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The Dungeon

Cong, in the Ashford Castle, Lahardaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • 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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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
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The Dungeon restaurant inside of Ashford Castle is just as luxurious as the rest of the estate. You really feel like a Queen and King when dining here. The pork cheeks and duck kromeski were delicious appetizers. My boyfriend got the filet as an entree...More

1  Thank Adri5672
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The duck starter, the pheasant main, and the steak main were were dry and overcooked. Restaurant seemed understaffed.

Thank travelpro7722
Reviewed 22 March 2018

All the food I had was sublime but I have never tasted better chips anywhere and that’s saying something from someone who lives in Ireland and loves potatoes. Worth a visit as the food is heavenly, wine is delicious, deserts sumptuous and staff very friendly.

Thank Gayley25
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This place has fabulous drinks and wonderful menu. On the casual side, for the Castle, this place has charm and atmosphere you should not miss. The food is wonderful too. Have the Waygu Corned Beef. I didn't have it and my sister did and I...More

Thank DrMegBL
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Wonderful setting with attentive serving staff and excellent, locally sourced food, including exciting fresh seafood selections.More

Thank Rose W
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear Rose W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience in The Dungeon Restaurant. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and the fresh selection of dishes from executive chef Phillippe Farineau and his team. I...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Have written this separate from my hotel review. This restaurant is not to the standard of the rest of the hotel It was cold (the woman next to us had to go to her room to get a coat) - they had an open fire...More

1  Thank hergeEurope
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear hergeEurope, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience in The Dungeon restaurant. I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience. I have given your feedback to our Food and Beverage team who will be...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Sharing plate of seafood and two Dover sole. Terrific The casual dining option at Ashford Castle is very good with lots of options from burger, Irish stew to wagu . Much more than a casual dining option. Very good food and very professionally servedMore

Thank P R
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Dear P R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you experience in our Dungeon restaurant. I have passed your wonderful comments on to our team who were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I do hope we have...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This smaller restaurant books up quite quickly. Dishes served are more on the well known side. Steaks, chicken etc. We loved everything we ordered but after dining upstairs the night before we were a bit spoiled and wished for the same caliber of service. This...More

1  Thank Land2Sea
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear Land2Sea, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience in The Dungeon. I have passed your feedback onto our team in both the kitchen and front of house who will address this. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Dined this evening with my family. We've been in Ireland touring around for the last two weeks. We didn't want a formal meal this evening so we opted for the Dungeon for dinner. We were very disappointed given the location and the prices for the...More

Thank adnatl
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear adnati, Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your dining experience in The Dungeon. I have discussed your feedback with our food and beverage team who will be looking into this immediately. I do sincerely hope we have the opportunity to rectify your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$63
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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