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“Fine dining simply presented”
Review of VL Restaurant

VL Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Lahinch
Price range: US$45 - US$55
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: VL Restaurant is an elegant dining restaurant at Vaughan Lodge Hotel. The Restaurant opens normally on Tuesday evening to Saturday Evening. Dinner only is served with a set menu and A La Carte selection. The emphasis is on classic french cuisine with a modern style and presentation. There are seafood and meat dishes and vegetarian options also. Booking is essential as numbers are limited each evening. Closed November to April
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I stayed at Vaughan Lodge for two nights with a golf group. The highlight of the hotel is the restaurant. The locally sourced food is exquisite (albeit not cheap). The setting is simple and unobtrusive, and the service is friendly and unprepossessing.

1  Thank Cathy C
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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you cathy for your review.
Our Restaurant is our spoilt child!
Despite the price we charge for Dinner, we make nothing from the venture.
It will have cost us more to serve the meal you enjoyed than what you paid ....but we still like to continue because we are serious about our food and about giving our guests a very enjoyable dining experience.
Thank you for staying with us and dining.... many of our guests do not dine here at all.
As with other parts of the hotel .... we like low key ... good quality.
I am glad you appreciated what we offered you.

Michael

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A second visit to the VL Restaurant didn’t disappoint. Myself and my husband had a birthday dinner here. Again the service was top class and the food and wine were amazing. We enjoyed an after dinner drink in the bar. From start to finish the experience amazing.

1  Thank Niamhe0
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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Niamh
It is a privelege to have you return
Michael

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We enjoyed an excellent evening meal at this restaurant. As well as catering for those at the table who chose meat or fish, I enjoyed a tasty main course of roasted cauliflower with a delicate curry sauce. The choice of wine was very good.
Impressive!

1  Thank Imelda186338
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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Imelda.
Pawel's Cauliflower dish is really intense and flvoursome!
He likes to experiment and he delivers outstanding dishes.
Coupled with the service team ... we think we have something worth visiting.
Hopefully we will see you return again
Michael

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We ate here all three nights of our stay in Vaughn Lodge - not just because it was convenient but because we were delighted by the food, service and Michael's friendliness as host. (He also helped us in our search for a family with whom I had stayed about 20 miles away, all of 52 years ago!) We particularly enjoyed the scallops (top marks), monkfish and halibut - and the impressive range of wines as well. We do hope to come again!

1  Thank RobfromKensington
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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Rob for your review.
It was most enjoyable to serve you and your family on a long over due return to the area.
We hope Brexit will not spoil any of that ....
I worry less about Brexit when I have guests such as you visit.
Thnak you
Michael

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We arrived jet lagged but enjoyed an awesome dinner of scallops (appetizer) and beef (main course). Everything was delicious and beautifully presented - homemade bread, special butters, amuse bouche, aperitif between courses. The service was impeccable. Our server recognized that we were tired and paced the arrival of the dishes accordingly. The dining room operates as a team and we were never left sitting with plates to be removed. We stayed at this hotel and also really enjoyed the breakfast.

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1  Thank DustyOttawa
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mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely few words.
Thank you so much for expressing them publicly.
We rely so much on the word of our guests and you have encapsulated our vision of what we should be achieving in our service in a few lines.
We aprpecite your words.
Michael

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