Dunbrody House Arthurstown restaurant
Arthurstown, New Ross
|Mon||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Tue||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Wed||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Thu||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Fri||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Sat||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Sun||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
Coeliac options, European, Fine Dining, Healthy Eating, Kid's Menu
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Reviewed 25th March 2012 (visited 24 March 2012 )
had lunch here in seafood bar. i ordered main course of charcuterie plate which consisted of 4 different types of cured and air dryed meats, little brown and white bread crudites and a nice homemade chutney. everything on the dish was lovely but it was missing a pickle of some sort. ie. caper berries or similar. i also expect some kind of pate/terrine with anything described as charcuterie. but either way it was lovely and i enjoyed it. companian had carmelized onion and goats cheese tart which was lovely aswell. fresh goats cheese placed on top, not the usual melted down standard fare. not a cheap place but on balance worth it
Reviewed 19th June 2011 (visited 6 June 2011 )
Celebrated wedding anniversary with our first visit to Dunbrody House for dinner. Despite it being a Monday evening, the fact that we dined in a smaller room with just 4 tables meant that it felt more like a private dining experience. In fairness, we were advised when we booked by telephone that the restaurant would be quiet - a refreshingly honest approach! We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in one of the very cosy areas off the main bar and were served tasty home-made crisps and a foam dip to enjoy while we reviewed our menus. We ordered from the set dinner menu, which was on the pricey side @ €65 for 3 courses, especially when the portions for our starters and desserts were modest, however both of us went for fillet steak for main course, accompanied by seasonal vegetables, and it was excellent. Service was professional but friendly throughout our evening and we were delighted to have picked Dunbrody for our special occassion. We took our coffees, which were beautifully served with hot milk, in another area off the bar and eventually, reluctantly, left vowing to return well in advance of our next anniversary, as they also have a very interesting bar menu which was available between 2 pm and 10 pm.
Reviewed 09th May 2011 (visited 8 May 2011 )
staff very professional and friendly,food of a high standard if a little underseasoned for me and quite pricey,especially the bar food for what you get,shepards pie-15euro's which basically was mince and potato in a smallish dish, very clean especially the room,overall enjoyable but what seems to be the way in ireland locations like these are completely overpriced for what you get compard to our european friends.
Reviewed 26th February 2011 (visited 13 February 2011 )
Was down here on Valentines weekend for a night and had a great time. It was abit hard to find at first but when we got there we were happy enough. On arrival the main door was closed and a waiter brought us to check in and up to the room. A nice room and relaxing amosphere. We went down for a drink before dinner in the and the very professional and friendly staff were very helpful with telling us about the area and about the house. I had the tasting menu and my GF ordered from the a la carte, they generally the whole table has to order from the tasting menu but the chef was good enough to do it just for one and he even sent out my GF a few extra courses with as I was having so many. The food was really brilliant, scallops with a cauliflower puree and apple sauce, chicken consumme with a prawn ravioli, lamb and my favourite which was a simple fillet of turbot perfectly cooked. All in all I would def go back but it was abit pricey so it would be a special occasions place.
Reviewed 08th March 2010 (visited 7 March 2010 )
Myself and two friends decided to treat ourselves to the lunch special €35 pp 3 course in Dunbrody House to finish off our weekend away. The hotel itself is so lovely and from the minute you arrive you feel relaxed, lovely gardens to stroll around. We were greeted in the bar by the hostess who took our coats and offered us drinks, menus were also given to us while we enjoyed our drinks in the bar, they took our orders at our table in the bar and then shortly after walked us to our table in the restaurant, the restaurant is styled to suit the old style of the hotel with lovely vies out to the garden. Food was really enjoyable between us we had, ham hook foie gras, salad and soup for starters, mains we had pork belly, beef and monkfish & scampi, dessert we all had the triple layer chocolate gateaux. Starters and main course were lovely and plenty of food, baby boiled potatoes were served separately in small copper pots on the table, the dessert were divine, pure heaven. We all really enjoyed the food especially the desserts but I was expecting a bit more. I have had just as nice and nicer in some restaurants but it’s definitely worth a visit as the staff look after you so well without being over bearing.
Reviewed 29th October 2009 (visited 23 October 2009 )
My mother and I decided to treat ourselves to the Taste package here last Friday and from start to finish our experience here was unbelievable. We were greeted by the most lovely staff who throughout our stay did as much and more to make our stay a wonderful experience. We sipped champagne in front of an open fire and our hostess, was so friendly and chatty and ensured we felt welcomed and comfortable. Our evening meal was superb; our butternut squash amuse buse was such a treat and my foie gras was amazing. Sadly my venison was slightly overcooked and did not live up to my expectations but this did not take away from the flavors in the meat, the quality was evident. The breakfast the next day as nice, especially the sausages that were so fresh and not drenched in fat they were clearly handmade. Just thinking about them now, my mouth is starting to water. Already planning the trip back and it was worth EVERY penny and more. In fact I have booked for a birthday surprise for my loved one…..
