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The Driftwood, Sligo, Co. Sligo

The Driftwood

4.6
4.6
349 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Whether it is for food, drinks or a good night's sleep, the Driftwood is a place for you to come and unwind in a fun & relaxed, family friendly environment!

The bar & cafe area is the perfect place for some light food or to relax and have a drink, with gorgeous views over Sligo Bay & Oyster Island. Paudie's pitmaster background has played a big influence on The Driftwood Smokehouse Restaurant, with smoked meats and seafood playing a central part of the menu, which have been slow cooked in the smoker for up to 15 hours, to give a gorgeous flavour & tender texture.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Seafood, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (071) 931 7070
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Sligo Town
  • Cross Street
    Rosses Point
  • Parking Details
    On Street parking and public carpark
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 349 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

349 Reviews
  1. ElSaf

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were lucky that the special was lobster with garlic butter. It was so tasty. Starters - oysters and chicken wings were delicious. The service was great - helpful and friendly. Overall a great place in Sligo with gorgeous views.

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  2. KathleenW

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food not as good as last time we ate in your restaurant…chips slightly on the cold side and the cod in batter not as good…still good and ambience and setting amazing

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  3. JeanetteK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pulled pork starter & veg meze was stunning and I had rib eye cooked to perfection, others had venison pasta dish, fish & chips and burger with huge cambembert, bacon etc in it! All 10/10

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  4. Mcdanish

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is exceptionally good. The choice on the menu is very appealing. I really like this restaurant and lovely view to enjoy. However, the service was slow to the point of almost ruining the experience. My wife wanted to just get the bill and not bother with dessert and coffee. The problem I could see was they were stretched. They were serving tables and preparing drinks and coffees which made everything inefficient. They were a little rudderless at times. Don't undo all the good work in the kitchen by making patrons wait excessively long to have their tables cleared or wait to pay bills. Terrific food!

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  5. RebekahS

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seafood paella was meant to be for two. Very little fish and not enough food for two. Watery and slightly undercooked. €40 seemed steep.

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  6. Colm

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and service as always.Highly recommend Driftwood as a place to stay and eat if you’re visiting Sligo

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  7. EITHNEM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food but were seated near the door. Other guests in and out, slamming the door every time. Maybe the hinge needs to be fixed or replaced, nice place but it takes away from experience when door keeps slamming and interrupting conversation.

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  8. Molly

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Would 100% recommend to everyone

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love The Driftwood. The food is excellent and they change the menu regularly. Never had a bad meal here, always impressed. The service could be improved, very slow.

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  10. Jordan

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible spot, great selection of food and drinks and really nice atmosphere. Service was great.

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  11. DaveG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, nice relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend

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  12. Theresa

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some nice background music will be wonderful

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  13. Emma

    Sligo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The tapas menu and actual tapas were absolutely out of this world would highly recommend anyone to go. Just found the service unfortunately not fantastic and not the staffs fault I would just think it was a new experience serving tapas. If there was a person overseeing the tables checking all ok would be great. We finished our tapas and it was 45 mins before we got our desserts and that was after asking and then having to reorder outer actual dessert again

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  14. NiamhG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Tapas menu. Very tasty. Lovely atmosphere.

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  15. MaryK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience Very attentive waiting staff Delicious food. Overall a very enjoyable experience

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  16. MirFoodie

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our food. We both had the Bacon cheese burger and chunky chips with minerals and then lattes. It was spacious down the back part of restaurant which was ideal when having a private conversation with a great friend. Staff were very professional and efficient. Very organised and pleasant experience. It's one of my families favourite places in Sligo, so always happy to be here. Thank you Driftwood Team always appreciated.

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  17. Mairead

    Sligo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Driftwood was fab, great time with a group of 10 and no rushing us home! We had a great time

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  18. CharmainH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic especially the oysters. Stayed for 2 days could of stayed longer

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  19. TomHorkan

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except the menus are difficult to read and it was a frustrating issue at the beginning of the meal. So easy to fix

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  20. MydieK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food wine and service. Pity there isn't more fish on the menu. Will definitely return

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  21. ElaineC

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed it, food, service, value for money was so good. Where we sat the tables were soo close together it was a little uncomfortable to speak freely. And the menu was impossible to read the writing was so tiny, all 4 of us were laughing, because none of us could read it. But over all it was a great experience & we will be back, loved it.

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  22. ShannonM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was unbelievable and fresh, service was quick and very friendly!

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  23. KateM

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for a long relaxing lunch on a wet day. Also perfect on fine days for lunch and a walk around Rosses Point.

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  24. DavidS

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely hotel with a great sea view, food is very nice with attentive staff.

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  25. SueC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to the Driftwood on New Years Eve and it was lovely. We love the seasonal menu and never have the same dish twice. Have enjoyed every meal we have had there.

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  26. MichaelH

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal with great service in a very pleasant setting.

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  27. NeeshC

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third time in the Driftwood and we once again had a lovely meal.

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  28. eimeark

    Dublin

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow despite the place being very quiet with not many customers. We waited a good 5 minutes to be seated and after our main course decided not to have deserts or coffees as no one came to clear the table or take our order. Very disappointing but food was good

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  29. LauraB

    Sligo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food and cocktails. Ambiance is really nice. Highly recommend the cookie skillet!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal , lovely setting , nice atmosphere the only downside is that the menu is difficult to read.

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  31. MichaelH

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent .. everything was very good. Only problem was the menu was hard to read.

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  32. NatashaL

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service, great food in a beautiful setting

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  33. LesleyS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely gorgeous food with a lovely atmosphere and great setting but above all, the service was impeccable. The wait staff were really really good at their jobs 👌

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  34. DellaB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pint of Guinness was over poured and overflowed when bought to the table. Food was good. Staff were good. Lighting poor as we needed phones to read menu’s. Had a better experience previously while dining outside.

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  35. DavidL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal,.friendly and attentive service. We'll be back!

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  36. StephenK

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really love the food and the place staff lovely too....and table by the window.....I will be back the hold places is amazing

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  37. TerryM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Monkfish dish disappointing, delicious but utterly let down by choice of serving plate. Either take 2 euro off and have as starter or add 4 euro on and include bigger chunks of fish as main. It’s a dish that doesn’t know what it is, to big for starter to small for main, but it is delicious 😋

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  38. MariaD

    Sligo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening like always in Driftwood.

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  39. Kellyer

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening at The Driftwood - highly recommend it. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was excellent and attentive. Beautiful setting in Rosses Point. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

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  40. RyanF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it. Really nice spot. Great staff and really yummy food.

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The Driftwood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (071) 931 7070.

The Driftwood is rated 4.6 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Driftwood

Rosses Point, Sligo, Co. Sligo F91DXT4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rosses Point
  • Area
    Sligo Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Seafood, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    On Street parking and public carpark
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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