Wilde's at the Lodge

4.4
29 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Situated in the picturesque Ashford estate with superb views of lough Corrib, Wildes at the Lodge is a multi-award winning restaurant ran by head chef Jonathan Keane regarded as one of Irelands most exciting chefs. Offering a casual fine dining experience for locals and foodies alike.

Best Chef in Connaught by Good Food Eating Guide 2017
2 AA Rosettes 2017
Fine Dining Hotel of the Year 2017 Irish Hotel Awards
Best Hotel Restaurant Mayo 2017 Restaurants Association of Ireland
Best Chef Mayo 2017 Restaurants Association of Ireland
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine 2016 Restaurants Association of Ireland


The ethos at Wildes at the lodge is ‘local food with imagination’, we believe in knowing exactly where our food comes from and ensuring it is produced in the best way possible. Therefore, we always try to support small, local producers from the area, and whenever possible we grow and forage for our own ingredients.
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EB
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great service and beautiful location. Can’t complain about anything. Attentive staff and very helpful explaining each meal. We will be back. Highly recommend.

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LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really beautiful meal, we were looked after from start to finish, the service was amazing. I even got a little cake for my birthday which was such a lovely surprise! I will definitely be returning to Wilde’s when I visit the lodge again.

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AK
Galway
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food by a super Chef, Jonathan. Great location too and great value for the quality food you get!

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MM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great meal the staff make the whole experience really special we were there a few days ago and the only thing I would have loved is some Christmas music in the background. But overall a fantastic experience highly recommend

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JA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and dinner. Exceptional view from the window our table faced, very cosy as the rain fell outside. Lots of little tasters in between our 3 course dinner. Staff gave a brief description of each and their ingredients when served. 10/10.

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MM
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at Wilde’s the whole experience was amazing so relaxed the lighting and heat were so comfortable, and the staff were so efficient and helpful, I can’t reckon this restaurant enough for a special occasion or a nice romantic meal

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L
Galway
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful decor and location. However, we were left to stand at the lift with no explanation despite passing staff as there was no-one available to take us to our table. When we got to our table, we were given menus and water, but after half an hour we had to stop a server to ask to order wine. The wrong bottle was then brought to the table. The food was hit and miss, and I had to send my main course back as my duck was burnt. The plate was returned to me and it was clear that it had sat under the heat lamps for the duration it had been taken (rather than a fresh plate being prepared), as the side I had plated was still on the plate. As a result the garnish was dried out and unpleasant. The replaced portion of duck was tough, and I had to ask for a steak knife. The dessert was delicious as was my starter and the breads, but my partner's starter was small and some of the garnish tasted stale. We had heard nothing but excellent reviews, so were extremely surprised and disappointed. The staff were very pleasant but seemed to be under a lot of pressure.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here but it certainly won't be the last. The food was great as was the service. I loved the decor and the wonderful views over the estate.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My Wife and I went to Wilde's at the Lodge on Friday last to celebrate our anniversary and we were blown away by the food and the service. We were served by the very pleasant Angela and Emilio and everything from start to finish was of the very highest quality and was great value. We would definitely recommend Wilde's at the Lodge to anyone looking for a fantastic meal in a beautiful environment. We will definitely be back and we won't be waiting until our next anniversary!

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b
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

service from waitress was very good
knowledge of what food we ate was great
love that we felt at ease while eating

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PW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was ok . The fact that my wife and I had to hear a major bust up in the kitchen and the language used to say was xrated would be mild . We mentioned this to the waiter and he said this was normal . I have eaten in a lot of eateries and this behaviour is not normal .

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

I booked lunch in Wilde's and had my reservation confirmed only to be told on arrival that I was having lunch in the ballroom, as is the norm on occasions like this- Easter. It felt like I was at a cheap buffet /wedding that I never asked to attend. The staff were good but I fail to see how they could be in a rush to clear up (removing table no.s) whilst we were still eating our meal. I booked Wilde's Restaurant, I should have at some point, been told that is not where my booking was for.. bearing in mind I called twice to confirm my reservation as the "restaurant" told me my lunch was at a different time than the email confirmations. Would not go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing dinner with a superb staff & the most delicious cocktail I’ve ever had! I highly recommend it. My family & I often come to Ireland & make sure to dine here every time we visit.

