Cullens at The Cottage

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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.
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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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

OT
Galway
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DA
Mayo
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

GW
Mayo
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

WL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely informal meal at the cottage.

JM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food perfect
Choices excellent
Service attentive
Ambiance cozy and comfortable

DO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

MC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

R
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ED
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

A
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

P
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters in the world!

DR
Mayo
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

L
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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!)

SR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night

MM
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

D
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MR
Mayo
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly amazing food and great servjcd

E
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

RD
Galway
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for seafood. Excellent service and setting.

CP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive polite staff

j
Galway
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we really enjoyed the whole stay at ashford castle the food and place was amazing and the service also

KM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere! Very accommodating!

PH
Galway
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Some staff members need to work on their attitude.......

P
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here twice in the two nights we were in Cong. After eating boring fish and chips for two weeks, this was very well prepared and presented, and of the highest quality. If you are used to eating good food, this is the only place to eat.

RM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The overall service and good was very good but the rice pudding was not available. It is my favourite. However the icecream substitute was worth eating.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and service! Thank you! We can’t wait to go back

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