Indigo Lounge at Clontarf Castle

Home / Place / Indigo Lounge Clontarf Castle

If you’re looking for a hip place to meet the buds on Dublin’s northside, we might just have the answer.
Indigo Lounge at historic Clontarf Castle ticks all the boxes.

Read Our Review


Marrying Traditional and Contemporary Food

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. Also the place to enjoy the exclusive Clontarf Castle Fusion Tea, a unique take on traditional Afternoon Tea. Discover More About Indigo Restaurant In Our Review Below.
Clontarf Castle Good Food Ireland - Fahrenheit Restaurant

Fine Dining in 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 Stuart Heeney, the restaurant serves an A La Carte menu in the evenings plus all day dining on Sunday with the famous Clontarf Castle Sunday Lunch.
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. A new gastro bar menu and traditional carvery has something to please all tastes.

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 breakfast awaits in the morning.

Sample Menu

Head Chef: 

Stuart Heeney

Sample Menu PDF: 

Our Review of Indigo Lounge at Clontarf Castle

If you’re looking for a hip place to meet the buds on Dublin’s northside, we might just have the answer.

Indigo Lounge at historic Clontarf Castle ticks all  the boxes. This lounge may well be situated in a historic castle with centuries of history, but Indigo bucks the trend of castle mania in decor terms, in favour of adopting a quirky interior design style worthy of a chic Parisian bar.  As it’s name suggests, indigo blues and violets dominate the colour scheme. Red crystal chandeliers and glass mozaic columns add a bit of glam. We love the mix of disco glitz meets Baroque furnishings in the Queene Anne inspired furnishings.  A row of elegant well padded high stools at the bar, with comfortable lounge chairs, sofas and  wooden tables characteristic of the period feature across the main lounge space.

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. But the one thing you really shouldn’t miss here is Indigo’s Fusion Afternoon Tea.  
What is a Fusion AfternoonTea? We thought we would leave that to Clontarf Castle’s General Manager Jason Ormston to explain! He says, ‘Afternoon Tea has become very popular again in hotel lounges. We saw an opportunity to create something unique at Indigo. We wanted a fine balance of the time honoured with  the contemporary, so that both would be equally prominent. We felt it would be wonderful to pay respects to the tradition of Afternoon Tea, but to introduce a new twist.

For example, instead of white linen on the tables, as is usual, we use beautiful handmade table runners in shades of raspberry and pink. We have swapped the formal tiered cake stands for open sided wooden tiered display boxes, which present the two courses of savoury and sweet tea time treats in a very different way. The familiar Afternoon Tea foods are also given a different edge. For example, we have taken the ham finger sandwich concept and created from that a flaked ham hock on a brioche bun, topped with crispy onion, for something very different indeed. Our Fusion Tea marries all the aspects of the familiar ceremony and foods of Afternoon Tea, but has it’s own individual style. We think of it as a genuine fusion of traditional flavours with contemporary style.’  

We couldn’t agree more Jason! Indigo also makes a fab space for the 'day after the wedding' party or a special celebration party. It opens out on to a gorgeous decking terrace, where you can enjoy private dining with the Indigo barbecue experience. No ordinary barbecue, as Jason says, this is a gourmet feast cooked over the coals outdoors.  Choose from the Deluxe Menu or the Indulgence Menu. You’re not going to be disappointed with either!

Perfect for an after wedding feast for guests who stay on, or for family celebrations and gatherings and business get-togethers.

Discover Clontarf Castle, Knights Bar and Farenheit Restaurant

Clontarf Castle Hotel
Castle Avenue
D03 W5N0ClontarfDublin
  • artisan_foods

    A number of years ago, West Cork was lucky enough to be hit by the powerhouse that is Ruth Healy.

    Bandon, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Artisan | Fishy Fishy Shop & Chippie

    Martin and Marie Shanahan are seafood heroes,  and their famous daytime restaurant in this pretty harbour town  was f

    Kinsale, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Artisan | On The Pigs Back Douglas

    On The Pig’s Back has been an essential ingredient of the English Market for years.  The place would be lost without

    Douglas, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Artisan | Farmgate Midleton

    If there’s one thing Farmgate’s owner Máróg O’Brien possesses in abundance, it’s a passion for great food.

    Midleton, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Artisan | Tom Durcan Meats

    Tom Durcan, craft butcher of over twenty five years experience, is a master of spiced beef. It has won him many honours. This fine Cork speciality is the underlining product at his butcher’s stall in the English market. Tom’s career began as a youngster, when he took a summer job in a butcher’s shop during school holidays. The experience proved invaluable. Working with an experienced butcher with his own slaughter house provided what Tom describes as a ‘fantastic education’ for the young novice in how to source animals, and the ground rules for good butchery.

    Cork, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Artisan | Springfort Hall Shop & Cafe

    The brightly painted Springfort Hall shop front on the main street in Mallow is eye-catching and attractive.

    Mallow, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Artisan | Toons Bridge Dairy Food Shop

    Toon’s Bridge Dairy has become famous for it’s cheeses, made from milk supplied by local cow's and sheep's milk farme

    Macroom, Cork
  • artisan_foods

    Shannen Keane’s Diva Cafe and Coffee House in Ballinspittle is joined by Diva Deli and Bakery just across the road.

  • Affordable Relaxation at Jim Edwards

    You might just decide to make a night of it once you get to Jim Edward's, Dinner and room packages here can't be beaten!

    Kinsale, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Producers | Ummera Smoked Products

    Anthony Creswell's award winning Ummera Smokehouse situated in peaceful, rural West Cork, by the banks of the Argidee

    Timoleague, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Producer | Ryans Arbutus Bread

    Declan Ryan was well known some years ago as a chef/restaurateur.

    Cork, Cork
  • food_producers

    West Cork has long been a trailblazing region for new artisan food production. Toons Bridge Dairy takes it's name from the nearby bridge over the River Toon, in a small and picturesque hamlet in the Macroom countryside in West Cork.

  • food_producers

    Skeaghanore duck meat is reared using natural farming methods which result in tender, tasty and succulent meat.

    Ballydehob, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Pubs and Bars | Cronin's Pub

    Lots of seafood to be enjoyed outside in summer, and in winter, doorstep sandwiches and comforting hot soups and stews.

    Crosshaven, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Pubs and Bars | Jim Edwards - Bar

    One of the original bars of a town which has the sea at its heart with a casual dining menu served every day.

    Kinsale, Cork
  • Good Food Ireland | Pubs and Bars | The Crookhaven Inn

    Crookhaven in West Cork lies just off the Mizen Head Drive. Wild terrain. Mountains and ocean mix magnificently.

    Mizen Peninsula, Cork
  • The River Lee Hotel Cork

    Residents and visitors to The River Lee Hotel in Cork city can enjoy the relaxed ambience and contemporary feel of Terrace on the Weir.

    Cork, Cork