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The Mall | The Mall, Ballyshannon, Ireland
+353 71 982 2369
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the beef stroganoff. it tasted amazing, everyone else's food looked lovely. great presentation, very friendly staff, werent waiting for food for too long. will definitely be going back.

Thank Patrick W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

freezing cold in restaurant , chips freezing, lasagne not cooked, just a bad place to get food. don't go here, go to the filling.

1 Thank ew180
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the good fortune to dine at Nirvana as part of a large school group. Despite the size of our group, the staff served us efficiently - while possessing a friendly and welcoming attitude. My dinner and dessert were top notch. Entertainment was provided by two young and brilliant Irish step dancers, Caoimhe and Eva. Their performance was the icing... More 

1 Thank ninip0st
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent and consistent Sunday lunch. Had roast beef which was extremely tender and delicious. I love vegetables and often find these to be an afterthought but not so here. Nice selection and perfectly cooked. Will be back again and again.

Thank sionnach2016
County Donegal, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have eat here on busy periods such as new years eve and new years day. Both did not disappoint. Everything was very tasty and the setting itself is lovely. The cajun chicken starter is a really nice change. The main course was turkey and ham . It was lovely and the portion was very generous. I have also had... More 

Thank terrimcg888
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

9 Adults, 5 Children & 3 Babies were made feel very welcome and given plenty of space and time to eat at a 6pm sitting. The staff couldn't have been nicer and the food was delicious. We'll all be back and I would definitely recommend Nirvana to all my friends and family.

Thank Gillian W
Sligo, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 7 November 2016

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
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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

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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, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?