The Lodge Restaurant at Vaughan Lodge Lahinch has a reputation for fine food and seafood, and provides the village’s premier fine dining venue. Michael’s Uncle, Eamonn Vaughan and his wife Rita ran the very popular Mr Eamonn’s in the village for many years. The strong tradition and popularity of the Vaughans continues.

This popular Lahinch restaurant opens for breakfast and dinner only but is available by appointment for private bookings for Lunch, Weddings and other Celebrations.

Chef de Cuisine is Dan O’Brien who hails from Kerry and is as talented a chef as we have met in our long careers. Dan has a simple but elegant approach to food and his flavours and matching of ingredients is sublime. This is elegant dining at a fair price and is considered a treat locally.

We are blessed with a plentiful supply of fish locally which varies from day to day but will often include Halibut, Hake, Scallops, Langoustine, Lobster, Sole, Sea Bream and other local specials each day. We are happy to make arrangements for special orders a day in advance.

The restaurant is smart casual in style – shorts are not normally worn but otherwise there is no stipulation.

A modest list of about 80 wines specially selected by Michael is available

Recommended by

  • Georgina Campbell’s Guide to Ireland
  • The Bridgestone 100 best places to stay and dine
  • Trip Advisor members
  • Michelin Guide
  • Fodors


  • Please Note: The restaurant is open 5 nights a week. Normally Tuesday through to Saturday nights. Please contact the hotel for exact details at time of booking.