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“€2.95 with an adult meal !!”

Carnaween House Restaurant
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We had been looking forward to visiting Carnaween after hearing rave reviews from our friends for some time.
The location is fantastic with a view over the beautiful beach at Narin/Portnoo and a delightful interior done in cream and white.
This gives the restaurant a bright and lively ambience with real linen tablecloth and napkins, a true reflection of class.
We went for a joint starter of crayfish and mango and although it was tasty it could have done with a touch of marie rose sauce on the side as it was slightly dry but nevertheless very nice.
For mains my wife went for Hake which she said was really good and I went for Scampi. In over 40 years of eating in Donegal I have never been served with processed, frozen scampi before as it has always been fresh and generally homemade.
Hence the title of the review, this is the sort of scampi seen on a children's menu beside things like Moby Dick fish fingers and chips or Porky Pig sausages and chips.....In all about 14 pieces of scampi, all the same size and shape and pretty bland.
The chef should take himself off to the Highland Hotel in Glenties and learn how to serve great scampi, there the scampi is so fresh it is melt in the mouth with the batter so light and crispy it could have been spun by a spider...
We will return to Carnaween soon as our experience overall was good but I will go for something safe like a steak, admire the view and soak in the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Last Saturday Night our party of four attended the Italian evening at the Carnaween.It was wet and stormy outside but the welcome at the restaurant warm and inviting. Our orders were taken promptly and efficiently. We were with a friend from Perth, Australia who came to Ireland to celebrate a significant birthday so we wanted the experience to be memorable.

We were not disappointed. The food presentation was a feast for the eyes and the flavours, undeniably Italian in origin. We have travelled extensively in Italy and loved the food there so this meal brought to mind lots of happy times.

Our Australian Guest was bowled over by the whole experience. He said it made his long journey to Ireland, to celebrate his 90th birthday, the icing on the cake.

Thank you Carnaween.

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Thank Moira S
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We recently enjoyed a fabulous meal in Carnaween, the starters of mushrooms on brioche toast with a poached egg and monkfish with prawns were class! The main courses and desserts were equally delicious, great value for money and staff that were so nice, will definitely be back!

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Thank upf123
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We had the most fantasic meal last weekend in Carnaween. There were 8 of us in total , highly recooomend the goats chjeese tarlet and salt and pepper squid to start . A lot of us had the rack of lamb with garlic and cheese potatoes . Divine ! The desserts were the piece de resistance, we had the assiette for 2 , it would had fed the whole table . Service was excellent and we will definitely be back again.

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Thank gabbie-TA
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Family meal in this lovely setting overlooking the fabulous Narin beach ..service was good, food was good enough and we had a wonderful evening. I see that they now have people staying which would also add to the experience.

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Thank mcallistern
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