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Shanahill East, Castlemaine, Ireland
+353 66 976 6284
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Philadelphia, PA
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236 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a gem in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by beautiful gardens, with very tasty food made to order. It is almost entirely vegetarian but they do offer some seafood and fish.

Thank FellowTaveler2
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here for a few days as a family to participate in the marathon. What a wonderful treat. Our party relieved a warm welcome from our hosts and enjoyed the very relaxed atmosphere of the B and B. Food wise, I could not ask for better, being a vegetarian restaurant there was great choice, wonderful freshly cooked food... More 

Thank Delaynomore
Worcester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed at the ``phoenix for a night in August. It is the most amazing place. Beautifuly decorated with artifacts from Lornas travels. Unfortunately we had a very late lunch so didn't eat there in the evening but the breakfast was wonderful. Great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. They don't use meat, but well cooked vegetarian food doesn't in... More 

Thank 19Mandy62
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I were driving between Castlemaine and Inch and came across the phoenix. We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so much we came back for dinner the following evening. The food was well presented and so tasty and served in such a lovely relaxed atmosphere you can't help but relax and enjoy the... More 

Thank berginhart
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We arrived at 7.45 expecting a great evening but were very disappointed, it to one hour and twenty minutes for the main course to come out and when it did the vegetables we old and reheated. There was nothing remotely exceptional about my Scallops and at €32.00 for just the main course I was very disappointed. Over all it was... More 

Thank Karl O
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, we had dinner here, it was great. Gluten free and dairy free options, fresh and very tastful. Loved the atmosphere!

Thank sapperdeflaps
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We happened upon this magical place at the end of our weeks trip to Ireland. Atmosphere was lovely, food was tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We found it difficult to find veggie/vegan food this trip so were delighted with our three courses which were freshly made and delicious.. I can cook veggie food very well myself so am not... More 

Thank lizh542
Lahinch, Ireland
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Wonderful food and service, food was amazing we had a sharing platter mmmm, the garden is beautiful, even in the misty weather. The only complaint would be that the coffee was extremely weak! Like a good strong cupa coffee. Love the decor too, just beautiful, and spotless too! :) Would definitely go back.

Thank Jack S
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I live in London so appreciate and am happy to pay for fine dining. At Phoenix, it's all a huge hype and lack lustre, lukewarm food at its best and tiny portion sizes! We went to celebrate my mom's birthday and it was a special occasion but was terribly let down by the hype of the restaurant! For example, the... More 

Thank Payal G
Perth, Australia
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We came across this place having driven through the main Castlemaine town area enroute to Dingle, not too far past tho. The lady running the place was beautiful. Lovely organic and healthy type food - even the bread was delicious. Small menu but was perfect for us as a quick breakky. Even saw herbs being picked while we were sitting... More 

Thank stefanya89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 53
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shanahill East, Castlemaine, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +353 66 976 6284

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?