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Welcome to The Curlew Café and Crafts

The Curlew would like to thank everyone who has called into us over what has been quite a hectic season! It has been wonderful to see so many visit the spectacular Fanad peninsula. The end of the year has come again and with it a well deserved rest for all the staff of The Curlew! We are currently CLOSED for the Season but will reopen Friday 14th April for the new season

The Curlew Restaurant is set at the gateway to the magnificent Fanad Peninsula, part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The Curlew is located on the Milford road just outside the picturesque village of Kerrykeel. The fabulous shellfish dishes are our speciality when in season. Everything on our menu is homemade using fresh, locally sourced ingredients including all our own chutneys, jams and baked goods. Our customers can also avail of our free wifi service.

The Curlew Café and Crafts is perfect for a cosy and intimate meal or just a small refreshment on your tour of the Fanad Peninsula and the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way. Our friendly staff will be on hand to welcome you and make sure your visit is one to remember. So call in and experience Donegal's best kept secret for yourself.

Review from The Irish Food Dude

We recently came across a lovely review of The Curlew Café on The Irish Food Dude's Blog. We would like to say thanks to him for the lovely review:

"Along a picturesque country road, overlooking Mulroy Bay stands The Curlew Cafe & Crafts. It is a beautiful old building with a purple door and flowers spilling onto the stone steps and is inviting no matter what the season. In summer it is lovely to sit in the back yard amongst the wild flowers and drink white wine in the sun. In Autumn and Winter the house has a feeling of sanctuary and cosiness, with the wild Atlantic rain battering the windows from outside while peat burns on the open fire in the main room.

The proprietors Nuala and Packie grow, catch and bake everything that is served in The Curlew. The number one dish for me is the Lobster Salad with Home Grown Leaves. The flavour and freshness is a sensation. Every morning Packie goes out in his small boat to catch the lobster and crab for the day, while Nuala bakes the brown bread to go with it. Their own garden and locally sourced organic produce do the rest.

The Curlew Club Sandwich is one of the best I've ever tried. Again, those organic herbs make all the difference. I love it on toasted white bread with a cup of tea. They also do a mean seafood chowder. Hanging around the house are local crafts including photographs, jewelery and art that make nice presents. Check this place out, you won't be disappointed."

Private Functions

The Curlew Restaurant is available for all types of private dining functions including evening parties and menu theme nights i.e Italian, French and Christmas.

Opening Hours

The Curlew Café is open from 10am until 5pm Monday – Saturday and from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday.

For more information or to make a booking contact us on +353 (0) 74 91 50998.

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The Catch of the Day for The Curlew Restaurant, Milford Road, Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Locally Sourced Ingredients

Stop for a bite to eat at The Curlew on your tour of the Wild Atlantic Way

Fresh, Homemade Dishes

Friendly Service in a Cosy and Intimate Setting at The Curlew Restaurant

Friendly, Cosy & Intimate Setting