The Lakeside Restaurant at Harveys Point Hotel

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The Lakeside Restaurant at Harvey's Point Hotel

Lough Eske, Donegal
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The Swiss family Gysling have run this luxurious retreat in the wilds of Donegal since the late 1980s. Perched on the shore of Lough Eske, it's the very image of a remote country hotel. The split-level Lakeside dining room democratically allows everyone to drink in the uplifting views of the lough, and there is also a new Seafood Bar and Grill. Gavin O'Rourke's menus are firmly in the contemporary vein, with thought-provoking combinations and multitudinous textures on display in dishes such as fennel six ways (custard, jam, confit, purée, crisp and powder) seasoned with star-anise salt, against which lobster tortellini with black truffle shavings and parmesan sounds positively trad. Fish is a strong point, as in a main dish of grilled sea-trout with a crab croquette in pearl barley emulsion sauce, or there may be chocolate-glazed venison loin with pistachio crumble and a poached plum. That dish feels halfway to a dessert in itself, should you not find room for white chocolate and ginger cheesecake with roasted figs and almond brittle.

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Tel: 074 9722208
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Restaurant information

  • Cooking type: Modern, Irish
  • Chef: Gavin O'Rourke
  • Number of seats: 108
  • Accessible for wheelchairs
  • Disabled toilets
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Parking available


  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sun-Thu (Nov-Apr), Sun, Wed (Jun-Oct)
  • Sunday lunch available
  • Days closed for lunch: all week


Use the route planner for your trip

From Donegal 2m towards Lifford, left at Harvey's Point sign, follow signs, take 3 right turns to hotel gates
Nearest station: Sligo 

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