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The Dungeon

Cong, in the Ashford Castle, Lahardaun, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • 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 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for Christmas dinner it was fabulous what more can I say just great I left it a little late for booking. But they squeezed me in as they were almost fully booked , the Christmas dinner was beautifull. And delicious I had a...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank gerald m
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Dear Gerald M Thank you for your review, I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience in The Dungeon. Ward regards, Niall Rochford

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I completely enjoyed this experience at Christmas time. Service is excellent and the menu fabulous. There were so many excellent selections, I needed recommendations in making a choice. I noted that was the case with others as well. I was the first arrival for the...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank DoloresJacoby
Niall_Rochford, General Manager at The Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Dear DoloresJacoby Thank you for your review, I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience at Christmas in The Dungeon and do hope that you will return to Ashford Castle in the Future. Ward regards, Niall Rochford

Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Dungeon is located at Ashford Castle so I am not sure why its listed differently. My wife and I had two dinners here while staying at the castle. Both meals were excellent. Both nights I had the cream seafood soup. Excellent. Dinner offered several...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank sphunt
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Nice environment and service. Definitely a more informal choice if staying at the castle. Irish comfort food served. Sheppard's pie etc.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank ByronR170
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Considering the high quality of Ashford Castle overall, the dungeon restaurant was a let down. Rice with the chicken curry was under-cooked, fries with burger were mushy and cold. Considering the eye-watering €21 for a burger I was surprised at how below average it was....More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank HGraham186402
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were staying at Ashford Castle and decided we would have our dinners at two of their three restaurants. The others are Cullen's at the Cottage and George V. George V is a VERY upscale (jackets required for the men folk) and expensive restaurant so...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Chief1797
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I each ate seafood for dinner. My tuna was perfectly cooked and presented and m wife felt the same about her salmon. The meal and the wines are a bit pricey but less expensive than the King George restaurant in the same...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank U1286DTdavidg
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Great way to see Ashford Castle is to have dinner there. You can park right at the entrance to the property with just dinner reservations. Spent the late afternoon exploring the grounds and property ahead of a 6:30p dinner reservation on our way through the...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank TravelPixProDOTcom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Dungeon in Ashford castle is a nice, more laied back (in comparison to the George V) restaurant. It is particularly adapted for family with kids, or if you're too wish something less formal than the George V. The food is okay, "local with a...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Arnianor
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The room is nice, the service is friendly and the food was good. I wasn't blown away but we did enjoy ourselves. We would eat here again.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank felineart
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31 October 2018|
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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$62
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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