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Wilde's at the Lodge, Cong, Co Mayo

Wilde's at the Lodge

4.6
4.6
61 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
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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2 people

23:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (094) 954 5400
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Keane

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

61 Reviews
  1. ShahlaS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was OK - Too pricey for what it was. Ordered scallops for a starter (it was not washed well and had shards of shell) - when escalated and showed the staff the broken shells, they just brushed it off and did not even offer to take off the bill. The main course was mushroom risotto - a massive portion (perhaps enough to feed 2 people) and super stodgy. decided not to go for dessert instead just got two flat whites that were just very milky coffee, not flat white. Service was OK.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. One of the best we have restaurants we have eaten in a long while.

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  3. JBPM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner here was amazing! The staff were very attentive, the food was excellent, and the selection of wine and dessert were fantastic. This is a must do when you’re staying at Ashford!

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  4. BubbleDublin

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Consistently a great place to eat! We've been to Wildes while staying in Ashford Castle and the Lodge, and most recently dropped in for a meal while passing through Cong (ie you don't need to be a resident to eat here). The food is 10/10 every time we eat here. In fact, we prefer Wildes at the Lodge to George V in the Castle! - it's 5 star food and service without the price tag that comes with the main castle. There's a great selection of food for all dietary requirements, a lot of food is grown on the grounds or comes from local suppliers. The meat eater and vegan options are delicious, and we're never surprised to hear our guest say 'that's the best X i've ever had!' - most recently it was the 'soup' that our guests were blown away with, so needless to say everything else blew their minds too. A massive well done to the team at Wildes - always a great service & great food

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  5. Brendan

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gets better everytime we go back, the food was top notch

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  6. MargaretD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was delicious, the service lovely and the restaurant comfortable. We enjoyed our time there immensely.

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  7. RitaW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited menu. Beautiful setting. Staff welcoming. Would have preferred different menu.

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  8. MichealO

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food in a simple, unfussy atmosphere 👌

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  9. AnuragA

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service staff and ambience. A must stay and enjoy.

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  10. FarnhamFoody

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a special occasion or once in a lifetime experience. This is a restaurant for foodies. It shows how it should be done.

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  11. Andrey

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience, foods is great! Price vs. service is absolutely worth it. Personnel are very friendly and professional. Overall an excellent experience. 100% recommended for a family Sunday lunch.

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  12. JosephM

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a pleasure to have a meal in a place that knows what it's doing. Have the wild mushroom ravioli, it's amazing. I had the scallop served cured with lemon and a glass of prosecco. Mains the pea and salt lemon risotto was sublime. The wine pairing were amazing and overall just brilliant.

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  13. Sandi

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant to eat at while staying at the Castle! Awesome service and great food!

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  14. Shammy

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our evening. The apple Ravioli was an absolute classic.

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  15. MichaelS

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining at its best. The lobster was superb as was the beef fillet. The accompanying wines were perfect. A very relaxed dining experience, staff were very helpful & friendly.

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  16. JaymieK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately I think we visited on an off night. We were very kindly given complimentary bread but it was so hard and difficult to chew. Then I ordered a ribeye for main which was very chewy and couldn't be eaten. The staff did try to rectify this immediately and brought a different cut of steak down but it was supposed to be cooked medium and more than half of it was cooked well done and was also lacking quite a lot of seasoning. The part that was cooked medium was nice but the flavour wasn't really there compared to any other steaks I've gotten from other restaurants. At this stage and with the delay in getting a new main course, I really didn't want to kick up a fuss. Given the price point, we did all expect more but the staff were fantastic and the setting was lovely. This was one of the more expensive meals we've gone for but none of us felt the food warranted the price point.

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  17. AnneM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a magical cullinery experience for both of us. The food was superb. The setting was fabulous and the staff were amazing. Wonderful for a special occasion in your life!

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  18. MaryG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A buffet breakfast would have been preferred couldn’t fault the staff or the view

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional. The cheese course was so good I dreamt about it last night. Wonderful wine recommendations. Every aspect of the cuisine was perfect as was the service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food and setting. Staff were attentive, professional and friendly, and very forgiving of our late arrival following a home (child) emergency. We’ll be back asap!

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  21. AnthonyB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.

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  22. EleanorM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience with a beautiful table overlong the lough superb food Wonderful staff and sommelier gave wonderful advice with the wine

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  23. OwenM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were excellent. Setting was quiet and intimate and very relaxing. The pumpkin risotto was sublime where the scallops were small, not properly seared and lacking of flavour. Turbout was delicate although slightly over done. Dessert hit the spot. It was light and refreshing.

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  24. MichelleB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, excellent food and a very relaxing experience! Everyone was very friendly to guests and also more importantly to each other

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  25. JohnK

    Mayo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely evening out, Maura and I were very looked after in elegant surroundings. We will return. Regards, John

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  26. HighDena

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food selections from the exquisite duck to the risotto.

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  27. DamienH

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, staff asked if you were a first time visiting and explained menu. We were lucky to get a table beside the window as we could see out over the lake. Just a fab experience.

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  28. Nules

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and wine was fantastic. The staff were so lovely and attentive. Will definitely be back!!

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  29. Rooooo

    Mayo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary meal just perfect! Beautiful food everything tasted amazing service was excellent definitely worth every penny 10/10

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  30. Easton

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal at Wildes at the Lodge with friends last week. the food was wonderful and the service very attentive, as it was everywhere we went in Ireland. The Irish are SO friendly and helpful and we recommend Wilde's at the Lodge for a delicious and friendly meal.

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  31. ANTHONYA

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food are so good and delicious. Also breakfast is very good too. Compare with Castle here is more causal. Love it

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner party...couldn’t have been better

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  33. ElaineB

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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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  34. LaurenM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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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  35. AlanK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food by a super Chef, Jonathan. Great location too and great value for the quality food you get!

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  36. MMmm

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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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  37. JenningsA

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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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  38. MMmm

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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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  39. Laure

    Connacht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 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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  40. MaryC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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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Wilde's at the Lodge is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:00


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The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo F31 CA48

Additional information

  • Area
    Cong
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Keane
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
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