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VL Restaurant

Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch, Ireland
+353 65 708 1111
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scallops” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I have been fortunate enough to have dined in some fine restaurants over the past number of years, but without doubt this is by far the best. It has it all, quality , presentation, quantity & service.. The staff are 1st class & nothing was...More

2  Thank salmonsteak
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Surprised to find such good quality food in this restaurant in Lahinch in the Vaughan Lodge. Really quite unexpected. Had supper here twice because of food quality ( not sure if they do lunch). All the appetizers, main courses and desserts ordered by our large...More

2  Thank NikosTexas
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We chose VL Restaurant for a meal on the last night of our holiday on the basis of positive TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. In fact, the meal and whole experience surpassed our expectations. Located on the edge of the village, the restaurant is...More

3  Thank PaulandJane10
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are not Michelin Star .... but at a push and with some extra help we could visit that territory sometime, but not for now !! We prepare a menu to above the 2 AA Rosette standard that...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Service and food were top class! We both went for the scallops for starters which were melt in the mouth. Mains were fab too. Would definitely recommend!

2  Thank s s
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for the review So glad that we achieved the high praise you gave us Spread the word ...... Michael

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner for the last night of our trip. A true dining experience--- choice of two or three course dinner from the chef's daily menu. The meal included little extras: canapés, palate cleanser and final sweets. Everything was beautifully presented and delicious...More

2  Thank Gsbraun
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

I'm so glad we reached some high notes in the dinner we provided to you. We are passionate about offering a quality evening to our diners. Your comments are a real clap on the back to the lovely team here Michael

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Myself and two friends had a casual dinner their last Friday the food and service was really good. I was surprised and how quiet the over all area was but that worked for us I had the smoked salmon and the fish and chips for...More

2  Thank NADublin
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed the visit We have added to the menu and service again this year and are so glad that you noticed our efforts. Michael

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Vaughn Lodge for 3 days and ate in the restaurant every day for breakfast and dinner. There were other choices in the area but the food at the hotel restaurant was excellent so it simplified our decision every day. I would...More

2  Thank Geri N
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for the high praise. We have just been awarded 2 AA Rosettes , but reading your review was even more of a reward!! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. Michael

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing restaurant and superb service. I rang the evening before we arrived to enquire about vegan options and they were more than accommodating to my dietary requirements. They had a 3 course vegan menu prepared for me and had adjusted everything effortlessly to meet...More

2  Thank Ruth W
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

It is great when we can get advance notice of a dietary requirement so John Gilmartin, our chef can make the best plans for the menu. We have a small kitchen brigade who only prepare for dinner service and that allows us focus on a...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Easily as good as top Paris restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Cannot recommend enough. Totally blown away by execution and presentation.More

4  Thank TupacTulip
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We are not Michelin star but we do provide a very high standard of fine dining. The price is well below what we should be charging - it is a real cost to us to provide cuisine at this level,...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

As regular visitors to Lahinch, my wife & I have eaten in most of the local restaurants. We had actually tried to book a table in a different resturant (a few days in advance), but they let us down - so we ended up at...More

2  Thank JohnBoyH3
mavaughan, Owner at VL Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

The best things come about because of a mistake.... That being said, we try to avoid mistakes at VL Restaurant as we wouldn't have your luck!! I am so glad that you enjoyed what we offer. Please come again and tell your friends!! ... Sorry........More

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Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
We close on Sunday and Monday evenings normally. On a week where there is an Irish Holiday Week End then that changes to Monday and Tuesday closed For September the restaurant will open; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday... More
Kelsey A
12 April 2017|
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Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
Hello Kelsey Thanks for your enquiry Trip Advisor won't allow me give you actual details for reasons best known to them If you look up our vaughan lodge website you will see how to reach us there VL Restaurant is normally... More
2 August 2015|
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Response from mavaughan | Property representative |
Hi Our restaurant is open again on August 5th Our restaurant is smart casual attire You may be confusing us with Vaughans Anchor Bar Gastro Pub in Liscannor which is right by the cliffs of Moher - they are open all day long... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 45 - US$ 55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ennistymon Road | Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Lahinch
  • Phone Number: +353 65 708 1111
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VL Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant at Vaughan Lodge Hotel. The Restaurant opens normally on Tuesday evening to Saturday Evening. Dinner only is served with a set menu and A La Carte selection. The emphasis is on classic french cuisine with a modern style and presentation. There are seafood and meat dishes and vegetarian options also. Booking is essential as numbers are limited each evening. Closed November to April
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