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Cullen's at the Cottage

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Where to start. Service is awful. Despite it being quiet I had to get menus myself and try to get someone's attention to get water etc. We were a party of 3 adults and 3 children. Adults ordered 3 chowder - without doubt the worst...More

Thank Galwaymagsi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were staying at Ashford Castle and stopped by to have a very light lunch as we had big breakfast at the Castle and we were anticipating a big dinner later at the Castle. I love oysters so I had a dozen oysters on the...More

Thank waynegm54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reminds me of a small place in Maine. Great food and very good service. Have a drink on the front porch before dinner

2  Thank DaveRayHughes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for coffee while we were wandering the Castle grounds the night before we left...didn't know it was there. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff...Will definitely visit there for a meal or two next time around.

Thank irishsec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner and all the staff was great but Garry made it a highlight of our stay. The cottage is a must see if you are at Ashford Estate and if you are lucky enough to get Garry you are in for...More

Thank dkarolat
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear dkarolat Thank you for your review and comments about Garry. We are very grateful to have such a committed & passionate team member and will be sure he learns of you kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back to us again soon....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of meals at Cullen’s at the Cottage while we were staying at Ashford Castle and it was great! Excellent spot to get an outdoor table for lunch or have a casual dinner. It’s more low key than dining at the Castle,...More

Thank AgadorSpartacus
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AgadorSpartacus Thank you ever so much for your review, which we are delighted to read. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable visit and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to us again soon. Sincerely,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to eat in. As we were a large number of people we ordered in advance,which avoided any delay.The food was excellent,well presented and great staff. However I felt it was a bit pricey

Thank Mary2013Septenber
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mary2013Septenber Thank you for your review and kind words on our team, service and offerings. It was a pleasure to host your group and we look forward to hopefully having the oppertuniyt to welcome you back to us again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked Cullen's for a more casual dinner when at the Lodge at Ashford Castle. When we arrived I saw no "way finding" information (something posted like, "Please pause here and we will seat you momentarily".) as we entered so we were uncertain whether we...More

Thank capet002
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear capet002, Thank you ever so much for your time in writing this review, we are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience, and very sorry to learn of the welcome you received. Thank you for your suggestions, which we will most definitely look at. We...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

In Hospitality as in all other industries, failures & bad things happen. What truly speaks of the quality of management and superior staff is the way they manage these failures and learn to improve, while trying to make it up to the customer. In our...More

2  Thank LeDiscerningTraveler
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LeDiscerningTraveler We are thrilled to read your warm comments about our team at "Cullens at the Cottage" , our Chef and our Director or Food & Beverage, all of whom take great pride in everything the Cottage, Castle and Estate have to offer. We...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Small and selective menu but beutifully presented with superbly balanced flavours, all eaten in a warm and frienly atmosphere. The setting of The Cottage with its thatched roof is superb.More

Thank Glenhaven3
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear Glenhaven3 The Team and I, greatly appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us. I hope that you we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Cottage again in the...More

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12 July 2018|
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Response from maggiemay0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cullen’s is open to the public.
22 June 2017|
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
22 June 2017|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$64
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 16:30
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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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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