Cullen's at the Cottage

The perfect seasonal setting

This traditional thatched cottage, which used to be Cong Cinema, (showing films on Tuesday's and Thursday's, and was the first place to show The Quiet Man even before it was shown in Hollywood), today 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. 

Opening Hours

Re-opening 10 March 2017

Dinner 6:00pm - 9:30pm (10th March – 5th November, 7 days a week) 

Lunch 12:30pm - 5:00pm (1st April – 31st May, open Saturdays and Sundays only)

1st June - 3rd September, dinner and lunch are open 7 days a week

Closed on the following dates:

21st and 22nd April 2017
29th April 2017
15th July 2017


Telephone: +353 94 954 6003



"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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