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The Dungeon

Cong, in the Ashford Castle, Lahardaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (7 reviews)
“tomato soup” (2 reviews)
“filet” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, International, European
€€ - €€€
Cong, in the Ashford Castle, Lahardaun, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Just walking into The Dungeon, we went back in time but quickly realized this was a 'state of the art' dungeon...it was difficult to choose from the available items on the menu; each sounded 'lovely'! Our meal was delicious; the service impeccable and the atmosphere...More

Thank irishsec
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Dear irishsec Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our offerings here at Ashford Castle. We greatly appreciate all your feedback and kind words. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our Teams and I look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Dined here at 6pm on a Friday night. Catch of the day was delicious and very fresh and the filet meal was also done to perfection. Could not have asked for a better meal and service to end our vacation.

Thank Sofygraves1
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear Sofygraves1 Thank you ever so much for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your experience in "The Dungeon". I will be sure to pass your feedback along to our team, who will be thrilled to learn you enjoyed your evening. Sincerely,

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Arrived late to the hotel and enjoyed a quick quality meal in the Dungeon. Food was terrific and service was quality. Vibe for this room is different than the hotel but worth the food.

Thank jfehskens
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear jfehskens, Thank you for the time you took to write your review, which we are thrilled to read. We are delighted to enjoyed your experience at "The Dungeon", and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We dined in The Dungeon while staying at Ashford Castle. It was quiet and cozy and the service was excellent. The steak was cooked perfectly. If ever in the area again would definitely dine there againMore

Thank Trudessa
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear Trudessa, It gives us great joy to read your Wonderful Review, thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts. I will pass along your comments to our Chef, who will be delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Dungeon. I look forward...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

So remember that you are paying 15% service charge on your food here. We ate not very much and paid 50 euro in service charge alone. The menu is very limited, basically just expensive steaks or overpriced chicken, with unimaginative, run of the mill starters...More

1  Thank cartagia
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear cartagia Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, I am so pleased that you yourself enjoyed your meal in the Dungeon, however, I am ever so sorry that you found our menu limited, unimaginative and expensive. Our Chef and Pastry Chef...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

It may have been a Dungeon in a p[ast life but the Dungeon at Ashford Castle has great food and great service. This was a highlight in dining experiences.More

Thank donandcarole
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear donandcarole Your feedback is once again greatly appreciated, thank you ever so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I will be sure to share your kind words with the team at "The Dungeon". I am hoping to get the...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

My husband and I recently stayed in the lodge at Ashford Castle (see our review of the lodge) for a few days. We ate at the Dungeon the first night we were there and we got to take a look around the castle. The meal...More

Thank mamasqueenge
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Fantastic food, great service and the restaurant looks like medieval castle. Great atmosphere in the Dungeon.

Thank MarzenaDublin
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I highly recommend dining in the Dungeon. It's cool and fancy! Great service and food. The food is fresh and they have many options. It's a real Dungeon....very cool!

Thank Coconut1178
Reviewed 9 April 2018

There is something for everyone on the menu at the dungeon Restaurant, lovely ambience and great choice of wines.

Thank Eveline S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$64
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cong, in the Ashford Castle, Lahardaun, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Lahardaun
  • Phone Number: +353 94 954 6003
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As its name would suggest, the unique setting located on the lower ground floor of the castle invites diners to enjoy a range of satisfying dishes from the bistro-style menu with a focus on traditional Irish cuisine beneath the historic curved stone ceiling. Together with a relaxed ambience, it makes for a wonderful and memorable dining experience.
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