Reviewed 28th September 2009 (visited 18 September 2009 )
Being a total foodie, I had naturally heard of Dunbrody House. So it was with some anticipation that I recently visited the house to try some of the infamous Wexford delights.We elected to eat in the bar and the menu, thought not to big definately had enough choice to satisfy even the fussiest of diners. We started with a crab and prawn salad and the Chicken liver pate. The salad was fresh, well seasoned and not overburdened with their spicy rosemarie style dressing. The pate was served in what looked like a glass candle holder of sorts with a mini copper pot filled with little toasts on the side. It looked great, and thankfully tasted wonderful. For mains we both had the steak, and unfortunately this was the lowlight of the meal. Our steaks, one rare and one medium rare came out medium and just under medium. I should have said something but in true Irish style didn't bother and said it was all lovely to the very attentive waitress!! They were, however, seasoned very well with a lovely salty chargrilled flavour coming through. The side of chips came artistically served in a cone of newspaper, which was fun. For desert we shared the frozen fruits topped with warm white chocolate. Again I was somewhat dissappointed, the chocolate was cold and therefore had not managed to soften some of the fruits enough. I have had this dessert before elsewhere and when done correctly it is to die for. I would sugges it is not served in a glass but a flat bottomed bowl with a side of the hot chocolate sauce to pour over yourself....pure theatre! Over all I did enjoy the experience but the most impressive element of the night was not the food but the hostess and her attentive, yet not overbearing, hostessing. She was surperb, and doing everything from lighting the fires, to taking drinks and food orders. I'm not sure what the cookery school is like but she could certainly give classes in hostessing!!
Reviewed 09th July 2009 (visited 25 June 2009 )
Do not understand what all the fuss is about, yes it was good but no more than that and certainly not worth the price, would expect a lot better considering all the hype......
Reviewed 10th June 2009 (visited 30 April 2009 )
Have been there twice now, the second time for my wedding and I absoutely cannot fault this place. It is very special indeed. The service is second to none and the food is out of this world fantastic. They truly pushed the boat out and it really is an amazing experience. The taster menu is a must and the wines are excellent. Highly recommend
Reviewed 27th January 2009 (visited 24 January 2009 )
Had dinner last weekend for the first time and have been raving about it to friends everywhere since. It was a fabulous evening starting with the Champagne bar where we had amazing canapes of mini steak tartare burgers with little chips to accompany our pre-dinner drinks and whet the appetite. We shied away from the Tasting Menu fearing it would be too much and opted for the Seasonal Dinner Menu and loved every bit of it from the little Parfait appetiser, my starter of Wild Mushroom Risotto and my boyfriend's Scallops after which we enjoyed the naughtily named Dunbrody Double Joint! It was a whole roasted Barbary Duck served in two stages - the breats first of all on a big platter with an array of winter vegetables, potatoes and Jus and then the leg meat which had been shredded and re-roasted and served as a warm salad- delicious. Had to wait a while before I could order dessert but was determined to partake eventhough he couldn't fit another forkful. I had the Iced Praline and the only unfortunate part was having to share. Everything was beautifully done, service friendly but professional, great wine list, fabulous room and some great music in the background. Can't wait to go back and this time try the Tasting Menu.
Reviewed 06th January 2009 (visited 6 January 2009 )
came here with my wife for the new year, i have been on many an occasion, i must say i found this time the best ever, the meal was absolutly fantastic, truly the best in the south east and realistically for the price towards the product i found it fantastic value, never ever been as happy at the end of the meal, the wine was lovely, scallops, foie gras, perfect fillet beef, dessert to die for.....cant wait to return.....well done, big time!!!
Reviewed 14th December 2008 (visited 28 November 2008 )
I am in total shock at the last review of Dunbrody as we had the complete opposite experience. There were 8 of us dining in the main dining room and all had the "Tasting Menu" which was fantastic! There was a wonderful buzz with all tables full. Really friendly staff, wonderful service, we all loved the meal and felt it was superb value at €80 - you would be hard pushed to get a meal of this standard in Dublin for this price. The ingredients were beautifully fresh with delicate flavours, I particularly loved the scallop dish! Great wines at decent prices. All in all we had a great night and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants to get away from it all and enjoy a great meal in super relaxing surroundings. Thanks Kevin and Catherine and all your team! Will definitely be back!
Reviewed 06th September 2008 (visited 14 March 2008 )
Had 2 experiences in Dunbrody the first was wonderful the food was fantastic as was the atmosphere and sevice. The second was a total let down as we went back 3 months later and the menu had not changed. As the menu does not have a large selection for each course you were left with a very limited choice. The food was still good but when you are paying top prices you expect a bit more.
Reviewed 10th July 2008 (visited 27 June 2008 )
had a disappointing experience here recently. We ordered from the bar menu which is set out somewhat like a tasting menu. You would have to order at least two items to feel that you have had some kind of a lunch. My partner had crab salad to begin. this was served in a martini glass, very 1970's. Not enough crab, the salad a tired looking iceberg. U get away with using iceberg in this dish, but not what was served here. I had the chicken liver parfait which was served with marinated apricot and wafer thin homemade bread crisp. Quite nice, the parfait very tasty but I would have preferred it to be a little more rustic in appearance and texture. For our second dish my partner had what was described as a fisherman's pie. It wasn't a pie. it was a chowder if anything. This was served rustic with the prawns served whole and hanging out over the top of the serving bowl. It was messy and an eyesore. I pitied her having to tackle it. The kitchen then really outdid itself by serving me a postage stamp sized piece of hake that was cooked to death. Instead of the flesh being white and glistening, it was yellow and dull. The only accompanying item served with this was a few french beans and a piece of lemon. I had to ask for some extra virgin oil to help me try and eat this dish. All of this showed that the kitchen are simply not paying attention when Mr Dundon is off site. THe surroundings though are lovely and it is a great place to while away an afternoon provided you stick to drinks only.