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Cove Restaurant

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Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
+353 74 913 6300
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for four on our first video sit to the Cove sat in comfort of upset airs lounge with amazing view whilst we looked at the menu and enjoyed drinks, no pressure to order. Our food was amazing steaks done to perfection friendly professional staff, who looked after us so well do not miss the opportunity to... More 

Thank Carrickbear
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant continues to provide excellent food and, most recently, a superb, though limited, wine list personally chosen by Peter, the owner. Staff are exceptionally pleasant, prices reasonable and must be highly recommended.

Thank John A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Cove with friends over the Easter break! Peter and his team couldn't have been better. The food and drinks were outstanding and the restaurant and upstairs bar have a great ambience. We're really looking forward to a return visit soon!

Thank David M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The cove has spectacular views of the Atlantic if you are luck enough to get the corner seats upstairs! I always thought this place would be better upside down to make the most of the views. But this doesn't impact on the view on your plate!, food is very well presented and the taste is delicious, their deserts are definitely... More 

Thank anne marie m
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us armed after watching the rugby on Saturday and had an excellent meal. We all had different starters and mains and all were well pleased. Good choice of wines and a great port with the Irish cheeses. Friendly and attentive staff. What more can you ask for.

Thank Michael M
Portadown, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

great food and great service with a lovely seating area upstairs for pre and post drinks. Peter the owner runs a tight ship. Lovely.

Thank marthajules01
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Loved it! First time in Dunfanaghy. Super food, excellent service. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank sowelltravelled
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have been going to the Cove for years now, each time I am in the area, which is about 5 times a year. I have never had anything but a great meal and it is often excellent. The steak is always particularly good. Last weekend I had a black pudding potato cake starter which was delicious.The service is fantastic-efficient... More 

Thank ElizabethBamforth
Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had another super meal at the Cove - we had dined the two previous nights at a well known Donegal hotel(HP) But The Cove for decor staff ambience and menu are miles ahead. Just perfect.

Thank dizzyizzy1
Larne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went to the Cove with four friends. All six of thoroughly enjoyed our food, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would all recommend The Cove.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$45
Irish, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Dunfanaghy
  • Phone Number: +353 74 913 6300
Bistro-style restaurant in an amazing location overlooking Hornhead, Sheephaven Bay (our holding tank for Crab and Lobster!), And the distant hills and fields which provide the best quality, fresh produce for your enjoyment. Elegant relaxed surroundings, attentive unobtrusive service, and attention to detail are our hallmarks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?