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Garden Restaurant - Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, County Cork

Liss Ard Estate

4.2
4.2
20 reviews
€31 to €50
International
Welcome to the Liss Ard Estate Restaurant
Chef: Luca Armellino
Maitre: Esteban Paulin
Sommelier: Josinho Mera

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    International, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (028) 40000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Luca Armellino

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

20 Reviews
  1. TriciaM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning place to visit. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we felt special and well looked after. The food was absolutely amazing, the room was so warm and comfortable and I just couldn't fault any of it. All staff were super friendly and helpful. The only downfall was the the charge of €40 for the sauna. I felt with no pool facilities this should have been included in the price but it wasn't overly expensive and was a lovely experience

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  2. Cork2024

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had been to Liss Ard Estate for dinner before last Summer and were amazed at the service and food alike. The staff were polite, professional and always a step ahead. This time we were rather disappointed by the overall service. Staff was overwhelmed even though there were not a lot of guests, did not know the details of the menu and could not serve the correct coffee ordered. Some of the dishes additionally seemed to have no carb component at all either, which is a little surprising.

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  3. CaitrionaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I dined in the restaurant at Liss Ard to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday. The service was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious, as were the wine and cocktails. We enjoyed an after-dinner drink upstairs afterwards and every member of staff is warm and friendly. Overall a lovely experience and one I would highly recommend.

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  4. joannab

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous night at Lisa ard … food was gorgeous - staff were amazing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal in a beautiful setting. Warm welcome and service

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  6. ElaineO

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch was a big improvement on the same time last year. Upstairs, fire lighting, food was very good.

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  7. PeterM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service in a charming classic environment, and surprisingly good value. Everyone we met that was associated with Liss Ard went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. It was a wonderful meal in a wonderful setting.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous evening meal which was delicious. The food, staff and ambience we couldn’t fault. After our dinner we had cocktails in the cocktail bar which was a lovely end to a very special night out. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend a visit.

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  9. ChristineMacaulay

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful to have a hotel restaurant in such a beautiful and interesting estate. Staff were wonderful .. have told friends and we will all be going there .. as often as possible .

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  10. Paul

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing building beautifully restored but the dining room was a little sparce

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  11. Eileen

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Lovely quiet setting for a meal

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  12. JohnK

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is excellent, and the library bar, where pre dinner drink is served is very attractive. The dining room downstairs is very stark and a little disappointing as a space.

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  13. IainS

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Where do I start first my mother is old and has trouble walking She has a walker and there are no facilities for this To get to rest 17 steps to get in 7 steps no life and no provision made . The building is stunning the gardens amazing . The service was great The food was good but at 80 to 100 euros a head there are better places to eat No fine dining no flair menu was OK but no innovation and the fish was dry

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  14. CorkDiner

    Munster

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I must preface this review by recalling my initial visit to Lis Ard restaurant early last September. On that occasion, my partner and I were thoroughly delighted by the experience, eagerly anticipating a return visit, particularly with news of the appointment of a new Head Chef. Regrettably, our recent evening mid March 2024 did not live up to our expectations. Arriving early, we were the first guests at the restaurant, with only one other table occupied later that night. Yet despite this thin attendance, the waiting staff appeared stretched under the burden. A simple inquiry on what the ‘Catch of the Day’ and ‘Game of the Day’ in fact were, entailed a hasty retreat to the kitchen in quest for answers. Being the sole guests present in the room at the time, it’s difficult to overlook the lack of rehearsal for such a rudimentary question. If anything, this oversight was a precursor of the evening’s service: a lacklustre and uncoordinated extemporisation. Whatever hope we had that the food could assuage our mounting disappointment was dashed on arrival of our dishes. Having opted for the most expensive main course on the menu (the ‘Catch of the Day’ i.e. Dover Sole) I had presumed, perhaps naively, the inclusion of vegetables or any form of carbohydrates. I received neither; unless you wanted to promote the scant garnish of chard ringing the inner plate. Centred in the middle were three lugubrious logs of sole, cylindrically conglomerated and looming over a largely empty plate. Suffice to say, the taste of the dish equally left much to be desired. The fish was cooked to adequacy but was marred by an unsparing amount of salt. With little left to eat and having no inclination to order an €8 side dish or move onto dessert, it was time to bid the evening a premature goodnight. In truth, this isn’t the review I had wanted to write. It’s disheartening to return to a place of such fond memories, and be so underwhelmed by the negative change in experience.

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  15. DerryC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liss Ard Estate is an absolute jewel of a location, as is the Garden restaurant. Extremely friendly staff, and excellent service.

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  16. CiaranF

    Cork

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a limited menu was a let down in such a nice environment. We were there for a special celebration. 2 choices of main course - burger or fish and chips was surprising and nothing special. That said we were treated well and it's a lovely place. This limited a menu will simply stop us coming back.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Garden was fantastic. The staff was kind and attentive, making the evening even more enjoyable. The food was fresh, flavorful, and farm-fresh from the garden on property. The carrot salad was a colorful and delicious start, while the handmade gnocchi was light but so flavorful. I highly recommend Garden for a remarkable dining experience!!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Garden at Liss Ard Estate is my go-to spot for a meal that truly hits the mark. The beetroot salad blew me away with its garden-fresh flavors. The fact that the beets and herbs were grown just steps away made it even cooler. Don't miss the Parmesan gnocchi - it's heavenly. And the crab starter too - so unique and so delicious. The wine list and cocktails add that extra punch to an already amazing meal. Garden is, hands down, the best spot in town. Can't wait for my next visit!!

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  19. Abhroin

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I think we were served up the kids menu, very disappointing. Beautiful setting but definitely was not in the garden.!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Menu was very limited and €36 for a piece of ribeye steak and chips was very expensive. The dining room feels very empty and lacking in atmosphere . No paintings on the walls, no tablecloths. I have eaten here many times and always feel that it could be so much better.

    1 person found this helpful

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Liss Ard Estate is rated 4.2 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Liss Ard Estate

Castletownsend Rd, Skibbereen, County Cork P81 NP44

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Skibbereen
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    International, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Luca Armellino
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