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 Philippe Farineau, 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 The Dungeon, or a delightful Afternoon Tea in the elegant Connaught Room. 

Tea with a View

Many years ago, afternoon tea in Ashford Castle was served in Drawing Room along with lunch. At that time, afternoon tea was served buffet-style. In modern-day Ashford Castle, Afternoon Tea is served is served on glorious, orante silver stands. 

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

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"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 Philippe Farineau


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