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The Drawing Room at Ashford Castle

4.9
4.9
62 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Relax at leisure overlooking Lough Corrib. As you enter The Drawing Room you’ll immediately be struck by the breath-taking views across the manicured lawns out across the expansive Lough Corrib. The ideal setting for morning coffee and light lunches from the bar menu, simply sink into comfortable chairs to enjoy fine hospitality in total comfort.




Whether you’re enjoying a romantic break, catching up with family and friends or hosting a relaxed meeting, The Drawing Room lends itself perfectly for the occasion.
Lunch served from 12:00 - 17:30.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (094) 954 6003

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Liam Finnegan

  • Area

    Cong

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    In House Entertainment Nightly in the Drawing Room from 10pm hosted by talented local entertainers.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. S

    Shamrock1

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous afternoon all round. Staff were wonderful and the food was outstanding .

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 7 November 2022Dear Shamrock1 Thank you kindly for choosing to dine at Ashford Castle. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience from start to finish. We will certainly pass on your kind words to our team. We do hope we will get the chance to welcome you back to Ashford Castle very soon. Best Wishes, Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

  2. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous opportunity to see the castle and grounds plus enjoy a delicious lunch. Well worth doing if you are in the area!
  3. TK

    TonyK

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and views of Lough Corrib!
  4. SC

    StacyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our lunch was lovely. We were celebrating my Mom and Sister's birthdays and they brought a lovely heart shaped mousse with a candle and sang to them which touched and surprised them both. The only comment I have is that it would have been nice to have had that brought out with our other dessert that we ordered. Other than that Zuzanna, Shane, and Nate took outstanding care of us and we were perfectly pleased with our meal and the service. Of course you can't beat the environment too!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liz, our server, made our experience very special.

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 9 October 2022Dear Anonymous Thank you for your review and highlighting Liz as one of our wonderful staff members, we shall certainly share your feedback with her! I hope we get to welcome you back again in the near future! Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

  6. L

    Lauren2020

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great spot for a treat meal. Only complaint is that I had said it was for my mums 70th and they didn’t do anything for it. Loved everything else. Always a special place.

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 9 October 2022Dear Lauren2020 Thank you for taking the time to review of your recent experience in The Drawing Room. I am glad you found this a great treat and always a special place, although I am sorry that the team missed the opportunity to celebrate your mother's birthday having given us notice of this. We very much hope to welcome you back in the near future for another lunch in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

  7. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch in the drawing room at Ashford Castle was incredible. You overlook the courtyard and water from inside a beautiful room. The view was just spectacular. I started with a pot of tea and scones which were amazing and came with three very different spreads which were all delicious. I then ordered the chicken sandwich which was a very large portion and extremely messy but very good. My husband ordered the schnitzel which was even better. The service was great and you certainly cannot beat the view and ambiance. I would highly recommend especially if you are not fortunate enough to stay the night as a guest of the hotel, to at least book a lunch in the drawing room to see how lovely the castle is inside.

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 9 October 2022Dear Kate Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience in The Drawing Room. I am very pleased to read you found lunch incredible, with your array of delicious food and with a spectacular view and ambiance. I shall certainly share your kind words to the team and hope we get to welcome you back once again in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Murphy, Director of Food and Beverage

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drawing room is immensely beautiful, the service was excellent, and the food was very delicious!

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 10 September 2022Dear Anonymous Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, I am very glad to read that you enjoyed the delicious food and excellent service. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Chris

  9. E

    Ellen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food with amazing service in a fantastic castle ambiance. Highly recommend for lunch if in the area. We also toured the beautiful grounds when we were done eating.

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 6 September 2022Dear Ellen Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch in The Drawing Room. I am very pleased to read that you found the service was amazing and had unbelievable food. I hope we get to welcome you again in the near future for another lunch. Kind Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

  10. E

    Elaine

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely lunch at a lovely venue with a great view.

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 27 August 2022Dear Elaine Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch experience. I am glad to read that you had a lovely lunch and enjoyed the great views onto the gardens and lakes. Please do join us again and hope we are able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

  11. DL

    DeirdreL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Food delicious and the view was wonderful.

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 27 August 2022Dear DeirdreL Thank you for your time to review your time in the Drawing Room. I am pleased to have read that you found the food delicious and the attentive staff made sure nothing was too much trouble. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back once again in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

  12. NC

    NorthernCADiner

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely as amazing as one would expect. Did not disappoint. Have wanted to come here for years, so glad I did.

