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The Curlew Cafe and Crafts

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Kerrykeel, Kerrykeel BRK-14-LQ9, Ireland
+353 74 915 0998
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have been here a few times while staying in Donegal. It is a lovely place to stop for lunch, salads are all freshly made as are all scones and desserts. Staff are really friendly as is the owner.My mother had a lobster salad, the lobster had been caught that morning! We enjoyed it so much we went back the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Quirk beyond belief, friendly attentive pleasant staff. Ordered Chowder and got what was an OK fish soup important ingredients missing. Cafe was very cold mid day in August. Some will love this place and suggest you try it and make your n mind up.

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Crumlin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My favourite place to eat in Kerrykeel ....excellent seafood and Fionnuala the owner is so welcoming ....Just love it !

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Thank maevestewart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Me and a friend stopped by for a bite when few other places were open. The setting and environment was really quaint; a small house with a sea view and a homely environment, and filled with handcrafted items for sale. The food tasted very good and were at a decent price, and the woman serving us was very friendly, making... More 

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Belfast
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

My wife and I stopped off here while driving round Donegal, for no other reason than it looked interesting, I'm very glad we did, and in fact we made a point of going out of our way to call in again a day or so later! The food is fantastic, fresh seafood being a speciality of the house. I had... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were on a driving holiday and saw the sign for the cafe and popped in. We are so glad we did. The fresh seafood caught by the proprietor's husband was worth the visit. I had a crab open sandwich and my husband had the lobster open sandwich. They were delicious and economical at nine euros each.... More 

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Thank lejog2009
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Brilliant fresh seafood, including the proprietors own fresh lobster and crab. Great selection of Salads and platters to tuck ino

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I've finally visited The Curlew as I've always been in Donegal at the wrong time but it was certainly worth the wait! The 'cafe' - not an apt description - is like no other. Quirky and full of interesting pieces for sale - a feast for the eyes! Then the food! Mum had a tuna panini - large enough to... More 

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Thank pollymcb
NualabKerrykeel, Owner at The Curlew Cafe and Crafts, responded to this review

An absolute pleasure to meet you too, thank you for your very generous words and maybe you could bring John Lewis with you on your next visit!!!!! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We had the most wonderful seafood platter served by warm happy people who catch and cook the food themselves! The freshest you and think of! Thank you!

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Thank Coralia J
NualabKerrykeel, Owner at The Curlew Cafe and Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you so much Coralia for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed it so much and it was a delight to meet you! hopefully you will be back in Donegal real soon. Nuala More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Really worth a pitstop. We were sorry to miss the lobster season but will be back as they have their own boat and it couldn't be any fresher.

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Thank Lisa C
NualabKerrykeel, Owner at The Curlew Cafe and Crafts, responded to this review

Cheers Lisa, Hopefully, yet again weather permitting our boat will be launched on Monday! But glad yiou still enjoyed your visit! Nuala More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, Soups, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kerrykeel, Kerrykeel BRK-14-LQ9, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Kerrykeel
  • Phone Number: +353 74 915 0998

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?