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, Tasting Menu and vegetarian menus are available.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
Dress Code: Smart casual required for Dinner
Jacket for gentlemen: optional
Denim and sneakers not allowed
It was really lovely, everything was perfect. Especially the crab and squid starter.
Vegetarian amuse buse very disappointing. Otherwise lovely food. Very expensive though.
Wonderful food and service in beautiful surroundings.
Excellent experience and a wholesome meal. Meat station nailed it with perfectly cooked proteins. Service and ambiance are exceptional as well. Very happy and will return
We will 100% be back. AMAZING!!
Excellent food, friendly service. It's our third time with you ,each time is unique and different,thanks to the superb hospitality your staff present. It's great to see most of your staff are still with you since our first visit in 2016 and we look forward to our next visit. Thanks and seasons greetings to all at Dromoland.
Amazing experience. The atmosphere is just fabulous. The staff are so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the mulled wine was gorgeous. 5 star experience.
Fantastic hotel. Looking forward to our next visit
Hi, I was very very impressed with the restaurant and the hotel in general. Thank you for a great stay memorable stay Olive
Beautiful setting, lovely food and festive atmosphere, had a lovely relaxing day out.
Loved the whole experience. Food was lovely. Staff were very efficient. We all enjoyed it.
This is our 2nd visit and we have to say it was exceptional, especially the welcoming smile. Thank you all at Dromoland Castle will be back again
We had festive afternoon tea.... It was truly beautiful... The ambiance the food and the wonderful staff made it an experience to remember...
Absolutely 5star treatment. We got an upgrade for my birthday was a fab surprise. Food in the bar and restaurant was top notch and the service was amazing.
Quality of the food was not at all similar to our first experience of afternoon tea, which was wonderful a couple of years ago. Not enough variety regarding the type of petits fours- too much chocolate and mice pies were not nice and Christmas cake not moist Finger sandwiches were really plain - not suitable for a 5 star hotel.
The staff were wonderful to my family especially to my 2 nieces who had their first experience of a festive afternoon tea in Dromoland castle . The experience was magical
Fantastic dining experience. To be recommended to the highest degree. Food, service and ambience outstanding.
Such an amazing group of staff who catered to our every need & made us feel safe and at home. They are so professional and a credit to Dromoland Castle.
From the moment we arrived at the front door till the moment we left, the entire staff were so welcoming, professional and a pleasure to deal with. The food was delicious as was the festive mulled wine and apple cider drink. The wonderful pianist made the day with his wonderful playing of festive songs. Special mention to Arik and his team especially Eimear who was so lovely and who could not have done more for us. It was my moms 70th birthday and they made her feel very special. The glass of Prosecco was a lovely touch. Also one last mention has to be the lovely girls in reservations who were great to deal with also. Thank you to all in Dromoland who made the day so special for my mom. We all left having had a wonderful experience and agreeing that you all do a wonderful job. We look forward to returning again soon.
Service and atmosphere really exceptional!
Had a wonderful afternoon
It was my 3rd time having afternoon tea there, would definitely recommend it ,food, atmosphere and service excellent and then had a lovely walk around the grounds to finish the day.
Hi , I was with us on Friday last. I had a spa treatment before and it was excellent. Before spa treatment I asked if receptionist could ask if possible could I have my afternoon tea by an open fire and she said she would ask. So did not get to have afternoon tea by fire. There was so many beautiful fires lite but no fire was lite in the room they choose for the Festive Teas, there was no candles either and Christmas music was not great either. Every other main room around the place was more christmassy than one for the Festive Teas. On a positive the mulled wine was lovely. Only issue was it took a while for teas and food to arrive and had not allowed enough time as 1 hour was not enough. As for the staff there only girl working in the room was the nicest and most easily approachable she was a hard worker as kept busy always. I went for the spa treatment and afternoon tea as a treat from a busy lifestyle and the tea was a major disappointment especially as had been trying to go for years but always to busy. The food in the tea was not overly Xmas themed like no Xmas mince pie or pudding etc. At a cost of 52e approx this was false advertising and it's simple to do the teas _ food / atmosphere better when u have a fabulous setting .
10/10 - food , service cocktails and atmosphere was lovely. Felt so safe with the Covid precautions in place. Staff could not do enough and harp being played during the dinner. Absolutely fabulous evening would definitely recommend!
Had a lovely afternoon tea at the castle. The choice and quality of the food and beverages was outstanding. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend dromoland castle for afternoon tea👍