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Cullen's at the Cottage

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Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been able to experience Cullen's at the cottage before because it was always closed so we were delighted to find it open during our recent visit. Two major things stood out for us during our meal; (i) The staff were fantastic and couldn't have offered more help, and (ii) The food was top-class. We really enjoyed this... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did visit and found the thatched roof and stark white building to be charming. It's just a short walk from the Ashford Castle and on the same grounds. Ample seating, simple and a bit rustic. I can't describe menu or service however as it's closed at Christmastime. I'd surely visit and dine when I return. It looks simply lovely.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Laguna Beach, California
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were is a large group visiting the castle and had a cocktail party with passed appetizers. Staff is lovely and the food quite good. The menu is varied for all tastes. A less formal dining experience than the castle

Thank Byron R
Pasadena, California
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We ate there once during our three day stay. Although it is more casual place, the menu selections are many and prepared well in an inviting atmosphere.

Thank Rob L
Bronx, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place was warm and inviting. The food was delicious and the staff knew everything about the meal. Even talked my husband into dessert (he hates to sit around after the entree). Note, it is closer to the castle than the map suggests.

Thank Peggy H
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My partner and i had dinner here whilst staying at Ashford. He had the lobster and I had a fish dish. The food was delicious and the staff were great. The only thing that took away from the night were the very loud Americans on the table next to us, but obviously not the fault of the restaurant. The food... More 

Thank Ashley C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and cocktails! Staff at the castle recommended this restaurant and I'm so glad we chose it!

Thank Sarah K
Poway, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is one of three restaurants at Ashford Castle, although they are a short five minute walk from the Castle itself. Its a very quaint and charming establishment that opens at 6:00pm for dinner and a reservation is a good idea, especially on the weekend. The servers were friendly and efficient and offer good suggestions. The food was quite good... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We began our adventures at Ashford Castle with supper here. They were very accommodating and great wait staff. I thought I would get a bigger meal, as the serving was small and I was still hungry, but it was incredibly delicious. Have food there, I would recommend it.

Thank AshandJay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We absolutely LOVED our visits to Cullen's at the Cottage. To be honest, some of the best dinners we have ever had, in our entire life. Worth a visit - if not more! The food is so incredibly flavorful. The lamb kabobs - out of this world. The fish curry - perfection. Try the appetizer sampler, each dish is prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 59
Irish, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 94 954 6003
This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with a casual dress code in which to enjoy international and local dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman, including our delicious signature dish 'Chicken Peri Peri'. It is slow cooked in our rotisserie oven in the main dining area, so mouth-watering aromas greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant. At the front of the building you will now discover a beautifully manicured garden and extended patio area proving a spectacular area to enjoy lunch and sip a cocktail and enjoy the magnificent views of Ashford Castle in the distance. Open seasonally, it's just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle. Booking in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment.

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