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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

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Irish, Bar, Barbecue, Grill
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Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
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Today
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan...
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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Good for:
Romance
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Out of the way, different but good....

Lovely place with a top location. Had to book well in advance but was well worth it. Met by a member of staff and went for a drink at the bar. Taken to our table which was quite near the cooking stove but was not off putting at all. The place is so quaint that you spend your time between... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Holidayer123626
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Derry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Derry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lovely place with a top location. Had to book well in advance but was well worth it. Met by a member of staff and went for a drink at the bar. Taken to our table which was quite near the cooking stove but was not off putting at all. The place is so quaint that you spend your time between... More 

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Adeje, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Absolutely fab restaurant. Fantastic location, lovely staff and fantastic food . Steak is a must here. Lamb to die for. Cannot praise this place enough. Highly recommended.

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County Tyrone
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went for a birthday meal after a recommendation from a friend and we weren't disappointed. Lovely, cosy atmosphere and fantastic food.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Myself and my partner decided to book a table recently at this restaurant. We rang up to book a table and enquire on the current rate allowed for Sterling as we would be travelling from Northern Ireland. We booked a table for 6pm and were informed there was an allowance of 25% on Sterling. We arrived at 6pm and found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We arrived here for lunch on Sunday. First time here. We didn't realize that most people book when they come here, however we where glad the waitress was able to fit us in as their were many in watching the football. I had a Medium Fillet Steak. I really enjoyed the smoked flavor of the grill, never tasted anything like... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My family and I went here for a meal a few weeks ago. I can't complain about nor can I rant and rave about it either. It has an old style ambience which is very nice however, the place wasn't packed but yet our allocated table was in a little enclave very close to three other tables. They could hear... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Little gem of a restaurant - tucked away down by the marina but well worth a visit. I had the goat's cheese to start and my husband the scallops, both very tasty and well presented. My husband had the surf and turf for a main and thoroughly enjoyed it, cooked to perfection on the grill in front of us. I... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went for a bite to eat early with my husband for Valentine's nite steak was beautiful, everything else was just ok meal with one bottle of red came to 97 euro bit expensive for what we got baby cesaer salad covered in mayo not to my liking, staff was lovely would go back for atmosphere, would not rush back for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visited the firebox grill on Monday, first time, wasn't very busy but it was only 6.30. Very warm atmosphere and great to see your steak being cooked in front of you. I had the HOT buffalo chicken wings to start, and they were perfect and a huge portion. My partner had the bed nachos and the portion could've fed the... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Although I found this restaurant very hard to find, the food didn't disappoint. I had heart great reviews and I'm glad I travelled down. The mussels were beautiful and the steak melted in your mouth. Will definitely be back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 28
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget

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 ..
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?