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Family run business since 1911. Simpson’s Bar & Restaurant is a well established bar and restaurant throughout the north west. Awarded bar food of the year 2024 at the highland radio awards ceremony. Our bar has a unique and warm atmosphere throughout from the stain glass windows on the ceilings to the finely crafted detailed wood around the bar. Our team awaits to welcome you to our establishment for the very best customer service experience. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place, very friendly and helpfull personell. The food is very good for reasonable nice price. There is also a bar and a small supermarket.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 April 2024

Stopped by here as we were in the area. Beautiful food, really delicious. I had fish & chips and it’s the best I’ve ever eaten! Prices are excellent for the quality of the food. Lovely Irish bar atmosphere. Staff were lovely,couldn’t do enough to help,...excellent hospitality. Definitely worth a visitMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear MissExplorer1, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service. We will be sure to pass this kind feedback along to our team. We hope to see you in...More

Reviewed 11 April 2024 via mobile

Wonderful experience. I took myself and my family of 5 in for Sunday lunch. We had no reservation but the staff assured me it would not be a long wait. To our surprise we were seated within minutes and the staff was very pleasant and...attentive. Every single dish had a taste of its own and it exceeded all our expectations. Even with the busy buzz about the place there was a great ambiance. Could not recommend more definitely will be back when my family returns home from their travels. 10/10 experience all round!!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Scenic, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your Sunday lunch meal. We look forward to seeing you and your family in the near future. Kind regards, Management.

Reviewed 9 April 2024

Brilliant Night for a family birthday, food and staff are excellent, nothing at all was any bother and the "suprise" birthday cake and sparkler with the staff singing for the birthday girl was just amazing, thanks again and hopefully to many more celebrations in Simpsons...🩷More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Katie, Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit to our establishment. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed the birthday celebrations with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, Management.

Reviewed 9 April 2024

Came here with family recently. Always great food and atmosphere. Staff are always helpful and friendly. Looking forward to booking again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Sinead, We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us on your recent visit. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind regards, Management.

Reviewed 8 April 2024

Just came on here to share my experience with Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, I booked my daughters. christening meal in the lilac room two months ago just to find that two hours before the dinner they stuck another party in with us, I called the...owner to see what was going on with our booking and was told there was another party of 30 booked in the same room for the exact same time,I then asked why online that they have it advertised that the lilac room is a private function room and you could rent for confirmations and communions etc, but then I was told it was only private if you rent it for parties but then I booked the lilac room two months before hand that was never mentioned,I then asked why am I paying €18 for a €14 meal that I could eat out at the front bar with everyone else.I think the only way to describe the situation is greed very disappointed with my experience as I was looking forward to having a sit down dinner with family and friends some of whom had travelled a long distance to be a part of the occasion.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2024

Hi NatashaFarren111, Thank you for your feedback. As per previous correspondence from you and your guests, we are very disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations, as per your multiple reviews on various platforms, it came as quite a shock to us...More

Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

Excellent food as always .. staff are 💯 Very attentive .. bar area has a great atmosphere.. everything is spotless .. they always accommodate us at the table beside the ladies as my brother in law is in a wheelchair and this table is ideal...Forgot to take a picture of my haddock which was beautifulMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2024

Dear Ann M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoy your experience with our team, We are more than happy to accommodate our customers as best we can. I will be sure...More

Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

4 of us had lunch today and food was lovely good chouce of menu and all meals very tasty and well presented…staff very helpful and attentive…will definitely be back

Date of visit: April 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2024

Dear Eddie, Thank you for your taking the time to write about your positive experience on your recent visit. We appreciate your kind words. Kind Regards, Management.

Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent service, great food! We stumbled upon Simpsons on our way to Malin Head. This local favorite was full with locals and our group of 7 didn’t rattle the manager as he assure us he would accommodate our large group. He took our food order...before seating us to ensure prompt service. Food was delicious! Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Dear Kat, I am glad that you enjoyed your experience with us on Saturday evening. Thank you for your kind words I will be sure to pass this on to the rest of our team. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Ireland and we...More

Reviewed 24 February 2024

Extremely Lovely staff, Liam was curtious and attentive to everyone's needs....Marie and Breege are very attentive too....have to say all staff are wonderful Best to book in advance if possible Lovely food good variety on menu Fairly priced Saturday night there was live music 🎶...we will be backMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Dear Margaret, Thank you for your kind words it really is greatly appreciated. I will be sure to pass this excellent review on to the rest of the team. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards, Management.

Reviewed 24 February 2024

Lovely little cozy bar, but.. the food was awful tonight I’m afraid. I looked at reviews before coming as we are only in the area for the weekend. I had the chicken and my partner had a burger. My chicken was dry and the sauce...congealed on it and the burger was rock hard and tasteless. Not the chefs finest work tonightMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Dear Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I have messaged you privately and would be grateful if you could contact me on (074) 93 74 499...More

Reviewed 18 February 2024

This place is wonderful, the food was delicious, most of the staff are wonderful very welcoming. One lady in particular asked me no to mention her name ( Breege) was exceptional in her hospitality friendliness an service, like a whippet on her feet. I would...like to say a big thankyou to her for being so lovely an making my trip to carndonagh so memorable. 5 stars around don't pass this place by. ThankyouMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Dear Love Travel, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this kind reviews. We hope to see you in the near future again. Kind regards, Management.

Reviewed 31 December 2023

Staff so helpful. Food was brilliant all 3 courses. Was very busy as new year's Eve but staff still very good. Really enjoyed the evening

Date of visit: December 2023
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Dear Debbie, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards, Management.

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Staff were amazing and the starters were really lovely, Liam was excellent at accommodating and I was more than helpful as me and my granny had a bit to wait he was more than happy to get her a chair and we didn’t have long...then to wait. This is a local pub for me but anyone visiting wouldn’t be disappointedMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Dear Emer, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review, we are always happy to accommodate our customers as best we can. Kind regards, Management.

Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

We ate here on a Tuesday evening. Nice warm atmosphere and pretty busy. We both had starters - I had a lovely chicken and ham vol au vent and my husband had stuffed potato skins. For my main was the blackened salmon special and my...husband had prawn stir fry. I had an ice cream dessert with crunchie . Good service and tasty foodMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Simpsons Bar And Restaurant, General Manager at Simpson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Dear Bernie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind words. Kind regards, Management.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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