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Jul 22, 2012 07:23 PM

Ashford Castle-George V Restaurant

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

    4 Replies
    1. re: Harters

      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

      1. re: sonomajom

        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.

        1. re: Harters

          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.

          1. re: BrianGilligan

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