There are some great family friendly places to “eat out” in Donegal, we have put together a few places that we think you might like in South Donegal and Letterkenny.
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The Gaslight Restaurant, Rossnowlagh
Watch the surfers at the Gaslight Restaurant & enjoy the view of Rossnowlagh Beach. Good food and a nice kids’ menu with options such as “the young pirate soup with potato” and Treasure Island ice cream.
Dom’s Pier 1, Donegal Town
Dom’s Pier 1 offers a good child-friendly environment; while it can be busy, the service is usually good. They have a kids menu but will also do half portions off the main menu.
La Bella Donna, Donegal Town
Why is it kids seem to love Italian food?! If you are looking for somewhere suitable to bring the children in the evening and still enjoy yourself, La Bella Donna is the place.
Aroma Coffee Shop, Donegal Craft Village
My personal favourite! Aroma Coffee Shop at the Craft Village is not very spacious, so more suitable for older children. Perfect if you want to stop off for a soup or sandwich. freshly baked bread daily.
The Harbour, Donegal Town
There’s a comprehensive menu at The Harbour, including seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Very welcoming to families. toys provided for younger children and colouring material for older children. It has its own pizzeria, which can be seen at the back of the restaurant – great entertainment for the children to watch!
Blueberry Tea Room, Donegal Town
Blueberry Tea Room is definitely not suitable for buggies! But a great spot none-the-less with helpful staff and tasty food. As it is very popular though, avoid peak times unless you are willing to wait for a table. There is no way you can leave here without having one of their homemade desserts…
The Rusty Mackerel, Teelin
It is well worth a stop off at The Rusty Mackerel en-route to the Sliabh Liag cliffs. There is seating indoors and out and the menu showcases the delicious seafood that Donegal is renowned for. Be sure to order the chowder and you can’t go wrong with the monkfish and prawn main course! They have a kids menu too and some very tasty desserts! It does get busy during the holidays, so book in advance to be sure to get a table.
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Child Friendly Restaurants in Letterkenny
Stateside American Restaurant
The Stateside American Restaurant in Letterkenny is very child friendly, and their kids menu has tons of options for even the fussiest eater, from goujons to burgers to toasties.
The Shapla Restaurant in Letterkenny is cosy and welcoming to families. Try your children out with kormas for a mild curry option and introduce them to breaking poppadoms with the side of their hand!
Woodberry Grill at Arena 7
The Woodberry Grill, Bar and Restaurant at the Arena 7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny has kids menu and a very nice Sunday Lunch option with kids Sunday lunch menu.
The Silver Tassie Hotel
The Silver Tassie in Letterkenny is a family run Donegal restaurant, lounge & bar serving delicious food in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere with open fires and friendly Donegal service. They have nice kids options on their Dinner menu.
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