Fodor's Expert Review Ramblers Restaurant

$$ Ard an Ratha (Ardara) Irish

Huge steaks and fresh, locally sourced fish dominate the dinner menu in the renovated upstairs restaurant in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Decor still harks back to the days when Ardara was Donegal's foremost weaving and wool center; tweed throws and blankets will keep you warm on a night of wild Atlantic weather. Ask for a "lunch on the go" package if you wish to keep moving, or settle in with a creamy and smoky Donegal Coffee, made with Silkie whiskey and blended at the Slieve League Distillery. The whiskey's name was inspired by the Gaeltacht legend of the silkies, or selkie seals, which came ashore as beautiful sea maidens with long dark hair and soulful brown eyes. There's music in the bar every Saturday night.

Irish Service Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Ardara, Co. Donegal  Ireland


Known For:
  • Great steaks
  • Quality lunch on the go
  • Local whiskeys

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