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TO
Galway
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From start to finish the meal was wonderful, both visually and, more importantly, in taste.
All the staff said hello when we arrived and we had a lovely waitress who recognised when to come to us and when to leave us alone. We had a wonderful evening and would love to come back to Wilde's again.

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OT
Galway
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the experience.....loved the idea of the "secret courses". The waitress Angela, was such a friendly and professional waitress. In fact all the staff who waited on the table were very professional. Fantastic place . Will definitely be back.

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B
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

There were fun extra courses (small plates)—4 in fact however the beautiful piece of halibut was over cooked and dry and there wasn’t enough sauce to compensate.

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OT
Galway
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Cocktails are a must have too!

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E
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

What a beautiful setting. Delicious appetizers of stuffed cannelloni with wild mushrooms. Foie gras in a little trifle glass with raspberry ice. Yum! We had Turbot and scallops and duck. Everything was delicious. Good bottle of wine. Our 45th anniversary. Will have a hard time celebrating 46. The Ashford Lodge is a spectacular place to stay. Staff and management can't be more accommodating. Therese was charming and made sure everything was great. Will look forward to coming back.

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Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful setting overlooking lake and forest. Nice simple build-out. A great spot for a couple to enjoy an evening together. Service was average. Food made with locally sourced fresh ingredients was good but not great.

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KH
Galway
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Tiny portions, large prices! Eat before you come here. Other than that, lovely staff, good knowledge of menu & pleasant atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole experience was truly amazing and I highly recommend to dine here! To the decor, staff, drinks and of course the food were all top notch. The quality of our meal was very flavorful and delicious. William and the mixologist Johnny were exceptional- very professional and accommodating. We loved it so much we are dining there again. A must go to spot- if you are in the area visiting.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to The Lodge on several occasions over the years and have never been disappointed. The setting is stunning, the food always lives up to expectations, great cocktail menu and excellent service.

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SG
Galway
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined in Wildes on Sunday night during our stay at the Lodge. The food was amazing as were the cocktails. It was so nice to try different types of food. The staff were lovely & very attentive. We really enjoyed it.

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HL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent plus!
It is always a wonderful experience to have both great service and delicious food
We were not disappointed
This is a must go to restaurant

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GT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice experience . Good food friendly staff!

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Cork
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a memorable and fantastic venue with outstanding staff and customer service. Food was exceptional. The locaiton, the ambiance, the food the staff all made this an outstanding and memorable visit for a special occassion meal. Many thanks to all. Michael Cahill

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j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed at the Lodge and ate dinner one night here - it was spectacular - food was great fresh creative service was over the top - 6 of us had an unforgettable meal - our next night we ate at the Dungeon at the castle and we regretted that we wished we had come back to Wilde's !!! Great view of Lough Corribbe too-

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Austin
10 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food is very good and the location is lovely. But the servers have not been trained at all. They are very sweet, and friendly. They are just in over their heads and shouldn't be in this environment. They were dripping wine all over the table, total inability to answer questions on the menu or wine list and long breaks in service that then came to a screeching halt. Our sides were served when our entrees were almost finished (and would have been finished had we not delayed and slowed eating in hopes of having sides but didn't want to eat cold mains). Then our plates set uncleared for an awkwardly long time. And dessert didn't show up before we gave up and left. It's not the servers fault. Management needs to hire staff trained for the price point and environment they are aiming at, or shut down until staff is trained. I felt like I was their on the job training. Management was not present on the floor, and considering the small size of the restaurant and the obviously green staff, that is inexcusable. Considering the amount of staff at the castle that is trained for fine service, it's bizarre they are trying to run this restaurant so I'll equipped.

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OT
Galway
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

On arriving at the lodge I was stopped by security to be informed the hotel was closed to the public. The duty manager came out to tell me the same. I showed him my confirmation e mail for the booking but he told me that it was closed and I would have to come back again in the future.... No negotiating with him at all. Not even a promise of a free drink or meal on my return. I was so upset as it was my partners birthday and this was my present. It wasn't about just a meal it was meant to be about the experience.... And some experience it was. For a hotel group of its status the customer service was non existent. My sister had been considering here as a venue for her wedding but now they have just lost this business. Totally upset. Ruined the night for us.

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