The Munster Room

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, The Island, Waterford, Ireland
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The Munster Room: Waterford

The Munster Room

The award-winning Munster Room Restaurant in Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort has been awarded many accolades, from 2 AA Rosettes to most recently a place on McKenna's 100 Best Restaurants 2019. With its warm ambience, wonderful oak panelled walls, ornate ceiling, and further complemented by an extensive wine cellar and exciting seasonal menus.

Using the finest local produce, gifted head chef Michael Thomas and his culinary team continually create dishes with intense flavours that will tantalize and satisfy every food lover's palate and create a truly memorable fine dining experience.

Type of Cuisine: Irish / European / Contemporary
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  • Restaurant Features
  • 2 AA Rosettes Awarded for Culinary Excellence
  • Fine Dining Hotel of the Year (Munster) 2019
  • Set on enchanted 310-acre private Island
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Exciting seasonal menus
  • Truly memorable fine dining experience
The Munster Room: Please share your dining experience
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September 2021
Eire at it's best. Outstanding service, room, dining impeccable staff and the beauty is so Erin go bragh
July 2021
We stayed at the Waterford Castle Hotel on the 26th June 2021. We had a lovely stay food staff and room were all excellent, lovely walks on the grounds we also got beautiful weather very relaxing.
September 2020
We had the pleasure of dining here as part of our recent stay. The restaurant was wonderfully clean and well presented. The staff were friendly and attentive. Covid guidelines were strictly adhered to but not intimidatingly so. Service was prompt, at no time were we left waiting. We chose the fine dining menu and were not disappointed. One or two items didn't suit my own palate but that cannot take away from the quality of ingredients and the dish. An amuse bouche of beetroot and mozzarella began our meal. I am not a fan of beetroots earthy flavour my husband however adored it. Starters were scallops for the gent and a raviolo for myself. Both delicious. Especially the scallops. A wonderful palate cleanser of lemon sorbet and gin syrup followed. This was beautiful and I was tempted to ask for a repeat for dessert. For mains my husband had the duck breast in a red wine reduction. I opted for fillet of beef cooked Blue. The chef did not disappoint. I often find when I request this it's simply served rare but not this time. A perfect sear on the outside to contrast the body of the beef. Vegtables were kept simple but appropriate. Creamed Potatoes and a medley of carrots, parsnips and I am told cauliflower.
For dessert I opted for a selection of Irish cheeses which was generous enough for two. While my husband opted for what could only be described as a symphony of chocolate. All of this was washed down with a very tasty Malbec. As it was our anniversary we received some wonderfully themed petite fours not only in our room but also with our meal. All in all top marks. Looking forward to a return trip already.
September 2020
We ate here on 2 nights and had the early bird menu and the fine dining menu both were excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful
June - 2019
"Excellent food, service and wine"
Had the early bird here recently, at €40 more expensive than a normal early bird but very worthwhile and enjoyable with excellent friendly but professional service in a beautiful dining room in the castle.
March - 2019
"Excellent castle dining experience. Well worth the price!"
This is the best restaurant in the Munster region. Dinner is 60 euro per person but well worth the price. We were staying at the castle and retired to our room afterwards but even if you are not staying at the castle it is a great place to have a meal.
Alan MIreland
May - 2018
"Fine dining indeed"
The first recommendation is to check beforehand if The Munster Room Restaurant is open to the public since it is often closed for private events. My wife and I finally made it there to eat. We had been to Waterford Castle several times in the last few years for Afternoon Tea (also highly recommended) so we already knew that the environment would be conducive to a fine meal.

The service from start to finish was perfect. The menu for the three-course meal (€60 per person + drinks) is varied enough for the odd visit - I assume however that it changes periodically. In between the 3 courses there are also little "tasters". The food was simply excellent, without exception.
Deborah WNew Zealand
February - 2018
"Fairy tale experience"
Had an amazing meal with attentive and knowledgable staff- excellent food.Great atmosphere and lovely to walk around the castle grounds before dinner and have a pre dinner drink in front of the grand fireplace.