Foyles Restaurant, Clifden
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Reviewed 13th August 2016 (visited 12 August 2016 )
Amazing food, highly recommend this restraunt.
Reviewed 14th July 2016 (visited 12 July 2016 )
Reviewed 15th September 2014 (visited 26 July 2014 )
Went here with a family group on a Saturday evening, in July; sign of the times - very difficult to secure a booking anywhere decent. Was a bit concerned beforehand, as I usually try to avoid hotel 'restaurants'. Have to say, my concerns were entirely unfounded. We had a lovely window table, for a party of six. I think everyone enjoyed their meal, without exception. The food was way better than I had anticipated. Only drawback was that the restaurant was heaving, very busy, very noisy - but that's a good sign. Service was a tad slow - difficult to catch people's eye - but then, the staff were probably run off their feet. The overall experience was top notch, and I'd recommend it on that basis.
Reviewed 30th July 2014 (visited 16 July 2014 )
Visited on a July Wednesday evening. Staff were friendly and efficient. Goats Cheese and Spinach Tart was good, but both agreed that the Lamb Shank was no where near as good or as flavoursome as it should have been. Dessert offerings weren't very inspiring so went for the Apple Pie which was fine. Somewhat disappointing I'm afraid and not as good as expected. Service good, food okay.
Reviewed 03rd July 2014 (visited 28 June 2014 )
I tried this restaurant for a family birthday and was not disappointed. Menu was very inviting with lots of choice and my starter of stuffed mushrooms was to die for. Everybody's meal was cooked to perfection and made the birthday celebration memorable. It was no surprise to us that the place was packed so make a booking to avoid disappointment. We shall return without having to wait for a birthday as it was so good. Excellent value for money as there is good competition in Clifden.
Reviewed 13th January 2011 (visited 1 January 2011 )
Was in clifden for a week, and went to Marconi's Twice. I had the mussels for starter, which came in a chilli and coconut broth. They were by far the best mussels i have ever had. The sauce is amazing, i drank all of it after finishing the mussels. I need to find that recipe! The fillet steak was great. I dont like red wine jus so i just had garlic butter and it was fab! Service is excellent. We had a 4 year old with us and they made him a kiddies meal before we all ate. Excellent place
Reviewed 19th July 2010 (visited 17 July 2010 )
Nice restaurant in middle of Clifden. Reccomended to book as busy. Service was a little slow and portions were a bit on the large side. Dishes themselves were tasty but a bit elaborate.
Reviewed 16th December 2009 (visited 6 November 2009 )
Have eaten here a few times, cosy romantic and intimate restaurant. Had the Salmon in pastry with spinach for mains and it was divine! the baby potatoes and al dente vegetables that accompanied it were mouth watering. My husband also had a seafood mains and it was equally as good, we both had starters and desserts also and they were all delicious! Well worth a visit and a big hit with locals for christmas parties as the food is sooooo good. Service was good too, plenty of checks on us and no delays. 10/10 all round.
Reviewed 26th February 2009 (visited 21 February 2009 )
We were passing through Clifden on a winter Saturday night. Could see the white table cloths, open fire and diners through the window of the Marconi Restaurant in the Foyles Hotel. Decided to give it a try. We had the steamed mussels as an appetizer. They were superb. I had one of the specials of the day, which was scallops served on a bed of spinach. Again this was exceptional. My wife had the monkfish which I also tasted. This was cooked to perfection. There was a good selection of wines by the half bottle size, which I find is just the right size for a couple dining. Next came desert. I chose the Tiramisu, which luckily was large enough for two. Overall, the prices were reasonable and the seafood dishes we chose were excellent.