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Smuggler's Creek

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Rossnowlagh $$ - $$$ , , Seafood
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
+353 71 985 2367
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“chowder” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been to Smugglers Creek on numerous occasions but this recent visit was just a tad disappointing. 2 of us ordered sandwiches and the bread was a bit stale. However, staff were very polite and friendly. Containers dotted around outside for dogs. Views of Rossknowlagh...More

Thank TheQuinns18
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here on Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. It's such an amazing spot, whatever the weather. Staff are all so friendly with a lovely local menu. We really enjoyed our meal and stayed until late to enjoy the live music and the...More

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 6 days ago

took my new husband to this lovely restaurant with excellent sea view. Having visited many times before I moved from the area 3 years ago I was more than happy with the food. Young waitresses were cheerful and very friendly. We both had very tasty...More

Thank ziggyFermanagh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here where the food and service were very very good, but we found it lacked the vibe of its competition the Gaslight Inn next door. We had absolutely no complaints and if you like a quiet dinner this restaurant is excellent. We enjoyed...More

Thank kroe55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is located on the near by mountain to the beach. It has out door seating for nice and sunny days! Service took a while but was worth the food! We ordered soup, noodles and chicken supremes. All tasted great!

Thank learnernexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, view was great and waitresses were friendly. The evening however was spoiled when the bill came and we found were were overcharged by 70 euro. We pointed out the errors in the bill (including a child's meal when no children were...More

1  Thank flahertyconor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this barfood restaurant so much that we went 2 nights in a row. The food is high quality, the gin tonics are tasty, fire's cosy and views spectacular.

Thank suzry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife , daughter & I visited for dinner . Got lovely window seat overlooking the sea. Place was full but staff efficient and v friendly. Patrons from 6 years old to ( looked like!) 80 years old. Seafood stunning :fresh and tasty . Not...More

Thank rita20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the food brought up to our rooms because my parents have a rough time going up and downstairs. The staff offered to bring the food up to us! We had the Seafood Chowder and Guinness Beef - Superb! I must try.

Thank steveang24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch here and it’s a fantastic spot overlooking the cove and the sea. We only had sandwiches, but the food was good, in a lovely setting.

Thank DawnLou
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Questions & Answers
13 March 2017|
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Response from pa55word664 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the outside area caters for animals , I do not think they are allowed inside for health & safety issues . Also as a lot of food is consumed I think people may object .
4 November 2015|
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Response from Smugglers C | Property representative |
Smugglers is open Fri - Sun only in November, B&B available Fri & Sat only. Please call me directly for more information, +353719852367. Regards, Emily (Proprietor)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$17 - US$35
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 11:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Rossnowlagh
  • Phone Number: +353 71 985 2367
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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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