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Smuggler's Creek

€€ - €€€, , Seafood
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
+353 71 985 2367
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“scampi” (14 reviews)
“chowder” (21 reviews)
“bar food menu” (4 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 11:00All hours
Bar, Pub, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot just a few minutes drive from Rossnowlagh beach. I rarely eat in the same place twice when touring around but I would happily eat here every night and I did in fact. First night I had battered fish and chips fish fresh in...More

Thank Tara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Emily, the owner, runs a great bar and restaurant that offers good and friendly service with great food. The views down on Rossnowlagh Strand are outstanding and cannot be beaten! Don't miss a stay here if you are visiting Rossnowlagh. It is easily found on...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My husbnd and I went for dinner at the Smugglers Creek Inn on Saturday 2 December having been there for lunch on previous occassions. We are not regulars as we live in France but were over visiting sick parents. The location is excellent, but better...More

Thank Liz L
Smugglers C, Owner at Smuggler's Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear Liz, I am very concerned to learn of your recent visit to our restaurant. Please kindly accept my sincere apology for the disappointment this experience might have caused you. Because the satisfaction of our customers is of utmost importance to me, I have looked...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Excellent food, good value, service could be better. Live music summer months. Still a great place yo eat & drink

Thank tracy6813
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Ate here yesterday for lunch.... I had the burger and chips while my fiance had fish and chips... The portions were huge and the food was delicious.... Definitely recommend a return visit... It's a lovely cosy quaint restaurant

Thank Juicylady
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Called for a late lunch as it came highly recommended. And it didn't disappoint. Came back the next night and it was as good as day before. It was packed but service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Can't wait to visit this place...More

1  Thank kated75
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Great spot overlooking the beach, got basic food which was reasonably priced. Burger was awesome. The pub has good music and atmosphere A nice outdoor eating area which was enjoyed in the sun. Then an extra outdoor area with stone benches across the road overlooking...More

Thank AJ-Reviews_2017
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Celebrating special occasion and made them aware.food over-rated overpriced, no customer care,, Booked couldn't find booking, placed on bar table barely in Restaurant, requested umptween times for window table with view, excuses such as kept for Residents only, booked earlier than you, four windows. I...More

2  Thank Gwen McNamara B
Smugglers C, Owner at Smuggler's Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear, Gwen, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit. Unfortunately, it seems that you departed feeling disappointed with your overall experience. As I take our guest feedback very seriously, I immediately investigated into the matters raised and found...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were going to Gaslights but it was closed so walked a few feet to Smugglers Creek and glad we did ! We couldn't get a table in the restaurant but was able to eat at a table in the bar. Lovely healthy tasty food...More

Thank Foxglove17
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had lunch here just last weekend. There was six of us and the food was good and the service very good and the restaurant was quite busy while we were there. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Maria352
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Questions & Answers
12 March 2017|
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Response from pa55word664 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the outside area caters for animals , I do not think they are allowed inside for health & safety issues . Also as a lot of food is consumed I think people may object .
3 November 2015|
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Response from Smugglers C | Property representative |
Smugglers is open Fri - Sun only in November, B&B available Fri & Sat only. Please call me directly for more information, +353719852367. Regards, Emily (Proprietor)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 11:00
00:00 - 11:00
00:00 - 11:00
00:00 - 11:00
00:00 - 11:00
00:00 - 11:00
00:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Rossnowlagh
  • Phone Number: +353 71 985 2367
  • E-mail
Smuggler's Creek Inn is an Award-Winning Restaurant & Bar with Accommodation. It is situated on a cliff edge with breathtaking panoramic views over Rossnowlagh beach and Donegal Bay. The interior is decorated with seafaring theme, natural stone walls, original timber floors and beams. It's a very popular destination for locals & tourists alike.
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