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One of the nicest bars in Donegal. It feels like you're stepping back in time and eating in someone's actual home! Spotlessly clean, great service with friendly staff & lovely food. Definitely worth a visit if you are anywhere near Ardara.
Very poor chowder, I could only describe it as gloopy packet soup with fish scraps added.
The brown scones were doughy & unpleasant.the garlic bread was fine. All in all I couldn’t recommend this place.
The pub had an old rustic feel, which we had no problem with as it adds character. But THE FOOD was very very poor.
For starters we had the cheesy garlic bread it was presented on a regular plate with no garnish. Resembled something I...would have thrown together at college, just regular grated cheese from a bag on top of some bland piece of bread.
Our main course meals were the burger and the days special which was cod. The cod came with frozen peas (zero taste) and the homemade burger was comical. No brioche bun or fries just a burger on a plate with a bowl of baby potatoes accompanied by two sachets of ketchup and mayonnaise.
We ate in Mickalenes the night before and there is no comparison between the two. At Mickalenes the food is presented well and homemade from fresh resources.
Just a heads up.More
On our visits to Ardara we have visited Nancy's numerous times and we know that it is a very atmospheric unique place. We were disappointed to discover that they have decided against re-opening for indoor drinking and dining. The staff member at the door was...very courteous and explained their decision, which we understood, so we went ahead and booked an outdoor table. While understanding their position we feel we have to point out that the outdoor experience will not match up to anyone's expectations of Nancy's as the outdoor accommodation is very basic. We were cold and uncomfortable. The food was tasty. We would advise reviewing the outdoor only policy as it could damage the great reputation that has been built up over generations.More
We went there for lunch based on the very good reviews on Tripadvisor and the food was disappointed. The pub and restaurant was vintage and cosy which was great, and made me think that the meals were going to be in line with this: hearty...stews, lamb shank, fresh fish or seafood,etc. Unfortunately none of these were available but the usual dishes in the Irish menus.
I ordered chicken tagine in the specials and was nice and large size, although the rice was bad quality. My partner ordered Tuna and I thought was a joke when it came: canned tuna with canned sweetcorn and melted cheese on top;this is more appropriate for a sandwich than a main meal in a proper restaurant.
On the bright side,the pints of Guinness we ordered were delicious and the service was good too.
To be honest, after a few days travelling in Donegal, we didn't find fresh seafood, the choices were poor and the quality of the food we had were below our standards.More
We were recommended Nancys by so many people, i was rally let down. the menu didnt feel like it had a lot of dinner optios - a lot of sandwiches and cold platters of fish. i got prawns and salmon, my boyfriend got the mackeral....we were not hugely impressed with the quality of the seafood, or the taste. mine was draped in butter, his in salt.
the cocktails and beer selection was v good.More
We visited this well established & renowned restaurant last evening.
We were underwhelmed by both the menu & fare.
As a fish restaurant it was disappointing With little evidence that product was sourced from anywhere but Aldi.
On the credit side the Chowder was excellent....More