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Smuggler's Creek

Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
+353 71 985 2367
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“scampi” (14 reviews)
“chowder” (21 reviews)
“bar food menu” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, good value, service could be better. Live music summer months. Still a great place yo eat & drink

Thank tracy6813
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here yesterday for lunch.... I had the burger and chips while my fiance had fish and chips... The portions were huge and the food was delicious.... Definitely recommend a return visit... It's a lovely cosy quaint restaurant

Thank Juicylady
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Called for a late lunch as it came highly recommended. And it didn't disappoint. Came back the next night and it was as good as day before. It was packed but service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Can't wait to visit this place...More

Thank kated75
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Great spot overlooking the beach, got basic food which was reasonably priced. Burger was awesome. The pub has good music and atmosphere A nice outdoor eating area which was enjoyed in the sun. Then an extra outdoor area with stone benches across the road overlooking...More

Thank AJ-Reviews_2017
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Celebrating special occasion and made them aware.food over-rated overpriced, no customer care,, Booked couldn't find booking, placed on bar table barely in Restaurant, requested umptween times for window table with view, excuses such as kept for Residents only, booked earlier than you, four windows. I...More

2  Thank Gwen McNamara B
Smugglers C, Owner at Smuggler's Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear, Gwen, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit. Unfortunately, it seems that you departed feeling disappointed with your overall experience. As I take our guest feedback very seriously, I immediately investigated into the matters raised and found...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were going to Gaslights but it was closed so walked a few feet to Smugglers Creek and glad we did ! We couldn't get a table in the restaurant but was able to eat at a table in the bar. Lovely healthy tasty food...More

Thank Foxglove17
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had lunch here just last weekend. There was six of us and the food was good and the service very good and the restaurant was quite busy while we were there. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Maria352
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I visited this place with friends for lunch and as usual it was very enjoyable until I went to pay. I had planned on leaving a tip as the service was very good however that changed when I paid my bill. When I checked my...More

2  Thank Aidan877
Smugglers C, Owner at Smuggler's Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Aidan, I am terribly sorry to read about your recent experience at Smugglers Creek regarding the payment option on Credit Card. Please rest assured that we do not intentionally overcharge our customers in anyway. I will be more than happy to refund you the...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Went for dinner and thank goodness I booked. The place was very busy. We arrived a little early but we're taken straight to our table. The menu is quite varied with quite a few fish dishes. We started with chicken wings which were rich and...More

Thank BelfastmickeyB
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Food is very good and the staff all very pleasant. a well managed restaurant. They can cater for large numbers and also couples.

Thank destmcd
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Questions & Answers
13 March 2017|
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Response from pa55word664 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the outside area caters for animals , I do not think they are allowed inside for health & safety issues . Also as a lot of food is consumed I think people may object .
4 November 2015|
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Response from Smugglers C | Property representative |
Smugglers is open Fri - Sun only in November, B&B available Fri & Sat only. Please call me directly for more information, +353719852367. Regards, Emily (Proprietor)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Rossnowlagh
  • Phone Number: +353 71 985 2367
  • E-mail
Smuggler's Creek Inn is an Award-Winning Restaurant & Bar with Accommodation. It is situated on a cliff edge with breathtaking panoramic views over Rossnowlagh beach and Donegal Bay. The interior is decorated with seafaring theme, natural stone walls, original timber floors and beams. It's a very popular destination for locals & tourists alike.
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