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Town Hall Cafe

Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 689 2333
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“monkfish” (25 reviews)
“crab” (13 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just happened to stop here on a very rainy day. Charming atmosphere. The fish chowder was absolutely fabulous. Beautifully displayed desserts and friendly, efficient wait staff. Really was a great find !!

Thank Kay287
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently had a wonderful meal here with my Mom. As she was visiting for a few days I wanted to bring her somewhere special - I was not disappointed. When we arrived the restaurant was full and the manager apologised and asked if could...More

Thank Annadoc
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived as the Restaurant was closing. We had completed the 120KM Ring of Clare Cycle, so they welcomed us with open arms. The food was brilliant, every mouthful had a different taste and you wanted more. Our first reaction was " Art on a...More

Thank RFFleming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the absolute best restaurant we've eaten at in our 9 days in Ireland so far. Do not miss booking a reservation here!

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, great Food & friendly staff .well worth a visit it's part of the Old Ground Hotel so handy

Thank 71kevdon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Town Hall Bistro has a nice wine and drink list and the drinks were made well. The menu is extensive and they offer both an a la cart menu and a set price menu. Most of us chose the set price menu. Each of us...More

Thank MP_BassMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night, celebrating our wedding anniversary with our three children. From the moment we arrived, Mary, the restaurant manager, made us feel so welcome. She was v attentive to us and the children. Best service we've received in a while! And the...More

Thank MrsCallumFinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick bite after 9 pm. Most restaurants had stopped serving. Had the seafood chowder which was excellent and reasonably priced. The entrees were too high priced for my budget.

Thank susan g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this last minute and were really impressed with the service and food. The meal was a treat for the senses and the staff made us feel well looked after. Hands down the best food we had on our trip along the west coast.

Thank hennesem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of five with a Friday evening reservation. This restaurant was extremely busy .One of our party was an American who was very anxious for quality service and that we got .Our waitress was Paulina who had a pleasant and welcoming manner...More

Thank MaryterB
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Ericka C
3 February 2017|
Response from carmel s |
yes best food in ennis
Bunny M
14 April 2015|
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Response from MaryGleeson | Property representative |
A delicious freshly cooked breakfast is always available in the hotel It can be in either restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street | Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 689 2333
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Old Ground
The Town Hall provides excellent food from local produce in an historic setting surrounded by original art. It has been rated by Paolo Tuillo, renowned restaurant critic as Best Value Restaurant in Ireland in 2013. Favourite dishes include Herb crusted Rack of Burren Lamb, Port and Redcurrant jus, Miltown Malby Crab tasting plate with a Crab Cake on coconut aioli, grilled Crab Claw with lime and dill mayonnaise.
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