Arnolds Restaurant


After extensive refurbishment, a new look Arnolds Restaurant now offers guests a stylish and contemporary dining experience overlooking Sheephaven Bay on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. As proud members of the Donegal Food Coast, our a la carte menu showcases the finest selection of local ingredients from land and sea including fresh seafood from Sheephaven Bay, local Horn Head lamb and pork and seasonal garden vegetables from local farms and greenhouses.


Our A la Carte Menu is available daily from 6pm in our Restaurant. Non-residents may only reserve tables for seven or more people. Our Restaurant Team are happy to discuss tailor-made menus to suit any event or special occasion.

Sunday Lunch is served in Arnolds Restaurant every weekend from 12.30pm to 3pm. Sunday Lunch Table Reservations can be made for any number of guests by calling +353 74 9136208.


Arnolds Bar 

There's no better bar in Dunfanaghy to enjoy a creamy pint of Guinness, tasty lunch or casual dinner with friends than Arnolds! Popular with locals and visitors alike, feel right at home by the open fire as you sink into one of the many arm chairs dotted around the bar to read a newspaper or watch the day's big game live on our 8FT Super Screen. If you would prefer to soak up some of that fresh Donegal sea air then venture outside to one of our al fresco chairs in the Beer Garden, an idyllic location for a relaxing afternoon of lunch or drinks with some of your favourite people.

Serving Lunch Every Weekend from 12.30pm.  Our evening A la Carte Menu is served daily from 4pm in the bar. Please note tables cannot be reserved in our bar area.


Arnou Cafe & Gourmet Burger Bar 

Arnou is open every day from 9.30am serving a popular breakfast and lunch menu alongside a delicious selection of home baked sweet treats and speciality coffees. The Team at Arnou also serve a special health focused menu created in collaboration with Aidan Hunter Fitness which includes a variety of breakfast, lunch and snack options. From 5pm Arnou transforms into one of Dunfanaghy's most popular dining hotspots offering a delicious Gourmet Burger Menu with over 15 varieties of burger combinations. Arnou is also licensed to serve a selection of beers, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening. An outdoor seating area is also open to guests to dine al fresco during the warmer summer months. Please note Arnou does not take advance bookings. 
  • Sunday Sleepover! €134 for Two People Dinner, B&B
    Extend your weekend with an overnight escape to the seaside village of Dunfanaghy and enjoy a cosy stay for two at Arnolds Hotel. When night falls and your appetite has been heightened by the salty sea air and beach walks, dine with new Executive Head Chef Brian McMonagle from his exciting new spring/summer menu brimming with local ingredients and tasty treats. This is one way (and the best way!) to keep those Monday blues at bay!
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  • Taste of Spring Special - 2 Night Stay (Sun-Thurs) €110pps
    Spring is in the air at Arnolds as we say farewell to winter and hello to an exciting new season in Dunfanaghy! We are also delighted to welcome new Executive Head Chef Brian McMonagle to the team who has launched a popular new evening menu filled with local ingredients and endless tasty treats. Check-in for a relaxing two night stay & enjoy a full Irish Breakfast each morning & 3 course dinner on one evening of your choice. By day explore the beautiful coastal walks, local tourist attractions & gems of North Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way while at night simply relax and let us take care of you!
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  • Good Friday Fun! One Night Special Offer with Dinner - Just €75pps
    Kick off the long Easter Weekend in style with a one night stay in Arnolds Hotel Dunfanaghy! Enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner in our beautiful Restaurant, lively entertainment in our bar and when you feel like it's time to go to bed a comfy slumber awaits you. In the morning enjoy a scenic stroll on the beach opposite the hotel followed by a leisurely Irish Breakfast while you browse the morning papers. Bliss!
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  • Golf Yoga Weekend - 13th to 15th April €199pps
    Improve your golf game through mind, body and technique with our first Golf Yoga Weekend at Arnolds Hotel! Join Californian Yoga Instructor Daisy Buchanan, and PGA Coaching Professional Seamus McMonagle for a weekend of relaxation, tuition and excellent hospitality on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. Daisy will focus on yoga and mediation techniques to help your body and mind perform to its best on the course and Seamus will host two golf clinics throughout the weekend focusing on both the long and short game aspects to golf. A round of golf at Dunfanaghy 18 Hole Links Course is also included.
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  • Landscape Painting Weekend €307 pps 31st Aug - 2nd Sept
    Capture the beauty of The Wild Atlantic Way on a relaxing Painting Weekend with Sue McNeill from the Northern Irish School of Landscape Painting. A popular and professional artist, Sue will help you brush up on your painting skills and encourage self expression on canvas in a friendly and instructive atmosphere. Absolute beginners as well as more experienced students are very welcome. As well as honing your skills, you will enjoy excellent cuisine morning and evening in the cosy ambience of Arnolds Hotel. *Call the hotel for non-participant rates and Single Room Rates
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  • Two Night Easter Escape! B&B and 3 Course Dinner €175pps
    Make Easter extra special this year with a two night break to the seaside village of Dunfanaghy, soaking up all this energetic area has to offer with Easter fun and entertainment a plenty day and night! Check in for a two night stay and enjoy a full Irish breakfast each morning and 3 course dinner on one evening of your choice, dining on the sensational spring summer menu from the hotel's new Executive Head Chef Brian McMonagle. When dusk falls soak up the atmosphere in Arnolds Bar with the best live music and seasonal cocktails, craft beers and Donegal tipples!
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