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The Mill Restaurant and Terrace, CELBRIDGE, County Kildare
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The Mill Restaurant and Terrace

4.4
4.4
115 Reviews
€51 and over
Irish
Classic Irish cuisine from chef Sean Smith in the Kildare countryside.

Sean’s mouth-watering new menu is as always sourced locally with some ingredients even grown on the very grounds of the Cliff at Lyons Estate. Food lovers will enjoy classics such as Roast Rib of Beef, Cherry Valley Duck Breast and Oven Baked Baby Turbot with sides of seasonal vegetables, mini Seafood platters and of course for something a bit sweet, Whiskey & Orange Ice Cream or Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

The Mill restaurant is the heart of Cliff at Lyons, with huge double-height ceilings, warm open fire and windows that open up to a terrace beside the mill race and waterfall. Here, you will find a relaxed style of dining where it is easy to enjoy a lunch or dinner with friends or family. The illuminated waterfall provides a unique back drop to this airy and spacious room.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 630 3500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Smith

  • Neighborhood

    Celbridge

  • Cross street

    Lyons Road

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    Cliff at Lyons is a luxury hotel a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport — a major flight hub, with direct connections to world cities, including New York, London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin. Dublin City Centre is accessible within a 30-minute drive on the M9 motorway.<br /><br />From your base here, we provide smooth access to our destination’s highlights, many of which are accessible without getting in your car.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Festive Afternoon Tea

    €55.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 3, 2022 - Feb 28, 2023
    Join us in the Mill Restaurant this holiday season for our sumptuous Afternoon Tea. Relax in the majestic surrounding of Cliff at Lyons as you enjoy the seasonal creations of Executive Chef Sean Smith. Availability is limited so book early to enjoy this limited offering.

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Leinster

    Great for brunch

  • Leinster

    Innovative

  • Leinster

    Healthy

  • Leinster

    Romantic

  • County Kildare

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Beverley

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We love this place. Great setting and beautiful food. The waiters in the main bar area and restaurant were great. The main waiter would benefit from smiling and interacting a bit more with customers. What would make it a 5…. When being taken from the bay to the restaurant, the drinks should be taken by the waiter, there was no where to hang our coats so had to place on the back of the chairs in the restaurant and when we moved to the Snug there was no bar staff so had to go into the main bar to order drinks. That said, a great evening, we have been a few times and will absolutely go again.
  2. MF

    MaryF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food served by friendly waiter in a beautiful ambience. A most enjoyable evening. Will be back, even if it was a bit expensive……the most we ever paid in Ireland!!
  3. MH

    MartinH

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lunch was excellent. Only negative was that the roast beef (delicious by the way!) I had was only tepid when served and was soon cold on a plate that was also not hot. The veg were fine. I would say that the room was cold - it must be difficult to heat such a big room
  4. PC

    PamelaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    I had been on bank holiday for dinner with my partner and it was fab. So last Sunday I brought my mum, 5 year old and 3 year old for Sunday lunch. The staff were fabulous however the food was only ok. The food was only ok. The soup was cool, however well presented. And my kids were not able for the menu. I think it’s just a place for adults and not kids. Next week I’ll bring the kids for sandwiches to see what that is like. I would recommend the restaurant for adults however not for families with small kids. Also, it was very very overpriced for the food we received. The quality of the food for dinner was way better than the lunch menu dinner
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and enjoyable experience
  6. DS

    DamienS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good night once we found the restaurant (Apple Maps brought us to the wrong closed entrance).
  7. D

    Donm

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We booked the mill restaurant for a special wedding anniversary. We have been there for Sunday lunch many times so we were really looking forward to a special evening. Firstly we were seated with our backs to the restaurant looking onto a wall & the water mill which during the day is spectacular but it was dark on this night. There was a screaming child next to us for the first 40 mins of our time there. We were also seated too near the cheese trolley so the staff had to squeeze past one of our chairs regularly which was uncomfortable. We had to call our waiter over for drinks/menus. There was no attention paid to us. One of our steaks was blue & we asked for medium. There was no apology or offer to keep the other one warm while we waited for it to be redone. We waited about 20 minutes to order desserts which by the time someone noticed we had decided to just get the bill which came with again no apologies. There was no consistency in the evening. It was haphazard & a bit chaotic considering it wasn’t overly busy & the staff were not up the usual standard we have come to expect from Lyon’s estate. We were very disappointed & even more so when they never even replied to an email we sent them that night explaining our disappointment.
  8. ND

    NicoleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space with delicious food and friendly staff.
  9. C

    Coogie134

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    overall disappointing, food, one main course had to be returned, cheap form of lamb, unusual for a top of the range restaurant. Service was disappointing apart from a waiter from Newcastle who was excellent. we will be back to give it a second chance!
  10. JH

    JulianH

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was good, unfortunately there was not enough staff there to cover the tables sufficiently. Food and drinks took a long time to come out however, the staff were friendly. The room has been redecorated and it has kind of killed the character it used to have.
  11. NB

    NoelB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Had 4 different servers during the evening, asked 3 times for a jug of iced water for the table never received it, long waits between courses, were not offered tea/coffee, setting up for breakfast at the table beside us while we were still eating dessert, our clients thought it was very strange
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night had at the Mill for our wedding anniversary. The staff were excellent and the food was next level. Highly recommended!!
  13. JO

    JohnO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The dining room was cold given it’s an old building which wasn’t a great start. The quality of the food was very good but over priced in my opinion. Wine selection was ok and again over priced. The staff were very good and tried to make us all comfortable which was appreciated. The toilets were also needing some care with bins overflowing. Overall it was an ok night, too expensive and room for improvement.
  14. D

    Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Very disappointing overall. The menu was very limited and even with that, the hake was not available. Service was slow. Barrier would not open when we were leaving.
  15. SG

    SamanthaG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to come here and it didn’t disappoint! Amazing food and outstanding service!
  16. n

    niamh

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, service was prompt. Every waiter was fantastic and couldn’t have been more accommodating. Very sad to hear only 50% of tips make it back to the servers if paid by card, very unfair.
  17. XM

    XiaoxiaoM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was waiting on my friend who was directed to the wrong entrance by GPS . While I was waiting, the staff attended me and asked if I needed a drink. Eventually when my friend arrived half an hour later than our booking time, we were showed to our table without any hassle and the food was delicious! Thanks again for the great service!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    To be honest It was a rather disappointing experience. While the room was very festive the restaurant was a bit chilly and we were seated at a very small sized table, 2 of the guests had to top and tail the table to allow more room for the 6 guests seated facing each other. The service was rather poor & not what we were expecting at such a restaurant. The drinks took too long to arrive post the starter and the server forgot about one drink. We had to ask twice for water to be replenished. One of the mains was given to the wrong person and then just swapped when the error was noticed. While the server was pleasant it was all a little chaotic. One starter’s ordered was a goat’s cheese tart which had a very hard base and looked a bit lonely on the plate, it was served lukewarm. The risotto was served with partially cooked egg and was cold. The main courses were the highlight of the meal, tasty & well presented but unfortunately the selection of sides were disappointingly small and banal, with spinach being the only veg side. The side salad simply consisted of lettuce leaves. We booked this restaurant as a Christmas treat for our friends and I was a bit embarrassed that the cost did not reflect the quality of service or food that I and they were expecting.
  19. AO

    AudreyO

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish our experience was amazing .The food was delicious and our server Clement was so friendly, attentive and really helped make my birthday feel special .The ambience and decor of the place was so festive 💕 definitely recommend to friends and family ♥️
  20. DR

    DeirdreR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    gorgeous restaurant and food, it's expensive esp Mains but beautiful. a little cool in the room . Great staff
  21. WP

    WayneP

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service has greatly improved since our last visit new waiter is amazing and very professional
  22. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Myself and 2 friends had dinner there. Menu /choices limited but food was very tasty. Staff were very attentive without interfering. Restaurant was very cold as was the lounge area upstairs.
  23. EB

    ElaineB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal in the mill restaurant Food was delicious and the service was excellent, restaurant was quite cold and no fire lit in den and the weather was very cold and wet It won’t deter us from returning
  24. BH

