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VL Restaurant

Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch V95 WF30, Ireland
+353 65 708 1111
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch V95 WF30, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. "The best ever"
"It has it all, quality , presentation, quantity & service."
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2. The Best Local Ingredients
"the meat was literally melt-in-the-mouth good!"
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3. Great Service
"The staff are 1st class & nothing was to much trouble for them"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here with a group of golfing friends. What a fantastic meal, and a great selection of wines. We will all be definitely back.

2  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the restaurant for a family celebration. A mixed group of adults and children (8 in total). We eat early as a rule with the children and were seated on time for 6.30pm. The warm welcome instantly set the tone for the evening. There...More

2  Thank Niamhe0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal in well appointed dining room professional and friendly staff well done. Totally enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.

1  Thank anthonybarry2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us had dinner at Vaughan Lodge Restaurant last night based on the recommendation of the owner of our Airbnb. We didn’t really know what to expect and we were wonderfully surprised by the fantastic meal we were served. We had just about everything...More

2  Thank EmmBee9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I had dinner at the Vaughn Lodge in Lahinch. We were prepared for a good meal. Little did we know we would get an exceptional meal and experience. Each starter, entree, amuse-bouche and palate cleanser was expertly cooked and beautifully presented. The...More

3  Thank TFI02139
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my partner and we were highly impressed with the food here. The combinations of flavours were great and food was presented beautifully. I had halibut served with fennel salad and Italian meringue which really worked as a combination! My partner...More

2  Thank visitor049
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review You have described a delightful evening.... something we strive to achieve always Michael

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I took my mother for dinner here last night and the food was amazing. I had the cod and it was cooked to perfection. They served home made bread and the service was excellent.More

2  Thank Wandering-Will-55
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I think that the reviewer ate in Vaughans Liscannor We do not have Cod on the menu at VL Hopefully trip Advisor will move the post where it deserves to be placed.... I will inform Vaughan's Anchor Bar of the review ( No relation.... honestly...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

So staying at the hotel I was a little unsure about booking the restaurant. The reviews seemed ok so I thought why not! To be honest I wasn’t expecting too much, I simply thought it’s easier than finding something else in the area. To my...More

3  Thank Mark P
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Although you were not expecting too much.... I am glad we surprised you and delighted you palate! We like to do that!! Michael

Reviewed 23 September 2017

I have been fortunate enough to have dined in some fine restaurants over the past number of years, but without doubt this is by far the best. It has it all, quality , presentation, quantity & service.. The staff are 1st class & nothing was...More

3  Thank salmonsteak
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you so much for your ringing endorsement of our small business

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Surprised to find such good quality food in this restaurant in Lahinch in the Vaughan Lodge. Really quite unexpected. Had supper here twice because of food quality ( not sure if they do lunch). All the appetizers, main courses and desserts ordered by our large...More

3  Thank NikosTexas
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We do not open for lunch in order that we can provide full attention to our dinner menu. We are all delighted that you enjoyed the experience. Thanks indeed to the kitchen team and the lovely service team also....

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Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
We close on Sunday and Monday evenings normally. On a week where there is an Irish Holiday Week End then that changes to Monday and Tuesday closed For September the restaurant will open; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday... More
Kelsey A
11 April 2017|
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Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
Hello Kelsey Thanks for your enquiry Trip Advisor won't allow me give you actual details for reasons best known to them If you look up our vaughan lodge website you will see how to reach us there VL Restaurant is normally... More
2 August 2015|
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Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
Hi Our restaurant is open again on August 5th Our restaurant is smart casual attire You may be confusing us with Vaughans Anchor Bar Gastro Pub in Liscannor which is right by the cliffs of Moher - they are open all day long... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch V95 WF30, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Lahinch
  • Phone Number: +353 65 708 1111
  • E-mail
VL Restaurant is an elegant dining restaurant at Vaughan Lodge Hotel. The Restaurant opens normally on Tuesday evening to Saturday Evening. Dinner only is served with a set menu and A La Carte selection. The emphasis is on classic french cuisine with a modern style and presentation. There are seafood and meat dishes and vegetarian options also. Booking is essential as numbers are limited each evening. Closed November to April
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