With restaurants in Bundoran you are spoilt for choice! Bundoran’s food scene is thriving, and is proud to be home to award-winning food businesses. Buoys & Gulls Coffee Shop at West End features in the current 100 Best Places in Ireland from John & Sally McKenna while Madden’s Bridge Bar has been listed in the Lucinda O’Sullivan “Great Places to Stay & Eat” in 2020.
2019 saw the inaugural Bia Bundoran Food & Drink festival which brought the food providers of the town together to promote and celebrate the wide and diverse food and drink offering in the area. Held in September, it was part of Failte Ireland’s “Taste The Island” initiative promoting Ireland as a great food destination. The event will return from September 18th – 20th 2020.
Good mainstream food reflects the demand for a more relaxed dining experience which is evident with the wide variety of cuisines from which to choose – Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, pizzas, seafood, your European menu and some of the finest steaks you’ll eat anywhere with locally sourced beef. Several eateries are family friendly thus helping to make Bundoran a more welcoming town.
Where possible, chefs across town like to support local suppliers with none more local than Bundoran Community Garden in the West End which produces top quality organic produce overlooking Donegal Bay. Frizzell’s Craft Butchers are members of the “Support Your Local Butcher” initiative – a craft butchers group aiming to deliver quality to their customers all over Ireland.
In-house homemade treats are a speciality in several cafes across town – freshly baked scones and breads each morning topped with delicious homemade jams and all proudly supporting artisan and local food suppliers using natural and local ingredients.
You can wash your meal down with a fine wine or maybe even a craft beer with one of the newest additions to the market, Donegal Blonde & Roguey Pale Ale brewed just four miles away in Ballyshannon. If you prefer to cook at home a wide variety of fresh produce is available from local supermarkets and providers!