we decided to stay for lunch ordering fresh oysters and the country terrine and grilled black sole and steak. all was totally divine typical country house...food done extremely well. we were down again at the end of july and decided to treat ourselves to dinner here. we arrived to the bar this time with the fire on and very relaxed for a pre dinner drink. my self and my husband both went for 2 cocktails and they we fantastic. not the flashy and gimmicky types but rather the classic and refined that fits the modern country house environment. we decided to go for the alacarte at €79 each was not the cheapest but the best money i have spent in a while we were their for the next 3 and a half hours enjoying our meal and the warm atmosphere. the waitress we had that night, sophie i think was her name, was extemely friendly taking time to chat to us and make sure everything was ok through out the meal.
this isnt a place for picky eaters with oysters, beef tartar and a little cesar salad coming as snacks. i went for the scallops which were served raw but were divine and my husband went for the courgette and cheese which he must have liked as i dint get any. we had the quail and sea trout which were both lovely and nice and light and then both had the raspberry dessert which was lovely.
the wine list was good many old world wines not many high end wines i noticed but enough around the €90-140 range.
all in all a fantastic restaurant in a perfect setting with wonderful staffMore
The hotel and its location are beautiful, the views from the dining room stunning, including their well kept gardens. However the bistro dinner was hit and miss.... We were first in on the night and despite being advised when I booked that they could only...accommodate us at 6:30, only two other tables were seated during our meal. They had plenty of staff on, but it’s was occasionally difficult to get anyone’s attention. I had a wonderful smoked salmon starter with their excellent brown bread and my husband had the carrot soup and while they got the flavour right he didn’t enjoy the consistency, it was too thick and too like puréed vegetables for his taste. I had a fillet steak, ordered medium, delivered well done. The server asked if I wanted sides (I had their new season carrots) but they didn’t mention that the steak is served without carbs, I see this as two misses 1) a missed opportunity to up-sell for them and 2) a missed opportunity to engage with the customer, to explain the menu and ensure it’s an enjoyable experience for them. My husband had their vegetarian special, new season courgette pasta, and felt while fresh, overall it was a bit dry. We both had dessert, crumble and Eton mess and I had coffee, which was good.
All in all we had a pleasant couple of hours in beautiful surroundings and an average meal.More