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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: $16 - $35
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
Derry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Customer services skills awful no meeting or greeting on arrival.Heard one girl say put them at table, not seat them,Waited to long for a menu, starters cold, went to look for someone to take it back, mains came, no sides arrived for almost ten minutes, plates sat on the table for almost 15mins before being cleared away, had to go... More

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

Hi there, We are very sorry to hear that you had such a terrible experience on your recent visit. This would certainly not be the norm for our wee establishment ! The manager who was dealing with your call had to take unexpected leave but will be back at start of next week . We will have him contact you... More

Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have always love the atmosphere of the Railway Tavern but I ate at the firebox grill for the first time recently. The food was just delicious, my mouth is watering thinking about it! The open grill was fun to see and it gave the whole room a lovely warmth that I think would be really special in the winter.... More

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derry
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

we booked our table and on arrival was greeted by a lovely girl and was taken to our table straight away menus was given out all was very nice ordered our starters which was amazing.....then both of us had steaks which was some else melted in our mouths our brother in law had the rack of ribs and he said... More

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n ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Enjoyable Meal. Good choice on menu. Staff were friendly and attentive. Booking at weekends essential

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Derry, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I went here with my mum for Sunday lunch. She had a chicken dish while I opted for the fish and chips with mushy peas. The chips were nothing special, but the cod was something else. Cooked perfectly and delicious. The interior is a bit dark but I think it adds character to the place and the interior lighting is... More

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Londonderry N. Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I had spent a lovely day in Donegal and at 6 o'clock we thought we would round it off by having a relaxing and informal meal.Being so early we thought there would be vacant tables. We had heard good reports about the Railway Tavern and Firebox Grill so we thought this would be ideal. How wrong we... More

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Hardegarijp, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just a very nice place to go for a great steak! The fillet steak just melting in your mouth. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perhaps it was because I was in the midst of a feel good holiday high, the World Cup being on TV or the couple of pints of Guiness I had at the bar before my meal, but this may well be one of the best steaks I've ever had! I've been to the "fancier" steak places in London (Gaucho, Hawksmoor... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went here for dinner the night before our wedding. It had been highly recommended by several people in the area and other establishments. I had booked weeks in advance with Ronan and on request we got a table at the big BBQ cooker to watch the magic happen. Nothing was a problem for this restaurant and it's staff. Now, not... More

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Love the sea food chowder its to die for as are the steaks. Neen there several times and can't complain about anything. Food and service always excellent. Well done on a great job.

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