George V at Ashford Castle

4.7
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129 reviews
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€51 and over
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Irish
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.

Dine Like Royalty. Ashford Castle has been hosting distinguished guests for almost 800 years – one of the most prominent being the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England. In honour of his visit in 1906, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name proudly to this day.




The graceful setting, with rich, panelled walls and twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestows a grand sense of occasion. Our resident pianist plays softly in the background while you relax and enjoy exceptional dishes from the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Philippe Farineau, combined with much loved recipes of Beatrice Tollman and complemented by a fine selection of wines from Chief Sommelier, Robert Bowe.
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New England
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice time ! Food was good , service was excellent.

PM
Mayo
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very relaxing
Excellent grounds
Beautiful surroundings
Staff very helpful and always very pleasant and attentive.
Overall impression was very receptive and most enjoyable
The renovation works carried out in the last 5-6 years were fully justified and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
The owners should be very proud of their achievements and the inpact to the area.

DD
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience, incredible food and service. All in a truly memorable setting

OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ich hatte ein 8 Gänge Menu mit korrespondierenden Weinen-Der Wein hat sehr gut harmoniert und das Essen war geschmacklich und qualitativ hochwertig. Der Service inklusive Sommelier waren perfekt abgestimmt!

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L
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening. We ordered the Chateaubriand for two and it was delicious and it was reasonable priced $$$.

L
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Men are suggested to wear a jacket. The decorations make us feel dining in a royal castle. The dishes are great and the staff are nice.

m
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience of a lifetime

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a dinner date at George V at Ashford Castle for my wife and I’s honeymoon. We are staying here at the castle and glad we did. Men do have to wear a jacket but it sets the ambiance and tone for an exceptional dinner. The staff, waiters and host were all so nice and welcoming. My wife and I had cocktails which were both perfect. My wife’s cocktail had a great presentation as I don’t recall the name but was a smoked lemonade cocktail which was brilliant. If you do have dinner here, I would highly recommend the steak for 2 as it was simply the best steak dinner I have ever tasted! You can’t go wrong at George the V at Ashford Castle for an elegant dinner.

c
Perth / WA
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most amazing experience everyone should do at least once but more is preferable !
The Red Carnation chain have got hospitality down to a fine art ( we stayed at the Rubens s previous time ) driving up to the property the scenery is amazing and impressive. Met at the grand entrance and valet parking. From the time we entered into the breathtaking immaculately preserved dining room the service was impeccable . What one would expect of a fine dining restaurant , food ambience attentive service without fault . The after dinner drinks in the lounge , with entertainment was a bonus . Soft Irish songs with singer and Pianist
Even the kind concierge who got our car keys was unflabble when a very rude drunk woman was demanding and rude at midnight .
Top marks we will be back .

A
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From when I entered the restaurant till we finished it was an absolutely brilliant could not fault anything or anyone everyone was lovely food georgious service brilliant

GL
Mayo
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and we enjoyed the whole time we were there. The grounds the food the people.

EG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing and the setting is lovely. The service team was off their game when we went for dinner. I will give this a second chance, but I think it's fair to call out.

As an example, our waiter literally said "sorry but we have an important table to attend to"

You don't say that to anyone at a restaurant of this caliber, and all should feel well taken care of.

I do feel this is fixable, so please keep this in mind, as I'm not one to write negative reviews.

RW
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was incredible! The food was excellent and the service was unparalleled.

G
10 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Sorry. Service in particular was not good enough.
Food was ok but not at a level you would expect.

C
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An everlasting unforgettable evening! Can’t be beaten. Thank you so much!

SD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely terrific experience
We met the Director of Operations on arrival at the Restaurant and he was amazing .
The welcome was first class and the experience throughout was first class .
Absolutely the best of everything

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal with excellent service! Truly a treat.

m
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on every level. Wish I could dine like that everyday. Thanks for a great dinner and amazing stay

MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the finest dining experiences we have experienced in many years of world travel.

MG
Galway
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you would expect from a 5 star restaurant within a heritage castle. Excellent service gorgeous decor and decent portions for a fine dining restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

80th birthday meal. . . Superb

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing

FM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very interested in the tasting menu and as a non-dairy person who follows vegetarian diet, with occasional fish, I didn't think I'd get the option. The chef designed one especially and it was absolutely superb. What they did with vegetables was beyond super. I already recommended it and would like to extend my thanks and full compliments to the chef who designed and ensured the delivery of the super menu, super experience, Fidelma

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

AH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I travelled to Ireland from Washington state. We had the privilege to dine at George V and it was amazing!!

Y
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner in George V. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The smoked salmon appetizer was, I believe, one of the best I have had.
I also had a fillet of cod which was wonderful and very fresh.
My dining companion had the gnocchi which were fabulous.
Desserts were amazing.
We will certainly return and I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

RE
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Superb experience...beautiful presentations, varied nuances of flavors, textures, etc. Very helpful with the wine selections. My only disappointment was that our server, Rhoda I believe, was not particularly warm in her manner and not very descriptive in her presentations when I asked questions. I truly wish we had had an Irish-native server...not being from Ireland, that is part of the charm. Just missed the warmth and sincere desire to help/please that the native Irish people give.

JS
Galway
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant can compete with the best in European cities.

SL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locally sourced organic food. Beautiful ambiance in the Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland. We had a five course meal with a selection from each course. Wine selection and sommelier outstanding. There is a variety of wines from all regions. Flawless service.

BR
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a great restaurant within the Ashford Castle Hotel. Food was amazing and can't wait for a return trip.

PD
Galway
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite surroundings topped off by top class table service. Would definitely recommend George V for dining. Food is splendid and the staff make you feel comfortable and are very helpful. There is one waiter, i think Bing is his name and he really makes you feel welcome and at home and is really helpful and obliging. The variety of food and drink on the menu are sure to meet all tastes.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Beautiful setting, food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

OT
Galway
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unforgettable dining experience. It's pricey but worth every penny for the fantastic service and delicious food all set in an amazing dining room. I will definitely be returning again.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place and impeccable and attentive service.

CF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing service. We had the pigeon starter. It was amazing. The fine detail made it extra special. My favorite restaurant in the whole world.

OT
Galway
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined at Ashford several times and couldn't say enough about the amazing experience it is. Ashford will always be a special place for us. Always impeccable!

BN
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The prices, especially for wine, are on the high side.

KM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing dinner. Everything was perfect!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful restaurant to dine in. The quality is equivalent to any Michelin Stars restaurant.

MB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner and service in the George Restaurant on Saturday evening. First class service. Followed by lovely entertainment from Annette and Brendan. Michael ad Carmel Burke