“Contemporary dining with bay views” - AA Inspector
LAHINCH, COUNTY CLARE
Our Inspector's view
Overlooking beautiful Liscannor Bay, this modern townhouse hotel is located right next to the world-famous Lahinch Golf Course. Vaughan Lodge’s stunning coastal position means the kitchen is blessed with a bountiful supply of excellent fish and seafood including daily landings of langoustine, lobster and scallops.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 50
- Wheelchair accessible
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 15
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 8
- Cuisine style: Modern French, Irish
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Discover County Clare
If you’re hoping to get married, but don’t have a partner, Lisdoonvarna in County Clare may be the place to start. Each year, this 19th-century spa town is home to a matchmaking festival. Tens of thousands of people come from all over the world to look for a partner, a good time, dancing, and live music; not necessarily all at once, or in that order.
The other thing you should come to Clare for, – although it isn’t quite as much of a craic – is The Burren, a place like nowhere else in Ireland. From the northwest corner of County Clare it rises as a cluster of grey-domed hills with terraced sides, whose western feet slope to the sea at Galway Bay. There are no bogs and very few pastures. Instead there are huge pavements of limestone called clints, their vertical fissures known locally as grimes. However bleak it appears, it is home to some wonderful plant life and there is evidence that people settled here as long ago as the Stone Age. Villages are scattered around the fringes: Ballyvaughan on the north coast, Doolin and Lisdoonvarna to the west, and Kilfenora with its Burren Visitor Centre in the south.
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