“Refined cooking overlooking Lough Eske” - AA Inspector
DONEGAL, COUNTY DONEGAL
Our Inspector's view
At a glorious location on the shores of Lough Eske, the Lakeside Restaurant is the heart and soul of this luxurious hotel complex. The open kitchen uses top-notch seasonal produce from local and regional artisan producers in imaginative, contemporary dishes like pan-fried stone bass, pink prawn, artichoke and tonka bean beurre blanc.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 120
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 4
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 17
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: European, Seafood
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About the area
Discover County Donegal
Even though it’s not part of Northern Ireland, Donegal is Ireland’s northernmost county. Likewise, although it’s part of the Republic of Ireland, it is also part of the Province of Ulster. The same political position applies to County Cavan and County Monaghan.
Like most Irish counties, Donegal is overwhelmingly rural, and most towns are small. Much of the coastline is cliffs and rocks, although there are some spectacular beaches, mainly in the Gweedore region, which also has a reputation as a centre for Irish traditional music. Clannad and Enya, both internationally-famous musical acts, are from Gweedore.
County Donegal has the largest Irish-speaking community (Gaeltacht) in Ireland, as you’ll notice from the road signs. The town of Donegal isn’t actually the county town, as that title has been awarded to Lifford, its administrative centre. Donegal is good for shopping, and seeking out the area’s most famous export – Donegal tweed.
Letterkenny is the largest town in the county, and is the only one with a Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral of St. Eunan and St Columba – built in the late 19th century.
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