Lakeside Restaurant at Harvey's Point
Lough Eske, Donegal Town , Donegal Town
Matched with the finest personal service, this gastronomic experience at Harvey’s Point rivals any in the country.
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Reviewed 08th February 2016 (visited 6 February 2016 )
Four of us had the most enjoyable meal and the service was excellent. We have been before and will certainly go back. There was a young French girl in particular who was so helpful and friendly. Well done to all. thank you for a wonderful evening of fine dining.
Reviewed 15th September 2014 (visited 8 September 2014 )
Could not fault anything
Reviewed 29th June 2014 (visited 26 June 2014 )
Dinner for 4 here on a quiet Thursday evening and was very impressed. Service was friendly but efficient, food was superb, and I have to mention the spit roasted sirloin beef. I never had this before and can highly recommend as flavour, texture and taste was delightful. A really high quality meal in one of the best settings I've every been in. Should be a destination for any foodie visiting (or living in) Donegal.
Reviewed 19th April 2014 (visited 18 April 2014 )
Beautiful setting , amazing food and delightful service!
Reviewed 12th July 2013 (visited 7 July 2013 )
You can barely fault this restaurant, they have one of the most extravagant buffets in the country. Impeccably displayed, they have starters and desserts counters which you can eat to your heart's content. Not to be missed if you are in Donegal, will be back regularly after my first visit
Reviewed 08th May 2013 (visited 21 April 2013 )
Went for Sunday lunch, was here on numerous occasions, this was the best sunday lunch i had here to date. Desert selection was amazing. Sampled almost everything. The choice of medium rare roast beef and well done roast beef was available along with lamb, pork gammon turkey salmon. Will definitely be back soon
Reviewed 28th August 2011 (visited 28 August 2011 )
Decided to try Harvey's Point for Sunday lunch. I don't like buffet generally and was not really looking forward to this. I am happy to say this was a much better experience than I expected. The restaurant manages this by taking small numbers in half hour slots so the dreadful "feeding time at the zoo" which often happens at buffet is avoided. The room is very spacious with starter course and dessert buffet in an annex. It works really well. The quality of the food is very good and the starter buffet is particularly good with a great choice of sea food , meats and salad. Main courses is up to two meats from a good selection with a nice selection of potatoes, stuffing, great big Yorkshires and veg. If you like dessert you will be happy with the choice on offer. The restaurant is "family friendly" but despite a lot of youngish children it was still comfortable for unaccompanied adults. Sunday Buffet is €29 which is a bit pricey but it gets a good crowd.
Reviewed 22nd August 2011 (visited 18 August 2011 )
Its a pity more swiss folk dont set up in ireland as harveys point hotel restaurant is really one of the finest restaurants in the country and an artist couldnt paint a more spectacular view that beholds you as you enter the restaurant which looks out onto lough eske. A selection of homemade breads and dips were waiting at the table as I took my vantage point in the centre of the room. A chefs amouse Bouche of spicy lentils, pickled pear and quail was excellent. To start I had the duck fois gras parfait with an exceptional homemade brioche. As I am writing this live review during my dinner I must say that the mix of European and native floor staff are both uber professional and more importantly, friendly. Indeed one waitress the following morning remembered me and where i sat on my last visit nearly a year ago! Service slipped a tad between starter and mains when I ran out of both water and wine as staff were setting tables instead of looking after customers that were actually there. Aminor crib I know. For mains I had a beautifully presented saddle of rabbit wrapped in Parma ham with polenta , beetroot and a ham hock terrine. Wow! A diverse cheeseboard and a glass of muscat finished off a great meal. The only down point of an otherwise fantastic meal was a 3/10 espresso served with undissolvable sugar rocks. Harveys is a truely exceptional hotel and restaurant that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime.
Reviewed 13th September 2010 (visited 5 September 2010 )
Had the buffet sunday lunch here. What can i say it was amazing. €32 soup, starter, main, dessert, tea/coffee. food was excellant. starters and dessert are self service buffet. will definitely return
Reviewed 07th September 2010 (visited 4 September 2010 )
I was at a wedding in Harvey's Point at the weekend and have nothing but praise for this beautiful hotel. The wedding meal was outstanding, by far the best I have had. The buffet starters were fantastic, the food was fresh and tasty and there was plenty of it. I enjoyed the main course of beef, with a lovely red wine sauce. The presentation of the dish was very good with plenty of side dishes. And the best part was the dessert buffet, a huge selection of tasty and tempting desserts. The staff at the hotel were friendly and very efficient, we never would have guessed that they were in fact accomodating two seperate weddings at the one time because our one ran so smoothly and in a timely manner. I will be recommending this hotel to anyone who is going to Donegal. It was worth the long journey from Dublin!
Reviewed 08th August 2010 (visited 5 August 2010 )
what a gem of a hotel it does exactly what it says on the packet? was looking forward to the afternoon tea?? but only scones and jam on offer...we had toasted sandwiches all presented well with chips costing extra..lovely location by the lake......a must visit hotel when visiting donegal
Reviewed 01st April 2010 (visited 16 January 2010 )
Every few christmases my mum digs the heals in and refuses point blank to stuff a turker or boil a ham, as much as i like mums cooking i'm thankful as i know were heading to harveys on christmas day. I'd go here every sunday no problem, the serve yourself buffet starter with salads, fruit, fish nearly is a meal in its own, alot of people i know dont bother with the mains and fill up on that alone. Mains are served by the chefs and you have a choice of meats from beef, ham turkey etc. I went here before i left for Oz and it was a great send off. Cant wait to get back to ireland and get here again. It is value for money for what you get.
Reviewed 26th October 2009 (visited 19 October 2009 )
We cannot wait to return! The food here was amazing and the service faultless. If there were more restaurants making the same effort this green isle would be full of happy diners. The quality of food coming out of that kitchen is top class, cannot fault it in any shape or form. Rocket & fig salad to start was full of seasonal flavour. Turnip & Clove Soup? Never heard of such a combo and am not a big fan of turnip but we both gave it a try and cleaned both bowls. YUM! For mains I had the angus steak with wild mushroom & blue cheese & a red wine jus. The cheese though a little salty was a lovely addition to the plate- again a combo I had never had before.My partners halibut scored v high on the fish front. The white chocolate panna cotta and fruit crumble desert plates were returned to the kitchen embarassingly clean as well. A memorable meal with great service. Well done HP, looking forward to our next visit already.
Reviewed 05th September 2009 (visited 3 September 2009 )
Wedding here at Harvey's Point was fantastic. For wedding food, I have to say it was outstanding. Husband had the beef and I had the vegetarian option which was a delicious cous cous stuffed red pepper. Veg on both plates, but the waiters walked around and offered more of the same if you wanted a top up. Dessert (5 different desserts on 1 plate) was delicious, especially the scoop of ice cream in chocolate covered waffle cup. Kids all got chicken goujons and shoe string fries, all eaten! Staff were extremelly attentive. If the wedding was anything like their restaurant, I would definitely go back for there for a meal.