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Renowned for relaxed dining, luxury accommodation and breathtaking views, The Red Door Country House is nestled on a 4 acre site overlooking Lough Swilly in Fahan, Buncrana,Co Donegal. We have won numerous awards for best wedding venue. Our chefs offer a fantastic menu specialising with Steak, Seafood, Poultry. We offer a vegan menu on request and also cater with a kids menu for younger diners. Sunday lunch is extremely popular and books up well in advance. Serving a selection of traditional Sunday fayre with choices of 2 or 3 courses from our set menu. Afternoon Tea is served on Saturday's by prebooking only and has an option of Gluten free on request. Facilities are wheelchair friendly and
PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$53
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After recently attending a wedding at the Red Door the setting was lovely and the food was exceptional. It was by far the best wedding meal as a guest I've had (and we have been to 5 stars all over), however it was the staff...that made the meal for me Brook was a phenomenal waitress no task was too big, she was full of fun. Overall 120% service thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022

I had my dream wedding here and everything was perfect from start to finish. As a bride I was panicking a little towards the end wondering how all would go on the day but I needn't have worried a bit. Frances and the team are...the height of professionalism and what's more all the staff are lovely, friendly people. They truly made the day extra special. Many of the guests even mentioned how great Frances and the staff were. The location is absolutely stunning for wedding photos. We got so many snaps at the water, on the swing and under some of the beautiful big trees on the grounds. The menu was something that stood out when we were looking at venues and The Red Door is a real gem for foodies. The quality of the produce and the skill that the chef has is second to none. It was absolutely delicious. The only thing I didn't like was leaving! I can't think of anywhere better that we could have celebrated our big day. The Red Door is one special special place and those who make the magic happen are a credit to the venue.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience my entire party had on Saturday for my sons confirmation lunch. Such a magical setting and we were blessed with fantastic weather. Each course was faultless and our whole party commented on how delicious the meal was. Nothing was a bother...and everyone we came in contact with that worked in the hotel was so welcoming and polite. Thank you. A precious day made even more special by a fantastic group of staff and a 5* lunch.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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thereddoorfahan, General Manager at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2022

Dear Kmclcurran Thank You for choosing The Red Door Country House for your son's confirmation celebration. We the management and staff are delighted to hear you had a magical day and enjoyed your lunch with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks...More

Reviewed 27 March 2022

Had a wonderful afternoon tea hosted by the Red Door on a gorgeous warm sunny March afternoon. There were 17 of us plus a couple of small babies and everyone was well accommodated. Nothing was too much to ask when arrangements were made before the...day. I spoke to Mags on the phone and she was wonderful in the advice and help she gave. We ordered prosecco for the table but due to some drivers and pregnant guests, I was able to bring my own non-alcoholic alternative too which the venue kindly chilled for me. I requested first to ensure this was ok. The venue was very comfortable, in a beautiful setting, with fabulous afternoon tea spread and friendly staff. Can’t recommend enough!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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thereddoorfahan, General Manager at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2022

Dear V2359YNsarahm We are delighted you chose The Red Door Country House for your celebration, and it was enjoyed by all including the younger members of the party. We are delighted that you received the experience we aim to provide for all our guests. We...More

Reviewed 22 March 2022 via mobile

A beautiful venue in a beautiful setting. But Staff make this place, their warmth and friendly manner are second to none. From the lady on reception from Letterkenny (whose name escapes me) right through to Peter in the bar. We went to the Red Door...for my mum and dads 40th Wedding Anniversary and what a treat. Would definitely recommend and would return in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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thereddoorfahan, General Manager at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2022

Dear Meclarien, Thank You for choosing The Red Door Country House to celebrate your parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. Your kind words mean alot to us and our team members. we will ensure Mags and peter get to read this. We appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

