what you eat here is quite simply some of the best food in the North West
McKenna Guides 2017

Irish restaurant awards logoOur restaurant, seating 30 people, offers our customers a very special evening, starting the six course dinner menu with canapés and aperitifs at the turf fire or in the conservatory and ending with tea/coffee and petit fours in the same comfortable surroundings.

Our menu is based on seasonal local produce, with the majority of our suppliers living within a ten mile radius. We offer local craft beers and a small interesting wine list.

Dinner menu price: €47.50 per person

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Restaurant opening hours

The restaurant is open from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the following days:

  • March to April - Friday and Saturday
  • Easter week - Thurs 18th April to Sat 27th
  • May to October - Wednesday to Sunday

Sample dinner menu

To begin

  • Horn head Kid Goat
    Roast slow cooked Cleggan goat Shoulder, goat rack, sauté potato, smoked bacon and red onion marmalade.
  • Organic egg
    Slow poached egg, Tarka daal, carrot, orange and coriander foam.
  • Bracon Hill Pheasant with parfait
    Smoked pheasant breast, chicken liver parfait, brioche toast and a pear and ginger chutney.
  • Horn Head crab panna cotta
    Spring pea Panna Cotta, crab mango sorbet and brown crab toasts.
  • Mulroy Bay Mussels & Leitirmacaward Oysters
    Mussels in smoked bacon and Bally Brie glazed sauce, grilled Oysters in Café de Paris butter.

Something refreshing

  • Sorbet

To follow

  • Horn Head lamb
    Roast Arch lamb, shoulder hotpot, white onion puree, spiced onion and olive sauce.
  • Dexter Beef
    Horn Head Dexter steak with slow cooked cheek and horseradish ravioli, barley risotto and red wine.
  • Cratloe hills beignets and risotto
    Wild mushroom risotto with parsnip puree, cheese beignets and toasted sesame dressing.
  • Greencastle hake
    Grilled Hake with a soft potato crust, warm tartare sauce and leeks.


  • Fat chips with garlic mayonnaise
  • Cauliflower cheese
  • Crispy fried green beans & tartare sauce

Something sweet

  • Lemon & Rhubarb
    Lemon Posset with roasted rhubarb and ginger biscuits.
  • Hazelnut trio
    Hazelnut ice cream, Hazelnut foam and sea salt with toasted hazelnuts.
  • Sliders
    Vanilla,brown bread and peanut butter sliders with crushed honeycomb.
  • Plate of Irish cheeses
  • Chocolate
    Chocolate fondant with vanilla milk ice cream and dark chocolate sauce.

Tea / Coffee

Help yourself to filter coffee/ tea in the conservatory, if you would prefer decaffeinated tea/coffee just ask.

Price: €47.50 per person, extras €3.50 per item

Allergen and Suppliers/Team information available on request.

Breakfast menu

  • Full Irish Breakfast
    Burrowe’s Pork sausages and Home cured bacon, Free range fried egg, Potato bread, Tomato, Black/White Pudding, Mushrooms.
  • Organic Porridge
    with whiskey & cream or Honey & mixed seeds
  • Pancakes
    with crispy bacon & maple syrup / bananas & maple syrup
  • Home smoked fresh fish with poached egg
  • Omelette
    with bacon, mushroom or tomato
  • Poached eggs
  • Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Vegetarian breakfast
    Vegetarian sausage tomato beans fried organic egg mushrooms and potato bread
  • Smoked Haddock Omelette
  • Burrowe's Sausages
    Pork, herb & tomato sausages served with homemade potato bread and onion marmalade

Local producers

Our small local producers include:

  • Thomas Alcorn , Horn Head, Dunfanaghy (Derek’s brother) supplies Lamb and Beef, (Hereford and Dexter)
  • Richard Alcorn, Horn Head, Dunfanaghy (Derek’s nephew) supplies Kid goat
  • Ivan McElhinney, Dunfanaghy supplies shellfish, Pollock and Mackerel
  • Karl Burrowes, Butcher, Illistrin
  • An LAN teo, Killult, Falcarragh supplies Organic Vegetables
    "The Glasshouses" as it is known locally, is a horticultural project which uses organic methods to produce high quality fruit, vegetables and herbs, made available to the local community through shops, restaurants, and plant sales. The centre includes a one acre Glasshouse, several large polytunnels and an extensive area of arable land. It is run by a community based company; Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha Teoranta (LAN Teo.) ~ Centre for Natural Resources.
  • Mulroy Bay Mussels, Mulroy Bay
    A family run business supplying mussels for over thirty years.
  • Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company
    Located in Raphoe, Co. Donegal. They are a small, locally owned and operated company in Donegal. Their crops are grown by specially selected, individual, small farm holdings dispersed throughout the county.