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Cove Restaurant

Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
+353 74 913 6300
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
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Irish, European, Seafood, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent the early evening jumping off the pier with kids and late evening overlooking the pier while enjoying a pre dinner drink upstairs in the Cove. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was wonderful. Chowder and prawns for staters, I had the...More

Thank Ronan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited The Cove during a recent trip to Dunfanaghy. Absolutely fabulous meal and overall wonderful dining experience. Attention to detail and work ethic of management and staff superb but subtle. Ambience excellent and menu choice extensive. Highly highly recommended.

Thank jennywren767
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accommodating staff and an excellent meal, served well to a large party. The cougette flowers in batter very nice, but have tasted better. Delicious local fish.

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third dining experience at The Cove - it's my favourite restaurant to come to when I'm visiting my favourite people! As soon as we walked in to the restaurant we were given the warmest of welcomes by all staff who seated us...More

Thank Audrey1657
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the Cove a number of times & never leave disappointed, particularly noteworthy is the pork belly & the hake, not to mention the apple pie. The Pork belly falls apart wonderfully and is topped with red cabbage and a delicious asian style sauce....More

1  Thank ImponteRuiner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly people .We were welcome by host . A beautiful place for chilling and eating . Food was amazing

Thank Gomes S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should have posted this review before now. Dinner at The Cove is simply a most. We love eating here, it has become one of our restaurants to visit on special nights out and always an enjoyable eating experience. Peter and his team are a...More

3  Thank RMC1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here a few years back and had pribably the best steak I'd tasted. We ate here again this week. The food here is just so lovely. I saw another reviewer had used the word "sublime" which was also going to be my choice....More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous experience at the Cove. Family dinner. Warm friendly welcome and attentive staff throughout. Food excellent. Great choice on menu. Sea bass and tempura prawns delicious. Owners very friendly and attentive. Lovely bar upstairs with sea views to enjoy before and after meal. We will...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

What a great welcome from Peter the owner. Fitted us in on a packed night, and yet we were in no way under pressure to 'eat up quickly'. Lovely place, friendly staff, all able to talk about the menu choices. I had baby squid followed...More

Thank trevor m
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Enid M
29 January 2017|
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Response from Vix_70 | Reviewed this property |
It's an intimate space over two floors so it's difficult to say possibly 30-40? But they will be happy to advise I am sure!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 47
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Dunfanaghy
  • Phone Number: +353 74 913 6300
  • E-mail
Bistro-style restaurant in an amazing location overlooking Hornhead, Sheephaven Bay (our holding tank for Crab and Lobster!) and the distant hills and fields which provide the best quality, fresh produce for your enjoyment.

Elegant relaxed surroundings, attentive unobtrusive service, and attention to detail are our hallmarks.
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