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The Mill Restaurant and Terrace, CELBRIDGE, County Kildare

The Mill Restaurant and Terrace

4.3
4.3
242 reviews
€51 and over
Irish
Classic Irish cuisine from chef Sean Smith in the Kildare countryside.

Sean’s mouth-watering new menu is as always sourced locally with some ingredients even grown on the very grounds of the Cliff at Lyons Estate. Food lovers will enjoy classics such as Roast Rib of Beef, Cherry Valley Duck Breast and Oven Baked Baby Turbot with sides of seasonal vegetables, mini Seafood platters and of course for something a bit sweet, Whiskey & Orange Ice Cream or Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

The Mill restaurant is the heart of Cliff at Lyons, with huge double-height ceilings, warm open fire and windows that open up to a terrace beside the mill race and waterfall. Here, you will find a relaxed style of dining where it is easy to enjoy a lunch or dinner with friends or family. The illuminated waterfall provides a unique back drop to this airy and spacious room.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 630 3500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Smith
  • Area
    Celbridge
  • Cross Street
    Lyons Road
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Cliff at Lyons is a luxury hotel a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport — a major flight hub, with direct connections to world cities, including New York, London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin. Dublin City Centre is accessible within a 30-minute drive on the M9 motorway.<br /><br />From your base here, we provide smooth access to our destination’s highlights, many of which are accessible without getting in your car.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit

Experiences

  • CLIFF Afternoon Tea

    €49.00 per person

    12 Jan - 31 Dec 2024
    Revel in the magnificence of Cliff at Lyons with a delectable spread of delights with our carefully-curated Afternoon Tea menu. From light scones to delicious gourmet sandwiches, delicate pastries, and speciality teas, our menu merges flavour and finesse in perfect measure. Wander through the canals on a crisp winter day and gaze at the stunning surrounds of the estate. Afternoon Tea is available on Saturdays Only. Should you wish to modify your booking, please contact the hotel directly. Please note we are unable to modify Afternoon Tea to cater for all dietary requirements. Cost per person: €59.00 (including a glass of prosecco) €49.00 (Excluding a glass of prosecco)
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What 242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Great for fine wines

  • Leinster

    Romantic

  • Leinster

    Good for special occasions

  • Leinster

    Irish

242 Reviews
  1. LornaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting was beautiful, very relaxed. Vegetarian option wasn't to my liking so had a salad and sweet potato fries. It was a special occasion (birthday), which I mentioned when booking. But no acknowledgement of this. Overall overrated in my opinion.

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  2. SeanD

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Front of House person was disorganised. We were shown to a waiting table by barman who advised that the hostess would be with us shortly but when she returned she did not approach us and when other guests came in she showed them to their table. Food and table service was very good.

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  3. LiamM

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous treat but very expensive considering it was just lunch.

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  4. Ellen

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly service, beautiful atmosphere. Love it and will definitely be back!

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  5. JessieC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Worth a trip for the Guinness bread alone - absolutely gorgeous! Really great service, we were well looked after by the clearly well-trained staff. Beef fillet was cooked to perfection (Med-Rare as requested) and flavours were really balanced. The lemon dessert was incredible. quite an experience for the taste buds - really glad I went for it as it finished the night off perfectly! Only tiny irk was the Garden Salad was a huge disappointment - but minor in the grand scheme of things. All in all we will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely evening,

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  6. DenizS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Every detail was well thought and super delicious!

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  7. NormaT

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed that some of the items on the menu were not brought as part of our afternoon tea and no one explained why

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  8. MarieH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary lunch after spa treatment in the morning lovely setting food was really lovely and great value for money. Definitely recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was not great have eaten here a few times and have had a few bad experiences won’t be going back

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  10. PaulineL

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pre dinner drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. Dinner fantastic. Quality excellent.

