Review on Ashford Castle, George V Dining Room

Superlatives come thick and fast when considering the attributes of Ireland's grandest and most opulent castle. Built during the thirteenth century and surrounded by 350 acres of mature parkland, Ashford was once home to the Guinness family dynasty and opened its doors as an exclusive retreat in 1939. From the pristine grounds to the lavish public rooms, it lives and breathes wealth and good breeding.

The George V Dining Room is – arguably – the most desirable and intimate room in the entire castle. Delicate wood carvings and a spectacular handcrafted inglenook fireplace provide the architectural accompaniments to Philippe Farineau's refined modern cuisine; diners can also enjoy glorious views of Lough Corrib during daylight hours as they await the lifting of silver domes.

Right from the outset the kitchen's intentions are clear. Judiciously chosen Irish ingredients provide the jumping-off point for feats of top-end gastronomic wizardry: a 'presentation' of pork appears with warm marinated potatoes and a compote of artichokes, while fillet of turbot is pan-fried with duck foie gras and a cream sauce of chestnut honey vinegar. Among the starters there might be char-grilled Donegal scallops with warm citrus fruit jam, while desserts are marvels of intricacy such as flamed coffee parfait with star anise meringue and chocolate biscuit. More than a dozen Irish cheeses grace the stunning trolley and the wine list is a model of old-school refinement.

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Modern French


Philippe Farineau and Barry Lynch

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.30am
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm

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Facilities at Ashford Castle, George V Dining Room

  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Accomodation is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby

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Ashford Castle, George V Dining Room
County Mayo
F31 CA48

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