Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate’s Pullman restaurant, Galway was named Ireland's Fine Dining Restaurant at the Gold Medal Awards in association with Hotel & Catering Review magazine on Tuesday September 26th. Editor and Gold Medal Awards Judge, Sybil Mulcahy said: "The calibre of entries this year was incredible and we are delighted to see such a strong offering in our hospitality industry – it bodes extremely well for the tourism sector and for our economy as a whole.”

In its 29th Year, the Gold Medal Awards are intensely competitive; drawing entries from hundreds of hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, spas and catering businesses every year. Each entrant is thoroughly evaluated by members of the Gold Medal Awards judging panel who travel the length and breadth of the country over the course of the summer months to search for Ireland’s greatest purveyors of hospitality.
The Pullman Restaurant at the five star Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway, was recently awarded 2 AA Rosettes in recognition of their culinary excellence. Set aboard two carriages from the iconic Orient Express, the restaurant offers a unique dining experience as well as spectacular views across the Glenlo Abbey estate to nearby Lough Corrib.

“What a wonderful night for Glenlo Abbey and our team.  We are thrilled to receive such an accolade for The Pullman as we have worked so hard to establish our unique offering and up against some very tough competition in our winning category ” said General Manager, Rory O’Sullivan.

The Pullman Restaurant aboard The Orient Express at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Golf Course is open 7 days a week from March –October from 6.30pm and on selected evenings throughout November to February with alternative dining options in the newly refurbished River Room restaurant. Guests can look forward to some exceptional food matched with a unique dining experience this autumn/winter season.

For reservations and enquiries, please contact reception on +353 (0) 91 519600 or email


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