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Cove Restaurant

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Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
+353 74 913 6300
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A dining experience to be savoured. A special meal awaits you here. Lovely surroundings, great service and most of all wonderful food. What is not to like?

Thank MarieG26
Dromore, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner with my hubby. Everything about this place was fab, from the decor to the staff to the food. The owner was very hands on, greeting guests and chatting at the tables. We were shown upstairs to the lounge to get drinks and menus. The order was taken and we were brought downstairs when the food was ready.... More 

Thank Karen B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my family while on a weekend break We had our young son with us and they could not of given us a warmer welcome. We ordered the fillet of beef and wow it was quite simply the best we have ever had and the price was amazing! Will definitely return and recommend to family

Thank Vicki l
Letterkenny, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Set in the idyllic surroundings of Dunfanaghy and overlooking Sheephaven Bay, The Cove Restaurant offers both beautiful scenery and mostly importantly delicious food. The seafood was definitely my highlight, particularly the cod, it was cooked to perfection. The chef certainly has a remarkable skill in both her cooking and presentation of the fish. Not to mention the chocolate pot which... More 

1 Thank rosieamhouston
County Donegal, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were making our first visit to the restaurant being a party of seven, three males and four women. The restaurant has a great location, although the exterior of the restaurant does not do justice to the excellent internal decor and ambiance of the upstairs bar and ground floor restaurant. The view from the 1st floor bar over looking Sheephaven... More 

3 Thank graemecattermole46
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have been to this restaurant multiple times and keep going back. One of my favourite dishes is the Sea bass with peanut and chilli sauce. The steak is great and cooked to perfection served with crunchy onion rings and chips or any of the other delicious side dishes. When it comes to drinks, the Gin and the way it... More 

Thank P7335EZpamelad
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

First impression...dirty smelly stair carpet. Second impression lovely staff. Third ...the view was good over the harbour from the upstairs bar. Then the food ....it was good but nothing outstanding. Puddings were too messy with cream and spun sugar. When I got home my clothes smelled of cooking fat as did the restaurant. So they need a better extraction fan... More 

1 Thank jacksprat19
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We hadn't been in years and were hoping that all was as we remembered. We weren't disappointed. It was fantastic from start to finish. From entering and being shown to the bar/waiting area upstairs, right through the meal, it was a fantastic experience in every aspect, friendy, helpful staff, top class food, lovely atmosphere. We were a party of 2... More 

Thank lizgall
County Donegal, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I booked to go here for my girlfriends birthday on Saturday night, and wasn't disappointed. From the time we entered the door until we left, the welcoming was pleasant and polite, we were taken upstairs to a really lovely attic bar area where we were seated at given menus and offered a drink (a nice touch where where lots of... More 

Thank toadster33
Penistone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal with my family here. We have never had any complaints and the food is always good. I enjoyed the Borchst soup starter and then the Duck for main. My family enjoyed various other dishes and drinks. Service is great and the owner is lovely.

Thank Fionnuala H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$42
Irish, Seafood, European, Spanish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Dunfanaghy
  • Phone Number: +353 74 913 6300
Bistro-style restaurant in an amazing location overlooking Hornhead, Sheephaven Bay (our holding tank for Crab and Lobster!), And the distant hills and fields which provide the best quality, fresh produce for your enjoyment. Elegant relaxed surroundings, attentive unobtrusive service, and attention to detail are our hallmarks.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?