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Beal Na Mara The Mall | The Mall, Ballyshannon, Ireland
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called here after day out in Ballyshannon area , restaurant was relatively quiet, table for 2 no problem,varied menu, they also had a lunch menu which finished at 5pm, however dispite it being 7pm they facilitated my husband with some dishes from it, the girl serving us was most pleasant & helpful. Highly recommend & will call again when in... More 

Thank Alison D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 40+ rowers from Workmens Rowing Club, Kerry ate here every day of our stay in Donegal for the all Ireland coastal rowing champs this weekend. We enjoyed every minute spent in Nirvana. Food here is fab, fresh with big portions served & desserts esp the brownies & crunchie cheescake v popular all round. Nothing was too much... More 

Thank siobhan b
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself & my family of 8 which included a child visited Nirvana last week. All of us was raving about it by the end of our meal. Firstly the food was amazing we all had starters, mains & deserts and could not fault any of it. The roast beef fell apart it was so good. We also had lamb, cod... More 

Thank Jaqi1
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at this restaurant four out of the eleven evenings I spent in Ballyshannon. I did not regret it for a minute.

Thank Jay V
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food with lovely surroundings and very friendly helpful staff would highly recommend, close to town centre

Thank 319mimms
Concorezzo, Italy
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant, advised by the landlady of the B&B where I overnighted. It was a wonderful surprise! The food was superb, from the warm goat's cheese, to the coad with chips, to end with a chocolate fudge with Belgian hot chocolate and ice cream. More than that the waitress was very kind and the background music (Andrea... More 

Thank Luca P
County Mayo, Ireland
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant, well worth seeking out! Jane, Tina and myself traveled up from Bundoran as it is only a few minutes away and we did not want to wait nearly an hour to sit in a crowded restaurant which was the situation we faced. So..off we trundled! It was thankfully a good decision :-) Service was great,friendly... More 

3 Thank Steve B
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had a fabulous meal in Nirvana recently. Food was delicious and the service was so friendly and helpful. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Looking forward to our next visit

3 Thank martinaod
Bridmoni, Owner at Nirvana, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back when you are in the area again More 

County Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

i was given a voucher for here ,decided to use it and take my family here ,,the girl who served us was very rude and cheeky ,,and she forgot a couple of things that we had ordered and even to wait for some butter ,took 5minutes,,i noticed the girl who served us and another waitress was too busy talking to... More 

3 Thank liteangel2013
Bridmoni, Owner at Nirvana, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take all reviews on board. First of all let me say it's 8 months ago since your visit because the staff member you refer to has left us and is gone over six months. Also, I did phone you but your phone was off. I didn't go beyond that with it because when I... More 

Lima, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The waitress/hostess recommended the Friday early bird special as we were the first customers of the night. We had steaks, salad, and potatoes, and a delicious dessert (pie, bananas caramel whipped cream on a graham cracker crust). The meal was the best meal we had on our trip to Ireland. If you're ever near Ballyshannon, Ireland. You must eat dinner... More 

Thank Gump1271

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $28
Irish, European, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beal Na Mara The Mall | The Mall, Ballyshannon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ballyshannon
  • Phone Number: 071-9822369
Nirvana restaurant is now back under the management of the Kelly family. We look forward to meeting and greeting all our old friends and welcoming new faces to Ballyshannon. We are sure that you will enjoy our fine dining in the rear portion of the restaurant or our casual dining in the front of house. In either case you will be well catered for by our widely experienced local Chefs - Graham Lynch and David McCadden

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