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“A miserable day in Donegal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smuggler's Creek

Smuggler's Creek
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
+353 71 985 2367
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Smuggler's Creek Inn is an Award-Winning Restaurant & Bar with Accommodation. It is situated on a cliff edge with breathtaking panoramic views over Rossnowlagh beach and Donegal Bay. The interior is decorated with seafaring theme, natural stone walls, original timber floors and beams. It's a very popular destination for locals & tourists alike.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“A miserable day in Donegal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Brightened up by a visit to the Smuggler's.

Rain lashing. No golf to play, we decided to chance our arm and go to the Smugglers for lunch. What a lovely lunch we had. I had the goats cheese and red pepper tartlet, a bit on the small side, but very flavoursome. My hake dish was to die for though. Perfectly cooked fish succulent and meaty, with wilted spinich and roasted tomatoes was lovely, accompanied by some herb mash and a cream sauce. Washed down with glasses of guinness and a lovely bottle of Muscadet. It definitely brightened up the day. A friend had the cod and chips. The batter was so light and flavoursome, with a tasty piece of fish. Served on a pot of minted mushy peas. Lovely!! Staff are friendly and very welcoming. Can't have a bad word said about the place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing food and views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Just go...... believe me you wont be disappointed, either in winter or summer this little hide away is worth the journey.

Visited January 2013
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great seafood chowder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Recommend smugglers creek by a friend was not disappointed staff very friendly great pub food mussels brill seafood chowder amazing the view from the resturant over the beach were breathe taking. Well be back soon

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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“Wedding meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Was here for a very informal wedding meal ... August 2011. And stayed in the rooms that night ! Great craic in the bar that evening also!!!
Food... Wonderful!
Staff ... Brilliant
Rooms... Basic but warm and clean and with a view overlooking rossnowlagh bay !! Fantastic!!

Can't wait to go back !

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hidden Haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

From the outside the inn looks very rustic and the inside is something the same. The atmosphere inside was very realxing and we found ourselves wishing that we were staying in one of the B&B rooms for the night. Exceptional food (our praise to the chef), the wine was lovely and the hosts friendly and accommodating. Definately worth a visit. We will be booking to stay the next time.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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