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Danny Minnie's Restaurant

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Restaurant with Rooms

2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Danny Minnie's Restaurant
Annagry Co Donegal
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Tel: +353 74 954 8201

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There’s nowhere quite like Danny Minnie’s, winner of the Guide’s Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year in 2000.
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  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
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  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open New Year
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Atmospheric
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Romantic
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Danny Minnie's Restaurant

The O’Donnell family has run Danny Minnie’s since 1962, and a visit is always a special treat. There’s nothing about the exterior as seen from the road to prepare first-time visitors for the atmosphere of this remarkable restaurant.


Hidden behind a frontage of overgrown creepers, a surprise: once through the door you are suddenly surrounded by antiques and elegantly appointed candle-lit tables and on summer evenings there may even be a harpist playing.


Brian O’Donnell is a well known chef and his cooking matches the surroundings well - fine, with imaginative saucing, but not at all pompous.


Menus are presented in both Irish and English, on a wide-ranging à la carte menu; seafood stars in the main courses - lobster and other shellfish, availability permitting - but there is also a strong selection of meats including Donegal mountain lamb, typically served with honey, garlic and rosemary gravy, and Donegal beef, served various ways including classic Beef Wellington.


Vegetables are a strength and gorgeous desserts, such as cardamom and lime pannacotta with a refreshing rhubarb and strawberry comp&ocirc;te, create an appropriately delicious finale.


And the staff are lovely too - attentive waitresses provide warm and friendly service. There’s nowhere quite like Danny Minnie’s, winner of the Guide’s Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year in 2000.

Seats 80; D Mon-Sat, 6.30-9.30pm. Set D €39; also á la carte; house wine about €25; no sc. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu); reservations required. Light lunches and afternoon tea served 12.30-3.30pm in peak season (Phone ahead to check opening hours, especially off peak season) Closed Sun D (except prior to bank hols), 25/26 Dec & early week off season. [Accommodation is also offered in five rooms, all en-suite, two family rooms; B&B €55-65pps, ss €15]. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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