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Cullens at The Cottage, Cong, Co. Mayo
Cullens at The Cottage, Cong, Co. Mayo
Cullens at The Cottage, Cong, Co. Mayo
Cullens at The Cottage, Cong, Co. Mayo
Cullens at The Cottage, Cong, Co. Mayo

Cullens at The Cottage

4.7
4.7
207 reviews
€31 to €50
International
The Perfect Summer Setting for lunch and dinner, with a beautiful terrace.

This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with international dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman, with an emphasis on using the best of local ingredients.

It is just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle, offering views over to Ashford Castle.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 4 times today

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What 207 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

207 Reviews
  1. Brendan

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. A little on the expensive side but worth it
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 27 December 2023
    Dear Brendan Thank you kindly for leaving a review on your recent dining experience in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read you received excellent service and you enjoyed the food. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle Estate. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  2. PadraicC

    Mayo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating here is an experience. If you love amazing food then you'll love Cullens. The staff are lovely too.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 27 December 2023
    Dear PadriacC, Thank you kindly for leaving a review on your recent dining experience in Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your dining experience and you enjoyed the food. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle Estate. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  3. Donovan

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pas de mayonnaise maison !!!! Le fondant ne l était pas
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear Donovan, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your dining experience in Cullen's at the Cottage. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Ashford Castle in the near future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  4. AnnaS

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was as I had expected. Not overly busy on Sunday of a bank holiday weeknd. It was all just lovely
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear AnnaS, Thank you kindly for leaving a review of your recent visit to Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Estate. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  5. NiamhO

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff. Food very tasty. Table was beside toilets in the rear half of the restaurant, so we moved to another nearby. We realised when we were leaving that the front part of the place had a fireplace and had more atmosphere, and no tables occupied, so would have been a nicer spot. My Dad had been looking forward to a pint of Guinness, but not available due to refrigeration issue, so he resorted to the non-alcoholic version.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear NiamhO, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you kindly for your feedback after your recent visit to Cullen's at the Cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed the food in Cullen's at the Cottage as well as the service from the team, I have since shared your feedback and they are delighted to read such positive comments. I am sorry to hear your Dad never got to experience a pint of Guinness and I can assure you that our refrigeration issue has been fixed. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle Estate. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  6. SueC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a very pleasant environment. Excellent and knowledgable staff. A delightful evening.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear SueC, Thank you also for your high words of praise regarding your recent visit to Cullens at the Cottage. Please know that I have passed your kind words on to all the staff and I thank you for taking the time to share your experience and leave a review. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Ashford Estate in the near future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy

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  7. JuJu

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Able to easily accommodate a gluten free and dairy free diet. Lobster roll and soup and dessert. All excellent.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear Julu, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience at Cullens at the Cottage. Especially to read that you enjoyed the food! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you kindly for taking the time to leave your review. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Ashford Estate in the near future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy

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  8. MervynG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish it was amazing and they went the extra mile with a special suprise to celebrate my wife's birthday. Food was some of the best I have ever tasted and the staff were so friendly and informative.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear Mervyn, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to leave your review after your recent visit. It is so lovely to read that you enjoyed your dining experience, especially on your wife's birthday. Thank you also for your high words of praise regarding the food and service. We hope we get the opportunity to welcome you to Ashford Estate soon. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  9. KathrynK

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience at Cullen’s at the Cottage was amazing. The salad combined edible flowers, herbs, and a touch of seaweed in a brilliant way. I had a self defined dish of prawns with homemade pasta in a garlic cream sauce with touches of sea plants that was simply inspired. It is very rare that we fine such an innovative, thought chef, but we found her here. Our highest recommendation. Perfection, truly.

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  10. CatrinaF

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most incredible setting for a family birthday celebration. The food was exquisite and delicious and the service - as always - was too class. The sun shone, which was a real bonus. A beautiful dining experience. Thank you especially to Shania for your attention to detail and warm Irish welcome.

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  11. SarahB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely staff and great food, very good value. Will be back!
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear SarahB Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review after your recent visit with us at Cullen's at the Cottage I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything. I am delighted to read that you are planning to return to us. I look forward to welcoming you back to us in the near furture. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

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  12. KendallG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was spectacular and the service top notch.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear KendallG, Thank you kindly for leaving a review, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and service. I will certainly pass on your feedback to the team. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

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  13. FionaC

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and nostalgic- clean and sharp - decor interesting and central themes for this most memorable dinner experience. Menu was varied and well supplied with meat, fish and vegetables. Wine & cocktails menu easy to select the favourite plus non alcoholic selection also for the drivers.

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  14. Grace

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our whole meal was outstanding. Service staff were very knowledgeable about all the drinks and food. Very good service, well worth a visit

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  15. Elaine

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice but possibly too many fish dishes . Staff very attentive

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  16. Tony

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi, the service was exceptional and food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Thank you

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  17. RodneyW

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was nice to have the opportunity of having lunch in Cullens as we were unable to get into the Castle for afternoon tea. The fish was beautiful and after telling the waiter my wifes chips were cold he brought out 2 new portions. It would be on the expensive side but I suppose it's the location and experience we went for.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, friendly staff, nice ambience. It was a good way to enter the castle gardens

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  19. Katy

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor was a wonderful match to the name and the setting of “The Cottage”. The food being tasty as well as the drinks, couldn’t be happier with the service. Very accommodating with lovely live music.

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  20. Socalfoodie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patrick was great . Thank you! We throughly enjoyed our dinner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect way to end the day at the castle. The food and cocktails were delicious and the service was prompt, friendly and classy. Couldn’t ask for more.

