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. 
  • June Midweek Madness! Two Night Special €125 pp
    Escape to Arnolds Hotel on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way this June and enjoy this two night special while you soak up the summer atmosphere of this wonderful seaside town! * 2 Night Bed & Full Irish Breakfast * €40 Dining Credit to enjoy in our new look Restaurant * Complimentary Late Check-Out JUST €120 per person sharing a twin or double room. This overnight package is based on 2 people sharing. Dining Credit valid on our NEW dinner menu only. Valid for all midweek bookings this June 2017.
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  • Robbie Burns Weekend 2018 2B&B + Burns Night Dinner €159 pps
    Come all ye Lads and Lassies and join us for the Robbie Burns Weekend celebrations for the renowned Scots Bard and Poet. Join the clans on Friday night for a Shamrock & Thistle Ceilidh Night with Scottish Folk Music, Ceilidh Dancing, Singing & Poetry followed by a light supper. The Burns Celebration Dinner takes place on Saturday night after a whiskey reception accompanied by Music, Singing & Highland Dancing. Come along and bring your friends for this popular and lively Scotch Gaelic celebration on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way with locals and visitors joining in the fun!
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  • Landscape Painting Weekend €297 pps 1st - 3rd September
    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
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  • Donegal Writers Weekend - Book Today! 3rd to 5th November €284 pp
    2 Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast & Dinner each evening in Arnolds Restaurant plus tuition - All just €284 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 to discuss progress and ideas. *Call today for non-writing guest rates
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