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Cullen's at the Cottage

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (12 reviews)
“rice pudding” (6 reviews)
“schnitzel” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great little place on the Ashford Castle grounds for lunch and diner. Many different choices on the menu for all types of desires. Staff was very helpful and service was very good.More

Thank cchriscap
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear cchriscap, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our menu selection, our dinner menu is primarily seafood based with some beautiful meat dishes such as our peri peri chicken which is slow...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood chowder was fabulous! Excellent manager and staff. Very knowledgeable about the menu choices. When we asked for an item not on the cocktail list, they went to the hotel bar to get it. Excellent food and service. Nice walk from the castle.More

Thank Timeforfun0924
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Timeforfun0924, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and our delicious seafood chowder! It was our pleasure to retrieve the drink from the castle, we always go the extra...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we Dined here after a rather long day and the staff could not have been more professional and courteous. I enjoyed a Kabab and it was quite a unique experience. it actually hangs off the skewer. the food was great and even tho we only...More

Thank SydneySuzette
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear SydneySuzette, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us here in Cullen's. Our Achill Island lamb and Merguez Kebab is definitely a stand out dish and along with the rest...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our late lunch for five was delicious and the setting was tranquil and low-key for Ashford. Great easy place with children. The staff were accommodating and a bit stretched thin with so many guests, but pulled through as a team and made our meal a...More

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed a late lunch. We are a family friendly restaurant and are happy to accommodate guests of all ages! Please don't hesitate to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we were unable to go for high tea in the castle this was the next best thing as the cottage is in the grounds of the castle and you look over the castle as you eat. The food was great with the chicken schnitzel...More

Thank James S
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear James S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your lunch with us. I must agree with you, the chocolate brownie sundae is definitely an extremely moreish dessert! We would love to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several years ago I visited with a group of friends and we enjoyed what I can only describe as one of the greatest culinary experiences of my life. In the intervening years I have actually fantasised about the food at the cottage (simple, unpretentious food,...More

Thank Lizzie M
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Lizzie M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I would love if you could take the opportunity to discuss your experience with me personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 094 9546003 or alternatively by email on agrehan@ashfordcastle.com...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Cullen's is a short walk from the Ashford Castle main building. The thatched roof cottage has more casual decor and a simpler menu, featuring local Irish ingredients. Food was excellent and service very friendly.More

1  Thank CarpeNox
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear CarpeNox, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us here in Cullen's and we would love to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Please do...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We dined as a group of 4 celebrating a birthday,We visited on the Easter bank holiday Monday.The setting is picture postcard, a beautiful thatched cottage, that draws you into the restaurant. The ambience and decor are as beautiful inside. We were warmly welcomed by Alan...More

Thank Peter D
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Peter D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Team and myself here in Cullen's are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with us. I have passed your lovely comments regarding the food to our chef...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Just adjacent to Ashford Castle. Very intimate setting with only 8 or so tables. Limited but fair number of entrees, but all were excellent. Staff was really outstanding. More casual for evening dinner than eating at the main dining room of the castle.More

Thank Kostas C
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear Kostas C, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a review of Cullen's at the Cottage. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us, including our locally sourced, fresh food. We pride ourselves on delivering personal and attentive...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Dined at Cullen's on a recent visit to Cong. The setting is very special on the grounds of Ashford Castle. Opted for the lobster & prawn cocktail followed by a rib eye steak and both were delicious. Others in our party opted for the fish...More

Thank Madaboutskiing
Niall_Rochford, Manager at Cullen's at the Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear Madaboutskiing, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted to read that you and your guests enjoyed your meal with us and I have passed your lovely comments on to our chef Amelie and her kitchen team. Should you...More

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melrichl
23 June 2017|
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Response from Niall_Rochford | Property representative |
Good afternoon melrichi, Our menu is primarily seafood based along with some of our signature and staple meat dishes. In terms of seafood we offer a varied menu from our beautiful Shrimp Stroganoff served on a bed of wild... More
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melrichl
23 June 2017|
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Response from CarpeNox | Reviewed this property |
The fish on the menu is freshly caught and varies from day to day. Local salmon from Lake Corrib is a treat, when available.
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Memer60cc
24 January 2017|
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Response from michele77024 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure. We went in August so February is quite a different time of year. However, you could email the concierge at Ashford Castle. They would be able to tell you their hours since the restaurant is owned by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$64
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 94 954 6003
  • E-mail
Description
This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with a casual dress code in which to enjoy international and local dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman, including our delicious signature dish 'Chicken Peri Peri'. It is slow cooked in our rotisserie oven in the main dining area, so mouth-watering aromas greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant. At the front of the building you will now discover a beautifully manicured garden and extended patio area proving a spectacular area to enjoy lunch and sip a cocktail and enjoy the magnificent views of Ashford Castle in the distance. Open seasonally, it's just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle. Booking in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment.
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