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  22. KarenD

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Sunday lunch! Staff were super friendly and helpful and great with the kids. Definitely recommend and will be back!
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 21 November 2023
    Dear Karen, Thank you kindly for leaving your review, We are delighted to read you enjoyed your lunch experience. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the team. We do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Wishes Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  23. EvanS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat if you aren’t staying at the castle, but there are limited options if you don’t like seafood.

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  24. Nora

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice serving staff helpful chatty venue fabulous as you know helped of course by fabulous weather Also top marks to chap on main gate very helpful friendly and as with friend who was on first visit to Ireland great impression of Irish humour and hospitality well done

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  25. DavidC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible food for the price charged. Traveling all through Ireland. By far the most disappointing food experience.

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  26. EamonnC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food. Excellent staff and a beautiful setting
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 1 May 2023
    Dear Eamonn C, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the food at Cullen's at the Cottage and the staff looked after you. I will certainly pass on your feedback to the team. Warm Regards Chris Murphy

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One word, Fabulous. Will be back again. The food was delicious.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 1 May 2023
    Dear Anonymous, I am delighted to read that you had a fabulous experience in the Cullen's at the Cottage and that you plan on returning. I will certainly pass on your kind words to our team. We do look forward to welcoming you to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Chris Murphy

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  28. foodie

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thought the restaurant was very cozy. Exterior very pretty. Food was good and arrived promptly.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 1 May 2023
    Dear Foodie, I am delighted to hear you tough Cullen's at the Cottage was very cosy and the exterior is pretty. Thank you for letting us know that the food and service was good. I will certainly pass on your kind words to our team. Best Wishes Chris Murphy

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  29. JoAnncoltsneck

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent!
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 1 May 2023
    Dear JoAnncoltsneck, I am absolutely delighted to read that you had an excellent experience at Cullen's at the Cottage. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle very soon. Warm Regards Chris Murphy

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  30. JoanneQ

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed dinner in Cullens last night. I had the lobster and prawn risotto which was packed through with seafood and was thoroughly delicious, easily the best risotto I have had. My husband had the surf and turf which he said was cooked perfectly and delicious too. It’s expensive but worth it for the fabulous food. The staff were warm, friendly and very attentive but not in your face either and it was clear to see that they were very well trained. We really enjoyed our meal and look forward to a return visit in the future.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 1 May 2023
    Dear Mr. Joanne, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you kindly for your feedback after your recent visit to Cullen's at the Cottage. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and were made to feel welcome from start to finish. I will certainly pass on your lovely words to our team here at Ashford Castle. We do hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cullen's at the Cottage in the near further. Warm Regards Chris Murphy

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  31. lisaw

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tomato and red pepper soup was superb! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the catch of the day (seabass), and my peri-peri rotisserie chicken was extra moist with a delightfully crisp skin. The staff was amazing. Patrick was charming and Agnes most gracious and professional. We loved our evening at the cottage.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful we were there for a wedding anniversary meal and it was amazing. They even gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. The waitress was from Budapest and she was very good at looking after us

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  33. Kyle

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a decent experience with good food and polite and attentive service. The staff were lovely and attentive through the evening and even made up an off-menu non-alcohol drink for one of us who was driving. The food came out in good time and tasted nice as expected and we had a drink each, starters, mains and a desert. It was all cooked well and nicely seasoned. The cottage is situated on the grounds of the beautiful Ashford Castle and is tastefully decorated inside with a calm atmosphere. If you were staying in the castle or making an "experience" of it by touring the grounds, playing a round of golf or attending an event then it's definitely an experience worth having. If however you're just going for dinner and not turning it into an Ashford Castle experience then it's far too expensive for what it is and you'll find comparable elsewhere at a more reasonable price point.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The staff and food make it a lovely experience always

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, attention to detail, amazing food and cannot compliment the staff highly enough. We had the steak (perfectly cooked) and the lobster and prawn risotto for main. Also had a couple of drinks, the house cocktail was lovely and the desert to finish was perfect. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Again, the staff were amazing, very on the ball.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super. Really Lovely staff and food. We’ll be back.

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  37. JaelP

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Je suis française et ce n'est pas de la "soupe française" qui a été servi à mon mari. Le vin est excessivement cher alors que c'est du bas de gamme en France, seule l'entrée était bonne pour moi. La soupe de mon mari n'avait pas le goût de la rouille et mes pétoncles n'étaient vraiment pas à mon goût. Les croquettes au brocolis ou je ne sais quoi n'étaient vraiment pas bonnes. Le prix est très élevé, pas un sourire, ambiance froide, on aurait mieux fait de retourner dans un pub. On ne reviendra pas en tout cas. Le lieu est beau mais la nourriture ne vaut pas 90€ pour 2.

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  38. SharonS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from waiter. Beautiful surroundings. Excellent food

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner and special birthday celebration with the family
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 9 October 2022
    Dear Anonymous Thank you for leaving a review following your recent dinner, I am very happy to ready you had a lovely birthday celebration. I hope we have another opportunity to welcome you back in the near future! Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

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  40. JaneyB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service brilliant. Lovely ambience, staff very friendly and professional, would definitely recommend this as a great venue for informal dining but with a really eclectic mix of food.
    Cullens at The CottageResponded on 9 October 2022
    Dear JaneyB Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinner, it is very pleasing you found the food and service brilliant with a lovely ambiance in the restaurant. We very much look forward to welcoming you back once again in the near future! Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

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Cullens at The Cottage is rated 4.7 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 4 times today
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Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48

Additional information

  • Area
    Cong
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Finnegan
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan
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