Review on Pier 36

Once destined to become a great port for travellers between Scotland and Ireland, Donaghadee is now a tourist town with fishing boats bobbing on the water and one of the most photographed lighthouses in Ireland. Margaret and Denis Waterworth have turned the aptly named Pier 36 by the quayside into a local success story: no wonder customers descend on the pub in their droves.

Given the enviable location, it's no surprise that local fish is a prime attraction, and the kitchen comes up trumps with the likes of sautéed crab claws in garlic and chilli butter, grilled whole plaice, monkfish with curried mussels, pak choi and turmeric rice and even lobster Thermidor. There are also grills and slow-cooked roasts, plus alternatives like Tex-Mex platters, lamb's liver on smoked bacon mash and stuffed noisette of lamb with rosemary potatoes, a trio of greens, Merlot and mint reduction. Breads come straight from the Rayburn in the kitchen, likewise many of the homespun puds.

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Gastro pub

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm (11.30am - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 4.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Pier 36

  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available


Pier 36
36 The Parade
County Down
BT21 0HE

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