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“Best Doolin Restaurant for a Special Dinner!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roadford House Restaurant

Roadford House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bel Air, MD
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Doolin Restaurant for a Special Dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

I vist Doolin each year. It is, by far, my favorite tiny town in Ireland. And, for the past three years, I have returned to what has become my favorite restaurant.....the Roadford House.

First and foremost, the food is superb and the chef is an artist in its presentation. I can't find any room for improvement. I especially love their mushroom soup....absolutely delicious.

The atmosphere and service is impeccable. Marian, the owner hostess, is always friendly, helpful....and entertaining. This year was my brother-in-law's birthday so we planned ahead and asked if they would accommodate us with a cake for dessert. At the end of the meal, the Celtic music changed to a low-key version of Happy Birthday and in walked Marian with a beautiful cake with candles lit! And, I don't need to tell you that the cake was awesome - chocolate with a great mousse filling. Yummy!

As a special treat for dog-lovers, you get to greet a beautiful retriever named "Beans" on your way in or out of the restaurant - well-mannered and friendly. This was our faovrite dining experience while in Ireland. My advise is: Do not miss this special treat!

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Western Colorado
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful selection in County Clare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We strolled over to Roadford House from our B&B and enjoyed a lovely dinner. The staff was very helpful and the selections quite creative. We especially loved the lemon curd with meringue parfait.

Visited April 2012
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Sydney
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Fine dining in Doolin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012 via mobile

Just had superb meal, sole with scallops, beautifully presented ,prepared and cooked. Excellent wine selection. Highly recommended

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aaron8
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

loved the food and the restaurant is just wonderful

Visited September 2011
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DC Metro
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Absolute gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Hands down the best meal in Ireland. The duck is their signature dish & worth a flight over the Atlantic. & The panna cotta I had for dessert was a revelation. For goodness sakes, if you're within driving distance from Doolin, make the trip in -- you'll be thankful you did. The quality, flavor, & presentation of the dishes merit the Michelin star, as does the superbly kind & efficient service.

Visited April 2012
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