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The Red Door Country House

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Confident modern Irish cooking by a lough

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At a glance

Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

If it's a deal breaker, the front door is indeed red. With views over Lough Swilly, this country house has a restaurant run by a hands-on team. The series of dining rooms - including a sun room - have polished teak tables and smart linen napery. The menu shows a passion for local produce, along with sound classical training and bright modern thinking. Seared scallops with Haven Smokehouse salmon comes with pickled cucumber, cumin-scented beetroot and courgette jelly in a smart first course, followed by rack of Donegal lamb with ratatouille and boulangère potatoes. To finish, strawberry and white chocolate mousse, or tarte Tatin with apple parfait and crème anglaise.

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Opening hours

  • Days closed: Mon-Wed
  • Closed for lunch: Thu-Fri
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 4
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: close

Chef

  • Chef: Sean Clifford

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern, Traditional European
  • Vegetarian dishes available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 120
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 120

Getting here

In Fahan village, church on right, The Red Door is signed on left

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