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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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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (15 reviews)
“lobster” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Milford Rd | Ranny, Kerrykeel BRK-14-LQ9, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited as a family for lunch, with 3 young children, the food was very good and at a decent price, in a lovely quaint atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and polite..... very good service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Toby6859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught in the morning... on your plate at lunch time. Delicious seafood and must-visit on Fanad. A cosy and warm atmosphere with lovely hosts.

Thank siejoepuntnl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate with a group of friends. They ran out of bread that day (we ate at 3pm) so all our dishes were served with just half a slice of bread. When asked for the bill we didn't receive on just told the amount! Very strange....More

1  Thank Dawnywawny
NualabKerrykeel, Owner at The Curlew Cafe and Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I can only apologize again for not having baked sufficient wheaten yesterday morning, Its is so difficult to judge when you want everything to be fresh but you hate throwing surplus away and I got it so wrong as we were incredibly busy yesterday and...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The Curlew is well worth a visit! There is always a warm welcome by the owner and the food is lovely! They catch their own lobster and crab so you can't get much fresher; the lobster salad is a work of art! The rhubarb deserts,...More

2  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We love it here. Nuala the owner is always welcoming and a little eccentric. The food is amazing with freshly caught lobster and crab from the bay as fresh as they come and all the salad home grown, even the honey is from the garden....More

1  Thank Fergus R
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Visit Donegal regularly and always call to Packie and Nuala in The Curlew for lunch. Food and hospitality is excellent. On our last trip Packie let my kids handle live crabs and lobsters which were freshly caught - not just a cafe but an brilliant...More

1  Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have been here a few times while staying in Donegal. It is a lovely place to stop for lunch, salads are all freshly made as are all scones and desserts. Staff are really friendly as is the owner.My mother had a lobster salad, the...More

Thank unhappy333689
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Quirk beyond belief, friendly attentive pleasant staff. Ordered Chowder and got what was an OK fish soup important ingredients missing. Cafe was very cold mid day in August. Some will love this place and suggest you try it and make your n mind up.

Thank Roamerabout7070
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My favourite place to eat in Kerrykeel ....excellent seafood and Fionnuala the owner is so welcoming ....Just love it !

1  Thank maevestewart
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Me and a friend stopped by for a bite when few other places were open. The setting and environment was really quaint; a small house with a sea view and a homely environment, and filled with handcrafted items for sale. The food tasted very good...More

1  Thank My F
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Is it open all year round? If not when does it open.
18 January 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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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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