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Carnaween House Restaurant

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Narin-Portnoo, Ireland
+353 74 954 5122
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northern ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous location, lovely food and really courteous and friendly staff j a relaxed place you will want to stay longer

Thank sandra5059
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews, we were in two minds, then after checking the website, which is half finished and partly in Latin, we were even more unsure! A 20 mile drive through the country hardly improved the confidence, but then we arrived! Set above the beach, I'm sure summer nights are superb here. A warm welcome, then escorted... More 

1 Thank Larkhall99
County Donegal, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Food lovely service great staff friendly lovely view of the ocean from this rustic and beautiful place

Thank Patricia C
Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We came for a Saturday evening meal last week and it was really fabulous.the menu was extensive with great choice.we choose the fresh mussels and lamb balti.there were a great choice of wines on menu and the assiette of dessert was a great choice.all food was well presented with that rustic touch.

Thank millie057
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were so looking forward to our meal at Carnaween House having been recommended by friends who go regularly on holidays in Portnoo. The location is great and views of the beach are splendid but things just did not go well from the beginning of our evening. The table was not properly set or ready for us when we sat... More 

Thank brynsdad
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A fantastic view of the vast sandy unspoilt beach and high quality food with great service. Can't wait to go back - must book!

Thank Mer1311
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stunning, 5star dining experience. Served by friendly, smiley, attentive staff. Wonderful menu, talented chefs, all produced and served with love💟 Superb

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food cleanliness value and service. We had the three course meal with beautiful rack of lamb and seafood chowder desserts which will also delicious too much for us as we were already full.

Thank Cloudybay1
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed two very good meals here while staying at Carnaween House. As a non meat eater there were plenty of fish dishes. Starters can be made up as main courses and they have an excellent bread selection. Sweets were nicely presented, some with an unusual twist eg the banoffee pie came in a glass tub. It's the sort of place... More 

Thank Frances W
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a meal today in this restaurant it was absolutely beautiful, steak, pasta dishes and pizza were delicious. A beautiful venue with breath taking views of the Portnoo beach you couldn't ask for more

Thank Bubba1977

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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
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narin-Portnoo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Narin-Portnoo
  • Phone Number: +353 74 954 5122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?