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Cove Restaurant

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Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
+353 74 913 6300
18:00 - 21:30
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cove has spectacular views of the Atlantic if you are luck enough to get the corner seats upstairs! I always thought this place would be better upside down to make the most of the views. But this doesn't impact on the view on your plate!, food is very well presented and the taste is delicious, their deserts are definitely... More 

Thank anne marie m
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us armed after watching the rugby on Saturday and had an excellent meal. We all had different starters and mains and all were well pleased. Good choice of wines and a great port with the Irish cheeses. Friendly and attentive staff. What more can you ask for.

Thank Michael M
Portadown, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food and great service with a lovely seating area upstairs for pre and post drinks. Peter the owner runs a tight ship. Lovely.

Thank marthajules01
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Loved it! First time in Dunfanaghy. Super food, excellent service. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank sowelltravelled
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have been going to the Cove for years now, each time I am in the area, which is about 5 times a year. I have never had anything but a great meal and it is often excellent. The steak is always particularly good. Last weekend I had a black pudding potato cake starter which was delicious.The service is fantastic-efficient... More 

Thank ElizabethBamforth
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had another super meal at the Cove - we had dined the two previous nights at a well known Donegal hotel(HP) But The Cove for decor staff ambience and menu are miles ahead. Just perfect.

Thank dizzyizzy1
Larne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went to the Cove with four friends. All six of thoroughly enjoyed our food, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would all recommend The Cove.

1 Thank carolholden2000
Bangor, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We dined here on 1st January and would highly recommend,the service from staff was great and friendly,the food was excellent I had the steak which was cooked to perfection would highly recommend.

Thank Diane D
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful dinner, not only an inventive menu with bold flavours but warm and authentic service from Peter and his team. The evening went in far too quickly. Good mix of clientele. A cosy bar upstairs to begin the experience. A well thought out wine list. An amazing evening and as someone with a hospitality background this ticked... More 

Thank Vix_70
Portnablagh, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went here recently for friends anniversary. We had an amazing time, wonderful food, great helpful staff who couldn't do enough for us. I am a vegetarian so was especially pleased that my choices were not your normal run of the mill food. Will definitely be back really soon.

Thank DeniseT01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$43
Irish, Seafood, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portnablagh | Port na Blagh, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Dunfanaghy
  • Phone Number: +353 74 913 6300
Bistro-style restaurant in an amazing location overlooking Hornhead, Sheephaven Bay (our holding tank for Crab and Lobster!), And the distant hills and fields which provide the best quality, fresh produce for your enjoyment. Elegant relaxed surroundings, attentive unobtrusive service, and attention to detail are our hallmarks.

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