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Earl of Thomond Restaurant

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket on Fergus, Ireland, V95ATD3
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The Earl of Thomond is an award-winning restaurant of international renown. Elaborately decorated with oak wainscoting and other formal features it offers a relaxed but elegant dining experience featuring innovative cuisine served with tradition and a hint of creative flair. Every detail is attended to, from the use of locally sourced, quality-assured produce to customized wine recommendations from the sommeliers. A la carte, five-course table d’hôte and vegetarian menus are available.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Earl of Thomond Restaurant

The Earl of Thomond is an award-winning restaurant of international renown. Elaborately decorated with oak wainscoting and other formal features it offers a relaxed but elegant dining experience featuring innovative cuisine served with tradition and a hint of creative flair. Every detail is attended to, from the use of locally sourced, quality-assured produce to customized wine recommendations from the sommeliers. A la carte, five-course table d’hôte and vegetarian menus are available.

Smart Dress required for Dinner (Jacket for gentlemen, no denim).

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

We had a very enjoyable afternoon tea in the Earl of Thomond Restaurant. The staff were excellent very attentive. The restaurant is just gorgeous, we will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Really enjoyable day. Beautiful atmosphere and grounds

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Service was excellent, food was delicious - maybe extra savoury food. Atmosphere great, highly recommended. Great music by the pianist

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

A magnificent evening... my wife had the regular menu.. I went with the vegetarian choices. Everything was delicious and the service and ambiance was a 10!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Beautiful Afternoon Tea

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

We had a great afternoon tea, the service was brilliant and we would highly recommend it

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Elegant and welcoming. Superb

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Food and beverage was amazing. Although a bit pricey. Staff was very polite and helpful. Overall we will highly recommend this dinner and hotel to our friends and family and hope to come back soon

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The ambience and service are brilliant. The food is good except that it lacks a little on complexity and possibly on quantity. We had a brilliant time but this was a lot to do with the fantastic service - most particularly Gary the sommelier.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Enjoyed afternoon tea

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

We experienced Mrs. White's Afternoon Tea twice! It was so delectable!! I would highly recommend this service to anyone. I personally loved the Irish Whiskey tea (or whatever it was called), it was divine. The scones are amazing, I never realized scones were good until I had them here! All the savory sandwiches were good and the desserts as well.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

The staff were one and all exceptional,warm and welcoming,caring helpful,friendly and sincere.Together with my daughter and daughter in law we had a most pleasant uplifting and heartwarming experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

A fabulous location. The staff were welcoming when we arrived and very good throughout the meal. Very relaxed and friendly, even in a formal setting.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

We really enjoyed our Afternoon Tea at Dromoland Castle. Our waiter was extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The food was delicious and we were offered more too. I would highly recommend!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

See I ice was fantastic. Prestation wAs great

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Lovely place, very nice staff, great food. Definitely will come back

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

A fantastic experience. The staff could not be anymore attentive. The room and atmosphere of the restaurant, cocktail lounge and drawing room are incredible, fires burning everywhere. The food (both savory and sweet) served with afternoon tea is truly a treat and plentiful. The Dromoland Blend of tea is as good as it gets for a black tea. We travel frequently but only seldom treat ourselves to something like Dromoland which is why we only 4 starred the value but we would do it again for certain.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Wonderful afternoon celebrating my mother’s 90th birthday with afternoon tea. Staff were very attentive, sang happy birthday and presented her with a little cake to mark the occasion. All in all s very pleasant afternoon. Thank you to all the staff.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

I will preface this review with my Certificate in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu and Afternoon Tea Services in The Savoy in London and the The Westbury in Dublin. In comparrison, Dromoland has a far superior atmosphere on castle grounds with spectacular views both inside and out. The value of the experience was well worth the money. Service, however, was lacking: • Our waiter forgot to bring the champagne we ordered, which traditionally starts the affair. He did bring it at the end of the ceremony, only when prompted, but did offer it free of charge for the oversight. • Waiters never returned without prompting or significant wait for their attention. • We had to pour our own top ups. • We were never offered a different tea or asked if the current one suited our taste. Food: The individual food items were beautifully executed, however, the plates they sat on were too large for their three tiered racks, causing them sit askew, detracting from the presentation.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Excellent service and wonderful food, all in a breathtaking dinning hall.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Ronan very knowledgeable on the estate and services available. He mentioned the spa, so afterwards we booked 3 full body treatments. Also service staff were amazing. Very helpful with dietary requirements.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

This was a return visit for us to the castle for afternoon tea . From the moment we booked we got exceptional care and attention from every member of the Dromolsmd team . On arrival my sister who had brought her 5 mth old son was helped with her buggy up and down any steps she met . My other sister who arrived late had her car parked for her and keys brought back to her with a smile . Our server Ronan was exceptional, he chatted to us, explained the menu & answered any questions we had. He went out of his way to make the experience special for us , he took pictures, offered more sandwiches , kept the teas and coffees flowing and when he heard we were marking my sister getting married this weekend brought her a complimentary cocktail and us a glass of fruit punch . In honor of marking my nephews first afternoon tea experience he was given a small teddy which was a lovely , very unexpected & appreciate touch . As a family we love the afternoon tea experience in Dromoland and definitely plan on being back very soon . Thank you for making this visit so very special

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Thanks so much for making our visit very enjoyable. + making my sisters birthday so special. Staff were very welcoming + friendly, + very attentive to our needs. It was a lovely experience + will definitely make a return visit again. We had a lovely walk around the walled Garden. Thanks again Noreen Fitzgerald.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Afternoon tea was delightful - Julia however was amazing! We were visiting with a lady from Peru Julia spoke Spanish to her and made her feel so special - she arranged specific sandwiches due to allergies and constantly checked on us to make sure we were happy. She took time to share the history of the castle and assisted us with the wheelchair. I hope she can be rewarded and given the credit she deserves. Infact all your employees are very gracious and nothing is too much trouble .

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

From beginning to end our experience was amazing. Staff food and atmosphere were truly without fault. I would never hesitate in recommending Dromoland to a friend. In fact we have aready booked out family afternoon for 18 people for Christmas. Unfortunately it would not allow me to give five stars in question one.

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