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Cullen's at the Cottage

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (15 reviews)
“schnitzel” (5 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
18:00 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner here one night. The seafood chowder was excellent as well as the beef spring rolls. They mainly service seafood and beef at this particular restaurant and not a hugely extensive menu, but great food and service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kelleydawn
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Kelleydawn, Thank you for sharing your thought on your "Cullen's at the Cottage" experience. We are delighted to read you had an enjoyable visit and look forward to welcoming you back to us again. Sincerely

Reviewed 3 November 2018

pros: nearby castle. exceptional menu cons: no vegan options. slow service. tables very close together

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nurseboost911
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear nurseboost911 Thank you for your review and sharing thoughts. Should you wish to discuss further please feel free to contact me on ltoomey@ashfordcastle.com Sincerely,

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Great seafood restaurant..friendly service ..located across the river from Ashford Castle Nice bar and view

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Norm M
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Norm M Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your thoughts. We look forward to hopefully having the opportunity to welcome you back to us in the coming future. Sincerely,

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This is the third of the three restaurants at Ashford Castle. It is the most relaxed and is situated less than 5 minutes walk from the reception at the hotel. The restaurant has a seafood theme and the food is very good. It is less...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank refsug
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear refsug Our sincere “Thank You” for your feedback, the time you took to share your comments is greatly appreciated. We are thrilled to read you had an enjoyable visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to us again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Edward H
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Edward H Thank you for taking the time to share your review, which we are delighted to read. We do hope to have the oppertuniyt to welcome you back to us again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Katye O
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Katye O Our sincere “Thank You” for your feedback. It will give me great pleasure to sdhare your review with our Cullens Team. We look forward to welcoming you back to us again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 4 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rcmusuk
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear rcmusuk We are delighted to read you had an enjoyable evening in "Cullen's at the Cottage" and thank you for taking the time to share your review. We look forward to hopefully having the oppertuniyt to welcome you back to us again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sunshine51_12
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Sunshine51_12 Our sincere “Thank You” for your feedback. The time you took to share your thoughts is greatly appreciated. I will be sure to examine our Vegetarian Menu with our Executive Chef, and hope to welcoming you back again soon to see our improvements....More

Reviewed 27 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank STIGuy1
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear STIGuy1 Thank you for sharing your review, which I will be sure to pass along to both our "Cullen's at the Cottage" & "Drawing Room" Teams. We are delighted to read you had an enjoyable experience. We do hope to have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mauimarla
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Mauimarla, Thank you for your review and sharing your thoughts on your experience at "Cullen's at the Cottage". We are delighted to read you had an enjoyable visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ashford Estate soon. Sincerely,

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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$63
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
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
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
  • E-mail
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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