    BecH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely afternoon tea, great service. We enjoyed it
  25. B

    Beverley

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Superb food service was slow, it felt like they were short staffed. That said any engagement with the waiting staff was very good. No staff waiting in the snug area so had to go to the other bar to order drinks. Had a lovely evening will deffo return before Christmas
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was just a wee bit special . It was the full package of good food ,service & ambience ! Only tiny observation - if planning to have a drink in the idyllic library lounge incorporate a scarf to drape over your shoulders to be extra cosy !
  27. F

    Flog

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate at the Mill, Food, Experience and ambiance was amazing. Such a beautiful setting, so comfortable, so enjoyable, so christmassy. Couldn’t fault the food, second time there and will be booking again for sure. Sssssush!!!! it’s the best kept secret!!!
  28. K

    Kebabs

    Dublin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I love this place. Really good food and nicely served. Service just outstanding. Very happy with it.
  29. C

    Cormac

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall a very nice experience. The food was good but the beef filet was overcooked. Three people at our table had the beef and all were overcooked. It seemed strange as someone else at our table had venison and it was cooked perfectly. Everything else was great though. Very nice cocktails too!
  30. AS

    AubreyS

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was beautiful and extremely well presented. Staff were friendly and not intrusive. The ambience is excelllent and I would recommned it.
  31. BS

    BarryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb Dillon our waiter was fantastic Very knowledgeable and attentive
  32. DN

    DeirdreN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very high standard of food. Quality ingredients. Attentive service in a beautiful setting. What more could you ask for
  33. TE

    TESS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked this table as a gift for friends. They had a fabulous meal and particularly loved the ambience.
  34. TJ

    TJmtj

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Darragh and finn were excellent hosts. And as always it was a great experience. From good to wines. Can't wait to go back .
  35. CD

    CarolineD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and atmosphere instantly feel relaxed
  36. TC

    TerriC

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful setting and decor. Our waiter, Clement, was most pleasant. Food was good.
  37. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent Service was outstanding a special mention to Dylan who was extremely pleasant nothing was a problem to him.
  38. ME

    MEBU

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Lunch was served in the Lounge area, which was a tad gloomy. The choice was adequate, the prices hard to justify. The Fish & Chips @ €20 were fine but the Burrata @ €15 was just a round of mozzarella on an otherwise empty plate (bar a few scattered capers and nuts). No salad to accompany it. A tomato salad was ordered to compensate @ €5, which consisted solely of a couple of sliced tomatoes tossed in oil. Again, not a salad leaf in sight. Desserts were €9 (incl Ice Cream Selection). Our coffees came in small cups, not fully filled. Everything was fresh and tasted good, the young people serving were friendly and helpful, but most fare was, in our view, over-priced. Love the estate and the wonderful canal walk but will stick to the charming Pantry in future for our lunch-time delights.
  39. KS

    KathyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Service was awful; young untrained staff; entrees took nearly An hour to come out after starters. Food was delicious & ambiance gorgeous. It’s a shame service was so poor.
  40. MC

    MichaelC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were very happy with the food and service but we had two issues that took away from our experience. The first was we were seated near the stairs and two children kept running up and down the stairs and sometimes jumping down and landing close to us. The staff could have spoken nicely to the carers of them. The second issue, our meal was to celebrate my birthday and my wife had asked a member of staff to do a little "Happy Birthday" surprise with a candle at dessert time. During the meal she secretly reminded another member and they said no problem we know. Dessert and coffee came and went with no surprise so we just paid and left.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Mill Restaurant and Terrace is rated 4.4 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Mill Restaurant and Terrace

Lyons Rd, CELBRIDGE, County Kildare W23 HXH3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lyons Road

  • Neighborhood

    Celbridge

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    Cliff at Lyons is a luxury hotel a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport — a major flight hub, with direct connections to world cities, including New York, London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin. Dublin City Centre is accessible within a 30-minute drive on the M9 motorway.From your base here, we provide smooth access to our destination’s highlights, many of which are accessible without getting in your car.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Smith

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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