Booking Bar

Booking Bar


Telephone: +353 94 9546003

Telephone: +353 94 9546003

Food & Drink

Creative Irish cuisine, inspired use of the finest seasonal ingredients from the West of Ireland and an extensive wine cellar make any stay at Ashford Castle a gourmet’s delight.

Chef Stefan Matz, twice voted Ireland’s Chef of the Year, gives fine expression to the dishes offered in the four main dining rooms – whether it’s fine dining in the grandeur of the George V Dining Room, casual dining in the comfortable setting of Cullen’s at the Cottage or Cullen's at the Dungeon, or a delightful Afternoon Tea in the elegant Connaught Room. 

Tea with a View

Upholding the tradition that dates back to 1868 at Ashford Castle, indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea served in The Connaught Room with magnificent views across the gardens and Lough Corrib. 

Head Pastry Chef, Paula Stakelum, delights guests daily with a selection of tempting treats:

  • Home-made traditional pastries
  • Cupcakes decorated with hand-picked wild flowers from the garden
  • Warm scones with thick cream and home-made jam
  • Delicate finger sandwiches with a selection of classic fillings
  • A wide choice of fine teas from around the world
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea for special occasions

Meet the Chef

Stefan Matz

An insight into his philosophy, what inspires him and how he plans to offer the ultimate Afternoon Tea experience

Cullen's at the Cottage


"I believe the dining experience begins before the guest even arrives - it has to provoke a sense of anticipation and showcase our exceptional local produce in its finest form." 

Chef Stefan Matz


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