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Town Hall Cafe

Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 689 2333
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“monkfish” (20 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

we had a family celebration dinner at the town hall last week, the food was excellent, great variety of starters, main courses and desserts. The staff were very efficient and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Thank mazdamary
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can only highly recommend the town hall... never had a bad meal here and we come here a lot! Kids love it too, no wonder when they get freshly made fish goujons and creamy seafood chowder to feast on... they always get to do...More

Thank karinoneill
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place for a meal . My sister was 50 and 12 family members meet for a meal . I had fish and it was delicious. We had a fabulous night . Anna

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little place. Friendly staff. Food was very fresh. Portions were big. The best part was it was so reasonably priced. I wish I had the opportunity to try something else.

Thank 2ays2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were driving from The Cliffs of Moher and needed lunch. We stopped at the Town Hall Cafe and it was the best decision we made all day. We had great food, great service and would recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Gene W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here several times and always enjoyed it. Good food and service, large portions. Reasonably priced. Not easy to find a place to park nearby. We parked in the Dunn's shopping parking garage.

Thank SeaLoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu, Good Wine List, Nice Food and excellent service by very compentent and friendly staff. Would recommend.

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu. Portions generous and beautifully presented. Offers good value for money. Highly recommended.

Thank margoBromleyKent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an evening meal here during our stay in the Old Ground Hotel and it was very good... staff were very pleasant, would definitely recommend it.... you would want to make a booking to be sure of a table

Thank gadgetman2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place, very nice, homemade food, traditional cuisine with a modern twist, mid-range prices, nice for special occasions

Thank mariposa1981
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Ericka C
Hiya, Just wondering if you have more than one vegetarian option on the menu at any time? Looking for somewhere nice for my boyfriends birthday but as he is veggie he is usual stuck with the one option. Not ideal when it's supposed to be a treat for him. Thanks
3 February 2017|
Response from carmel s |
yes best food in ennis
Bunny M
Does this restaurant serve breakfast?
14 April 2015|
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Response from MaryGleeson | Property representative |
A delicious freshly cooked breakfast is always available in the hotel It can be in either restaurant
Had a gorgeous meal, the night I stopped at the Town Hall, last November : great fishfood, and then an epiphany ! Ordered the orange ice-cream as dessert... Something I'll remember all my life !!! so smooth, so deliciously flavoured; I couldn"t believe my tastebuds ! Of course went straight up to the waitress and asked for the recipe, but was turned down, due to professional secrecy...Which didn't stop me from returning the next evening, before leaving Ennis to enjoy and delight in the same dessert before returning to France. Been brooding over this for all those months... Being French and from an area that grows oranges, I beg you, down on my knees, to disclose part of your secret and let me know at least what ingredients were.put into that recipe... was it based on vanilla ice cream ?
13 March 2016|
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Response from MaryGleeson | Property representative |
Dear Monsieur Ermite, I think it must have been the Orange Marmelade Ice Cream that you enjoyed. Here is a recipe for a good quality Marmalade Darina Allen’s Old Fashioned Seville Orange Marmalade 0 This is my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 31
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 689 2333
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Old Ground
The Town Hall provides excellent food from local produce in an historic setting surrounded by original art. It has been rated by Paolo Tuillo, renowned restaurant critic as Best Value Restaurant in Ireland in 2013. Favourite dishes include Herb crusted Rack of Burren Lamb, Port and Redcurrant jus, Miltown Malby Crab tasting plate with a Crab Cake on coconut aioli, grilled Crab Claw with lime and dill mayonnaise.