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The Munster Room Restaurant

The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 878 203
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (4 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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Irish, European, French, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Waiting staff were excellent and appropriately attentive. The Munster Room has a lovely dining room experience. Food was gorgeous, sourcing local foods. The menu was different with a selection of complimentary foods on the same plate. A real experience.More

Thank Dublindays2015
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments. Dining in The Munster Room Restaurant here at Waterford Castle is a real treat. The Room itself is an amazing backdrop to a menu created and executed by our talented and award...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016

I decided to take our vising guest to afternoon tea as I felt the setting and hopefully the meal would impress. It certainly did. We were served with a selection of home cured meats which were really good. We then had the selection of sandwiches,...More

Thank EddieOnTour
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Dear Eddie, Thank you for sharing your lovely review. Afternoon Tea here at Waterford Castle is a very special treat. Our pastry team work tirelessly to create some amazing seasonal sweet treats homemade scones and scrumptious sandwiches. I look forward to sharing your comments with...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

My only complaint is the half a pak choi with my monkfish but otherwise the food from appetiser to amuse bouche to my after dinner hot chocolate was sublime. And the eggs benedict for breakfast is highly recommended.More

Thank vakkerdame74
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The Munster Room Restaurant is a must for those who love good food. Our culinary team work tirelessly to create and develop menus and dishes that are visually stunning and taste spectacular. I...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went here for Afternoon tea and it was lovely classic selections of cakes and sandwiches and a good selections of herbal teas, which is my preference. there is also the option of prosecco or a cocktail. The services is wonderful, they make you feel very...More

Thank Trekkieboots
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments. Afternoon Tea is always a great treat. In the surroundings of Waterford Castle Afternoon Tea is very special indeed. You can imagine the ladies of the Castle in bygone years partaking in...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016

Our party of four thought we would have a wonderful dining experience here but that was not the case. The food was just average.More

Thank ddaniels1102
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your review. It is disappointing to read that you did not have the culinary experience you expected. The Munster Room currently holds 2 AA Rosettes for fine dining. The culinary team are very passionate about the food they produce...More

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

From the amuse-busche to the entre'.. I was disappointed. The amuse-busche tasted of weak tomato water, my lamb starter gamey, and the veal entree tough and difficult to eat. The service was OK, silverware not replaced when used and a little distant. On the other...More

Thank rbitv
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your review. I was saddened to read that you were disappointed with some aspects of the overall dining experience. Our culinary team pride themselves on preparing, cooking and serving the very best produce for our guests to enjoy. I...More

Reviewed 7 May 2016

Every item we chose on our menu was, not only a feast for our eyes, but was also absolutely delicious!

Thank sandi j
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Dear Sandi, Thank you for your comments. Delighted that you enjoyed the dining experience here in The Munster room at Waterford Castle. Kind regards Helen Courtney

Reviewed 4 April 2016

The hotel is away from town, so we decided to eat at the restaurant. We didn't know anything about it or the award winning chef. We ate the prix fix and it was delicious. We only heard that Ireland had bad food, but this place...More

Thank Peter M
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Dear Peter, Thank you for sharing your review, I am delighted that you took the time to come and dine with us here at Waterford Castle. Our culinary team work tirelessly to ensure the customer experience in our 2 AA Rosette restaurant lasts long in...More

Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to Waterford, I searched for a good restaurant as my family and I enjoy our food. Reviews are positive of the Munster room as they are true. We had a very enjoyable evening with first class food and service. Highly recommend...More

Thank moriafi
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The Munster Room here at Waterford Castle is as you descried a wonderful experience. I look forward to sharing your comment with our culinary team who work tirelessly to create what can only...More

Reviewed 20 March 2016

My husband and our 2 friends spent 10 days traveling through Southern Ireland, and I think the restaurant was the best of all we went to. It was a very relaxed atmosphere but at the same time very elegant. We all had something different, and...More

Thank Lynn M
Helen C, General Manager at The Munster Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Dear Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The Munster Room here at Waterford Castle is a very special place. A Stunning room coupled with the very best locally sourced ingredients. Prepared and served by a dedicated team of food enthusiasts....More

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Susan W
29 July 2015|
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Response from TheIslandResort | Property representative |
Dear Susan, We do not have a specific dress code for the Munster Room but casual smart attire would be best. Kind regards Helen Courtney
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 53 - US$ 88
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 878 203
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Description
The Island Resort’s 16th Century Castle offers the very best of Irish hospitality. Dining at Waterford Castle provides an opportunity to taste the best of traditional and contemporary Irish cuisine. The Munster Room Restaurant at Waterford Castle is Critically acclaimed in the Michelin Guide and holder of two AA Rosettes. The award-winning culinary team under the direction of The Resort Head Chef, who was recently honored with the “Best Chef of Ireland 2017” by The YesChef Ireland, use only the finest local produce to create a truly memorable fine dining experience.
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