We've picked out a list of dinner specials across Donegal to help you choose the most romantic place to wine and dine with your loved one this year.
Valentine’s Day needn’t be a scary thought when it comes to choosing somewhere to dine. Donegal restaurants and hotels are well-prepared for the occasion and have designed some delicious special menus for Valentine’s weekend and the big day on Tuesday.
From fresh flowers to lover’s desserts, here is a selection of the best offers in the county. Make sure to book quickly so you don’t miss out and end up with disappointment, or even a broken heart!
Romance at the Red Door
The Red Door Country House in Fahan have a set menu running on Sunday 12th and Tuesday 14th February from 5pm. It’s €45pp, which includes a chilled glass of bubbly, sorbet to cool you down if your date is too hot and a sharing platter to keep things sweet for dessert. Click here for the full menu.
Feel like a true royal couple at Solis Lough Eske Castle
Let you and your loved one be treated like a king and queen at Solis Lough Eske Castle.
From 6pm on February 14th, you can have a romantic candlelit dinner in Cedars Restaurant. Price: €60.
There are some luxurious Valentine’s packages at the 5-star castle from 12-16th February which includes chocolate-dipped strawberries and Prosecco in your room, a rose petal turn down and even the option of having a special Valentines Cocktail prepared in your suite by a mixologist. That’s sure to impress!
Decadent delights at Castle Grove Country House
The lavishly beautiful Castle Grove Country House outside Letterkenny have a five-course dinner menu with wonderful choices on February 11, 12 and 14. Price: €45pp. Share the love with your family with a Sunday lunch menu in the dining room from 12noon-5pm. €25pp, €12.50 for children. Click here for menus and details.
Sumptuous servings at Restuarant Sage
The top-class Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny is perfect for delectable top-quality Irish food. Special occasion menus are their forté. This year’s Valentine’s menu is a mouth-watering selection of dishes with canapes on arrival for €28.95pp.
These special nights are running at Restaurant Sage from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th and on the big day, Tuesday the 14th. Check out the menu here.
Enchanting escape at Harvey’s
Harvey’s Point is a no-brainer if you are looking to treat your date this month. You can’t get much better than the number one hotel in Ireland, as crowned by TripAdvisor. Harvey’s Point are helping lovers escape on a lavish break or evening meal on the shores of Lough Eske.
On Valentine’s Day there will be some exquisite extras for dinner, with roses for the ladies and a lover’s dessert for sharing.
Overnight stays at Harvey’s this Valentine’s include prosecco and a chance to dip into the chocolate fountain on arrival, cooking demonstrations and wine tasting and the option to have breakfast in bed in your palatial suite the following day.
Flirt in the Front Room at Mc Grory’s
Mc Grory’s in Culdaff offers a chance to show your loved one how you feel by treating them to a romantic meal. Wow your date with excellent food and an expert wine list in The Front Room Restaurant. McGrory’s are pulling out all the stops and are giving each couple a rose on arrival. A meal for two is €60 and booking is essential. Click here for details.
Spice things up at Chandpur
Chandpur, the award-winning Indian restaurant in Donegal Town are offering delicious dishes for all tastes. Fish, Chicken, Lamb, Spicy, Medium, Mild – whatever you fancy. A set menu for two is only €49.95 and that includes a bottle of red or white wine. View the menu in full here.
Bring your beloved to Ballybofey and tempt their tastebuds with a meal at Fara’s.
The hotel’s restauarant and steakhouse will be serving a delicious 4-course set menu for €28.95pp including a glass of prosecco on arrival. Villa Rose are celebrating being named as the tenth top hotel in Ireland by TripAdvisor last week, so you can toast to your love in the celebratory atmosphere.
Cosy up in front of the fire in The Forge bar to round off a perfect date night. Visit http://www.villarose.net/ for contact details to book.
The date of dreams at Rathmullan House
The Cook & Gardener restaurant at Rathmullan House will be open on Valentine’s Day to provide a dreamy setting for that special date. Savour fresh seafood and seasonal produce in the intimate surrounding of the tented dining room. Afterwards, you could take a romantic walk on the beach, which is right outside the doorstep of the hotel.
Cosy up in Teac Jack
Teac Jack in Derrybeg offer a seaside location and a brand new experience for Valentine’s Day diners. The residence will be re-opening their dining room for the occasion next weekend and revealing some brand new decor.
Couples will be able to soak in their new surrounding with a glass of prosecco, which comes on arrival. Valentine’s dinner menu prices are expected to be €25-27. Visit www.teacjack.com for reservations.
Where is your dream date destination in Donegal?
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