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Smuggler's Creek

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Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
+353 71 985 2367
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to eat in Smugglers Creek anytime we are in the vicinity. The food is always of a high standard, whether we have pub grub or are choosing from the a la carte menu. The experience is enhanced by the warm, welcoming atmosphere, the friendly staff and of course the beautiful view.

Thank dfefc
Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family get together' we were enthralled by the food and the stunning views. Friendly and courteous staff took excellent care of us

Thank oliver743
Troy, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great views and food. Staff was kind and very helpful. Rooms were nice with good size bathroom. We were told that there would be noise as we were over the bar but didnot notice as we were in the bar enjoying the music.

Thank KirkKadel
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We, two couples, had a fabulous 3 night stay for October bank holiday weekend at Smugglers Creek. From the moment we arrived Emily and staff just placed us at complete ease. Check in was a pleasure, shown our rooms - which were immaculately clean, bright and airy - the en suite is spacious, a large shower and piping hot water.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I were in Rossnowlagh for a weekend visit , and as we were out walking called into this venue for a drink . A very friendly atmosphere and lovely staff that were very attentive . By the way a first class pint of Guinness . Great spot .

Thank pa55word664
Hampshire, England
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Having visited this fine establishment on 4 previous occasions I was curious as to some of the recent reviews condemning both the food and service. My wife and mother in law travelled from Enniskillen for Sunday Lunch and sat in the bar waiting until the tables were ready at 12.30 pm. In that time we saw various people try and... More 

1 Thank ConcordeSST
Belfast, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The bar was very busy with people both having drinks and/or bar food. We hadn't a hope in getting into the restaurant as it was fully booked, so settled for bar food. Small menu but something to suit us all, good portions and very tasty. Price was reasonable, service was good and overall a lovely atmosphere.

Thank AdrienneHD
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Was turned away as wedding party was coming in but it states that bar food was still been served on the facebook page. Not great as we had to park and walk a good distance just to be turned away

2 Thank Mairead C
Northern Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

menu limited and prices were a rip off. Location is lovely so expect to pay a surcharge when eating here. Been to better and paid a lot less

2 Thank w0rkingmum2014
Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I've been drinking and eating here for the last 25 years and I can't help but think the place has lost some of its charm. For example the latest extension makes the place look like an open plan office and the retaining wall for the front steps is just a mass of concrete and not keeping with the look and... More 

2 Thank Taylor2911

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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
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 32
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Rossnowlagh
  • Phone Number: +353 71 985 2367
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?