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Carnaween House Restaurant

Narin-Portnoo, Ireland
+353 74 954 5122
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
“mango salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Narin-Portnoo, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our lunch. We had a table by the window looking onto the beautiful beach. We both had crayfish and mango salad with homemade bread. This was beautifully presented and delicious. One of the best meals we have had in Donegal and a...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We made 2 trips for meals here during our recent stay in Ardara, about 6 miles away. Both were a highlight of our trip. Call ahead to book; in May, it is open Th-Sun. Our first was lunch for 14 on May 7, and we...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Bad -lack of choice, arrived to be told both fish and chips and fish pie were not available ...at a fish restaurant -the mustard used in the salad dressing was extremely hot and took away from the taste of other food on the plate -the...More

Thank Lydia M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stayed Friday & Saturday nightt and the noise from the restaurant & bar below made sleep impossible The dumb waiter motor was tortuously loud and the staff clattering dishes to relay the tables for breakfast was the last straw. Complaints on the spot made no...More

Thank frances46
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Was dining there with 2 sisters after being told it was a great place. Got a table beside a small window while the person who made the booking for us asked for a window table for us as the windows are large. The table itself...More

2  Thank DenDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Sunday lunch - plenty of good choices on menu. 2 courses or 3 course option. Very reasonably priced. Food was good. Portions plentiful. Well presented. Will return.

Thank misskazi
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I reviewed this restaurant a few years ago and gave it five stars. I feel I need to add a lower review to reflect my more recent experience so new visitors to the area get an up to date picture. We visited here for an...More

Thank Linnyvinny
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The Carnaween is situated in a prime location in Narin/Portnoo. The restaurant offers tables with sea views and is decorated in a fitting seaside themed manner...the restaurant is small and it can be tricky to get a table. The four of us shared the 'bread...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Having seen such great reviews of the place we thought we'd give it a try. We were treating our mum to a weekend away with her children after all. We arrived to find quite a small carpark. Then we ordered our food....the starters were good....More

1  Thank Louisa N
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I live only 40 minutes from this beautiful restaurant and B&B it was recommended to me by a friend, I never heard of it so for our anniversary last Saturday night I booked to eat and stay the night. What a lovely experience food fab...More

1  Thank Woody123_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narin-Portnoo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Narin-Portnoo
  • Phone Number: +353 74 954 5122
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