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The Mall | The Mall, Ballyshannon, Ireland
+353 71 982 2369
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Wed 17:30 - 21:30
Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful anniversary meal on a freezing night. Brid is an extremely welcoming hostess. Service was very attentive and food was excellent. Busy but not crowded. We'll be back again

Thank Lainey1427
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its hidden away down a quiet street but we experienced great quality food with super friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank raymond861
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very delicate food, original and delicious, in a relaxing atmosphere and a very pleasant service. We would have gone again the next day if it wasn't closed.

Thank Lazacolor
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We popped in here without a reservation and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating! Lots of locals in eating too which is always a good sign! We had a mixture of burgers, pizza and goujons......also saw some of what the other diners were enjoying...would recommend the lamb and steak too! Lovely atmosphere and good open space for... More 

1 Thank Michele W
Seattle, Washington
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

No question about it - this is the best restaurant in town. Service a a bit slow but the food and drinks were all first rate.

1 Thank Niels A
Dungannon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have been meaning to book this restaurant all summer, only got around to it last week, our loss, Excellent food and attentive service. we'll definitely be back.

1 Thank gerardslushee
Ballyshannon, Ireland
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Booked here on a recent Saturday night for 7.00 and there was quite a few tales already occupied. On entering one meets a reception desk behind which there is a wide array of wines on display to select from which contributes to a great atmosphere in a dining room with nice high ceilings, The acoustics are A1 which meant that... More 

1 Thank StanleyM53
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went in for a meal and it was great the place is very clean and the staff are very friendly especially Katie. We could not fault our meal one bit everything was just perfect we will be definitely be visiting again. 10/10

1 Thank shane g
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I include a visit to this fantastic restaurant when I visit my home town. It never disappoints - food is always fantastic regardless of your menu choice. Definitely book as it is very busy, we didn't last evening but were more than happy to sip a glass of bubbles from the comfy pre table sofas whilst we waited. Service is... More 

Thank Ed F
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Called here after day out in Ballyshannon area , restaurant was relatively quiet, table for 2 no problem,varied menu, they also had a lunch menu which finished at 5pm, however dispite it being 7pm they facilitated my husband with some dishes from it, the girl serving us was most pleasant & helpful. Highly recommend & will call again when in... More 

Thank Alison D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Irish, European, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mall | The Mall, Ballyshannon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ballyshannon
  • Phone Number: +353 71 982 2369
Nirvana restaurant is now back under the management of the Kelly family. We look forward to meeting and greeting all our old friends and welcoming new faces to Ballyshannon. We are sure that you will enjoy our fine dining in the rear portion of the restaurant or our casual dining in the front of house. In either case you will be well catered for by our widely experienced local Chefs - Graham Lynch and David McCadden

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