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George V at Ashford Castle

4.7
4.7
129 reviews
€51 and over
Irish
Dine Like Royalty. Ashford Castle has been hosting distinguished guests for almost 800 years – one of the most prominent being the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England. In honour of his visit in 1906, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name proudly to this day.




The graceful setting, with rich, panelled walls and twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestows a grand sense of occasion. Our resident pianist plays softly in the background while you relax and enjoy exceptional dishes from the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Philippe Farineau, combined with much loved recipes of Beatrice Tollman and complemented by a fine selection of wines from Chief Sommelier, Robert Bowe.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, International, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (094) 954 6003

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Jacket Required

  • Executive Chef

    Philippe Farineau

  • Private party facilities

    The George V Dining Room can be booked for parties up to 160 for lunch any day of the week. For smaller parties of up to 40 people, The elegant Connaught Room is available. Bespoke menus are available.

  • Private party contact

    Aine Melvin: (094) 954 6003

  • Area

    Cong

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available in front of the hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Classical music during dinner with lively Irish ballads afterwards in the Drawing Room.

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace

What 129 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 all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KD

    KathyD

    Pittsburgh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous in every way!
  2. WS

    WayneS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice time ! Food was good , service was excellent.
  3. PM

    PaulM

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Very relaxing Excellent grounds Beautiful surroundings Staff very helpful and always very pleasant and attentive. Overall impression was very receptive and most enjoyable The renovation works carried out in the last 5-6 years were fully justified and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. The owners should be very proud of their achievements and the inpact to the area.
  4. DD

    DD40

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience, incredible food and service. All in a truly memorable setting
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ich hatte ein 8 Gänge Menu mit korrespondierenden Weinen-Der Wein hat sehr gut harmoniert und das Essen war geschmacklich und qualitativ hochwertig. Der Service inklusive Sommelier waren perfekt abgestimmt!
  6. L

    Lovetoeatgreatfood107

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful evening. We ordered the Chateaubriand for two and it was delicious and it was reasonable priced $$$.
  7. L

    Louisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Men are suggested to wear a jacket. The decorations make us feel dining in a royal castle. The dishes are great and the staff are nice.
  8. m

    millikend

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience of a lifetime
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a dinner date at George V at Ashford Castle for my wife and I’s honeymoon. We are staying here at the castle and glad we did. Men do have to wear a jacket but it sets the ambiance and tone for an exceptional dinner. The staff, waiters and host were all so nice and welcoming. My wife and I had cocktails which were both perfect. My wife’s cocktail had a great presentation as I don’t recall the name but was a smoked lemonade cocktail which was brilliant. If you do have dinner here, I would highly recommend the steak for 2 as it was simply the best steak dinner I have ever tasted! You can’t go wrong at George the V at Ashford Castle for an elegant dinner.
  10. c

    coppeliat

    Perth

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A most amazing experience everyone should do at least once but more is preferable ! The Red Carnation chain have got hospitality down to a fine art ( we stayed at the Rubens s previous time ) driving up to the property the scenery is amazing and impressive. Met at the grand entrance and valet parking. From the time we entered into the breathtaking immaculately preserved dining room the service was impeccable . What one would expect of a fine dining restaurant , food ambience attentive service without fault . The after dinner drinks in the lounge , with entertainment was a bonus . Soft Irish songs with singer and Pianist Even the kind concierge who got our car keys was unflabble when a very rude drunk woman was demanding and rude at midnight . Top marks we will be back .
  11. A

    Anne12345

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From when I entered the restaurant till we finished it was an absolutely brilliant could not fault anything or anyone everyone was lovely food georgious service brilliant
  12. GL

    GaryL

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience and we enjoyed the whole time we were there. The grounds the food the people.
  13. EG

    ElizabethG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food was amazing and the setting is lovely. The service team was off their game when we went for dinner. I will give this a second chance, but I think it's fair to call out. As an example, our waiter literally said "sorry but we have an important table to attend to" You don't say that to anyone at a restaurant of this caliber, and all should feel well taken care of. I do feel this is fixable, so please keep this in mind, as I'm not one to write negative reviews.
  14. RW

    RW1888

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was incredible! The food was excellent and the service was unparalleled.
  15. G

