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The Red Door Country House

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Carrowmullin, Fahan, Ireland (Formerly The Red Door)
+353 74 936 0289
17:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Miami, Florida
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233 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here recently when we were squeezed in as the restaurant down the road wasn't open when we arrived. We were given a beautiful table overlooking the water and were very pleased with the menu. It was good value with a really great selection of fresh, local ingredients. Will definitely be back!

1 Thank Livo_73
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was at a wedding there last week the food was excellent the staff were amazing and Francis you where so professional and kind I will be back soon thank you

1 Thank thomas d
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You usually have to book for afternoon tea but we took a chance and they had one spare which we shared. Fantastic scone and cakes and lovely view. Will be back again next time I am in the area.

Thank TLSM21
County Donegal, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

recently had dinner in this lovely old building - can not fault it ! Almost never order fish- but saw the table next to me being served cod & had total food envy! cleaned my plate - so fresh !! wished I had visited it during day light hours to see the area properly - it was pitch back dark... More 

1 Thank Anna M
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Anna M, Thank you for your lovely feedback of your recent visit with us. It can be so tempting to order the same thing when dining out so we're delighted to hear that your little gamble paid off! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, The Red Door team More 

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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Visited on a Saturday night @ 7pm. Had a pre dinner drink in the bar area. Lovely bar and soft sofas with a roaring fire. Really nice. Heading into the dining room and the menu was great, good choice. Excellent wine too. However there were several children, some school age and some pre schoolers running wild throughout the dining area.... More 

Thank loopyloo76
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear loopyloo76, Thank you so much for your kind feedback on your recent visit, including the furnishings, food and wine. We are very disappointed that your evening was disrupted by unsupervised children on the premises. In the past number of weeks since your visit, we have taken extra measures to make parents aware of our policy of welcoming supervised children... More 

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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Came here recently as a party of four for Sunday lunch after hearing good reviews about this place. We arrived early hoping we would be taken earlier but we were not although this is no fault of the Red Door and it was pleasant to sit beside the roaring fire and enjoy a drink while waiting anyway! Three course €29.50,... More 

Thank bf329
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear bf329, Thank you for your detailed review of your first visit to The Red Door. We're glad to hear that you got time to enjoy the bar area and open fires before dinner and that you enjoyed your meal. Unfortunately we are very sorry that you were not satisfied with the service on this occasion. We have taken all... More 

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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The place is gorgeous, even on a stormy Sunday night it was obvious. The host was lovely. He offered to dry our coats over the heater so there would be warm when we left. We were seated right away and the order taken quickly. The early bird menu is the only menu available on Sunday night. The restaurant seemed homely... More 

Thank hestersherwin
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear hestersherwin, Thank you for your lovely review of your visit to The Red Door. Hopefully the weather will be nicer should you visit again! We're sorry that you were disappointed with the cocktail selection on your visit. This was during a changeover to our current cocktail menu which includes eight cocktails and a separate gin cocktail menu which is... More 

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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ate here for the first time on Valentines night, 6 courses of pure heaven. fantastic menu, the food was out of this world, compliments to the chef. The staff were super friendly, nothing was a bother to them. the location is beautiful and the restaurant is really lovely. i will definetly be back, loved it.

1 Thank Marymc42
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Marymc42, Thank you for spending Valentines 2017 with us and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your visit. Our team will be thrilled with the great feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, The Red Door team More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting on lough swilly, this is more than a restaurant. The old house is beautifully restored and bar & library so welcoming and opulent to enjoy a drink in. Arrive early and stay late to enjoy the whole experience. Dining room is open and yet feels private at your table. Food is excellent with good choices for different dietary... More 

1 Thank emamcl
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear emamcl, Thank you for your lovely words about our restaurant, bar and relaxing areas. We are blessed with so many original features from the 17th century country house. We look forward to welcoming you back often! Kind regards, The Red Door team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a super meal here. Food was lovely, service good too. Seafood chowder, steak, duck were all great. We'd booked online for Sunday evening expecting the early bird menu so were a bit surprised to sit down at the table and be given the special Valentine's menu which was all that was on offer, so that did just about... More 

Thank DGJ6567
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Doug, Many thanks for your lovely feedback on your recent Valentine's meal. Hopefully you managed the six courses rather than the three you thought you were booked for! Apologies that you were not aware of the menu price in advance. It was displayed on our website and the email confirmation that guests receive specifies the menu on offer, i.e.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$65
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrowmullin, Fahan, Ireland (Formerly The Red Door)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0289
Renowned for relaxed dining, luxury accommodation and breathtaking views, The Red Door Country House is nestled on a 4 acre site overlooking Lough Swilly in Inishowen, Co. Donegal in the North West of Ireland.Built in 1789, the tradition of a country house is today cleverly combined with contemporary luxury and style.

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