Ashford Castle has announced the reopening of Cullen’s at the Cottage restaurant for the 2019 season.
Cullen’s at the Cottage is open as of March 8th for the spring, summer and early autumn seasons, and is open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner subject to availability. Booking is recommended.
Ashford Castle, owned by the Red Carnation Hotels group, comprises of 85 guest bedrooms and has an adjoining nine hole golf course, newly surfaced tennis courts and a school of falconry. It is also a member of Leading Hotels of the World.
In addition to reopening its doors, chef Philippe Farineau has introduced a number of new dishes created using local ingredients and a French flair.
A nod to the South African heritage of Red Carnation founder Beatrice Tollman appears on the menu with the Bobotie spring rolls. Dooncastle Oysters and Connemara Lobster cooked in the charcoal oven feature, and meat lovers can enjoy Angus beef ribeye surf & turf served with garlic butter.
The building housing Cullen's used to be home to Cong Cinema before being renovated into the casual dining venue. The interiors reflect lakeside living at Lough Corrib. The outdoor dining patio overlooks the manicured garden, with views over the Ashford Castle estate.