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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (66 reviews)
“seafood” (97 reviews)
“mussels” (76 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 today

We ate here several times during our stay in Donegal town. Each time we loved the food, especially the very fresh seafood options, and had good service. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bnbgirl97
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located opposite the historic Donegal Castle, the Olde Castle Bar has a history of it’s own. Once stables dating back to the 1600’s, this building has been transformed into a cosy and intimate restaurant that would suit many tastes. We elected for a late lunch...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and myself visited here this evening for dinner...we started with the buternut squash soup with wheaten brown bread ..so i opted for the venison pie with champ and my son had the lamb shank with champ and root vegetables.....the food was out of this...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Corkonian6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Donegal Town for the day and found there was lots of choice of restaurants. We chose to eat at the Olde Castle Bar as it looked cosy inside and we liked the menu. We were not disappointed. The staff were very attentive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maikate4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and food was wonderful! The service was top notch and the price of everything was extremely reasonable. We are so happy we stopped!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daniellenrogers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a bite to eat whilst out Christmas shopping and the food was unbelievable. Staff were friendly and the place was warm and cosy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 791bc
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We ate here on Saturday night due to glowing references from friends but I have to say I was very disappointed. In fairness the Lobster was recommended to me but they didn't have any so that was a bad start. 5 of us had starter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jshield
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

First time visit to olde castle bar . Lovely welcome with log fire on cold day. Seriously tasty Guinness on cold day and friendly staff. Went back for food later and had lovely tomato and beef soup and venison pie with mash. Absolutely excellent food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank OffalyPk1973
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We stopped here for lunch after touring the Castle. We really liked the ambiance of the place. It was crowded but they found us a table. The food was excellent and the hot chocolate was awesome. We came back for dessert the next night and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Edward G
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Had a lunch with my wife, please so warm and cosy and the people so welcome, we really enjoyed our time together and the food was absolutely delicious. Nothing got me disappointed well done.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andrea M
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23 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
  • E-mail
Best Seafood Ulster 2018 Award by Good Eating Guide 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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