Dungeon Bar & Grill at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
Killiney , Dublin,
Telephone: +353 (0)1 230 5400
Fitzpatrick Killiney Castle perched high on a hill with views down over Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Bay has always been a very popular spot with South County Dubliners. There are tw...
How to get there
From Dalkey Village go up Dalkey Avenue - Castle is on the left at the start of Killiney Hill Road.
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Dungeon Bar & Grill
Open Mon - Sat 5 - 11 pm
Dinner Friday& Saturday
Brunch Sunday 12.30 - 3 pm
Dungeon Bar & Grill
Casual Grill Bar Food
A La Carte
Dungeon Mains €15.95 - €27.95
2/3 Course €20/€25
PJs Table d’Hote
1/2/3 Course €32/45 + 10% Service Charge.
Brunch & Lunch options
Yes - Excellent €4.95/€12.95
Number of Covers
Resident Pianist on Friday and Saturday nights.
About The Restaurant
Fitzpatrick Killiney Castle perched high on a hill with views down over Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Bay has always been a very popular spot with South County Dubliners. There are two dining options at the Castle.
We often pop up to their Dungeon Bar & Grill for a relaxed bite to eat either with the family or friends. It is one of those lovely places which does good food in a great atmosphere and with absolutely no pressure – its amazing what well known local celebreties you see in their too for their quiet nosh.
Starters are generally under a tenner, apart from pan fried crab claws, and include Irish smoked salmon with red onion, capers, lemon and lovely brown bread. They also do the all time favourites of Chicken Wings, Caprese tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella olive salad, and Tempura of Prawns with a Thai sweet chilli sauce.
Last time I was there I had a lovely Tiger Prawn Noodle Salad to start.
Mains include Pasta and that very often forgotten but simple sophisticated dish of an Omelette with a choice of fillings. Dungeon Fish & Chips are excellent and come with mushy peas and tartare sauce whilst an Irish salmon steak is with Dill mustard and new potatoes. Another popular stalwart is Chicken Maryland. All of these are priced in or around €16.95/€17.95 mark. From the meat and grills section they do a great Half Pounder with a choice of fixin’s – Dungeon Pepper Sauce, Hawaiian Pineapple &Thousand Island Dressing, Traditional Bacon & Cheddar and Castle Guacamole & Jalapenos – my favourite. They do a great Dungeon Mixed Grill and steaks – 8oz Fillet, 10 oz Sirloin and 16 oz T-Bone – all well under €30. They also do a fantastic Value Menu 2/3 courses at €20/€25. Apart from that they do a cracking children's meu with a very wide choice for either the younger ones using what I call real food and dishes from pasta to burgers to darne of salmon to a brace of lamb chops.
The Castle’s more formal PJ’s Restaurant has a superb fine dining menu and you can have as many courses as you wish, or just have one course. Starters include Pan roasted Quail with glazed Bourbon and Maple Syrup, on sun –kissed tomato risotto. Seared West Cork Scallops are with an anise and citrus veloute glaze whilst poached asparagus spears are served with a Champagne Hollandaise. Wild Game Terrine comes with a home-made plum and spiced apple chutney and sesame crostinis.
Mains at PJ’s have all the goodies – some dishes carry a supplment – to the menu price. Grilled turbot is with melted marjoram butter, fresh tomato and coriander salsa whilst panfried fillet of seabass is on a bed of chorizo and French bean saute with a lemongrass beurre blanc. Game in season always features at PJ’s including roasted tarragon pheasant breast served innovatively by Chef Dempsey with leek and pancetta risotto and curry oil. You can also have that great traditional and favourite dish of Steak Rossini – most people love this classic of Aged Irish Fillet Steak served on a celeriac and potato rosti, with forest mushroom jus and seared foie gras. PJ's doesn't open every night so do check - it is generally open during the season from June to December on Friday and Saturday nights, and for Brunch from 12.30 to 3 pm on Sundays.
In both the Dungeon and PJ’s, the desserts are delicious – think of chocolate date pudding served with a warm chocolate ganache and Crème Chantilly are maybe an individual Baked Alaska – wow. Oh yes, and the wine is great too, and they make good cocktails.
So, the Castle is your oyster, great dining in a great atmosphere.
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