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The Village Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Irish, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Mountcharles, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 973 5622
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here as we had a gift voucher. Service was extremely slow. Took a long time til we got our order taken.struggled to get more drinks to our table. Starters came out half hour after we ordered...couldn't fault food! Dinner another half hour later. The waitresses were rushing about all over the place, needed more help! My husband ordered medium... More 

Thank Elaine M
Donegal Town, Ireland
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Village Tavern tonight on a date night. Peter the beyond friendly chef was very accommodating of my gluten free needs. The food was absolutely stunning, full of flavour & beautifully presented. The most enjoyable meal out I've had in a long time. Thanks to Peter, Bridget & Enda who helped make it a very memorable night. Well... More 

Thank DawnH13
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just home from a flash decision to pop in on a Friday evening with the kids (3&1) had delicious small plates salt and chilli squid and chilli beef. Just Devine. Kids happy to pick from my plate and dive into their goujoins mash and gravy! Excellent food and even enjoyed a glass of wine! Very reasonable for outstanding food!lovely roaring... More 

Thank Briege C
Douglas, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute culinary gem in the heart of Co. Donegal! Friendly service and brilliant, often locally-sourced, food. I always revisit The Village Tavern whenever I'm in Co. Donegal and have never been disappointed. All the options are delicious but the seafood is particularly outstanding. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

Thank MeghanJR
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Made reservation. Arrived 10 prior and informed there would be delay while new menus were printed. Offered a complimentary drink. Eventually got meal an hour after. Paid bill only to discover the "complimentary " drink had been included. When brought to the attention of waitress, replied that there was nothing that could be done as the bill had been paid.... More 

Thank Paul D
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We are regular visitors to this fine establishment in the quiet village of Mountcharles. Food is consistently of the highest quality.staff very friendly and welcoming. You never leave the Village Tavern disappointed with the food or service

Thank 353kierank
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nice variety on the menu and always tasty. Lots of different twists on traditional foods. Great seafood dishes. Good Guinness too! Enda and his staff are always welcoming and warm.

Thank happyeater1971
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Village Tavern never lets you down. Always great food, good craic + an excellent Christmas and kids menu. We Even saw Santa, although I couldn't see his eyes 👀 🎅🏻😆

County Kildare, Ireland
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Having read previous reviews and as we were staying in Mountcharles, we looked forward to visiting The Village Tavern. It is both an old-style bar and restaurant at the back. The staff are most welcoming and it is hard to leave the lovely fires at this time of year. The Guinness is in one word superb and the food was... More 

Thank omfarrell2015
Springfield, Ohio
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233 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came here as part of a tour group - one of the extra excursions. Excellent choice! The seafood is locally sourced, as is the beef, lamb and vegetables. We had the Golden Crumbed Fish Cakes and the Grilled Fillet of Hake with Jameson Butter Sauce. Everything was prepared to perfection and tasted fabulous! Enda - the Chief Proprietor was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Irish, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mountcharles, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 973 5622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?