We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Red Door Country House

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Carrowmullin, Fahan, Ireland (Formerly The Red Door)
+353 74 936 0289
Website
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

384 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 384: English reviews
ireland
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited on a Saturday night @ 7pm. Had a pre dinner drink in the bar area. Lovely bar and soft sofas with a roaring fire. Really nice. Heading into the dining room and the menu was great, good choice. Excellent wine too. However there were several children, some school age and some pre schoolers running wild throughout the dining area.... More 

Helpful?
Thank loopyloo76
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here recently as a party of four for Sunday lunch after hearing good reviews about this place. We arrived early hoping we would be taken earlier but we were not although this is no fault of the Red Door and it was pleasant to sit beside the roaring fire and enjoy a drink while waiting anyway! Three course €29.50,... More 

Helpful?
Thank bf329
dublin
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is gorgeous, even on a stormy Sunday night it was obvious. The host was lovely. He offered to dry our coats over the heater so there would be warm when we left. We were seated right away and the order taken quickly. The early bird menu is the only menu available on Sunday night. The restaurant seemed homely... More 

Helpful?
Thank hestersherwin
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ate here for the first time on Valentines night, 6 courses of pure heaven. fantastic menu, the food was out of this world, compliments to the chef. The staff were super friendly, nothing was a bother to them. the location is beautiful and the restaurant is really lovely. i will definetly be back, loved it.

Helpful?
1 Thank Marymc42
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Marymc42, Thank you for spending Valentines 2017 with us and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your visit. Our team will be thrilled with the great feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, The Red Door team More 

Donegal
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting on lough swilly, this is more than a restaurant. The old house is beautifully restored and bar & library so welcoming and opulent to enjoy a drink in. Arrive early and stay late to enjoy the whole experience. Dining room is open and yet feels private at your table. Food is excellent with good choices for different dietary... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank emamcl
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear emamcl, Thank you for your lovely words about our restaurant, bar and relaxing areas. We are blessed with so many original features from the 17th century country house. We look forward to welcoming you back often! Kind regards, The Red Door team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a super meal here. Food was lovely, service good too. Seafood chowder, steak, duck were all great. We'd booked online for Sunday evening expecting the early bird menu so were a bit surprised to sit down at the table and be given the special Valentine's menu which was all that was on offer, so that did just about... More 

Helpful?
Thank DGJ6567
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Doug, Many thanks for your lovely feedback on your recent Valentine's meal. Hopefully you managed the six courses rather than the three you thought you were booked for! Apologies that you were not aware of the menu price in advance. It was displayed on our website and the email confirmation that guests receive specifies the menu on offer, i.e.... More 

Donegal, Ireland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been meaning to write a review about this Restaurant for some time now as we eat there on a regular basis. Firstly the restaurant is set in a beautiful area in the small village of Fahan overlooking Lough Swilly and the setting is breath-taking. The Interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated in period style with a panoramic view... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MarkDonegal_Ireland
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Mark, We are absolutely overwhelmed by your review which compliments so many aspect of The Red Door's offering, especially as you are a regular guest. We assume that you are consistently impressed which is such an achievement for us and makes us very proud. Thanks for taking the time to spread the good word among others. We look forward... More 

Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Best steak I have had in a long time, really lovely location and will be back soon - staff were very friendly. Don't visit Inishowen without stopping for something to eat at the Red Door.

Helpful?
2 Thank Damien_2222
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Damien, Thanks for your lovely feedback on our steak! It's locally sourced from Ramelton in Donegal and it certainly is delicious. We hope we can welcome you again soon. Kind regards, The Red Door team More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is how our niece described The Red Door to us, having not been to it before. We went on 28 December for an evening meal. The restaurant had been very well decorated for Christmas and it was wonderful walking into the place with all the lights. We were a large group and had drinks beforehand. There are two very... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank David-five-o
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear David-five-o, Thank you for the lovely feedback of your visit over the Christmas period. We wouldn't say 'swanky' is a description that we strive for but hopefully you liked it all the same. The Early Bird is a less expensive menu with different meal choices on it, (not the same as the later dinner menu) and is available before... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Myself and my husband were invited to spend New Years Eve with friends at The Red Door. We had a really great experience. There was a really good choice of food on the menu. I tried the scallops to start followed by the rack of lamb and then there was a trio of desserts. They managed to squeeze in a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ann B
thereddoorfahan, Director of Sales at The Red Door Country House, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Lovely to hear you enjoyed ringing in the New Year with us and you did well on the casino prizes too by the sounds of things! We hope we can welcome you again soon. - The Red Door team More 

Travellers who viewed The Red Door Country House also viewed

 
Dunfanaghy, County Donegal
 
Buncrana, County Donegal
 

Been to The Red Door Country House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$65
Cuisine
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrowmullin, Fahan, Ireland (Formerly The Red Door)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0289
Description
Renowned for relaxed dining, luxury accommodation and breathtaking views, The Red Door Country House is nestled on a 4 acre site overlooking Lough Swilly in Inishowen, Co. Donegal in the North West of Ireland.Built in 1789, the tradition of a country house is today cleverly combined with contemporary luxury and style. Beyond the landscaped surroundings are extensive vegetable and herb gardens that provide the restaurant with delicious fresh ingredients.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Red Door Country House and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Omagh
10 months ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Red Door Country House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?