Cullens at The Cottage

4.6
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€30 and under
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International
Please note, whilst the restaurants at the Ashford Castle are OPEN, they are only accessible for guests staying within Ashford Castle for the time being.

The Perfect Summer Setting

This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with international and local dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman.
Open in the summer months, it’s just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle.
What 132 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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CaoilfhionnH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, reasonable price and excellent attentive staff

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MartineB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely beautiful fish restaurant which produces other items too, and provides great quality at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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Darren
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great service. Loved the bobotie spring rolls!

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PatF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our booking was for 7.30 pm we arrived at 7.15 and we were seated in a cozy corner of the restaurant.
The waiter left us with our menus and took our drinks order
The food was amazing from start to finish.
It was on the pricey side but when you’ve had a meal so good it was well worth it.

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DanielM
Munich
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Irish prices for mediocre food. Wine was also not better than average.

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Claire
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you to Clare and team for their hospitality in Cullens at The Cottage. Food and service were excellent.

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vipIleneS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was lovely but I found the food disappointing. In fact, I had the worst dessert I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant, the whole dining experience was excellent.

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DawnA
Mayo
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute little restaurant but wish we had a view of the castle from our table. Food was good. Service was excellent.

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MarkW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and a wonderful meal to start a perfect day at the castle.

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GregoryW
Mayo
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and they made us feel special. We would highly recommend eating there.

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flowee
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience, cozy and inviting. Enjoyed the food, langoustines were tasty! Peri chicken was a delicious blend of flavor, portion was more than I could eat so the leftover bird made a nice snack. Would eat there again when staying on the property

MJ
MossleyJo
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Overall disappointed. We had booked well in advance but had to sit at the bar whilst they made the table ready and wasn’t that full. We then had to ask for service at the bar whilst 3 waiters stood around. Table Service was ok but not very attentive. Menu limited. Food was nicely presented but nothing special considering the price. We’ve experienced much better.

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WilliamL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely informal meal at the cottage.

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JoanM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food perfect
Choices excellent
Service attentive
Ambiance cozy and comfortable

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DeclanOConnor
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Cullens at the Cottage, the food was outstanding and the staff where extremely helpful, attentive and friendly, we loved it.

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MarianC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANK YOU :)
We had a fab lunch there on Sunday - we booked it to celebrate our twins' 13th birthday - I had sent an email asking if there could be decorations or something on the table so I was really disappointed when the table was bare however, after dinner, the staff came out with 2 desserts and sang happy birthday to the twins - just fab - thank you so so much.
I was looking for the page on fb so I could post a note and photo bu tthere doesn't seem to be a fb page.
Thanks again

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TerrieD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a cute dining experience! We really enjoyed a walk on the grounds before our lunch and arriving slightly early due to sudden rainfall were glad to be readily accommodated by staff.
A pleasant & comfortable lunch followed. I really enjoyed the steak sandwich. Our toddler was as delighted with his pasta as he was with the lobster tank!

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beverlymil
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with interesting items on the menu, all beautifully prepared and delicious. We will be returning tomorrow for dinner there.

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DeirdreM
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very attractive setting, adjacent to the Hotel at Ashford. The food is pleasant, its bistro style and the environment is quite relaxed. A very pleasant experience and a pleasant addition to our stay at Ashford.

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Foodiefan
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and as there were seven of us we were given a nice quiet corner so we could talk and relax without disturbing other diners.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food. We enjoyed our meals and look forward to the next visit.

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EmilyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Cullen's at the Cottage was an exceptional meal during our trip through Ireland. The service was outstanding and the food was exceptional. I ordered the mussels, and they were cooked beautifully. The serving was huge, and ended up sharing it with most of my table. Everyone enjoyed the oysters, they had a lovely mild flavor. Other fish and seafood dishes were also beautifully prepared. The restaurant is small and nicely decorated with nautical elements. Even though we were dressed down from the Hawk walk experience, we felt comfortable and welcomed. Would return again and highly recommend if you are on the grounds, or looking for something more special.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The price point was a little high for the overall quality of the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not as expensive as I thought it would be. If you want to eat in the castle grounds, this has a nice view of the castle itself if you're outside.

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Ppgf
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in the world!

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DawnR
Mayo
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The price was a little too high for what we received. Since we already had to pay just to get onto the grounds to eat there we should have expected the high prices but we expected the quality to be better. It was just OK.

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vipLind
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful thatched roof cottage restaurant at the Ashford Castle. Quaint little garden in front. Small bar but good bartender. Nautical themed restaurant. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend it. (The lobster was yummy!)

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SarahR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would fully recommend Cullen’s at the Cottage. The food was delicious and the staff were excellent (in particular Clare Jennings). Afterwards, relaxing outside, sipping wine with marvellous views of Ashford Castle made the whole experience, perfect.

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Dfresh
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall it wasn’t bad, but I expected more given the location. I think it’s a good choice for family dining, but couples are better served by eating at one of the restaurants inside Ashford Castle instead.

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vipDawnd
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a beautiful place. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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vipDddd
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality food. The ceviche was outstanding as were the oysters.

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MrsRyan19
Mayo
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening at Cullens, Really good choice of menu for 2019. Our food was really lovely, good portion size and the service was excellent. We will back again soon. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly amazing food and great servjcd

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vipEdwald
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A wonderful location. Wish it had windows overlooking the castle. Food was good but not great. Not a restaurant for foodies. Salmon was fresh. I had the Osso Bucca and it was dry. Split a salad and it need more dressing. The bread was a disappointment. Ended up with vegan bread. Deconstructed their chocolate fudge Sunday and it was okay.

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RobD
Galway
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for seafood. Excellent service and setting.

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ChloeP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lovely weather which allowed us to sit outside and enjoy the incredible view. We had mussels and the peri peri chicken sandwich. The waitress, Ciara, was superb. She asked if liked cream in the mussels Marinere sauce and was just generally extremely attentive, personable and not over-bearing. She definitely enhanced the already brilliant experience.

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Daleymiles
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food in a lovely venue. Fish and seafood menu heavy menu. Quite expensive.

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SandraB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service from Claire who made sure we had everything we needed. She always had a smile on her face and knew alot about each dish. Beautiful place to eat.

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Cullens at The Cottage is rated 4.6 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

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