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Ashford Castle-George V Restaurant

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Hart50 Jul 22, 2012 07:23 PM

Has anyone eaten recently in Ashford Castle's George V dining room?
I ask because they require a jacket and tie and I'm wondering if it is worth the effort to dress up for dinner.
Thanks in advance.

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    Harters RE: Hart50 Jul 23, 2012 04:41 AM

    Gosh, how archaic. For me, it'd never be worth it.

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      sonomajom RE: Harters Jul 23, 2012 08:38 AM

      That's not uncommon in high end restaurants in europe. I haven't eaten there recently but by chance some friends said this w'end they had eaten there several months ago and found it very good

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        Harters RE: sonomajom Jul 23, 2012 08:54 AM

        It's very uncommon in Europe in my experience. And my experience of living in Europe is all of my 61 years and includes eating at all levels of restaurant, up to and including Michelin 3 star.

        Of course, I can only speak about those countries with which I'm most familiar - France, Belgium, Ireland, Cyprus, Netherlands, UK, Malta, Spain, Italy.

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          BrianGilligan RE: Harters Jul 23, 2012 09:35 AM

          I'm not aware of any other restaurant in Ireland that actually requires you to wear a jacket and tie. There are a few where many guests would wear a jacket, but ties are a fairly rare sight these days.
          P.S. I didn't have to wear a tie at the Georges V in Paris, so why it would be required in County Mayo is hard to understand.

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            Hart50 RE: BrianGilligan Jul 25, 2012 08:46 AM

            Thanks, archaic indeed. I guess I'll have to decide when I get there.

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