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Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classy contemporary European cooking in a regal setting

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

At this regal hotel with its sprawling outbuildings, the elegant Ivy Restaurant offers seared quail breast with duck foie gras, a deep-fried quail's egg, soubise and orange gel for starters, or there might be cured mackerel with lemon crème fraîche, pickled carrot, pear and mustard relish and a potato crisp. Next up could be loin of venison wrapped in Parma ham with bitter chocolate and port sauce, red cabbage, salsify, candied beetroot and potato gratin. Turbot luxuriates in a parmesan crust with lime and coriander oil, curried cauliflower, cauliflower and coconut purée and potato noodles. Tarte Tatin with custard and vanilla ice cream brings down the curtain in style.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 1
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): John Nagle

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30: 20
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 154
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 154

Getting here

In Dunboyne take R157 towards Maynooth. Hotel on left

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