The Cross Guns

Butlerstown, Navan C15C659
$$$ European Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

Led by Owners, Dermot McDonnell and James Sharkey our ambition is a simple one - to exceed the expectations every time. By working with local suppliers, and employing local faces to deliver the friendliest service he ensures that his customers come back again and again. Serving food from Thursday to Sunday, the traditional Irish Bar is also open on those days.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Butlerstown, Navan C15C659
  • Cross Street: Castletown
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | European | French | International | Irish |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Private Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: +353469001918
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Famous Chef, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Tasting Menu, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Chef’s Table, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6 Course Tasking Menu 16:00 - 21:00
A la carte 16:00 - 21:00
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
Friday
6 Course Tasting Menu 16:00 - 21:00
A la carte 17:00 - 22:00
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
Saturday
A la carte 12:00 - 16:00
6 Course Tasting Menu 12:00 - 21:00
A la carte 17:00 - 22:00
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
Sunday
A la carte 13:00 - 16:00
6 Course Tasting Menu 12:00 - 21:00
A la carte 17:00 - 21:00
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 906 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2022
Thomas K.
We had a wonderful meal - thank you Chef Thomas for the incredible food and it made it special by meeting you and hearing your passion for food - 100% quality

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Value: 8/10
Sep 27, 2022
Jonathan H.
Fantastic food, wonderful host and great service

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Sep 26, 2022
Stephanie L.
What a wonderful treat - highly recommend!

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Aug 29, 2022
John C.
Everything was excellent…. I am looking forward to my next visit…the care displayed by Chef Visiting each table and chatting with his guests was very thoughtful and touching… looking forward to my return

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2022
Roisin M.
The food was absolutely first class and the service was impeccable. We were so happy with our evening and thought it was a lovely touch that the chef Thomas came out to meet and greet guests.

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Aug 28, 2022
Sean M.
Everything was perfect!

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Aug 22, 2022
Peter K.
Probably would have liked a better reception. The lady we first met was withdrawn and seemed inconvenienced with us arriving. However the rest of the staff really made up for her. Looking forward to being back. Thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2022
Brian F.
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Jul 11, 2022
Audrone S.
It’s was fantastic food!!! Everything perfect

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May 18, 2022
Artur K.
The service was excellent! Lovely food

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May 03, 2022
James C.
Chef Thomas, Dermot and staff created a memorable experience... I will be back

Overall: 10/10
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May 03, 2022
Shay D.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Fantastic menu choice and a great dining experience.

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May 01, 2022
Susan I.
Superb standard of food, one of the best meals I have ever had. Thomas is a talented Chef. Friendly & efficient staff, Lisa & Leanne looked after us so well. I cannot wait for my next visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Sharon C.
Best restaurant within 50 kilometres. The meal is always pleasant with surprises at every turn. Chef Thomas takes pride in his work and wants every experience to be one to be enjoyed and remembered.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Barry N.
The food was absolutely amazing, well worth a visit!!

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Apr 05, 2022
Andy D.
Thank you all for a lovely afternoon. Excellent all round.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 03, 2022
Julija S.
Fantastic food and great service. Definitely recommend this place to my friends and I will visit this place again soon. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Mar 28, 2022
Ronan O.
Food was outstanding, service was warm and welcoming. They made mothers day meal and lovely and memorable occasion

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2022
Emer D.
All round very enjoyable experience

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Feb 11, 2022
Grainne D.
Delicious food . Lovely staff . Great night out

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Feb 10, 2022
Niamh M.
Everything was perfect. Staff and food were both excellent!

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Feb 03, 2022
Teresa C.
Tasty food, friendly staff, cosy atmosphere and good value, will definitely return.

