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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: $15 - $33
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
Hillsborough, N Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a meal at the Firebox Grill last Friday night, while we were staying at the Marine View Guest House in Fahan, and had a wonderful meal. I had Sea Bass as my main course and my husband had the Surf and Turf. He said it was the best steak he has ever had! It was good to watch... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Away in Donegal for wedding anniversary and this restaurant was recommended to us..Lovely setting and seating nicely spaced out which is always good, nothing I hate more than tables being on top of each other and no privacy. The food was simply devine,service was professional and prompt..Portions were very good and excellent value for money..Thumbs up to the owners, a... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and i had a very good meal here whilst we were on holiday a few weeks ago. The difference with this place is that the menu is not what you usually get around this part of the world. Starter of Asian beef was excellent and a tasty steak for main course. Very cheap also compared to other nearby... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fab little place, very atmospheric, with its low beams, open fireplaces, rustic wooden tables, candle light ; food is excellent , & highly recommend having an after dinner drink in the welcoming bar areas. Cosy & friendly, a place that lends itself to quickly making new friends. Bonus is wifi !!!!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited the Firebox wth family. Highchair was a bit too low, baby at eye level with table top. The restaurant gets really hot because the steaks etc are done on an open fire. On a thundery night it was very hot. Scallops were fairly average but steaks were excellent, all cooked as requested and super tender. We chose champ... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Two couples at meal. Exterior and carpark/entrance bit drab. Interior Decor is rustic and cosy, nothing fancy or extravagant. Place was getting busy and service in general was OK. Sirloin was 22 euro I think, it was good but very small portion of chips and no veg included in the price. Nice spot for a meal with a good atmosphere... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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