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Donegal’s Redcastle Hotel Named Ulster Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Redcastle Hotel, in Co Donegal, has won Ulster Hotel Restaurant of the Year, at the Yes Chef Awards 2024.

The hotel – which is located in Inishowen – also got an award for “Highly Commended Casual Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2024” at the awards.

Executive Head Chef at Redcastle Hotel Gordon Smyth said: “It was such proud moment to win an award for the food at Redcastle Hotel, especially considering the stiff competition in this category. I’m delighted to be a part of putting Ulster on the map as one of the best food destinations in Ireland, if not the world, as we create world-class cuisine here using local produce. The feedback from all our new menus has been fantastic also. The summer is always busy up here and we hope this news will bring in new visitors up to North Donegal.” 



New menus: Redcastle Hotel is also proud to announce the exciting debut of its revamped restaurant menu, a culinary masterpiece that elevates the dining experience.

The Edge Restaurant’s new menu features a tantalising array of culinary delights that are sure to delight taste buds including the Pan Seared Scallops with Roast Cauliflower Purée and the Roast Pork Fillet with Black Pudding Fritter. For those craving a hearty meal, the Braised Daube of Beef or the Mushroom, Wild Garlic and Spinach Rigatoni is a must-try. Enjoy a delicious 2-course meal with spectacular views overlooking Lough Foyle for just €35 or indulge in a luxurious 3-course meal for only €42.


But that’s not all – Introducing the delectable vegan menu curated by the chefs at Redcastle Hotel to showcase innovative dishes such as the Salt Baked Celeriac and the Roast Sumac Marinated Cauliflower Steak. With a focus on sustainability, health, and flavour, the kitchen team have crafted a diverse menu that highlights the best of vegan cuisine.

From the vibrant Roast Beetroot & Orange Salad that bursts with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to the filling plant-based steaks that will satisfy even the most discerning palates, each dish on the menu has been thoughtfully created to delight vegans and non-vegans alike. Guests can expect a symphony of flavours, textures, and colours that celebrate the beauty and versatility of plant-based ingredients.

And for all the dessert lovers out there, satisfy your sweet tooth with the mouthwatering Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce, Toffee Popcorn, and Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream, or indulge in the refreshing Iced Lemon Parfait with Raspberry Sorbet and Crystalised Thyme.

Now is the time to book your foodie break to Donegal!

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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