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Cove Restaurant

Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
+353 74 913 6300
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (30 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
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Irish, European, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the restaurant on a Thursday evening and had a lovely meal with seafood chowder to start and fabulous fish for the main course. The staff were exceptionally attentive and made us feel very welcome. Given the standard of the food the price was very...More

Thank ngbarton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in October. Friendly and knowledgeable bar staff / waiter. Good choice if local beverages along with extensive wine list. Excellent menu and food very well presented. Definitely a restaurant that should be visited on a visit to the area.

Thank AaronCaddell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous, interesting and imaginative menu in a delighful environment. The service was fantastic, do not miss this one, it is very special. The six of us enjoyed a wonderful evening starting with a relaxing pre dinner drink in the excellent and comfortable lounge through to...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We ate there last night. The food was delicious (potted lobster and crab, mussels, hake with barley risotto, chocolate pot with Bailey's and apple and blackberry crumble). All reasonably priced, friendly staff. Highly recommend it.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great food. Seafood specials. Duck and pork belly a hit with my guests. Going upstairs first for a pre dinner drink (and a gin menu) makes the evening more than just out for a meal. Decor in the restaurant below a little 90s modernist, perhaps...More

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We spent the early evening jumping off the pier with kids and late evening overlooking the pier while enjoying a pre dinner drink upstairs in the Cove. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was wonderful. Chowder and prawns for staters, I had the...More

Thank Ronan M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Visited The Cove during a recent trip to Dunfanaghy. Absolutely fabulous meal and overall wonderful dining experience. Attention to detail and work ethic of management and staff superb but subtle. Ambience excellent and menu choice extensive. Highly highly recommended.

Thank jennywren767
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Accommodating staff and an excellent meal, served well to a large party. The cougette flowers in batter very nice, but have tasted better. Delicious local fish.

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This was my third dining experience at The Cove - it's my favourite restaurant to come to when I'm visiting my favourite people! As soon as we walked in to the restaurant we were given the warmest of welcomes by all staff who seated us...More

Thank Audrey1657
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I've visited the Cove a number of times & never leave disappointed, particularly noteworthy is the pork belly & the hake, not to mention the apple pie. The Pork belly falls apart wonderfully and is topped with red cabbage and a delicious asian style sauce....More

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Enid M
29 January 2017|
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Response from Vix_70 | Reviewed this property |
It's an intimate space over two floors so it's difficult to say possibly 30-40? But they will be happy to advise I am sure!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$47
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Dunfanaghy
  • Phone Number: +353 74 913 6300
  • E-mail
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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