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The Curlew Cafe and Crafts

Milford Rd | Ranny, Kerrykeel BRK-14-LQ9, Ireland
+353 74 915 0998
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (17 reviews)
“lobster salad” (10 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (7 reviews)
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Milford Rd | Ranny, Kerrykeel BRK-14-LQ9, Ireland
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

If you want to experience the best ever lobster sandwich and mussels, make your way to the Curlew cafe - you will not taste anything fresher or better in your life.

Thank annmariefisher64
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

You’ve got until the end of August to try one of the area’s best value and most charming gems. Lobster salad is a must, crab brilliant too. Don’t miss your chance.

Thank R4713ABdavidb
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my lobster salad, a lovely indulgence for the price of a pub lunch. The owner Nuala was very welcoming and accommodating, and we were very chilled, looking out over Mulroy Bay.

Thank Declan M
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the nearby log cabins and after reading reviews decided to give this a go. The building its self is a house which they have converted into a restaurant. As stated on TripAdvisor we reserve the table for four of us. Unfortunately...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Reserved a table for 5 . Staff were brilliant .. food was delicious and really fresh and tasty. Lovely setting like sitting in someone's front room of a beautiful Irish cottage . Was very reasonable too .. lunch for 5 with a bottle of wine...More

Thank Niall M
NualabKerrykeel, Owner at The Curlew Cafe and Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

bet it was the bread that made it!!! Thank you Niall

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely crab lunch here, sitting outside with the sun and roses. Fabulous spot, already planning a return trip

Thank BNiB08
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Had a flying visit off season to this lovely quirky cafe. The 3 of us went for the Rhubarb Pie which was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend as a stop - a lot more memorable than an average town-pub-grub alternative

Thank Passenger542526
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Ate lunch here recently with my husband and 3 children (aged 11, 7 and 3) and we loved it! The owner is such a lovely lady and made us all feel very welcome. Myself and my Daughter had the seafood chowder, which my daughter described...More

Thank Shauna C
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We just loved the curlew. This cafe is actually a house on the main road. Look out for the signs outside. The decor is so quaint , but is matched with such delightful, fresh and well presented food. We had lobster and sandwiches. The lady...More

Thank Marian M
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

What a delightful little restaurant. The food was so fresh and tasty and organic. Fish caught that morning. Home grown salads. Friendly service. It's a converted house and it is so quaint. There are various arts and crafts for sale and the views of Mulroy...More

1  Thank MicheleOS
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January 18, 2015|
Response from NualabKerrykeel | Property representative |
hi there, No The Curlew is seasonal and will not reopen until April 1st. As You probably know we catch our own lobster and crabs and they can be a hard to catch this time of the year so we take ourselves off and eat other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milford Rd | Ranny, Kerrykeel BRK-14-LQ9, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Kerrykeel
  • Phone Number: +353 74 915 0998
Open 6 days a week; closed on Tuesdays.
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