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George V at Ashford Castle

4.7
4.7
138 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


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

    Liam Finnegan

  • 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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

What 138 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BS

    BetsyS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!! Delicious and top notch!

    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 26 October 2022Dear Anonymous Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed experience. We shall certainly share this with the team Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

  2. D

    Ddelat1

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staying at Ashford castle is a special occasion demanding a special dining experience, and George V lives up to it. Food and service were impeccable from beginning to end. Having eaten at Adare Manor’s Oak Room just days earlier I would say George V deserves the Michelin star more than the Oak Room.

    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 26 October 2022Dear Ddelat1, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent visit to George V Dining Room, Thank you for highlighting the food and service aspects of your time with us in George V, I will share your feedback with our team. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

  3. BS

    BritniS

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    TL/DR: Bland, ‘old’ food. Interesting history. Sits on gorgeous castle grounds. NOT worth the price. Service team beholden to old ideas and traditions inconsistent with the needs of the modern dining experience. Let me admit a few things: 1) I’m an American and due to our history, I have developed a more sensitive radar to help recognize when my white privilege and colonialism are being put on a pedestal. 2) I don’t know a lot about the history there, why certain traditions have been preserved at George V, and I don’t pretend to know how the staff feel about working there. I bought a book on Ireland’s history to better understand the complicated relationship between Ireland and the crown. 3) I get it, it’s a restaurant review, not a history book. But when you name a place after a former king, we naturally get here. The quick and dirty becuase I have minimal characters left: - the grounds are gorgeous - the restaurant was built for George V and man does it feel and taste like it is deliberately maintaining old preparation techniques and ideas- yikes - the food was not good. It just wasn’t. It’s not the service team’s fault, but someone in charge who is choosing to hold on to a boring, outdated menu catering to old, rich white people (small changes could have made the meal interesting and like it belongs in 2022) - the only diversity present was among the service team. It’s cringey as a diner. - multiple people served us in a disconnected way: the person who sat us took our order (which confused another person), someone else spoke to us about wine and couldn’t answer other questions, someone else served it, and none of those were our main server I left this experience feeling disappointed and confused. How much of my experience is white guilt vs real restaurant problems? Should a restaurant rooted in royal history consider their representation of colonialism in 2022 a real restaurant problem? I absolutely think so.
  4. P

    Pilgrim

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience and the service were exquisite. I particularly commend the floor manager, very gracious and helpful in advising on selections ( the venison was indeed wonderful). After dinner, we retired to the drawing room, where he brought us beautiful petits fours. An elegant dining experience.

    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 9 October 2022Dear Pilgrim Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your dinner. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found this such an elegant dining experience, and thought the service was exquisite. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

  5. MM

    MollyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! The best meal I have ever had!

    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 17 September 2022Dear MollyM Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinner in the George V. I am very pleased to read you had an absolutely amazing time and thought it was the best meal ever. We very much look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

  6. PH

    PhillipH

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Quality of the food doesn't match the pomp and hype.
  7. FN

    FrancesN

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing evening: the service was excellent; the food superb and the waiting team so professional and charming. A wonderfully memorable evening and highly recommend the experience. Thank you George V at Ashford Castle

    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 6 September 2022Dear FrancesN Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinner at George V. I will pass your kind feedback on the superb food and excellent service to the team, and especially highlight the two staff you have privately highlighted. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just incredible. The people and service were astounding. Definitely worth it for the curious traveler or for a special occasion.
  9. I

    Iain

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was extraordinary. Some of the best I have tasted to date. That coupled with an exceptional experience and really attentive staff. I would definitely dine there again soon.
  10. TW

    TheWillowRetreat

    Mayo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a perfect experience. Its a complete experience-the place, the people & the food are wonderful. Thank you all at Ashford 🙏🏻👼💜
  11. KD

    KathyD

    Pittsburgh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous in every way!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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 $$$.
  17. 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.
  18. m

    millikend

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience of a lifetime
  19. 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.
  20. c

    coppeliat

    Perth

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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 .
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. RW

    RW1888

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was incredible! The food was excellent and the service was unparalleled.
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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
  28. CN

    CaroleN

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2019

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

    mattb

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2019

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was amazing
  34. 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
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  36. 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!!
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. SL

    SandraLorange64

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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.

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George V at Ashford Castle is rated 4.7 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


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

    Liam Finnegan

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, 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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