Donegal Town has a good and varied selection of restaurants to cater for all tastes. Being a western atlantic harbour town, most of the restaurants offer an excellent selection of seafood dishes with fish coming from the nearby fishing town of Killybegs. As Donegal Bay has some of the cleanest tidal waters in Ireland, the locally caught Oysters, Mussels, Crab and Lobster are of the highest quality. There are three local butchers in Donegal Town and all the restaurants are also very proud to offer the highest quality local meats, with local beef, lamb, pork and poultry served on all menus. During the month of August the town is host to A Taste of Donegal Food Festival, which is recognised as one of the leading food festivals in Ireland.
Olde Castle Bar & Red Hugh Restaurant
A landmark building located right in the middle of Donegal Town beside a marvelous example of 19th-century architecture (the Church of Ireland), and standing in the shadow of the most famous monument Donegal has to offer (the castle of Red Hugh O’Donnell).
The Olde Castle Bar & Fish Dock Restaurant provides outstanding hospitality and the finest of food and drink and emphasizes local meats and seafood; the restaurant also uses locally sourced produce and ingredients whenever possible.
La Bella Donna Restaurant
La Bella Donna Restaurant is an authentic Italian restaurant situated near the Bridge in Donegal Town. With its elegantly furnished interior, spacious bar and ambient atmosphere, everyone will feel at home in this little corner of Italy down by the river. You can choose from an extensive selection of pasta, pizza, salads, steaks, chicken and seafood, all complimented by Fine Wines from Europe and across the world, and to finish, Italian Desserts and freshly ground coffee. When in Donegal Town, a visit to La Bella Donna is a must. Why not visit our website www. labelladonnarestaurant.com to peruse our menu and party menu.
Lough Eske Castle Hotel
The establishments in the Lough Eske Castle Hotel offer culinary delights prepared by experts, paired with authentic hospitality and exceptional service. The Gallery Bar and the Oak Bar, along with Cedars Grill Restaurant, celebrate food and drink with Irish exuberance and indomitable good cheer.
Cedars Grill offers a stunning dining room and beautiful slate terrace, perfect for lingering to admire the spectacular grounds surrounding the castle.
The Sandhouse hotel is home to two award-winning restaurants offering the finest in local cuisine with a commitment to quality and service, in the most splendid surroundings. Each dining room (The Seashell & The Glasshouse) offers locally sourced quality cuisine, outstanding service and traditional hospitality for which the Sandhouse is renowned, amongst visitors and locals alike. Resident Chef John Robert McGarrigle presides over the cuisine, bringing fifteen years of experience in the Sandhouse and his familiarity with local farmers, fishermen and producers to create dishes and menus which are defined by their locally sourced, wonderfully fresh ingredients.
The Market House Restaurant offers the finest Food & Drink in Donegal Town in comfort and style with an array of differently styled eating areas to suit your taste and all amenable for any occasion and party size.
The specialty seafood comes straight from the boats in Killybegs, Dairy from local Donegal pastures. Beef, lamb and pork raised within a few kilometers for Donegal town, all expertly prepared, then served simply, and fresh as can be.
Harvey’s Point Hotel
The Lakeside Restaurant offers a unique type of kitchen that allows guests to see the dishes as they are being prepared. The views offered across Lough Eske are outstanding, and paired with the very best in personal service; Harvey’s Point Hotel is well able to hold its own against any other gastronomic experience in Ireland.
The Central Hotel
A relaxed and cozy experience in fine dining, the restaurants in the Central Hotel offer a range of culinary pleasures. The Just Williams Bistro, open for breakfast and lunch, and the Upper Deck both offer a casual dining experience and menu.
Simple Simons, Donegal TownSimple Simon Natural Foods is located at The Diamond, Donegal Town. There is a deli to the front of the health shop selling home made gluten free cakes, breads and scones made daily. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-6pm.
Weavers Loft, Magee of Donegal
The Weavers Loft is a cafe situated in Magee of Donegal. Fabulous fresh food is served here daily, from Soup to sandwiches, wraps and paninis along with Salads and Main Courses.
The Old Stone
Mill Park Hotel Bar & Restaurant
Along with a fantastic restaurant offering a sumptuous dinner menu, Mill Park Hotel houses a traditional café, which is available for lunch, dinner, and an assortment of drinks at the bar.
(+353) 74 972 2880
Mains €10 – 25
12.30pm – 9.30pm Monday to Saturday
12.30pm – 9pm Sunday
The Harbour Restaurant
The Harbour Restaurant provides a superior dining experience at a reasonable price in the heart of Donegal Town.
The popularity of this unique restaurant is based on a great selection of home cooked food, relaxing ambience and decor along with spacious tables and private booths.
Their food is made using the highest quality local ingredients. Their wines are picked for taste and value and served by the bottle or glass. They also have a fully licensed bar.
The Harbour Restaurant have Private Rooms available for functions and events.
+353 (074) 972 1702
Mains €13 – €30
Monday to Saturday 5pm – 9pm
Sunday 1pm – 9pm
Chandpur Indian Restaurant and Takeaway
Chandpur Indian Restaurant and Takeaway is a Multi Award Winning Bangladeshi owned restaurant, situated just off the Main Street.
Rana and Susan, a husband and wife team have created something special with the beautifully decorated restaurant in modern Indian Décor which is bright and colourful, full of deep reds and pinks.
The large restaurant comes alive with atmosphere and you can enjoy all the classics of an Indian Restaurant from your Korma to your Jalfrezi, however Rana has added many special dishes.
Choose from Seafood, Lamb, Chicken and Vegetarian choices. Set Menus with Wine, Early Bird, Children’s Menus an “All you can Eat Sunday Buffet” European choices and an extensive Wine and Beer Menu.
This waterside restaurant offers stunning views of Donegal Bay and of Bell’s Isle in a cosy contemporary environment with west-facing windows which frame a beautiful Donegal sunset out over the bay.
Award winning chef owners and managers Debbie O Reilly and Jo Roarty will greet you with a warm Donegal welcome with their emphasis on championing local produce, maintaining sustainability and an ethos of delivering nutritious, flavoursome food at affordable prices in a casual friendly atmosphere.