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George V at Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo

George V at Ashford Castle

4.9
4.9
141 Reviews
€51 and over
Irish
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Fancy
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 1905, the Guinness family built a special dining room that 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 fine dining restaurant offers an expression of culinary expertise from the Estate reflecting Chef Liam Finnegan's flair for excellent produce and perfectly executed plates. Our dishes are complimented by a fine selection of wines from Head Sommelier Paul Fogerty.

Choose from dishes such as our signature beef which is served from our carving trolley table side or, our daily catch of the day sourced from Irish waters.

Please note a dinner jacket is required for gentlemen in the George V Dining Room.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Irish, International, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 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 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

141 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 course was wonderful! It was tasted good, and small enough portions to finish but still large enough to be worth it! Staff was very attentive and very polite!
    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 July 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for sharing your delightful feedback with us! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our 5-course menu. It’s wonderful to know that the portions were just right and that you found the flavours to be excellent. We are also pleased that our attentive and polite staff contributed to your positive experience. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more exceptional dining experiences in the future. Warm regards Tyler Brits Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, ambience and food was amazing. Lobster starter was magnificent
    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 July 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service, ambience, and food. We're especially pleased that you found the lobster starter magnificent. We look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful dining experiences in the future. Warm regards, Tyler Brits Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was definitely a trip of a lifetime experience for my family! Every detail was absolutely magical. The service was exceptional, the sommelier paired our wine perfectly with every course, and every dish was excellent.
    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 July 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that your visit was a trip of a lifetime experience for your family. Our team strives to create magical moments for our guests, and we are delighted that every detail met your expectations. It’s fantastic to hear that the service was exceptional, the wine pairings by our sommelier were perfect, and that you enjoyed each dish. We are grateful for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you and your family back for more unforgettable experiences in the future. Warm regards, Tyler Brits Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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  4. HillaryP

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really special dining experience to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! Amazing service, wonderful food !
    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 July 2024
    Dear HillaryP, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our service and food. Our team works hard to create memorable experiences for our guests, and your kind words reaffirm that commitment. Congratulations once again on your milestone anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you back for more special moments in the future! Warm regards, Tyler Brits Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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  5. RhondaE

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and waiters were very attentive
    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 2 May 2024
    Dear Rohnda, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave feedback. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your food and the waiters were attentive. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  6. BetsyS

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!! Delicious and top notch!
    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 26 October 2022
    Dear 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

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  7. Ddelat1

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 2022
    Dear 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

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  8. BritniS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  9. Pilgrim

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 2022
    Dear 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

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  10. MollyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! The best meal I have ever had!
    George V at Ashford CastleResponded on 17 September 2022
    Dear 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

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George V at Ashford Castle is rated 4.9 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
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Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48

Additional information

  • Area
    Cong
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:30 am Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • 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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