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“Charming but a bit confusing”

The Mill Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Dunfanaghy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Upon arrival, you sit in a lounge/living room type space to peruse the menu. They take your order there. Then you are finally seated. This was a bit off putting to my elderly mom who I had put through her paces all day (lots of walking). She wanted a glass of wine as soon as possible (and I don't blame her because I was tired and I'm 28 years younger). The dinner was served in courses and the food was lovely and some of the best we had in Ireland. The dining room is lovely and overlooks the water and their gardens. It really could not be prettier. However, we learned that dining in Ireland is a bit different than in the US. You have to chase people down to pay your bill, it's not generally brought to you. This is definitely understandable in a pub but it's a bit strange to have to search for someone in a more fine dining type experience.

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6  Thank chicagotravelgirl
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The food is first class but maybe a little on the rich side for some. This is undoubtedly one of the best places to eat in Donegal. The wines are reasonably priced.
Communicating with the Mill can be awkward, as we found that they do not readily answer the phone, but ask you to leave a message. Therefore you are best to contact them early, not least because they are usually fully booked.

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1  Thank Brynboru
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

wonderful welcoming staff.. food was so special.. I would go back tonight if it was open.. a very rare treat..

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1  Thank evensong3
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Mill lives up to the reviews already listed by other visitors

This is a well run family B&B with the addition to having an excellent restaurant

The owners and staff are professionals and they make you very welcome

On arrival we were invited to the conservatory for coffee and shortbread and then informed we also had a complimentary glass of wine in our bedrooms

The room with stayed in had an excellent view to the lough. The room itself was very clean and comfortable

We took the special offer which included two nights bed and breakfast with one meal in the restaurant for exceptional value of €280 for two

The dinner lived up to our expectation , the standard of food is as good if not better than many more expensive restaurants

You have a six course meal , all the courses were perfect. Try the home made breads

The restaurant uses many local sourced products which is of excellent quality

The wine list is very reasonable priced

The breakfast in fresh good quality Irish produce. It had everything you want to get you started for the day ahead

The full Irish I would recommend

I would recommend the establishment to anyone who enjoys a quiet small run hotel with the addition of the best of Irish cuisine

If you are staying in Dunfanaghy put it at the top of your list

We will be back again

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1  Thank Stanley B
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Left it a bit too late initially to book but due to a cancellation we got fitted in.So glad for that.4 years further on it is still the place to visit. Staff are so lovely and everything is arranged like clockwork.The meals are superb,both presentation and taste wise.
At €45 great value for the attention you get.Hopefully manage to get back before another 4 years comes around!

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1  Thank Robert G
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