Top Choice Irish in Ardara

Nancy's Bar

This old-fashioned pub-restaurant, in the same family for seven generations, is one of the best local spots for trad-music sessions. It serves superb seafood and chowder and is also the best place in town for a soci…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dunfanaghy & Around


Looks unprepossessing from the outside, but owners Siobhan Sweeney and Peter Byrne are perfectionists who tend to every detail in Cove's art-filled dining room, and on your plate. The cuisine is fresh and inventive.…
Top Choice Seafood in Greencastle

Kealy's Seafood Bar

This bistro offers locally caught seafood so fresh you almost have to fight the harbourside seals for it. Its unpretentious nautical-style polished timber decor belies its numerous culinary awards. It’s a splendid s…
Top Choice Irish in Donegal Town

Olde Castle Bar

This ever-busy pub off the Diamond serves some of the area's best food. Look for upmarket classics such as Donegal Bay oysters, Irish stew, seafood platters (the €29 one is spectacular), plus steaks and burgers. The…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Letterkenny

Lemon Tree

White linen, pale walls and dark-wood trim give this restaurant a contemporary atmosphere. The innovative menu offers an excellent choice of fresh seafood, poultry and meat dishes sourced locally and prepared with F…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Rosguill Peninsula

Olde Glen Bar & Restaurant

Authentic down to its original 1700s stone floor, this traditional pub serves a fine pint. Its farmhouse-style restaurant serves outstanding blackboard specials. Food is sourced locally so expect top-quality seafood…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Buncrana

Beach House

With picture windows overlooking the lough, this aptly named cafe-restaurant can easily be your destination for the day. The seasonal menu focuses on simple flavours superbly executed. There's everything from burger…
Top Choice Irish in Kilcar, Carrick & Around

Ti Linn Cafe

This artisan cafe and crafts gallery in the Slieve League Cliffs Centre has excellent coffee. It has fine baked goods, sandwiches and hot lunches too.
Top Choice Modern Irish in Burtonport & Kincasslagh

Danny Minnie's Restaurant

A beacon of family-run fine dining since 1962, this very popular village restaurant is known for food that's inventive and seasonal. The chef is Brian O'Donnell, who has a Gaeltacht cooking show on Irish TV. Antique…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dunfanaghy & Around

Starfish Cafe & Bistro

Pretty in blue, this fresh and cheery bistro excels from breakfast through lunch. On dinner nights, expect seasonal surprises and the seafood and beef are sourced locally. At any time the baked goods beguile – how a…