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The Olde Castle Bar & Restaurant

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A minute’s walk away from the Diamond in Donegal town, and the Olde Castle bar and restaurant is both a landmark building in the town, and a pivotal Donegal destination, with excellent seafood cookery from chef Marco Letterese. Here is the place to find Inver oysters served Monte Carlo style, and tian of crabmeat in mustard mayonnaise, and pork belly with seared scallops. In simple terms, The Olde Castle serves the sort of lip smacking cooking that the hungry traveller craves, and hopes to find in a classic Irish bar – Donegal bay seafood pie; the classic Greencastle seafood platter; grilled fishcakes; haddock in beer batter with crisp hot chips. It’s not all seafood, for there is sirloin steak and Eddie Walsh’s Donegal beef in a burger and Inishowen lamb shank, and good Guinness and leek sausages with champ. But the seafood is glistening fresh and the upstairs Red Hugh’s Restaurant is comfortable and welcoming, and the perfect destination to enjoy lobster with spinach and saffron sauce. Great service, and excellent choices for the young ones seals the deal

Tirconnell Street, Donegal Town, County Donegal.
074 972 1262

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