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Ballinalacken Castle

Coast Road, Doolin, Ireland
+353 65 707 4025
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, European
$$ - $$$
Coast Road, Doolin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of the best dinners we had in Ireland and certainly the one with the best view. Connected with the Castle hotel, it sits atop a hill with views of the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands, next to ruins of the old castle....More

Thank joed11777
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We arrived at Ballinalacken for the 6:30 tour of the castle with Decklin, the owner, as our tour guide. It was fascinating and an articulate summary of history which was fascinating. We walked in the castle and up the stairs as Decklin continued his history...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had a lovely evening at the Ballinalacken Castle. Before dinner, the owner took us in the castle and told us all about the castle. It is so preserved but not redone. Not many castles still standing in Ireland in that great a shape. After...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Originally, one of the famed O'Brien caste outposts the house itself dates back 140 plus years. The castle ruins are still on the property and the view to the ocean is incredible. The family had a get together for my brother in law's 60th birthday...More

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Atmosphere very pleasant, service friendly and efficient, meals well presented and delicious. I had the fish which was very nice indeed. Even if not staying at the attached hotel well worth stopping by (after 7:00pm) for a meal in the restaurant.

1  Thank Edward N
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Dinner and breakfast were delicious. Had Turbot which was cooked perfectly. Service was wonderful! Would recommend it to anyone visiting the area!

1  Thank mbsg2017
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Had dinner in the hotel Restaurant and it was superb. every single dish was absolutely wonderful and the service is so kind and friendly.

1  Thank amirdavi
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We only stayed here one night, it was a bit pricey but very beautiful authentic manor home with castle ruins on the grounds. Tour by owner available for guests only. Restaurant on site, (closed while we were there) has gotten very good reviews. Rooms are...More

1  Thank MichelleandAlan
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The view complemented by some of the best food we ate in Ireland. Three of us had the duck, it was perfectly prepared and presented. Don't miss it.

1  Thank jbbowes63
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Having eaten at Ballinalacken on previous occasions, we returned to celebrate a birthday recently. And what a treat. The setting is divine, the staff excellent and we had a fabulous meal. Highly recommend

1  Thank marsubri
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast Road, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4025
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