Ardara Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ardara

April 7, 2018 Darleen Reid

Discover the best restaurant in Ardara, Ireland including Sheila's Coffee and Cream, Nancy's, Charlie's West End Cafe, Weavers Restaurant, Nancy's, Kennedy's Gastro Pub, Highlands Hotel Restaurant, whatcha mc collums fastfoods, Woodhill House, Ramblers Nesbitt Arms
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1. Sheila's Coffee and Cream

Heritage Centre, Ardara, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Irish, Cafe, Soups, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +353 74 953 7905
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Sheila's Coffee and Cream

This is a family friendly restaurant that specialises in decadent homemade desserts and delicious Dinners, Everything is freshly made on the premises daily using locally sources ingredients.

Reviewed By audrey c

Got some buns, scones and cookies to take away on the way back from the beach. Lady at the counter was very helpful and offered to wrap up anything that was on the menu when I asked about take away. Prices reflect the quality of...MoreThanks for your review, hope to see you soon again. Sheila Sweeney

2. Nancy's

Nancy's Bar Front Street, Ardara, Ireland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +353 74 954 1187
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 464 reviews

Nancy's

Reviewed By pc0yle - London, United Kingdom

The service was excellent,even though the pub was busy. Soup with brown bread and dessert,Chocolate guinness cake were excellent. However the main courses were somewhat disappointing, the mackerel was just from a packet, just on a plate with loads of peas from frozen and the potatoes were just awful, small and unappetising looking. I expected at the least,fresh fish and good quality vegetables.very disappointing. The burger was from frozen slush, not fresh meat.

3. Charlie's West End Cafe

West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Irish, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +353 74 954 1656
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Charlie's West End Cafe

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Reviewed By Magnus45 - Wimbledon

A great café. This is where you will enjoy great wholesome food at great prices. If you wish to see where the locals do their eating this is the place to be. Excellent fish and chips, great seafood chowder and massive portions. Do not expect fine dining here. Philomena and her staff will guarantee to send you away satisfied with the best of local home cooking. The atmosphere is good, the staff friendly and the conditions clean and sparkling. A great little local café.

4. Weavers Restaurant

Nesbitt Arms Hotel | The Diamond, Ardara, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Bar, Irish, European, British Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +353 74 954 1103
Excellent
44%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Weavers Restaurant

Reviewed By Itinerant2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Had an excellent late bar lunch here a few days ago. Warmed mackerel salad followed by roast beef and Yorkshire pudding served by pleasant staff - excellent value for a travelling visitor.

5. Nancy's

Main Street, Ardara, Ireland Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Nancy's

Reviewed By audrey c

The service was slightly chaotic,lots of staff but seemed to be flapping about a table of ten that had just come in before us....we had starters and main course x3...food was tasty,if a little overpriced. My gripe is that we asked for a jug of tap water, which came warm,...and then they charged €4.50 on the bill for it. No problem paying for water but if you are charging then a bit of ice and maybe lemon would be nice. Didn't realise I was charged for it until we got home or I would have said it to the staff then.

6. Kennedy's Gastro Pub

Main Street, Glenties, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +353 74 955 1050
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Kennedy's Gastro Pub

Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant is a family run business and is situated on the main street Glenties in Co. Donegal. If you are looking for a nice quiet drink a snack, Barfood, or maybe a relaxed evening meal come join us in the heart of Co. Donegal. There is plenty to see and do around us Portnoo beach and Golf Club is just 6 miles away, the Maghery Caves, Portnoo Dolmen, Donegal Castle, and only 40miles from the stunning Glenveagh Castle. We are only too happy to cater for groups so if your planning a party or an event contact us, we look forward to meeting you.

Reviewed By greenfeet - Maryland

Right in the center of town is a lovely little pub that knows how to handle food. It's a popular spot that will fill up with diners. They are careful with the food and include a interesting variety of craft beer. The server was friendly and made the meal enjoyable.

7. Highlands Hotel Restaurant

Main Street, Glenties, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Irish, Bar Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +353 74 955 1111
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Highlands Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By rochesterrambler - Rochester, United Kingdom

This hotel/pub was conveniently situated onlya couple of hundred yards from our B&B.
There was a great atmosphere of warmth and friendliness and the food was perfectly cooked and presented and at very reasonable prices. Well done to the staff for being so friendly and helpful.

8. whatcha mc collums fastfoods

The Diamond, Ardara, Ireland Fast Food Dinner +353 87 292 1676
Excellent
9%
Good
82%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

whatcha mc collums fastfoods

Reviewed By treaclebob - Belfast, United Kingdom

Ate twice at Whatchamacollums chip van in Ardara. First time was a Friday night and it looked like it was the McCollums who were cooking and serving. The food was great - fresh and tasty. Then had food on a Saturday when it was just one server on her own. The food tasted like it was reheated or refried. So overall 5 stars for Friday and 3 stars for Saturday.

9. Woodhill House

Wood Road, Ardara, Ireland French, Irish, Contemporary HK$126 - HK$408 +353 74 954 1112
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Woodhill House

Woodhill House is well known for its high quality and reasonably priced restaurant which accommodates house guests and the general public. The menu is French/Contemporary Irish based using fresh Irish produce, especially seafood from nearby Killybegs.

Reviewed By Amanda C

Beautiful old house with beautiful Gardens! We stayed in a lovely upstairs room overlooking the old walled garden. The sun shone and we sat on the balcony. So relaxing. Very welcoming and friendly and just a short stroll along a country road to the town where we enjoyed Nancy's.

10. Ramblers Nesbitt Arms

The Diamond, Ardara F94 X0RN, Ireland Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Gastropub Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch HK$39 - HK$408 +353 74 954 1103
Excellent
65%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Ramblers Nesbitt Arms

Ramblers @ Nesbitt Arms offers a warm welcome to visitors to Ardara & locals alike. Our hand crafted menu is designed for all flavours & tastes, from locally landed seafood to the finest farm produced meats. Booking a table is a must as this cosy joint can fill up very quick! We also have a full bar licence, wines by the glass, and an ever expanding craft beer & cocktail list.

Reviewed By marymoonbeam - donegal,ireland

If you are looking for a comfortable hotel with helpful staff and delicious food The Nesbitt Arms Ardara is the place to go. I had the pleasure of eating in the Ramblers Restaurant in the hotel on several occasions in the past year and each time was amazing. I had a beautiful meal here with 46 other people in October for our school reunion. The food was just amazing.... so much variety and cooked to perfection with fast efficient service from all staff. Claire , Liam and the team always make you feel so welcome and are very flexible with any requests made. What I like most is how welcoming they are to people with disabilities. We often eat here as a group of 22 and they accommodate all our needs e.g. wheelchair space , liquidised dinners , early Seating and quite a lot of noise !!!!
I also have eaten in this restaurant with just my partner and with my friend . The food has always been fantastic.... I especially love the Steaks which are massive and there is a comprehensive wine list too . The restaurant has been newly refurbished and is comfortable with a lovely relaxing atmosphere.
I can also highly recommend the breakfast.... Lots to choose from and nobody trying to rush you out the door.
I couldn't recommend highly enough.

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