The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

The Pier, Swilly Road, Buncrana

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11 reviews
5 stars - based on 11 reviews
The Beach House is one of the finest establishments to open its doors in Inishowen in recent years. The ethos of our restaurant is to provide excellent food, friendly service, a warm relaxed atmosphere and great value for money. At the helm is renowned head chef Peter Cheesman. Peter has worked in many award winning restaurants including Rathmullan House. Our innovative menu takes full advantage of our spectacular location and offers some of the finest seafood dishes perfectly complemented with exciting meat and vegetarian dishes.

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OPENING HOURS

Monclosed
Tueclosed
Wedclosed
Thu5:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 10:00pm

CAPACITY
0 people

CUISINES
Irish, Mediterranean

FACILITIES

Wheelchair Accessible Will cater for children Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Accept major credit cards Coeliac options available Veggie options available Will accept party bookings Terraced dining area Seafood available

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant reviews

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The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

shazcoulterbrowne

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th July 2015 (visited 23 July 2015 )

Lovely setting, good food, friendly atmosphere

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

cathal

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th July 2015 (visited 18 July 2015 )

No wifi, staff very nice but had to get up from my table twice to get service, (ask for wine and extras to the starter). Put into a table for 2 and only one of us got the lovely view.

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

c.booth33

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th May 2015 (visited 15 May 2015 )

yet again very enjoyable meal

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

harr
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th August 2011 (visited 30 July 2011 )

Having read some marvellous reviews of this restaurant, was really looking forward to dining there. The setting and location are idyllic and was happy to have a table by the window as requested. Menu was exciting, but as I'm just a 'one plate' person, not really into desserts, I ordered from the 'a la carte' menu. I ordered rump of lamb with a bean casserole. I ordered salad on the side and potatoes. The waitress was very friendly. Our 'meat' mains arrived, minus the bean casserole as advertised. Also minus salad and potatoes. After about ten minutes I tried to catch the waitresses eye to ask about our side orders. I eventually had to go to the counter to ask for same. I had to do the same to order coffees and pay the bill. The restaurant was not understaffed, there were four waitresses present, unfortunatley, they didn't appear to be 'present' to the needs of the diners. To my mind, this poor service let down the efforts and hard work of the chef, as the food was excellent. It also lets down the idyllic location and setting of this lovely restaurant and doesn't make for a memorable experience.(I appear to have probs with my computer, clicking on star ratings. My ratings are as follows : Nil for service, 4 for food, atmosphere 5, value 3. Guess overall must be a 3)

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

Sharong
Dublin
78 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 21st October 2010 (visited 14 October 2010 )

The setting for this restaurant couldn’t be nicer sitting right on the beach. We had hoped to avail of the Early bird however when we rang earlier in the evening to book for 6.45 we were told they had a lot of people coming in at that time and if we could come for 7.15. This was fine with us, however arriving a little early after 7 were were mystified to find only 6 other diners there. We ate from the a la carte menu, to be honest with the lovely choices and very reasonable prices I’m glad that we did. The most expensive starter was 7.95. Fish of the day was the most expensive on the mains at 24.95. The restaurant servers Kettlye Irish beef with both a fillet and sirloin steak on offer. Homemade tomato break was lovely. The wine menu is good with the most expensive wine over 30e. I ordered a deep fried goats cheese starter which came with beetroot puree and beetroot and blackcurrant ice cream was the most gorgeous started I had in a long time. The cheese was beautifully cooked and worked so well with the beetroot. My husband had the rabbit and wood pigeon terrine which was nice. It didn’t come with any bread which I think would have been nice. Mains of duck and Cod were good. My cod dish was on a mixed bean ragout, the dish is served in a bowl which makes it hard to eat from I thought. The cod portion was really big. Each main comes with an additional side order, we both opted for mash and this was beautifully creamy mashed potato. The reastaurant was not really hugely busy however the service does let it down. There were 2 staff originally on the floor, one had gone by the end of the evening. The speed with clearing plates, taking the bill down and then coming to collect the payment was just too slow. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere but sitting with empty main plates for 10 mins plus is not nice. Eventually we had to bring the bill and card to the bar to pay. It’s a shame to see good food let down by bad service

Restaurant response:
Thanks for visiting the Beach House & for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you were impressed with our great food, relaxed setting & also our fantastic views of Lough Swilly. Apologies for the problem you encountered with the service. I have looked into the issue & ensured that it will not happen again. We look forward to welcoming you to the Beach House again soon. Kind Regards, Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

charity worker
Dublin
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th August 2010 (visited 3 August 2010 )

Exquisite! Was here twice last week. Once as a couple and once as a family. This restaurant is in the most beautiful setting looking out onto Lake Swilly. Cocktails were two for one when we visited, so we availed, yum! My husband had the beetroot/blackcurrant icecream and goats cheese starter, which he said was scrummy. I had the prawns which were good. However, my next course, the roasted cod, was excellent. The desserts are wonderful, so leave room. I had the cheesecake...a proper cheesecake too. and my other half had the creme brulee. However, the white choc and marshmallow parfait is a feat of engineering worth seeing - we didn't have it but saw one coming out..Wow!! When we went as a family I had two young girls with me and they had the kids lasagne which they devoured and homemade icecream for dessert - all gratefully received. The restaurant was very busy that evening with a wedding reception upstairs, so the service wasn't as top notch as the previous time. This really is now my favourite restaurant in Donegal. Even the little cat outside adds to the atmosphere!!

Restaurant response:
Thank you for visiting & reviewing the Beach House. We are delighted that the Beach House is your favourite restaurant in Donegal. We are indeed located in the most beautiful setting. In particular our team are absolutely delighted with your comments about our great food. At the Beach House we are passionate about food. We carefully select the best ingredients Donegal has to offer so we can give our guests an ‘exquisite’ dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the Beach House again soon. Claire Mc Gowan Proprietor

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

derrydiner
Donegal
14 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th March 2010 (visited 4 March 2010 )

love this place, such a nice atmosphere, location and great service, just been for lunch, chowder was amazing, lasagne was scrummy, highly recommended, good value lunch with very fresh ingredients, will be definitely back again

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

ShoBo
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th February 2010 (visited 17 January 2010 )

Everytime I go to visit my parents in Donegal they treat me to a lovely Sunday dinner in the Beach House. The service here is always excellent and the food is divine. Great value on the Sunday menu and the location and views from the restaurant are beautiful. I have never had a bad experience here and think it is a lovely place to have a delicious, enjoyable and relaxing meal.

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

luvndublin
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th October 2009 (visited 7 October 2009 )

Although we had no reservation, we were able to get a table and enjoy an early dinner. The location can't be beat, the service was wonderful, and the food delicious. We can't wait to return to try something else on the menu and enjoy another lovely evening.

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

mary39
Dublin
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th September 2009 (visited 26 September 2009 )

Went to Donegal to visit a friend, had been here before. Glad to see it was still as good as ever. Had a champagne cocktail to start and then ravioli followed by the fish of the day. Everything was fantastic, staff were lovely, had a great table with lovely views of the sea......

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

marie 39
Donegal
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th June 2009 (visited 6 June 2009 )

Went to the beach house recently for a friends birthday and was really impressed. Amazing setting over looking the swilly. Had crab ravoli to start was so tasty and really got me excited about the main course which was monkfish with basil risotto delicious! For dessert i had choc parfait the presentation was really impressive followed by a cosmopolitan. Had the best meal cant wait to get back soon

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