Bridgend, Inishowen, Co Donegal, 074-9368544, bit.ly/HarrysBarFacebook €€
Have you ever heard of the kind of restaurant that sits on a less than idyllic spot, perhaps next to a petrol station, but that foodies fawn over? Have you ever heard of the kind of restaurant that sits off the beaten track, perhaps next to a petrol station, that has food enthusiasts clambering into their cars to get to?
Harry’s is that kind of place. A totally unassuming location gives away to a passionate crowd of food lovers, whose main aim is to shout from the top of Malin Head about how great Inishowen produce is, as well as celebrating other great Irish producers. You can follow proprietor Donal (Harry’s son) on Twitter (@HarrysDonal) and if you ask, he’ll tell you about their walled garden a few minutes from the restaurant where they grow much of the produce for their kitchen. Check them out for lunch, early birds and evening meals. It’s a big place, with a large dining room with a good view of the kitchen pass, and an old-school family pub next door.
Sunday lunch is hard to beat, three courses costs ¤20.95. For that, you could find yourself enjoying a walled garden onion tart with Coolea cheese, slices of roast Donegal turkey and ham with buttery onion and sage stuffing, followed by lemon posset with rhubarb. So, if you’re hungry when you arrive in Inishowen peninsula, make sure you stop off at Harry’s to eat.