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Zafran Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Street, Stranorlar, Ireland
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Convoy, Donegal, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Was in with a few friends for birthday celebrations well where do I start our every need was met.. we had drinks first and the waitresses knowledge of their wines was brilliant was able to suggest right away a wine which my friend really enjoyed. There food was amazing the flavours and texture was spot on. Also as a picky... More 

Thank Gillian M
Letterkenny, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

I thought starter and main course was plain and made with basic ingredients. Not food of real substance, which I would expect at an exclusive restaurant. When I ordered wine the waitress just poured out a full glass without giving us the option of tasting it. When I pointed this out her response was "wine is wine, sure". If the... More 

Thank tiocfaidh13
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant while staying in Stranorlar for a two day break. The food was excellent and surrounding very pleasant. The waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely return again.

Thank alice_kennedy
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

starters and main courses for two were enjoyed without any of the razamatazz of previous reviews which was the reason for our visit Great waitress but even she couldn't rescue the ordinariness of the food on a very quiet Monday night Very nice house wine but sorry we wont be in a rush back to Zafran

Thank sonoftc
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Terrific value at 20€ for 3 courses of delicious food in pleasant surroundings.Our waitress/ server/hostess would have been hired by any of us- what a worker!She is Superwoman! This restaurant is well worth a visit.

Thank Ann M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We visit Ireland every year and go to this same restaurant everytime we visit for one simple reason.... Its amazing I've had lots of chicken kormas but this one at the zafran is just simply beautiful. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone I meet, first class service first class food xxxxxx

Thank sharon1985😊
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

First ever at this restaurant took a gamble and we were not disappointed. Staff 1st class varied menu I had the beef lasagne. I was building myself up for a disappointing lasagne my god was I surprised , the best ever lasagne. My partner had the madras curry and he loved it. If you are ever at this location don't... More 

Thank Sandra W
Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a reasonably priced three courses from the festive menu. Food was tasty and service good albeit a little slow at times. Only negative was the lack of chicken in our chicken vindaloo mains (very stingy) - still enjoyed our meal though.

Thank Claire M
Tipperary, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

We visit Donegal every few months and always make a point of calling to Zafran's. We have a 5 year old boy and find the restaurant very accommodating and family friendly. The food is great and we especially like the steak! The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The price is very reasonable, we had a four course meal for 20... More 

Thank Roisin D
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We were wall fallen and over travelled after a cancelled show. Zafran took us in an hour after the posted closing time. We ordered the lamb Balti and the chicken tikka masala. They were spectacular. The sauces and quality of the meet werr superb. Thank you kind people who let us get our delectable take away. It warmed our hearts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Stranorlar, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Stranorlar
  • Phone Number: 0749175111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?