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The Pier, Swilly Road, Buncrana, Ireland
00353 (0) 7493 61050
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 174
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 6
    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
Amazing place with personal touch

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 :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
KittyDoire
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Derry
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Derry
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Have eating here many times and we return every time as the food is excellent. Had our daughters christening on this occasion and this was the first time we had a large group. Dealt with Clare over the phone in the weeks approaching and she was very helpful and accommodating. The entire upstairs area with a large window giving breath... More 

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Donegal, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Ate here for Sunday lunch with the family. Absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Staff were lovely, food was out of this world as per usual and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The crazy weather outside just added to the whole experience - 4 seasons in one day. Love this place, will be back

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I go to this restaurant regularly - when visiting Donegal. It has the most amazing setting - looking straight out onto Lough Swilly, the Buncrana Pier and, on a clear day, the Atlantic Ocean! The owner clearly has superb taste - with the lovely decor, the variety on the menus and the brilliant choice of wines and cocktails. The food... More 

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Ireland, Indiana, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had Sunday lunch in the Beach House on Sunday. It was a freezing, blustery day and we were made most welcome. The staff were quick and efficient. I had the Caesar Salad for starters and it was delicious. There was half a boiled egg at the side of the plate and I couldn't help wondering where the other half... More 

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solihull
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Enticed as we were by the dinner menu on line, we were keen to see a view of Lough Swilly (if God was to send one) through the window,so we booked for lunch.And there it was,bathed in sunlight,from Rossnowlagh to the North Atlantic,looking remarkably similar to how it looked sixty years ago when I first dipped my foot in the... 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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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