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The Pier, Portsalon, | Fanad, Co. Donegal, Portsalon, Ireland
+353 74 915 9135
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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239 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat by the fire and enjoyed a lovely view of the pier and the beach, drank Guinness and hot whiskeys and settled in for a few hours craic and cosiness on Saturday afternoon. It was idyllic.

Thank blamonte84
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

ate here as stayed in Portsalon on holiday recently. Absolutely gorgeous food and if you like your seafood you will be spoilt. We had a lovely steak and some home made beef bourgignon, the other table however ordered oysters reputedly to be the best in Ireland and they looked awesome. Pudding was also a treat. Nice staff, beautiful décor escellent... More 

Thank laura s
Belfast, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Firstly I am a self-confessed foodie so I know I am fussy! We dined in Sarahs (the only restaurant in Portsalon other than the golf club) on a Sunday afternoon for lunch and although what was had was very nice the menu was very limited with no seafood which was really disappointing and baffling really given the location. The waitress... More 

Thank NatalieDonnan
Newry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here tonight and couldn't fault it. Service was polite and non intrusive. I had Mulroy mussels to start followed by Donegal rainbow trout with caper and walnut butter from the specials board and my husband had had the rib eye steak which was delicious. All washed down with a really good Pinot Noir it... More 

Thank Bernice B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Love this place. I try and get over to Ireland once a year, and always go to Sarah's. The food is always outstanding. One my last visit, was lucky enough to try local oysters. They were amazing!! The sea bass was cooked perfectly and the dessert was great too. They have a great selection of wines and ales (some of... More 

Thank laurakcartner
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We may only go once or twice a year when visiting family , but this really is one of my most favourite places. The menus have changed a little over the years, but the foods just as good. Shame you can not get a pint of guinness from the bar next door anymore, but a good selection of local bottle... More 

Thank Adele L
Malaga, Spain
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant last Sunday 19th for dinner and it was really good. Selection of bread was good. Haven't had the description ( not important tho,but would have been nice) Fish and chips was surprisingly nice .Battered fish really light and crispy ,chips cooked perfectly, could taste that it was freshly cooked and not just reheated. My pasta was... More 

Thank Jackielyn R
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I was in a party of 15 for a late lunch on Sunday which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. The menu provided plenty of choice and the baskets of soda bread went down a treat with more offered if wanted. I opted for the hummus, feta and beetroot salad and the combination of flavours was amazing. For the main course I had... More 

Thank katroisin
littlebopeepIreland, Owner at Sarahs, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for your lovlie comments from all at Sarahs, see you soon. Terrie Sean & Team More 

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Holidaying in Portsalon and other than the Golf Club, this seems to be the only restaurant in walking distance from the harbour. But just because it has a monopoly it doesn't mean that standards are low, far from it. We dined here twice, my wife and I and two very good friends. We booked early and asked for window seats... More 

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littlebopeepIreland, Owner at Sarahs, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for your comments and your custom, we are delighted to get such feedback , hope to see you soon, Terrie Sean & Team More 

Rutland, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A party of us ate here and enjoyed the location and food. The staff were friendly and we had a nice night. Watched the sun set over the harbour which was beautiful. The restaurant didn't offer free wifi which was a shame as most places do these days. That was my only complaint though, nothing to do with the food... More 

Thank susan B
littlebopeepIreland, Owner at Sarahs, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave such nice comments, we really appreciate it. Apologies on the wifi, as we are on a short lease it wasnt viable, and with next door having wifi we leant on them. See you soon and thanks again, Terrie Sean & team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, International, European, Fusion, Healthy, Seafood
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pier, Portsalon, | Fanad, Co. Donegal, Portsalon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Portsalon
  • Phone Number: +353 74 915 9135
Here at Sarahs we use as many locally sourced produce according to season & availability. Our Beef comes from Raphoe Co.Donegal, Fish & Shellfish are Donegal landed. Simple good honest cuts of meat, fish & Vegetables, well cooked tasty dishes, including daily specials. Baking is done in-house including wheaten bread, scones & many sweets. Check out Seans Yummy Brownies or Traditional Irish Carageen Moss Dessert for the healthier option. Allergies, food intolerances are catered for, vegetarian & vegan dishes avail. Homemade Dairy/gluten free desserts also! Booking is not necessary however it is advised for a nice table overlooking the breathtaking views of one of the worlds most beautiful beaches on the mouth of the Swilly & Atlantic.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?