After extensive refurbishment, a new look Arnolds Restaurant is now offering diners 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 has been designed to feature 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. Keep an eye on our Specials Board for the finest local catch and seasonal produce our Chefs adore!

At Arnolds we take great pride in producing our own homemade products for our guests. We bake our own Wheaten Bread and Guinness Bread as well as buttery shortbread, fruit cakes and scones served with fresh cream and homemade jams - a real treat which all our customers enjoy. Our desserts are freshly prepared by our Pastry Chef often using seasonal home grown fruits from the hotel gardens such as Rhubarb, Gooseberries, Blackcurrants, Apples and Pears. We also use our own hotel garden produce in our homemade jams and preserves.

Our A la Carte Menu is available daily from 6pm in our Restaurant and from 4pm in our Bar. Non-residents can only reserve tables for dinner when booking for seven or more people.

We serve Sunday Lunch every weekend from 12.30pm to 3pm. Table Reservations can be made for any number of guests by calling +353 74 9136208.


Please contact us if you wish to book a special occasion in Arnolds Restaurant. We cater for Hen Parties, Weddings, Anniversary Parties, Birthday Parties,  Christening Parties, Confirmation and Holy Communion lunches. We have  a selection of menus for you to choose from and you are very welcome to call any time to have a look around and discuss your requirements.


  • 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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