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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
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Had been recommended this place by a few people at work so we decided to check it out. If you like your steak then this place is heaven. We had ordered a T-Bone, a Rib Eye and 2 x Surf and Turfs which consisted of fillet steak and tiger prawns. There are all cooked on a wood burning grill that... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We ate here as a group of 8 in December .... very warm, cosy & friendly - we all had fillet steaks which were melt in the mouth and reasonably priced. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Retired to the bar in front of the fire afterwards and, as one of us had a guitar with us, we decided... More 

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County Donegal, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have eaten here over the years and i never had a bad experience. I do always order the steaks and they are the best. I have ordered steaks in other places in Derry and in Donegal and none compare. My relatives have come from America and have eaten steaks here and they also are extremely impressed. The next time... More 

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Dublin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is a former old railway station in a picturesque setting (but not having any view of the scenery, unfortunately) and it has a small bar and a cosy restaurant. The firebox grill is in the middle of the restaurant and a log fire sparks as steaks are cooked on it. The early bird menu was revised since our... More 

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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 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 32
Cuisine: Barbecue, Irish, Bar, Grill

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