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Smuggler's Creek

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Rossnowlagh $$ - $$$ , , Seafood
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
+353 71 985 2367
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“scampi” (14 reviews)
“chowder” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Food is very good and the staff all very pleasant. a well managed restaurant. They can cater for large numbers and also couples.

Thank destmcd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced poor. I had greasy onions and mushroom with strips of poor quality meat on a large portion of toasted bread. A plop of cold buttered mash and lettuce completed the ugly plate. The wine was awful and the place had an unclean look including...More

Thank JOHNBC17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, in general tasty food, Duck starter was too expensive for what it was. Main course Duck was tasty. Breakfast was basic, bedrooms small. Was quoted 75 and then charged 120 because of "the view". Ah Eileen!! Great guitar player, superb Guiness and terrific...More

Thank Grasslands1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to be with a great view. Staff are nice, but at times not very professionel. Food was ok but not really great. Bar Service-nothing to complain about.

Thank michael r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the food was as good as the view, this place would have a michelin star. Unfortunately the food is good but not great. However it is worth going just for the view. It is a pity though that the food is not better as...More

Thank Nuala H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here a number of times in the past but this time, the seafood chowder had mostly potatoes with only 2 small pieces of shrimp in them. Very disappointing, especially for the price. We also overheard another guest say the same thing. We...More

Thank kathy49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to Smugglers Creek on numerous occasions but this recent visit was just a tad disappointing. 2 of us ordered sandwiches and the bread was a bit stale. However, staff were very polite and friendly. Containers dotted around outside for dogs. Views of Rossknowlagh...More

Thank TheQuinns18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. It's such an amazing spot, whatever the weather. Staff are all so friendly with a lovely local menu. We really enjoyed our meal and stayed until late to enjoy the live music and the...More

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took my new husband to this lovely restaurant with excellent sea view. Having visited many times before I moved from the area 3 years ago I was more than happy with the food. Young waitresses were cheerful and very friendly. We both had very tasty...More

Thank ziggyFermanagh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here where the food and service were very very good, but we found it lacked the vibe of its competition the Gaslight Inn next door. We had absolutely no complaints and if you like a quiet dinner this restaurant is excellent. We enjoyed...More

Thank kroe55
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Questions & Answers
13 March 2017|
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Response from pa55word664 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the outside area caters for animals , I do not think they are allowed inside for health & safety issues . Also as a lot of food is consumed I think people may object .
4 November 2015|
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Response from Smugglers C | Property representative |
Smugglers is open Fri - Sun only in November, B&B available Fri & Sat only. Please call me directly for more information, +353719852367. Regards, Emily (Proprietor)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 18 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 11:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Rossnowlagh
  • Phone Number: +353 71 985 2367
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Smuggler's Creek Inn is an Award-Winning Restaurant & Bar with Accommodation. It is situated on a cliff edge with breathtaking panoramic views over Rossnowlagh beach and Donegal Bay. The interior is decorated with seafaring theme, natural stone walls, original timber floors and beams. It's a very popular destination for locals & tourists alike.
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