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“Enjoyable lunch on a cold winters day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nancy's

Nancy's
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Ardara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Enjoyable lunch on a cold winters day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

This restaurant/bar was featured in many guidebooks, we were staying in Glencolmcille which is a lovely scenic drive of 25/30 mins to Ardara, but one which we only wanted take during the day, so although our preference would have been for an evening meal, we had a lovely lunch of main courses and sweets plus the obligatory guinness for me and brandy/red for the wife. We both had seafood charlies supper for me, prawns and smoked salmon warmed in a sweet chilli sauce with soda bread, the wife local mussels in a white whine garlic sauce............this was our only disappointment as there was no sauce with the mussels, but the mussels were plump and juicy. Charlies supper is a signature dish and well worth the accolades in the guidebooks we read. The meal was topped off with guinness chocolate cake & cream (diet starts tomorrow!!) we thought about ordering two spoons one cake but after that millisecond the two sweets were ordered and consumed with gusto as they were truly scrumptious. Another highlight of our trip to Donegal, well worth a visit

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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leicestershire
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Stopped for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Seafood chowder is a must if you stop here for lunch
Served with a smile in a truly authentic old Irish bar.
Great host and service

Visited March 2013
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful Nancy's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Nancy's is a very special place in the lovely village of Ardara. Wonderful atmosphere, great beer and whiskey and sensational fish chowder, though other food good. Chas the owner is aleas around and his family and staff really look after you. We just spent four days in Ardara and went toNancy's on each one. Well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JDMow
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Angers
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A good restaurant but a little expansive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Nice restaurant, very fashion, nice and good food and beer but a little expansive. The sea food here is to be advised !

Visited September 2012
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UK
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“best bar in ireland- A MUST VISIT if your in the area!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

i have been going to this bar for many years and have never had a bad experience. the only thing i will say about it is it is rather expensive, but i would INSIST people stop there, even just for one of their amazing pints of guiness! ( i usually hate guiness but they pour the best pint in here!) - fantastic atmosphere! - i would also recommend Charlies cafe in ardara- popular local cafe that quite literally sells every type of food and their seafood chowder is nearly as good as nancys .

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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