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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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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cullen's is one of three restaurants at Ashford Castle. It is the most relaxed but don't come direct from the spa! The menu is not expansive but all of the items we tried were great. The staff is very attentive and helpful. A good option...More

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My halibut was truly the best I've ever had. It came on a small mound of potatoes with a few vegetables on the side. It had a delicious lemon caper sauce to the side which was light and went so well with the fish. Just...More

Thank Katye O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying at the castle and looking for a low key dinner. Cullen’s was perfect! The staff were very welcoming the moment we walked through the door. My wife had the seafood special and i had the scallops. It was all...More

Thank rcmusuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Cullen’s for many years with many members of my family and friends. My partner and I visited the restaurant again last Thursday evening and we were really looking forward to it. However, I was very disappointed to find that I could not...More

Thank Sunshine51_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here our first night at Ashford Castle. I had a very good scallops and my wife said her steak was wonderful! The staff was great. We asked if it was possible to have dessert in the lounge of the castle and they...More

Thank STIGuy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great thatched cottage restaurant on the Ashford Castle grounds. Very warm quaint decor, just what we were looking for. Fell in love with their placements & was able to purchase them next door. The menu was good & our waitress was great.

Thank Mauimarla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful night in ashford castle. When we arrived, Frank gave us a tour of the castle and lead us to the cocktail bar where the staff and patrons were very friendly. We crossed to The Cottage for an amazing meal. The ribeye...More

Thank claire0dwyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located on the Ashford Castle grounds next to the golf courses. Reservations are required and dress is smart casual. The lobster was very good. You pick out the one you want from the tank and it is cooked and de-shelled by the...More

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

Dear Jim L, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your thoughts of your experience at "Cullen's at the Cottage". We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your evening. Hoping we get the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great mix of local seafood and meat dishes. Food was very good and the setting was very relaxed. Local mixed drinks were nice. Was fairly busy so a reservation is probably a good idea.

Thank philsp68
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear philsp68, We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your experience at "Cullens at the Cottage", and we look forward to hopefully having the opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Sincerely,

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Loved the food. Good service too! It's an easy walk from the castle. The food is on the pricey side.

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

Dear BrowninLA, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, which I will be sure to share with the Team. We look forward to welcoming you bacak again soon. Sincerely

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12 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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