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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (80 reviews)
“irish stew” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an evening meal here recently, the food was extremely good. Nice size portions.Staff were friendly and service was prompt. We had walked in off the street on New Years day and luckily it was not very busy although I'm told the evening before...More

Thank raffoIreland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, great staff and awesome seafood food and decent prices. I highly recommend this place if you are in Donegal !

Thank Soccermike1015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. We had the Sea Bass on the specials board and the Irish Stew which were both fantastic. Proper home cooked food. Also followed by 2 homemade sweets. Lovely atmosphere. We will get back

Thank Batho_777
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

W came here on recommendation from the receptionist at our hotel and we loved the atmosphere of this place, very cozy and warm. The really impressive part was the food! The dishes were so rich and delicious we still talk about them to this day!

Thank PinkTravel1910
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times always great value for money....good staff and comfortable seating always worth a visit when in donegal

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here one day last week for lunch. Got a nice little corner and had a lovely bowls of mussels washed down by a lovely pint of stout. Not our first visit here and not our last either.

Thank bobmcIreland
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I popped into this restaurant recently for lunch the food was ok nothing really special, staff just not very engaging, such a shame for an Irish town, I've been to friendlier bars in large cities!!! COME ON OWNERS enforce some good old fashioned friendly Irish...More

Thank Moira G
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We ate here one night during our stay in Donegal and my daughter is still raving about her fish special. Good food and at a reasonable price

Thank sassysiren2014
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Genuinely nice atmosphere..always welcoming. Great staff, good service and decent prices. Thoroughly enjoyed the Hake special..my wife is very fussy when eating, and rates a good beer battered haddock when she has one..and rated this highly!!

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

If you like seafood then you should definetley visit here and have the seafood platter. Great restaurant with great choice

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Questions & Answers
22 September 2017|
Response from KateM470 | Reviewed this property |
whiite soda bread 450g (1 lb) plain flour (good quality) 1 level teasp. bread soda 1 heaped teasp. cream of tartar Pinch salt 25g (1 oz) soft butter 1 egg, whisked with 250 ml (½ pt) buttermilk Pre-heat oven to Gas... More
Mary T
20 August 2017|
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Response from maebh | Property representative |
Afraid not. Serve food from 12 noon to 9 pm. Thank you
5 October 2016|
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Response from anneoclarke |
do you have lobster on menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
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Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!
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