Davey John’s Forge – Your Culinary Adventure Hub
If you find yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful county of Donegal, you’re in for a treat, not just for your eyes but for your taste buds too! Donegal is a haven for food enthusiasts, and there are numerous hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this guide will help you to find some of the best places to eat in Donegal.
Before we dive into the gastronomic delights of Donegal, let’s start with your home base, Davey John’s Forge. Situated in the heart of Donegal, our charming Irish Cottage and Luxury Log Cabins provide a cozy and comfortable place to stay. You’ll be delighted to know that some of the best eateries in the region are just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep.
The Ultimate Foodie’s Guide: Places to Eat in Donegal
The Goose and Gander
Located in Downings, just 8km from Davey John’s Forge, the Goose and Gander (https://goosegander.ie/) is a pizzeria with a fantastic cocktail menu. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike, and especially beloved by my daughters. With delicious wood-fired pizzas and creative cocktails, it’s a must-visit spot for a relaxed evening out. Traditional Irish Music lovers might want to book a taxi home as the craic and ceol in the bar is great when it’s in full swing.
The Olde Glen Bar & Restuarant
The Olde Glen Restaurant is tucked away at the back of the charming Olde Glen Bar and is your go-to place for a special occasion or a fine dining experience. Chef Ciaran Sweeney and his team prepare exquisite dishes using locally sourced, seasonal produce. Be sure to book well in advance to savor their 4-course dinner menu, priced at €65 per person.
Fisk Seafood Bar
Seafood lovers rejoice! Fisk Seafood Bar in Downings is internationally renowned for its delectable seafood tapas. The menu boasts dishes that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more. No reservations here I’m afriad. Just turn up and hope the queue isn’t too long and indulge in an unforgettable seafood experience. Check out the fish taco’s they’re my favourite.
The Singing Pub
If you’re in the mood for a traditional Irish pub experience with a diverse menu, The Singing Pub is the place to be. This dog-friendly pub and restaurant is perfect for family gatherings, guaranteeing a warm atmosphere and a wide range of dishes to satisfy every member of your group.
Distance from Davey Johns Forge: 15 mins driving towards Downings. Directions here.
The Rosapenna Golf Hotel
For a world-famous dining experience, head to Rosapenna’s Vardon Restaurant, which is only 5 minutes from Davey John’s Forge. This restaurant specializes in local seafood, with lobster, scallops, and crab regularly on the menu. Meat lovers will also find plenty of options to relish.
Local Take Away's
For those cozy nights in or when you’re on the go, explore these local takeaways:
- Gusto’s in Creeslough offers Indian dishes that are sure to please your palate.
- Mac’s Takeaway in Carrigart is your go-to spot for fish and chips, with the added bonus of summer ice cream treats.
- Burger Jacks in Milford is an award-winning burger restaurant where you can either dine in or grab a delicious burger to go.
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