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“Great Place for dinner”

Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 70 Restaurants in Donegal Town
Price range: $38 - $54
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Castle Murray prides itself on its dedication and passion to achieving a consistently high quality dining experience. Our Head Chef Remy Dupuy, who has worked in Castle Murray since 1995, is well renowned for using the best of locally sourced produce to create dishes that once enjoyed will have you planning your next trip back to Castle Murray. Our evening dinner menu showcases the passion and talent of Remy and his team while giving the customers a gastronomic experience that is often mimicked but seldom equalled. Great care and attention to detail is given to the design, creation and delivery of each dish on the menu, which reflects the dedication and desire for greatness which motivates Remy and his team. If you haven't already heard about our House Special dish 'Prawn and Monkfish', then it is a must have. A dish so good it should have its own Appreciation Society! The dining room is refined yet comfortable, with a warm and welcoming ambiance that surrounds you once you enter the room. The striking views of St. John's Point and its natural beauty can be enjoyed throughout the dining room. Our restaurant has the added bonus of having a beautiful open fire, which in the winter, when the fire is roaring creates a warm and homely atmosphere that is much sought after on dark winter nights. Through the direction of the General Manager Marguerite Howley and our Maitre d'Hotel Fabrice Costes, a commitment to a professional and personable service is guaranteed to you. Along with our evening dinner menu, we offer a mouth watering 5 course Sunday Lunch that is extremely popular with people far and near. And if that hasn't tempted you 'foodies' out there then we are pleased to tell you that during the summer months we have a gourmet bar lunch menu available and an absurdly delicious and decadent Afternoon Tea service that is sure to tantalise those taste buds.
Bethesda, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great Place for dinner”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was the epitome of Irish Hospitality. Spectacular views of the bay and sunset over the hills. Wonderful bar with great service. The food, featuring locally sourced seafood, meats and produce was outstanding. Do not miss it.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Shhhh! Don't tell everyone or they'll all want to go!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Ok, so the weather might not always be the best, but you are on the west coast of Ireland.
The views across McSwynnes Bay help if it is a bit dreach.
Whatever the weather, sitting supping a pint of the black stuff while snuggled down on one of the nice new comfy sofas taking in said view is pure bliss.
As regarding the food - don't start me!
Although the menu has changed over the years, you are still guaranteed a good choice of fish and shellfish dishes - not surprising really bearing in mind the hotel's proximity to the sea and the fishing port of Killybegs.
Surprising then that so many people (mainly men?) order steak!
After a delicious meal, what better way to further wind down than by sitting with a big glass of red in your jammies once more taking in the ever changing view from your bedroom window (I don't think me in my jammies would go down to well in the bar!)
But as I say...don't tell anyone about this little gem tucked away on the west coast or we'll never get a booking!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank David J
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Relaxation with a view ”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Every time my in-laws come up from Cork we love to visit the hotel and sit in the front by the sliding door and have tea & scones. With the stunning views over the bay and the friendly staff, it makes for a really lovely afternoon out.

Thank Nicole W
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Top class food”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, all amazing.
Food is top class, particularly local seafood and salmon from their own smokehouse.
Treat yourself.......

Visited July 2014
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Donegal Town, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sea Views”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Have dined in Castle Murray several times and never been disappointed. The quality of the food, especially seafood was always of the highest order. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful at all times. View from dining room quite stunning at sunset. Ideal setting for a romantic week-end. Definitely going to return to Castle Murray.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Neilis M
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