Clontarf Castle Hotel

Clontarf Castle is a luxury hotel seamlessly blending old with new. Offering a choice of fine or casual dining in Dublin.

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Marrying Traditional and Contemporary Food

Clontarf Castle Fahrenheit Restaurant Good Food Ireland

Fahrenheit Restaurant

Step back in time while enjoying a thoroughly modern approach to dining. Fine dining at Clontarf Castle takes place at the ultra contemporary Fahrenheit Restaurant. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Paul Devoy, the restaurant serves an A La Carte menu in the evenings plus all day dining on Sunday with the famous Clontarf Castle Sunday Lunch. You may spot award winning goat’s cheese from Clare, artisan charcuterie from north Cork, Wicklow Lamb, Irish Angus Beef, Castletownbere Crab, Roaringwater Bay Mussels, and many other numerous Irish specialities in season on this menu. Follow up with one of the house desserts or a superb selection of Irish cheeses on the cheeseboard, served with traditional oatcakes and homemade chutney.
Fusion Afternoon Tea at Indigo Lounge

Contemporary Casual Dining at The Indigo Lounge

Swish and stylish, this is a modern lounge serving a contemporary casual dining menu, and becoming quite a gathering spot for residents and regular visitors to the area. In food terms, you can start here at eight in the morning with coffee and house pastries, and go right through to the evening with an aperitif or glass of wine and some relaxed lounge food. A selection of casual dining dishes and snacks are available.
Gastro Pub Fare at Knights Bar in Clontarf Castle, Co Dublin

Gastro Bar Menu at Knights Bar

Knights Bar is more traditional in style, harking back to the castle’s medieval roots. Knight’s Bar is a great place to unwind with a drink or refreshments either during your stay at the castle, or with a group of friends if you’re in the area. Executive Chef, Paul Devoy has designed a menu showcase for the gastro pub culinary experience at the castle. Good homemade burgers, fish and chips, well aged prime Irish sirloin steak and slow cooked pulled pork are typical menu choices. Emphasis is placed on provenance of ingredients and presentation, to give something unique in casual gastro pub dining.

A Luxury Hotel Seamlessly Blending Old With New

Boutique Queen Room at Clontarf Castle Dublin

Stay at Clontarf Castle

Guests can expect a flawless service in atmosperic and characterful surroundings. Bedrooms range from generous Deluxe, to spacious Executive and truly extravagant Suites. At every level, opulence and modern chic is mixed throughout, from the top quality upholsteries to the soothing colour schemes. After a good night’s sleep in the room of your choice, a wonderful artisan breakfast awaits in the morning. Discover More About Clontarf Castle In Our Review Below.

Our Review of Clontarf Castle Hotel

How do you fancy staying in your own castle, located in the capital city of Ireland? For those who like a bit of history thrown into their overnight or holiday stay, Clontarf Castle in Dublin has as it all! 

There has been a castle on this site since 1172. But the location goes back before that, to the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. When Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, took on the mixed forces of the Norse, Irish and Vikings, in a battle which lasted from sunrise to sunset and killed almost 10,000 men. Brian Boru’s army won out, but the High King himself was killed on this momentous day.

Since then, the castle has been inhabited by royals and wealthy families alike. As Sales & Marketing Director Sandra Russell tells us ‘Clontarf Castle was owned by the  Vernon family  for over 300 years from the 1600’s, and their family crest is still present in the old part of the hotel. The Castle was rebuilt in the 1800’s, and in more modern times, was  restored and extended to become a luxury four star hotel which retains all the heritage and history of the building. The old part of the castle is a listed building, while the newer part is more contemporary and creative in style.’ 

Clontarf Castle also has a history of celebration. ‘There has always been a huge tradition  of music within the castle. From the early 1970’s till the late 1990’s it was a famous caberet venue, so music and live performance was very much part of the scene and still is.’ says Sandra. 

Since the late 90’s, Clontarf Castle has been operating as a luxury hotel which seamlessly blends old with new. Guests can expect a flawless service in atmospheric and characterful surroundings. Bedrooms range from generous Deluxe, to spacious Executive and truly extravagant Suites. At every level, opulence and modern chic is mixed from top quality upholsteries to soothing colour schemes. After a good night’s sleep in the room of your choice, a wonderful artisan breakfast awaits in the morning. General Manager Jason Ormston explains the Breakfast Experience at Clontarf Castle. 

‘We are very proud of our breakfast service. It combines an A La Carte menu with a suite of classic specials like Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale and French Toasts alongside our full Artisan Castle Breakfast Buffet. This reflects the journey through an old estate, and we’ve managed to recreate that with some really good old artefacts which contribute to the buffet presentation. We also place huge emphasis and pride of place on our homemade elements, like our muesli, jams and house breads and fresh juices. On the buffet we also have a full honeycomb of honey from Co. Meath. The honey drips down from the honeycoomb into a bowl and guests can help themselves. Our buffet looks spectacular and offers a real traditional food experience, so guests can really get the sense of the castle lifestyle through that.’ 

Fine dining at Clontarf Castle takes place at the ultra contemporary 2 AA Rosette awarded, Fahrenheit Restaurant. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Paul Devoy, the restaurant serves an A La Carte menu in the evenings plus all day dining on Sunday with the famous Clontarf Castle Sunday Lunch! 

Knights Bar is more traditional in style, harking back to the castle’s medieval roots. 

The mood changes at The Indigo Lounge. Swish and stylish, this is a modern lounge serving a contemporary casual dining menu and is becoming quite a gathering spot for residents and regular visitors to the area. 

Clontarf Castle offers full conference facilities, plus Event Management and Team Building Services. Those tying the knot can enjoy private dining for their guests, including a Civil Ceremony at the Castle, resident Wedding Co-Ordinator, a selection of wedding packages (minimum of 20 guests) and full wedding menu planning. 

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