Many thanks for accommodating 9 of us ladies yesterday for a birthday celebration. The staff were extremely helpful and professional. A big thank you to Mags on reception who facilitated us in every way and to the lovely gentleman who ensured our glasses were topped...up throughout the meal! The food and atmosphere was appreciated by us all Marion TheseiraMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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thereddoorfahan, Agency / Consultant at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2022

Dear Marion T, Many thanks for a wonderful review, we loved having you ladies spend your celebration with us, it was our pleasure. we will ensure Mags and Peter get to see your kind words. we look forward to your return visit again soon. The...More

Reviewed 20 February 2022

All I can say is Wow!!! Had one of THE best Sunday lunches ever. From the warm welcome of the ladies, to the ever so helpful servers, food was second to none. Think this might become a regular fixture for a Sunday. The food today...was amazing I don't think it could have been any better. We have some fine restaurants in Donegal but this is our favourite.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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thereddoorfahan, Agency / Consultant at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2022

Dear Daisy J Wow! Thanks for the fabulous review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch with us, immensely. We will ensure our staff get to read your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, your favourite Restaurant will be...More

Reviewed 6 December 2021

We were a group of 23 with mixed age group’s ,grandparent’s adults young adults and teenager’s celebrating our mums special BIG birthday it’s not easy getting a group like that together willingly, but mention the Red Door and it’s very easy😁 From start to finish,...the experience was fantastic! Frances and mags welcomed us all on arrival and showed us through to the bar (I think it might be called Kate’s room) where Peter was waiting for us with a lovely bubble’s reception 🍾🍾🥂🥂it was so relaxing to just sit together and relax and catch up..we were then showed to our tables that the team had decorated beautifully with the balloons we had provided. The meal was divine - between us all I’d say we had everything on the menu & practically wanted to lick our plates it was that good! Plus, the customer service was brilliant too, even with the strict covid measures in place, there was loads of space between each table tbh that’s why we love it here as the tables are not on top of each other. Can’t wait to go back. Great to see such a gorgeous place doing so well - Would highly recommend it! The food was top notch there wasn't one thing that was served to us that didn't warrant a 10+ it was unreal. Our servers Tracey and her team thank you all so much for taking all the beautiful pictures and being so helpful, always smiling and attentive we will be back soon………More

Date of visit: November 2021
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thereddoorfahan, Manager at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2021

Dear curiosity277649 We are delighted you had a wonderful experience dining with us and during your overall visit with your family to celebrate your Mum's special Birthday. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and letting others know. We thank you...More

Reviewed 28 November 2021

This was our first visit of the year and sorry to say a disappointing one. We know things have changed because.of Covid but the prices have increased but the menu choices not as good, portions smaller and food def not as it was. We have/had...4 restaurants in Donegal that we.loved so it was such a treat to finally get back to done. The bar service was extremely slow which was disappointing. We both had Goats.cheese to start it was lovely. Unfortunately fillet steak wasn't on the menu so went for sirloin and lamb. The dauphoinese potatoes were the worst ever so bad you couldn't get a.knife through them. The cheese was burnt to a crisp and if there was cream in it it was a minimal amount at 4.95 euros a portion you would expect it to be right. The lamb was.ok but.absuely no gravey and lacked flavour and at 28.95 euros I expected something nice. Would we go back? No. Were we disappointed? Absolutely. After many years of dining here it breaks my heart to write this but a bill of 159 euros and to walk away unhappy with our bill guys you need to sort things out.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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thereddoorfahan, Manager at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2021

Dear DaisyJ, Many thanks for taking time to write a review, we are disappointed to read that your experience was not the experience that we always strive to achieve for each of our customers whilst dining with us at The Red Door. We know from...More

Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

First time visit and we enjoyed it. Food excellent staff helpful. No problem with coeliac diet. Coronavirus aware. Felt safeMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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thereddoorfahan, General Manager at The Red Door Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2021

Dear 176margaretb Many thanks for taking the time to review our Restaurant, We are delighted to hear you felt safe and enjoyed your dining experience with us. we look forward to your return visit again. kind regards Frances Doherty & The Red Door Country House...More

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