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Pats on the Square

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9 Market Square | Donegal, Letterkenny ROI, Ireland
+353 74 912 4901
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5:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 9:00 am
Tue - Wed 5:00 am - 9:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: We are in the Market square, right in the centre of town, half way down the...
We are in the Market square, right in the centre of town, half way down the main street. We are a 50 seater restaurant, recently renovated. The kitchen and foyer are downstairs and the restaurant is upstairs. We are a bistro style establishment, we serve pizza, pasta, steak, fish, chicken and salads. Our emphasis is on fresh, local and organic where possible. We have been in the same building for 30 years and are family run.
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in town.

Food and service always excellent. Mary the joined owner is very hands on here and some how she still finds time to go round the tables and have alittle chat with every1. It is a credit to herself and pat that pats on the square is still going strong after 32 yrs. It is said if you want to know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paul D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food and service always excellent. Mary the joined owner is very hands on here and some how she still finds time to go round the tables and have alittle chat with every1. It is a credit to herself and pat that pats on the square is still going strong after 32 yrs. It is said if you want to know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate in this restaurant in early summer. It was out of this world. Mary had plenty of time to talk to us although the restaurant was fairly busy. Delighted to hear that they grow the ingredients organically and have full control of the origins of their food. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We only booked 2 hours in advance but got a table for 4 on a Saturday night. We had to wait 45 minutes for our table in a very small corner outside the kitchen and were about to leave when we were showed to our table. The food was fabulous and the staff were lovely and very apologetic. Too be... More 

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Thank olivia k
Letterkenny, Ireland
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Called her for dinner a few days before Xmas, the staff were friendly and helpful. The venison croquettes for starters were delicious. The duck was lovely too with almond croquettes and Brussels sprouts. Hadn't been in ages but was delighted to go back. The waitresses made it a perfect night.

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Thank Anastacia R
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I went here with very high expectations after getting a recommendation for it from my hotel! It did not disappoint. A tip for anyone going though, just get the pizza, although the pasta is good it is not nearly as great as the pizza is! Would strongly recommend to book in advance too as we saw multiple people getting turned... More 

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Thank PaulAllll
Donegal, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Good food, casual atmosphere and friendly staff, the place to go to catch up with friends over a glass of wine and a pizza.

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1 Thank Fiona B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice staff. Food lovely and atmosphere. We were there on a Thursday night. Both pasta dishes lovely and desert was yummy.

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1 Thank Gilly M
Ireland
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This restaurant is small, with tables close together; however, this just adds to the charm and authenticity of this Italian. Food is absolutely delicious and the staff are excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank IrishWeekender
Letterkenny, Ireland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The welcoming atmosphere and great service add to the attractions of this lovely little restaurant. The food is delicious and the desserts are works of art. Perfect for meals with family or friends.

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Thank Michaela C
Letterkenny, Ireland
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

8 of us ate here last Friday as a celebration of my daughter's graduation. It was very busy though we were in at 6pm. However it did not affect the quality of the food or the service which were both excellent. My favourite is vegetable ragu and 3 of the gang had the excellent lamb dish. The others had lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Market Square | Donegal, Letterkenny ROI, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 74 912 4901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

We are in the Market square, right in the centre of town, half way down the main street. We are a 50 seater restaurant, recently renovated. The kitchen and foyer are downstairs and the restaurant is upstairs. We are a bistro style establishment, we serve pizza, pasta, steak, fish, chicken and salads. Our emphasis is on fresh, local and organic where possible. We have been in the same building for 30 years and are family run.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 am

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