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An Cistin

Coast Road | Ordeas Gael, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0213
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (6 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, European, Soups, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Coast Road | Ordeas Gael, Glencolmcille, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

The downside of this place is that it’s a bit like a village hall with very little atmosphere. However don’t be put off, food quality from the small menu is good and freshly cooked to order. The chicken stack with champ is wonderful and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank P C
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The staff, meal and other customers were all great. Had a nice homely feel to it. Well made Irish coffee too

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank David O
Reviewed 29 August 2018

An Chistin consistently offers some of the best food in the area. Their honey-glazed duck, chicken stack with pepper sauce, and fresh fish and lobster are tasty and filling. Lattes, cappuccinos, and desserts are delicious, too. As a frequent visitor, I have found that friends...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank RVH25
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We had a prebooked table only to find no one on the front of the house. Our meal wasn’t that pleasant. The starter which was baked Brie was barely warm served on ice cold chutney. Main course was baked salmon was good but the coffees...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Niamh O
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed with our recent visit to an cistin for lunch. The quality of the food was poor and presentation matched. Staff were friendly. Restaurant was clean and well kept.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ConorFi
Reviewed 3 June 2018

First time to eat in An Chistin this year, and we weren't disappointed. I had the herb crusted cod and it was superb, my daughter went for the duck and was really happy with it too and my son had the burger, which he described...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank gleanndobhar
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

An Cistin looks a little bit like a community centre or something from the outside and is fairly basic but pleasant and clean inside. We were all very surprised by how good the food was, really fresh and tasty. The seafood salad was excellent. Everyone...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank MrMackk
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This lovely restaurant is welcoming especially on a cold wet Spring day. After another visit to Sliabh League we decided to reward ourselves with some warm Chowder and freshly made brown bread. The restaurant looks big on the outside but there is a craft shop...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Seamus M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Eat here after an action packed day of walking and sightseeing, seems to be the only restaurant in the village, unfortunately closes at the end of the season on 03 September, pity !!! Food was nice and not too expensive. one of the few places...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Ive visited Glencolmcille several times in the last few years and each time I have dined in An Cistin. What a lovely restaurant to find in such a remote location. The atmosphere is always good with the buzz of conversation from the hikers to the...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Helen M
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19 July 2015|
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Response from FishhawkII | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember if the menu had vegetarian items, but the chef was very personable and accommodating and I'm certain he would prepare a wonderful vegetarian dish if you asked.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast Road | Ordeas Gael, Glencolmcille, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Glencolmcille
  • Phone Number: +353 74 973 0213
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