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Cullen's at the Cottage

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Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 17:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined at Cullen's on a recent visit to Cong. The setting is very special on the grounds of Ashford Castle. Opted for the lobster & prawn cocktail followed by a rib eye steak and both were delicious. Others in our party opted for the fish & chips which they all gave 5 stars. Given the location of this restaurant the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cullen's in September for our Wedding Anniversary meal. The setting in the grounds of the castle are great, the restaurant is very quaint and smart. The food is excellent and I would say for people who eat out quite a lot not expensive for what you get. Thought it was good value although drinks may seem quite pricey for... More 

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Thank Peter J
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Peter J, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. The team and myself here at Cullen's at the Cottage are delighted to read that you enjoyed your anniversary meal. We look forward to welcoming you back for another special visit soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any... More 

London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent as is the service and the restaurant is beautifully decorated. My only complaint is they have taken the wonderful Chicken Schnitzel off the menu! Please Mrs Tollman, put it back, it's one of your best dishes!

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Thank foodluvr31
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear foodluvr31 Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service here at Cullen's at the Cottage. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service and locally sourced, fresh food. You will be pleased to know that our Chicken Scnhitzel dish is available on our lunch menu.... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying at the castle and the convenience of this place was great. The wine selection is very unusual but surprisingly awesome! I am not a seafood fan so I was kind of limited in my choices, but my fellows were quite happy. I found my dish quite simple and it lacked taste. But the experience remained amazing due... More 

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Viktor B Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed our selection of wine. We pride ourselves on the quality and standard of wine which we provide by both glass and bottle. I am sorry to hear that your dish lacked taste. I have provided our team here... More 

Asheville
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner twice at Cullen's while staying at Ashford Castle. We very much liked the food but the service was impeccable. The menu offers something for everyone and we loved the cozy, cottage feel of the restaurant. We will definitely be dining here on our next trip.

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Ashley 28806, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am thoroughly delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and service here at Cullen's at the Cottage and the team and myself hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Should I be of any assistance please do not hesitate to... More 

Castlebar, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal accompanied by fine wine. We will definitely return. The restaurant was very busy on the night which made it difficulty to have a quiet conversation but overall a great experience. Afterwards we took a stroll around Ashford grounds on a summer evening is spectacular.

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear colette238, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal here with us at Cullen's at the Cottage. We are located right on the grounds of the Ashford Castle estate which makes us the perfect stopping point for lunch or dinner while exploring the vast 350... More 

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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is another good restaurant in Asford castle area. I came here as suggested by the staff in Ashford castle for a better menu of fish. We had a nice time there. The dishes were good, but a little bit heavy for me, but the taste was nice. I did not like my suggested wine in the menu and picked... More 

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Hoai L, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Cullen's at the Cottage and that you enjoyed the bobotie spring rolls, the traditional South African dish is one of our most popular! I am sorry to hear that you did not like... More 

Tampa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Ashford Castle a couple of nights and really enjoyed this restaurant. It's casual but still feels upscale with the quality of food, menu selections and service. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our waitress Laura was so wonderful! Everyone who waited on us was great and we loved everything we ordered. Would highly recommend!

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear CrystalAB, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Cullen's at the Cottage and that you enjoyed the food and service. I have passed on your comments to Laura who is equally delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We hope... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cosy restaurant on the grounds of the Castle (just a short stroll) lovely setting and very friendly staff

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Thank FIFI109
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear FIFI109, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Cullen's at the Cottage and we would love to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly on agrehan@ashfordcastle.com should I be of anymore assistance. Kind... More 

London, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Came here for a casual dinner and it's perfect for that. Great staff who go the extra mile to make guests feel at home and a nice menu. We had eaten here too the last time we stayed at the Castle and the menu hadn't changed hugely - which was a bit of a disappointment. But what we had was... More 

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this review

Dear gerifc, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed you meal here at Cullen's at the Cottage, including our signature Peri Peri Poussin which we cook in our rotisserie oven in the main restaurant. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$59
Cuisine
Irish, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 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
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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Grand Haven, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?