    Gabby

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Sorry. Service in particular was not good enough. Food was ok but not at a level you would expect.
  16. C

    Claudia

    Switzerland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An everlasting unforgettable evening! Can’t be beaten. Thank you so much!
  17. SD

    SandraD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely terrific experience We met the Director of Operations on arrival at the Restaurant and he was amazing . The welcome was first class and the experience throughout was first class . Absolutely the best of everything
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal with excellent service! Truly a treat.
  19. m

    mattb

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing on every level. Wish I could dine like that everyday. Thanks for a great dinner and amazing stay
  20. MS

    MichaelS

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the finest dining experiences we have experienced in many years of world travel.
  21. MG

    MikaylaG

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything you would expect from a 5 star restaurant within a heritage castle. Excellent service gorgeous decor and decent portions for a fine dining restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    80th birthday meal. . . Superb
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was amazing
  24. FM

    FidelmaM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very interested in the tasting menu and as a non-dairy person who follows vegetarian diet, with occasional fish, I didn't think I'd get the option. The chef designed one especially and it was absolutely superb. What they did with vegetables was beyond super. I already recommended it and would like to extend my thanks and full compliments to the chef who designed and ensured the delivery of the super menu, super experience, Fidelma
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  26. AH

    AlyH

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend and I travelled to Ireland from Washington state. We had the privilege to dine at George V and it was amazing!!
  27. Y

    Yorkie7500

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner in George V. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The smoked salmon appetizer was, I believe, one of the best I have had. I also had a fillet of cod which was wonderful and very fresh. My dining companion had the gnocchi which were fabulous. Desserts were amazing. We will certainly return and I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
  28. RE

    REDATL

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Superb experience...beautiful presentations, varied nuances of flavors, textures, etc. Very helpful with the wine selections. My only disappointment was that our server, Rhoda I believe, was not particularly warm in her manner and not very descriptive in her presentations when I asked questions. I truly wish we had had an Irish-native server...not being from Ireland, that is part of the charm. Just missed the warmth and sincere desire to help/please that the native Irish people give.
  29. JS

    JamesS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good restaurant can compete with the best in European cities.
  30. SL

    SandraLorange64

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Locally sourced organic food. Beautiful ambiance in the Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland. We had a five course meal with a selection from each course. Wine selection and sommelier outstanding. There is a variety of wines from all regions. Flawless service.
  31. BR

    BillyR

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This is a great restaurant within the Ashford Castle Hotel. Food was amazing and can't wait for a return trip.
  32. PD

    PaulD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite surroundings topped off by top class table service. Would definitely recommend George V for dining. Food is splendid and the staff make you feel comfortable and are very helpful. There is one waiter, i think Bing is his name and he really makes you feel welcome and at home and is really helpful and obliging. The variety of food and drink on the menu are sure to meet all tastes.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional. Beautiful setting, food was excellent and the service was impeccable.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An unforgettable dining experience. It's pricey but worth every penny for the fantastic service and delicious food all set in an amazing dining room. I will definitely be returning again.
  35. M

    Megg

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic place and impeccable and attentive service.
  36. CF

    ChrisF

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, amazing service. We had the pigeon starter. It was amazing. The fine detail made it extra special. My favorite restaurant in the whole world.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've dined at Ashford several times and couldn't say enough about the amazing experience it is. Ashford will always be a special place for us. Always impeccable!
  38. BN

    BillN

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. The prices, especially for wine, are on the high side.
  39. KM

    KatherineM

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing dinner. Everything was perfect!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful restaurant to dine in. The quality is equivalent to any Michelin Stars restaurant.

FAQs

George V at Ashford Castle is rated 4.7 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for George V at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48

Additional information

  • Area

    Cong

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, International, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Jacket Required

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available in front of the hotel.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Philippe Farineau

  • Entertainment

    Classical music during dinner with lively Irish ballads afterwards in the Drawing Room.

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace

  • Phone number

    (094) 954 6003

  • Private party facilities

    The George V Dining Room can be booked for parties up to 160 for lunch any day of the week. For smaller parties of up to 40 people, The elegant Connaught Room is available. Bespoke menus are available.

  • Private party contact

    Aine Melvin: (094) 954 6003

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