Review on Danny Minnie's Restaurant
'A world of antique nostalgia' awaits visitors to the O'Donnell family's renowned restaurant in the heart of Gaelic-speaking 'Gaeltacht'. The creeper-clad building looks unprepossessing at first glance, but the interior is a treasure trove of tapestries, prints, paintings and 'objets d'art' set against a backdrop of rich oak panelling.
The menu, which is written in Gaelic and English, makes a feature of Donegal seafood and prime locally reared meat. Lobsters and crabs are caught off the coast by members of the family, lamb is from animals fed on mountain pastures and beef is top-quality Hereford; the O'Donnells also grow their own salad vegetables and herbs.
To start, the kitchen might offer jumbo prawns with cream and Irish mist or melon terrine with elderflower cordial, ahead of monkfish with couscous, lemon and basil sauce or confit of duck with caramelised apples and blackcurrant sauce. Simple desserts such as banana and rum crème brûlée or brioche bread-and-butter pudding round things off in style.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 1.00 - 4.00pm Sun July & August
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card