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All 2 Fahan Restaurants

The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Fahan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: Barbecue, Irish, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan, Co.Donegal, in the premises of The Railway Tavern which was formally the Station House of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company (L&LSR)..Our Main course dishes are cooked to perfection on our wood burning Firebox Grill, just like in the old days were the engineers on the locomotives, used their firebox to heat their snacks !The Bar and Restaurant still have the old fires blazing which create a very cosy , snug room to eat or drink in ..
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

went here a few times and again at the end of october. one member of the groups steak was full of fat another members desert (hot stick toffie pudding) came to table still nearly frozen. told management an left mesages on facebook manager was to get back to me and im still waiting. terrible customer relations and service. none of... More

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thanks for your recent review and im sorry to hear that you had a poor experience. We will be in touch with you asap to discuss your evening. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Our family visited twice during our stay, both times we were made very welcome by friendly staff, roaring fires and the smell of steaks cooking on the open grill. Would thoroughly recommend a visit and will definitely visit again.

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi there & many thanks for taking the time to review our business on Tripadvisor. Im glad you enjoyed both visits and i hope that you will return again in the near future ;-) Thanks again More

Derry
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We came on Halloween night for a meal and a drink. We were met by Dean, who was extremely friendly and welcoming. We discovered that Dean had painted the faces of almost all the staff, which made for great craic. Beautiful steaks and great service. A lovely atmosphere and drinks served with a smile and a bit of slagging. You... More

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review The Tavern Business and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the great craic , food and ambience we are well known to provide. Dean certainly added to our Halloween theme and he certainly is an asset to our business .. Hope to see you again soon.. Regards More

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited this bar/restaurant twice this weekend. Received by an open fire, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The staff are polite and friendly and the food excellent value for money. The meat is prepared on a charcoal grill in front you and cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the medallions of beef along with a good selection of sides. I... More

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi Ali, Thanks for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed both visits and hopefully we will see you in the area again. ;-) More

Douala, Cameroon
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I thought I would give it a third go hoping that things had changed on the booking front. I submitted a request for reservation on Tuesday (requesting confirmation) for that evening, it is now 48hrs on with no response. No change then, and Oscars were 105 Euros up on their usual takings.

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi rds, Thanks for your recent review. When we arrived in at 4pm we got your email. We rang the mobile number on the email as we thought this would be a quicker way to get you , but no luck. We do take bookings by email but we always recommend calling us on the phone as there is always... More

Letterkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was overcharged by 20 euro for a small meal for two.Food was very average and staff behind bar need a lot of training.Prices are above average seeing that is a border location and so much variety across the border.Will not be running back nor will i be recommending the Firebox Grill.

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thanks for your recent review . I am very sorry that you were overcharged on your visit. This should not happen but unfortunately in times of staff training, errors can occur. We will be in contact soon to hear about your experience and refund any monies due. Thanks again . More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were staying at Marine View B&B. The Railway Tavern was recommended to us by Viola and Sean. Staff and service were excellent. We both opted for steaks and were very impressed - these were cooked on an open fire/barbeque area which we could watch. The Tavern was so cosy and warm. Kenny the Barman was most friendly to us... More

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi Dianne and Wes, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review of our business. Its great to hear that you had a top class experience with the food , the ambience and the staff. Kenny our barman loves informing visitors about the rich history of the Tavern and sure is an asset to us . ;-)... More

Derry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Went here14th aug made my comments on here as the service was poor manager said he would contact me in person STILL WAITING

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is my second visit to the Railway tavern. The food is amazing. First time had the steak which was amazing and today I had the ribs. Great food lovely atmosphere. I would come here again and again.

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi Alex, Thanks for your review here on Tripadvisor. Great to hear you enjoyed another visit to The Tavern. See you again soon ;-) More

County Donegal, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Excellent food, so tasty, highly recommend the steak, they have an excellent childrens menu also & very child frendly. Service was excellent. I'll will be back for another visit.*****

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi Nual, Thanks for taking time to review your recent experience here at the Tavern. Children are always welcome in the Tavern and we often get praise for the selection of meals available to young children on our KIDS menu ... No processed meats etc etc is always good !! Hope to see you and the family again.. More

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Additional Information about The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
Average Prices: USD 15 - 32
Cuisine: Barbecue, Irish, Bar, Grill

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