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 27 August 2022Dear NorhternCADiner Thank you for taking the time to review your expereicne, and I am very glad to read that you found this an amazing one without any disappointment. I hope that we get to welcome you back again in the near future and not have to wait for years again! Kind Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

  13. LO

    LukeO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was lovely. Although I was surprised at how inattentive our server Nathan was. He’s a great guy but for a 5 star hotel it took a bit to get drinks and he never came and checked on anything for us after dropping things at the table. Would come back again :)
  14. SO

    SineadO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff wer absolutely amazing , nicest staff to ever serve us! Food was class definitely will be returning , felt so welcome
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Beautiful setting, food pleasant enough, service stuffy and slow, quite unfriendly- food and drink vastly overpriced and not at all value for money
  16. MJ

    MoiraJ

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and impeccable service! The atmosphere was lovely and relaxing
  17. FM

    FrankM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed only some of the delights Ashford Castle has to offer. All the staff were very well trained, interested in ensuring the customer had a wonderful experience and delivering excellence. We will be back. Thank you Team Ashford Castle.
  18. l

    lizzy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had lunch reservations at The Drawing Room, but were not hungry from the outstanding breakfast we had had that morning at The Lodge at the Ashford Castle. But used our reservations for coffee mochas and desserts. The taste of the food and drinks were fantastic. The service was gracefully in no hurry, but we didn't mind at all.. considering the beautiful views even on a rainy day. Prices were very high, but I knew this ahead of time. Overall, you're paying for an experience as well as dining, and I would go again.
  19. DL

    DeniseL

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical!!! Best drinks and service in the world!!! We can’t wait to come back!!!
  20. EM

    EmerM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch in the drawing room. The room and the view were beautiful. It was very relaxing and we weren’t rushed at all. A great way to see the castle and the grounds.
  21. K

    Karie

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pure class. Professional and yet very friendly service. The food was lovely; however, the cheesecake tasted a bit like the refrigerator that it was stored in and the crust was soggy (was that intentional? ) so, it wasn’t as fresh and nice as the rest of the meal. Great ambience and it was a beautiful lunch experience for a special occasion.
  22. SL

    SineadL

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot wait to return super afternoon . Food , service , staff , setting just amazing 🤩

    The Drawing Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 April 2022Dear SineadL Thank you for your review into your time in The Drawing Room. I am very happy to read that you thought the food, service and staff were amazing. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Chris

  23. TW

    TheWillowRetreat

    Mayo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. Great food as always. Lovely service. We will be back.
  24. TK

    TonyK

    Toronto

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience in the Beautiful drawing room if Ashford castle. Gorgeous food and fantastic friendly and professional service. A wonderful treat!!
  25. TK

    TonyK

    Toronto

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Staff are incredible and views are stunning. A real 5 star experience.
  26. CC

    CatherineC

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Even took a look around inside the castle afterwards. Toured the grounds before eating. Allow a minimum of 60-90 minutes to do that! Truly lovely!
  27. d

    dracnam

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    My food was cold. The fish was soggy. Inedible really. Left most of it. Service wasn’t great. All in all, pretty disappointing and poor value as a consequence. I am hoping it is a blip in my experience of Ashford over many, many years. I am very fond of Ashford and I won’t let this stop me from visiting again. Disappointed though. 😕
  28. MS

    MaureenS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful! So enjoyed returning to Ashford Castle 32 years later, even more beautiful than I remember!
  29. E

    Elizabethm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab experience. Very comfortable and relaxed. Beautiful room interiors plenty to look at and enjoy.
  30. PS

    PaulineS

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb warm welcome. Beautiful table all ready and waiting for us. Relaxed, tranquil atmosphere with outstanding service. We enjoyed every moment and every mouthful.
  31. X

    Xabi

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding ambiance to have lunch overseeing the lake
  32. PV

    PolinaV

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    had lunch with my mother and two little daughters. felt so warm and welcomed that nice-want to come there again in the nearest time
  33. TK

    TonyK

    Toronto

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time, the room is gorgeous and the drinks and food list is excellent. The service is superb, really friendly and professional. This is a great place for a special occasion. We will be back!
  34. E

    Elle

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get there early so you can see the grounds prior to your reservation. Its a classy experience and highly recommend it.
  35. KC

    KatieC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, exceptional service (Colin and Claire) coupled with excellent food and a beautiful location made this a memorable experience.
  36. M

    lizM

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable experience, food was lovely and beautifully presented. Staff could not do enough for us and venue was amazing.
  37. SU

    SuzanneU

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely afternoon! Beautiful view paired with beautiful and delicious food!
  38. k

    krisinparis

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great venue if you need a casual meal at Ashford Castle. We went before our hawk walk and let them know what time we needed to be finished and had a nice, light meal.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lunch at Drawing room,very beautiful place, my Caesar salad with shrimp was fine, shrimp had a plain taste though.
  40. DM

    DianneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Everyone was enthusiastic and attentive. I highly recommend The Drawing Room at Ashford.

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The Drawing Room at Ashford Castle is rated 4.9 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Drawing Room at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48

Additional information

  • Area

    Cong

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Liam Finnegan

  • Entertainment

    In House Entertainment Nightly in the Drawing Room from 10pm hosted by talented local entertainers.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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