George V Dining Room

Dine like royalty

Ashford Castle has been hosting distinguished guests for almost 800 years – one of the most prominent being the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England. In honour of his visit in 1905, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name proudly to this day.

The graceful setting, with rich, panelled walls and twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestows a grand sense of occasion. Our resident pianist plays softly in the background while you relax and enjoy exceptional dishes from the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Philippe Farineau, recently awarded two rosettes by the AA Hospitality Awards, combined with much loved recipes of Beatrice Tollman and complemented by a fine selection of wines from Head Sommelier Paul Fogerty.

Recently, George V Dining Room earned Wine Spectator’s 2020 Best of Award of Excellence.

Please note: This restaurant is currently only open to residents of the castle.

Whet your appetite 

Choose from dishes such as our Slow Roasted Rib of Beef from our carving trolley served with a homemade béarnaise sauce and a red wine and shallot jus. To end your meal an array of tempting desserts await including a decadent chocolate Bavarois made using our own chocolate, Legend, created in collaboration with Valrhona served with estate grown crabpear gel, chocolate cremeux and pear and vanilla sorbet and salted chocolate crisp. 

Please note a dinner jacket is required for Gentlemen and tie requested for the George V Dining Room.

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday:

Breakfast: 7.30am - 10.30am (summer)
8am - 10.30am (winter)
(served until 11am on weekends)

Dinner: 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Telephone: + 353 94 954 6003

Executive Chef: Philippe Farineau
Restaurant Manager: Robert Bowe
Head Sommelier: Paul Fogerty

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