Map of Donegal Town Food Guide

The best restaurants, butchers, bakers and local food champions are all celebrated in this handy guide.

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Donegal Town Food Guide
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Overview: Donegal Town been described as a 'Kinsale' of the north for dining by no less a figure than Paulo Tulli and we are delighted to share its many notable food heroes with the Donegal Town Food Guide. This guide is one of the sixteen or so guides available on the 'Donegal Town App', all available for free in one click of that bundled guide - simply click on the link to the Donegal Town Guides to get access to all the guides, which must be downloaded individually.

navigatour® Guided Walk Apps brings this food guide to you in conjunction with fellow Donegal Town man, Zack Gallagher, a.k.a. The Irish Food Guide. With his local insight and well-trained palate, The Irish Food Guide is perfectly placed to tell you about the variety of foods on offer in this historic town.

For each establishment, we tell you the food types, the price range, their specialities, full contact details and of any nice tourist-friendly touches like where free WiFi is on offer or which have Early Bird menus etc.

An asterisk mark(*) denotes an establishment that has won awards/accolades for its food &/or hospitality (e.g McKenna's Guides, Georgina Campbell, RAI etc). We've included Trip Advisor's rating of the 16 best restaurants in 'town', but bear in mind some places mentioned on that list were not in town! Of the places below, the Village Tavern was #2, Castlemurray was #4 and Aroma #10 on Trip Advisor in 2013.

Not on this food guide map, but nearby to Donegal Town, are some more local food heroes that we also recommend: -

Ard na Breatha Guesthouse & Restaurant*: 074 9722288 - http://www.ardnabreatha.com TA#14

Aroma Cafe* in the Craft Village: 074 9723222 - http://donegalcraftvillage.com/aroma.html TA#10

Castlemurray House Hotel* in St. John's Point: 074 9737022-http://www.castlemurray.com/ TA#4

The Village Tavern* in Mountcharles: 074 9735622 -
http://villagetavern.ie TA#2

Also look out for Leghowney Country market on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 11am at the Community Hall. See the Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk for more details.

Please note that inclusion in this particular guide was not dependent on the payment of a gratuity by the various establishments. The information on offer is impartial and is based on an honest assessment of a place's strengths. The real judge is of course you. Please feel free to email us at info@navigatour.ie with any feedback or queries you may have.

Thanks and happy eating,

Zack and John

August 2011 (Last updated August 2014)

Tips: All listed on this guide are within two minutes walking distance of the Diamond, although we'd recommend you also sample our other local suggestions in the Overview by car.

The highly regarded Castlemurray House is perfectly placed for a drive to the Slieve League cliffs beyond Killybegs.

Aroma Cafe is an award-winning place for lunch after a visit to the nearby Donegal Craft Village. Ard na Breatha is a recent Georgina Campbell Guesthouse of the Year winner.

The Village Tavern in Mountcharles has been included in McKenna's Top 100 Places to Eat in Ireland for 2013 and is the epicentre of the picturesque village.

As with everywhere in Donegal, an umbrella is never a bad idea - the weather could well have changed by the time you come back out after your meal! Look out for our sister guides in town - the Donegal Town Heritage Guide and the Donegal Town Bank Walk. The former being a perfect daytime activity around the town, the latter being a lovely pre dinner stroll.

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