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The Dungeon

Cong, in the Ashford Castle, Lahardaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (7 reviews)
“tomato soup” (2 reviews)
“filet” (3 reviews)
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Irish, International, European, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cong, in the Ashford Castle, Lahardaun, Ireland
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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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mamasqueenge
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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!

Date of visit: March 2018
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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DrMegBL
Reviewed 6 March 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2017
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

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Response from Sofygraves1 | Reviewed this property |
No jacket is required in the dungeon, business casual, smart casual is fine.
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic
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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