Watching the fiery sunset over the glassy waters of Lough Swilly certainly makes for a romantic backdrop to dinner. No doubt this is one reason why this charming little restaurant gets so busy, but the food also lives up to expectations. All seafood served here has been caught by local fishing boats. Start with a subtly spiced plate of fresh-caught mussels cooked in Irish ale and move on to pan-fried hake, or Irish steak. The weekend lunch menu is half the price of dinner; come before 6:45pm on Thursday and Friday (or 6pm Sat) for early bird menus—just €21 for 2 courses, or €25 for 3. Reservations are recommended.
Inishowen Peninsula› Restaurant
The Beach House
The Pier, Swilly Rd., Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Our Rating Neighborhood Buncrana Hours Fri 1–9:15pm, Sat noon–9:15pm, Sun noon–8:45pm Phone 074/936-1050 Prices €16–€26 Cuisine Type Seafood/Irish Web site The Beach House
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