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. 
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    We just won Best 3 Star Hotel in Ireland at this year's Irish Hotel Awards 2018! Come celebrate with us and enjoy this special overnight package - One Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast plus a bottle of Prosecco to toast our recent success! When you visit have fun exploring this hugely popular area. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the many local beaches and headlands, visit some of the county's most reputable attractions or book one of the endless activities on offer - from watersports, fishing and hiking to cycling, horse riding and surfing. You'll find it very difficult to leave
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    Two nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and a two day photography tour plus tuition - €325 pps. Donegal is a photographer's paradise. From an abundance of nature and wildlife to the rugged coastline, charming islands, dramatic mountains and ancient monuments - Donegal has it all! Join award-winning photographers Trevor Cole and Ashley Kidd as they share their local knowledge and expert tuition to advance and encourage absolute beginners while also expanding the knowledge and skills of even the most experienced photographer. *Call the hotel direct for non-participant & single guest rates.
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    2 Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast & Dinner each evening plus weekend writing tuition and refreshments - €296 pp sharing. Escape to the Donegal coast and discover your hidden creative writing talents under the expert guidance of Alf McCreary, one of Ireland's most renowned writers. A warm welcome awaits at Arnolds where you can relax by the open fires & enjoy the stunning scenic walks along the Wild Atlantic Way, perfect for inspiring budding writers. Enjoy a 3 course dinner each evening with fellow participants discussing progress and ideas. *Call for non-participant & single rate
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