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Jan 31, 2022
Mary G.
Our experience in Cross Guns was so enjoyable. The food is exquisite & I can recommend the vegan choices. The chef ensured we were happy with our menu choices and all the staff were so professional while remaining friendly and hospitable.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2022
Ollie M.
The new menu was amazing. The scallops were incredible. The tarte tatine was a fine finish to a fantastic meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jan 25, 2022
Maria M.
The meal was great, disappointing that the skins were off the starter menu , the main course steak was just remarkable, bit disappointed with the dessert, just felt it was a little pricie.... but we will definitely be back for a special occasion, everyone was so Friendly and look after every request we asked for to the highest standard , we have already recommended your restaurant to family and friends, thank you for a great evening,

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 24, 2022
James C.
Fantastic evening in Cross Guns, wonderful food, setting, service and atmosphere. Had a drink in the bar afterwards in the bar which was very cosy. Highly recommend and will be back. Also nice to see the chef, a very friendly man who is proud of his menu and food. First time visitor but will definitely be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 23, 2022
Kayleigh L.
Fantastic food every time

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Jan 21, 2022
Sarah K.
Gorgeous restaurant, really lovely atmosphere, service was a little slow, but it was a new menu and we were in no hurry, so it really didn’t spoil anything. Staff and chef are really friendly, overall a lovely evening

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2022
Trevor B.
An new early bird menu to give greater choice so I can enjoy chicken on pervious menu was available not on new menu unable to mix and match to individual requirements it would be great if chicken was available on all menus

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 27, 2021
Emma O.
We had a fabulous meal with our family on Christmas eve. Food was amazing. Best of luck with the new chef hes very talented.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 17, 2021
Aoife O.
A fantastic first visit, will definately be back

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 17, 2021
Annemarie c.
We had a fabulous evening. Invited to sit by fire, which was perfect. Beautiful food! The chef is an artist

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2021
Marnie C.
Absolutely delicious food. Love the new chef. Food was just out of thulis world. Great sevice and friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2021
Fiona K.
I couldn’t fault anything it was perfect!!

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Nov 19, 2021
Shane B.
Steak is lovely, staff are lovely. Chef sent out a prestarter to try. Table was decorated for our anniversary dinner. Great Evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 01, 2021
Dagger C.
100%. A try for everyone. Definitely going back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
Michelle C.
Excellent service from start to finish, we will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 03, 2021
Leanne S.
Beautiful food. Impeccable service. Restaurant is absolutely stunning!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2021
Laurence C.
I've just come in from New York and went to dinner with my family here in Ireland. I was very impressed with the ordering process the attention of the staff and of course the food and the ambience were just awesome. I've already told some of the friends I grew up with here about your place and you should be having more guests. We certainly will visit when I come back in the spring time

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2021
Claire T.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit - food and service fantastic & very helpful & friendly staff- would like a more varied dessert menu!!!!! but wouldn’t fault it for that. Thank you. We will be back !

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Sep 25, 2021
Rosaleen M.
We loved everything about it .The waitresses especially Grace was so friendly. Food was fantastic and atmosphere fantastic also .we cant wait to go back. Thank you all.

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Aug 31, 2021
Tom M.
Everything was perfect felt safe plenty of space between the table very friendly staff our waitress Leanna made sure we were well looked after also like to thank James for the nice touch it was our anniversary and dermot for his time to make sure everything was perfect the food was excellent as usual plenty of everything no complaints at all just a beautiful evening spent at the cross guns will be back next week

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Aug 27, 2021
Martina M.
What a beautiful restaurant, the service was super friendly and incredibly efficient . The food was simply delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2021
Tom B.
Food was excellent. Staff really friendly and efficient. Very comfortable.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2021
Berniece C.
The Food and Staff were amazing. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2021
Wendy P.
We wanted an outdoor table and we were given one. It was a bit hilarious because the rain was pouring down and it wasn't warm but the staff moved a gas flame into our section, which was cheery. We had rugs so were cosy. We ordered steak on a stone. Turned out to be an excellent choice in terms of how tasty it was and because the stone was radiating heat

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2021
Linda W.
Absolute gem of a find, everything from start to finish was excellent. Could not fault it in any way. Definitely will be on our calendar for a visit every few weeks.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Isobell L.
Lovely food, lovely staff, lovely venue

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Aug 02, 2021
Sharon D.
Can't believe this place is literally on my doorstep. Only 15 mins away . Staff could not have been more friendly. Food was delish

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 31, 2021
Lindsey W.
Great food, service as always. Great new outdoor/indoor dining experience, well done.