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billups Feb 24, 2007 03:43 AM

Can anyone suggest restaurants in Donegal?

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    mick_t RE: billups Feb 27, 2007 06:46 AM

    Around Donegal Town there are a variety of place, some I've tried, and some I want to try!

    Aroma @ The Donegal Craft Village. Very small cafe, nice entrees and great deserts especially the Orange Cake, and decent coffee. Inexpensive. Say Hello to Jackie for me. ;)

    Blueberry on Bridge Street: Very good basic lunchs, great soups. Inexpensive.
    Also, on Bridge St, a very surprisingly good Italian place.

    Coxtowns Manor, near Ballintra: Old country Manor now owed by a Belgian. Food is supposed to be very good, all organic and much of it locally sourced. Place has a lot of charm & history. (Haven't tried it yet, but this summer I will).
    www.coxtownmanor.com/

    Harvey's Point @ Lough Eske. Belgian owned, french influenced cooking. Very good, Expensive, great views of the lake & mountains, but building a bit modern looking and out of place for such a senic spot.
    http://www.harveyspoint.com/

    St. Ernans (near the Donegal Craft Village). I haven't tried this, it's very expensive, food is supposed to be really good. It's on a island connected to the shore via a causeway. Also, supposed to be a romantic place to stay.
    http://www.sainternans.com/

    Castle Murray: Between Donegal Town & Killybegs, on St. John's Point. One of the nicest meals I've had in Donegal, & good service.. Price Mid-range. Nice views of Donegal Bay. Call ahead to book. Also, a high class B&B.
    http://www.castlemurray.com/site/inde...

    Burtonport, in the NW of the county: Skippers Tavern & The Lobster Pot are 2 good seafood place, maybe the best I've tried in Donegal. Skipper's is very informal, but I think some of the best seafood I'd tried in a long time. The chef is spot on, place feels more like a pub with grub that a restuarant, which show in the service & ambiance a bit, so it's not a romantic spot, but I really think the food is worth checking out (or it was 2 years ago). The Lobster Pot is a lot nice looking, and the owner is from the US, but I don't think the food is as good.
    http://www.burtonport.com

    If your in Letterkenny, there are 2 decent places down the bottom of main street, the Lemon Pepper and another place directly across the street (don't remember the name) that have been recommended to me.

    Luck! :)

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      billups RE: billups Mar 5, 2007 12:52 PM

      Thanks for the list which is much more than I have found in any guide book. Are you from Donegal Town?

      Catherine Billups

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        mick_t RE: billups Mar 9, 2007 03:14 PM

        Aye I'm originally from Donegal Town! ;)

        1. Irish Chef RE: billups Mar 15, 2007 08:16 AM

          rathmullan house, rathmullan, co. donegal
          www.rathmullanhouse.com

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