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Beach House

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The Pier, Swilly Road, Buncrana, Ireland
00353 (0) 7493 61050
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 179
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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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
Food with a view

Excellent choice of food beautifully cooked; friendly, helpful staff and a seat in a window with a lough side view, perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Ted W
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent choice of food beautifully cooked; friendly, helpful staff and a seat in a window with a lough side view, perfect.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Booked this restaurant for my husband's birthday as we are never disappointed and as predicted we had a wonderful time thanks to Claire and her excellent team. We had a wonderful table with a wonderful view and everything we could have wanted. The food was superb from the goats cheese starter to the mains of fish and chicken which were... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Views, wine, food, staff. Could. Not fault!! Best prosecco I've tasted. Amazing goats cheese entree. We came here for our wedding gown rehearsal dinner. What a fantastic night!

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca D, Thank you for reviewing your dining experience at the Beach House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your wedding rehearsal dinner at the Beach House. We are indeed a ‘special restaurant’ located in the most beautiful setting. In particular our team are absolutely delighted with your comments about our amazing goats cheese & beetroot ice cream entree.... More 

Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a friends pre-wedding dinner in the upstairs room. The view was sensational, food yummy & service very attentive.

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear Tombolo, Thank you for your kind words about our great food, service and location. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Beach House again in the future. Best wishes, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lovely fresh well presented food and great service. Location right next to the harbour beautiful views.

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear Mummabrook, Thank you for your kind words about our great food, service and location. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Beach House again in the future. Best wishes, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor More 

Derry
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great location overlooking beach at pier in Buncrana.Food great and staff and service superb.Highly recommend if you are in Buncrana looking for something different :)

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear KittyDoire, Thank you for your kind words about our great food, staff and location. We are delighted that you discovered us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Beach House again soon. Best wishes, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor More 

Ballymena, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We discovered the beach house by chance, but what a discovery! Situated on the water's edge with lovely views over the beach and the Donegal scenery, this little restaurant oozes character. Staff could not be more pleasant or helpful. We were there for coffee and had cream scones. The scones were freshly baked, the cream was proper double cream (take... More 

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear Wavespotter, Thank you for reviewing the Beach House. We are delighted that you discovered us and enjoyed your coffee and scones. We hope you will come and visit us again when you are back in the area. Best wishes, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor More 

Coleraine, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great location, great view, great service, great meal. Window seating, with outside light fading, and buzz of contented clients in the background. Polite attentive service. Good choice of starters, main course, dessertand wine list. Well presented dishes. Nice gap between courses. Couldn't fault the restaurant at all. We live over an hour's drive away, but honestly it's worth the trip.

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear Geoff W, Thank you for choosing the Beach House and for reviewing your dining experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and our great views over Lough Swily. We hope you come and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor More 

Kauai, Hawaii
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Upscale steak and seafood literally hovering over the Swilly, try to make it for sunset. Quietly elegant ambiance, better than average food, excellent service. I had the hake and scallops, both of which were very well prepared. My wife had the duck salad which was a little overcooked but overall we were very pleased. Great option in Buncrana.

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear mmrbluewater, Thank you for visiting the Beach House during your recent visit to Buncrana. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated. We are sorry that your wife's duck was a little overcooked. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again if you visit Buncrana in the future. Best wishes, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor More 

buncrana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Beach House is located on Sea Front with fantastic view, excellent food,great service and atmosphere,very friendly and efficient staff

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buncranabeachhouse, Owner at Beach House, responded to this review

Dear Jack M, Thank you for visiting the Beach House and for your positive feedback on your dining experience with us. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again sometime soon. Best wishes, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Pier, Swilly Road, Buncrana, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Buncrana
  • Phone Number: 00353 (0) 7493 61050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?