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Cullen's at the Cottage

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (12 reviews)
“rice pudding” (6 reviews)
“schnitzel” (5 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a great restaurant with really good food, if you are staying at the castle and want to try something with a different atmosphere. Very welcoming staff and attentive and the food is really good - this is a good place to take the...More

Thank Susan E
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Susan E, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience with us in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and I hope the children enjoyed themselves equally, we...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

We had a very large group and they were incredibly accommodating. The food was terrific, and the service lovely.More

Thank mamacass_7
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear mamacass_7, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us in Cullen's at the Cottage. The team and myself are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We have our beautiful private room behind our open fire place...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We had dinner here one night and the atmosphere and food were fantastic. Service was exceptional and everyone was so friendly.More

Thank Debi C
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Debi C, Thank you for taking the opportunity to write a review of your experience with us in Cullen's at the Cottage. Myself and the team are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and we all hope to have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

the dog had to stay outside this restaurant, very nice restaurant, good food, very nice staff, excellent Bellini's, blankets are given out for outside, beautiful scenery, definitely recommended.More

Thank Fiona F
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear Fiona F, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and would recommend us. I hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

The meal was of the highest standard cooked to perfection the prawn and lobster cocktail was outstanding the steak melted in your mouth, the setting was wonderful and the staff couldn’t do enough for you top marks all roundMore

Thank Di W
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear Di W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us. I have passed your feedback onto the team here in Cullen's and they were equally as delighted as I was to read that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Food was delicious, the atmosphere was great and we loved the open fire burning even in July that took the chill out of the air, and the restaurant was very clean. The staff were also very accommodating. If you are staying in the castle,...More

1  Thank jciarlante
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear jciarlante, Thank you for taking the opportunity to write a review of your experience here with us in Cullen's. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and do hope I can personally welcome you back again in the near future. Warm...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had dinner here for our anniversary, and the staff treated us to a special commemorative dessert for the occasion. The waitstaff are very friendly and attentive, and the food is delicious. Definitely plan to eat here again!More

Thank smitty60
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear smitty60, Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your experience here with us in Cullen's. I have passed your comments onto our floor team and kitchen team who were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope we have...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great food at Cullen's with some unique dishes.Excellent service- Hannah was wonderful.Just a short walk from the front of the castle.( or they will drive you)More

Thank ews999
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear ews999, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and have passed your comments onto to Hannah who was equally as happy. Hannah and myself hope to have the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This restaurant is on the grounds of Ashford Castle. If you are staying at the castle you can walk over or they will drive you there. They specialize in fish so if you don't like fish go somewhere else.More

Thank Carlotta M
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Carlotta M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our menu is primarily seafood based but we also have our beautiful meat dishes including our signature 'Peri Peri Chicken' which is cooked in our rotisserie oven in the main dining room...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Besides a great meal, the bartender gave us wonderful recommendations as to which Irish whiskies to try and then buy later at a store. Our dinner was so fresh and I don’t think there was anything on the menu not worth trying. Unfortunately we only...More

Thank Kate H
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Kate H, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and we were more than happy to offer our recommendations on Irish whiskies! I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy our recommendations upon your return home. We look forward...More

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melrichl
22 June 2017|
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Response from Niall_Rochford | Property representative |
Good afternoon melrichi, Our menu is primarily seafood based along with some of our signature and staple meat dishes. In terms of seafood we offer a varied menu from our beautiful Shrimp Stroganoff served on a bed of wild... More
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melrichl
22 June 2017|
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Response from CarpeNox | Reviewed this property |
The fish on the menu is freshly caught and varies from day to day. Local salmon from Lake Corrib is a treat, when available.
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Memer60cc
23 January 2017|
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Response from michele77024 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure. We went in August so February is quite a different time of year. However, you could email the concierge at Ashford Castle. They would be able to tell you their hours since the restaurant is owned by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$68
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 94 954 6003
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Description
This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with a casual dress code in which to enjoy international and local dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman, including our delicious signature dish 'Chicken Peri Peri'. It is slow cooked in our rotisserie oven in the main dining area, so mouth-watering aromas greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant. At the front of the building you will now discover a beautifully manicured garden and extended patio area proving a spectacular area to enjoy lunch and sip a cocktail and enjoy the magnificent views of Ashford Castle in the distance. Open seasonally, it's just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle. Booking in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment.
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