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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$22 - US$55
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 3 days ago via mobile

Bar staff were excellent. I pulled my chair out to see a filthy chair when I joined my table. We had a large party. Service was slow. Many mistakes were made with orders. I had fish which was grossly over cooked. I had a salad...with no dressing. When mistakes on orders were pointed out, staff assured us it was our mistake. Scallops were ordered. Fish tacos came. Fish cakes were ordered. Fish tacos came again to the same person. Her mistake evidently….. no apology. The restaurant could be forgiven if the food was good but it was not. Duck was rubbery, lamb was fatty, fish was dry and very over cooked. Then they ran out of deserts… Shabby. At best.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

It has almost been one year now since our wedding at the Red Door and we are still receiving wonderful comments from friends and family on this venue. It is a truly magical place to celebrate something so special. There is not one negative thing...we can say. The venue itself is so beautiful, intimate and has an atmosphere like nowhere else. The location is unique along the waterfront, surrounded by lovely gardens with a stunning backdrop of the mountains and hills behind - it is breathtaking. The food is to the absolute highest standards and quality, you will not find finer food than at the Red Door. The outstanding level of friendliness and professionalism of the staff at the Red Door is rare and something this venue should be proud of. Frances Doherty is a Queen. Throughout the planning and especially on the day nothing is impossible for Frances and she will go above and beyond for you and all of your guests. There is truly nowhere else in Ireland like this venue(and I would argue further than this), it is impossible to be disappointed; from the moment we first enquired to have our wedding reception here up to this day now when we return to visit we have been so warmly welcomed and taken care of. The Red Door will always be an extra special place for us and we look forward to celebrating many happy moments here in our future!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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thereddoorfahan, General Manager at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2022

Dear 538Niamhc, Many thanks for this wonderful review, Its lovely to read your fab description of what we truly wish to offer each couple that enters through our gates and in to our Exquisite Wedding Venue. We were honoured to be part of your very...More

Reviewed 30 August 2022 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we got fantastic service and it’s such a clean and cosy place. The food was fantastic. I’m so glad we found it for a family meal, looking forward to go back at ChristmasMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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thereddoorfahan, Marketing at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2022

Thank You H9263QTjuliao for taking the time to leave a review. we are delighted to read that you enjoyed the fantastic service we provide along with the fantastic food. We look forward to welcoming your family again especially over the festive season when its all...More

Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

The close family decided to book a table to be together to celebrate after our Dads/Grandads funeral. So pleased we did, fabulous bay window seat, though in the gorgeous dining room it felt private in the corner. The welcome and service was impeccable, friendly and...welcoming. Stated in the bar for a drink and then went to the table. Real linen and weighted culturally was a nice touch. The food we had was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. It was our third visit in a month and decided to was the best place to celebrate, and the red door was every bit as good as the first time, the welcome, venue, food and service made it special. Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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thereddoorfahan, Marketing at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2022

Dear 593Kathic Thank You for choosing the Red Door Country House to celebrate the life of your dear granddad, we are delighted to read the welcome and service was impeccable, friendly and welcoming. these are all the attributes we aim to provide always at The...More

Reviewed 7 August 2022

When it’s not possible to make contact by telephone, the recorded message suggests that you leave your number and they will get back to you. Unfortunately this did not happen.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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thereddoorfahan, Marketing at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2022

Dear KathleencX3740PI All voicemails are responded to in a timely manner, we endeavor to call each and every person that leaves a voicemail and those that dont also, sometimes not immediately as we are busy especially at weekends. should you ever find your self in...More

Reviewed 5 July 2022

My son took me to the Red Door and I was delighted with everything about it, so delighted in fact that I plan to take my great granddaughter there in the next week or two, she is 12 and loves a posh place to eat....We turned up unannounced and were welcomed and shown to a table within minutes. I wont go through the food in detail, just sufficient to say it was of a very high standard and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to the toughest restaurant critic. The service was first class and the ambiance very country club. I loved it and so did my son.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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thereddoorfahan, General Manager at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2022

Dear Shiblith, Many thanks for visiting our Country House Bar & Restaurant recently, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience immensely and will be returning soon with your great granddaughter. We look forward to welcoming you very soon for this visit. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Fantastic setting as always, However I have had better food here in the past ! We were here for Sunday Lunch and thought the portion size was very miserable. I ordered the Goats cheese salad which was a single goats cheese ball about the size...of a Malteser ! Whilst it was nice it was very small. Beef for main which was nice but again the sides came out in individual bowls which were tiny as well. Didn’t like the way you had to order desert with the starter and main. I’d rather make that decision after I had my main course Felt a little disappointed as Red Door is one of our favourite Restaurants in Donegal. Service definitely wasn’t as good as in the past Hopefully it will be back normal on the next visit.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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thereddoorfahan, Marketing at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2022

Dear Donegal2022 We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, Thank You for your return visit. We are delighted to hear this is one of your favourite Restaurants in Donegal. we are sorry to hear your experience wasn't as perfect as previous times....More

Reviewed 20 April 2022

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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thereddoorfahan, Marketing at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2022

Dear michelledT3874AR Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us as a wedding guest, and got to sample the fine cuisine our wonderful kitchen team creates, I shall ensure Brooke gets...More

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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thereddoorfahan, Marketing at The Red Door Country House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2022

Dear FalloutGirl88, Firstly Thank You both for choosing The Red door Country House for your very special Wedding Day celebration, We are delighted to hear that your Wedding Day was just perfect, and you loved everything the Red Door has to offer. we wish you...More

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 Bar & Restaurant, 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 Bar & Restaurant, 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 Bar & Restaurant, 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 Bar & Restaurant, 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 Bar & Restaurant, 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 Bar & Restaurant, 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

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