Have dined frequently at the Beach House since it first opened, always had a nice relaxed atmosphere & lovely view! As of late, dining experience has become very inconsistent( others I know who dine there have agreed on this). Dined here recently and ordered gnocchi as a main - which came with a pesto rocket & tomato salad in the presentation. As this was not stated on the menu - I unknowingly ordered a rocket & tomato salad as a side. Had the menu/ waitress informed me of this I could have ordered a different side....! Rocket and tomato salad was completely tasteless - unripe tasteless cherry tomatoes variety (which there is no excuse for as it is June!). Gnocchi was a total different dish since last time I dined there few months ago. Friend also said the same of her chicken. Also limited selection of deserts - the inclusion of summer seasonal desserts would be something to consider as a dessert like ginger & carrot cake seems quite heavy and winter flavored for a sunny hot summers evening!!! Also when we arrived at the restaurant it was very quiet. We were told that the window seats were all booked (even though there was only one table occupied when we arrived). When we left one and half hours later the window seats were all still vacant. It would be nice if staff/seating were perhaps a little more flexible - as we could have easily dined and been gone before the reserved table was needed.( as the restaurant was practically empty!) Staff barely approached and very hesitantly/shyly to take order or ask if food was ok, while another time we were constantly approached (too much!) and had the plates practically snatched from us before we were even finished! Lastly, asked for pinot grigio wine and got served chardonnay!!! Fortunately it didn't bother us too much as it was already poured out so we never said anything, but really not impressive. Usually the Beach House is a very pleasurable experience, food, view and atmosphere is enjoyable, and by far Buncrana's best restaurant but if food is not consistently at the same standard at each visit, it is very off-putting.
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