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  11. SeanF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, you pay for it but well worth it. We both had the fish and it was exceptional. We will be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant in lovely location. The food was wonderful, especially the fillet steak. Loved everything about this place. Only slightly negative comment is that the courses came a little too quickly, but I’m sure this is an easy fix.

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  13. LisaC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we were seated right outside the kitchen and were exposed to the to and fro, door swinging, light disturbance and kitchen noise and shouting. Despite being right beside the kitchen however, we waited 45 minutes for our starter having had to inquire as what had become of our order. This spoiled our experience and had we not been guests we would have walked out. We did receive an apology and the offer of a free drink, which we declined.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good experience - Dillon was looking after us excellently and also met the chef who took great time to chat through the history of the restaurant and his own focus on menu options 😎. A great evening - Thanks👍

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal at The Mill restaurant. Food was superb, staff were lovely. It’s a beautiful room. Highly recommend

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  16. JACK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and ambience for Sunday lunch in a beautiful location.It really is a hidden treasure.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff friendly and helpful; service excellent; food delicious

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  18. MRINALR

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Mill Restaurant and I am so glad we picked this place. The ambience was classic and and so was the service. Food was mind blowing!! Special appreciation for the chef. Staff was well trained and humble. Overall a 10/10 experience. Would love to visit again!! Thank you for having us!!

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  19. NoreenB

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely, the service was exceptional.

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  20. DerekP

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff so helpful n friendly. Service was 100% Cocktails were amazing and the grounds were so pretty, great setup. Food was divine we had the scallops for starter b steak for main. It was so good. Only little flaws I have to say : Went for a smoke n told a member of staff that we will be back, when we got back our drinks were gone but there replaced them straight away Veg ordered with our mains was very salty still taste lovely thou Taps in bathrooms were wobbly.
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear DerekP, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at The Mill. We're delighted you had a great experience and I hope we'll be able to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  21. Yvonne

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dishes were amazing, the fillet steak was cooked to perfection. The only downfall was the vegetarian options for my friend. There was only one dish, that she is not food of. The chef did do cauliflower steak in an amazing sauce for her but the portion needs to be bigger but overall the restaurant and the food was amazing... staff were very attentive. I will definately go back again...
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear Yvonne, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. I'm sorry to hear you felt the menu wasn't inclusive, we cater towards all dietary requirements, however, some options may be silent options on our menu. I am delighted however that you had a good time and dinner and we are certainly looking forward to welcome you back. Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  22. JoeC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 out of 10 as always Attention to detail is perfect
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear JoeC, Thank you for your visit to The Mill restaurant, we're delighted you had a great time and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  23. TomB

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue, great serving staff with excellent knowledge of the menu and dishes served. It was a great meal and evening out.
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear TomB, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at The Mill restaurant. I greatly appreciate your kind words and we look forward to welcome you in the future. Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  24. RonanP

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We visited for lunch on Thursday 4th of Jan. having arrived in a virtually empty dining room we waited 15 minutes for any service to then had to wait another 10 minutes for anyone to take an order having to physically chase down members of staff to get any attention Finally we received our snack starter of prawns which were not deveined under cooked and possibly off! A business that is definitely struggling at every level
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear RonanP, Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch experience. We're terribly sorry to hear about your experience and please rest assure we always strive to provide exceptional service and food. I'm disappointed that we've feel short on this occasion and I can guarantee this is not a custom for us. I do hope we will have the chance in the future to prove ourselves and the standards we aim to achieve. Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  25. DeirdreN

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and great service as usual. Pork cheek starter was outstanding. Highly recommend.
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear DeirdreN, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at our restaurant. I'm thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience ad I greatly appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  26. TimG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This could easily be the best Sunday Lunch in Ireland
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear TimG, Thank you so much for your the kind words. I hope we get the chance to welcome you again soon! Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  27. Karen

    Wicklow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a special place. The food was really beautiful, and the staff are welcoming and professional. Looking forward to going back again soon. The Christmas lights/decorations are really beautiful- both inside and outside.
    The Mill Restaurant and TerraceResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear Karen, Thank you for reviewing your visit at our restaurant. Thank you for the kind words about our food and staff members. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Alex Dragos

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  28. Elise

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food in a beautiful setting. The staff was lovely and helpful.

