With its pretty lemon canopies, lemon painted and tiled frontage and colourful hanging flower baskets, this popular little family-run restaurant in the centre of Letterkenny is easy to find.
Inside it is warm and welcoming, with terracotta tiles, wooden furniture and peach sponged walls lending warmth, and an open kitchen adding buzz as you can watch brothers, Gary and Christopher Molloy at work.
All meats are Irish sourced, fresh fish is a special feature and - unusually these days - everything is made freshly on site, including all breads, pastries, pastas and desserts.
The house style is a mixture of traditional Irish and French classic, influenced by country house cooking: a wide choice of starters might include hand made ravioli of Irish cheeses with roast vegetables and a fresh pepper coulis and, among the dozen or so main courses, there may be an unusual tasting plate of grilled fish.
An early dinner menu offers good value and includes home-baked pizzas as well as a wide selection of seafood, poultry and meats.
(*The Oak Tree, on Port Road, is sister restaurant in the town and offers some similar food, but adds a bistro style menu during the day and also offers takeaway).