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  29. Jamie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful and memorable night out dining in the Mill restaurant at Cliff of Lyons. The food was exquisite and the Black Sole was the best I've ever tasted and so well cooked. The waiting staff were very attentive and helpful. A great place to go particularly for a special occassion.

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  30. YvonneM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    On arrival the place looked stunning with beautiful lights. We went to the beautiful drinks area and enjoyed a Christmas cocktail and wine before dinner. The food was delicious especially home baked bread and the T- bone steak for two. Scallops were pricey for only having two (€22). The staff were very polite and welcoming. The bar staff also, and made beautiful cocktails. One thing that could improve- our table was regularly out of water and we had to keep asking for refills as it wasn’t on the table. This would be something to keep an eye on and to top up guests regularly. Unfortunately the fire wasn’t lit in the restaurant which does take away from the ambiance. I asked the waitress and she said it was because it was warm in the room. It was, but I think not lighting it takes from the experience. The fire outside was also only smouldering. Overall we had a lovely night, it was a Christmas gift to my mother and a lovely way to start our Christmas season. I look forward to returning in spring when we can explore the grounds. Happy Christmas to you all and thank you for our night.

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  31. eoghanf

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as usual. We will be back. Thanks all.

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  32. Emmmmm

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good, good waiting staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. Food was delicious.

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  33. Karen

    Wicklow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal . The food and service was amazing. Would highly recommend

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  34. AnnetteD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely time there but both myself & my husband were disappointed by portion sizes. My starter had just two scallops. I think most other places would certainly give at least 3. Was totally delighted though to see halibut on the menu. That was fantastic. Get tired of restaurants just offering cod or salmon. Our bottle of wine was forgotten about for a good while, but overall the staff were helpful & did their best. Will keep The Mill for very special occasions as need to keep a mind to value for money in these times!

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  35. MartinM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Memorable day - truly wonderful culinary experience/ in a word perfection

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  36. MichaelC

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it we live nearby but with two small boys we rarely get out together, we had a beautiful lunch with a top class welcome and service we will be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service, beautiful decor and ambience. Thank you Dillon and team for a wonderful evening at The Mill Restaurant.

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  38. SineadM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous place especially this time of year with all the Christmas decorations ups. Staff were very friendly and attentive! Food excellent. Fab cozy bar with fire for pre and post dinner drinks. Live this place

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  39. JenniferR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and wine was excellent, happy they had a children's menu for our son. Will definitely come back

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  40. AlexandraH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was very nice but we did come across a few things that just made the experience not worth returning for. Are starter was beautiful, I had the prawns and he had the beef cheek. I ordered a red Cabernet Sauvignon while pointing at the menu and was presented with a white Sauvignon ( easy mistake but not expected from an expensive restaurant). The side salad with the main was very disappointing, just mixed lettuce. I expressed this to the waitress and she asked me would I like a container to bring it home, which I found a strange response. When the waitress was clearing the table she hit me quite hard with the plates, she did apologise profusely. The choice in desserts I found were very poor. Alot of dishes that had be prepared earlier like mouse and parfait. Only small issues so would like to return when a new menu comes.

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The Mill Restaurant and Terrace is rated 4.3 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
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Lyons Rd, CELBRIDGE, County Kildare W23 HXH3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lyons Road
  • Area
    Celbridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Cliff at Lyons is a luxury hotel a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport — a major flight hub, with direct connections to world cities, including New York, London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin. Dublin City Centre is accessible within a 30-minute drive on the M9 motorway.From your base here, we provide smooth access to our destination’s highlights, many of which are accessible without getting in your car.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Smith
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit
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