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The Driftwood, Sligo, Co. Sligo
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The Driftwood

4.6
4.6
202 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Seafood, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–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

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What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

  • Connacht

    Innovative

  • Connacht

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Connacht

    Good for special occasions

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

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  1. PH

    PaulaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb from start to finish. Every part of it, service, food, ambiance was just outstanding.
  2. LG

    LizG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thanks for a lovely evening, your food was amazing, enjoyed by all, excellent and friendly service, thank you
  3. JO

    JohnO

    Sligo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Food was fresh and flavourful
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, excellent service and food 5***** Our new years eve was a very memorable one and we most definitely will be returning to this fabulous restaurant
  5. M

    Mairead

    Sligo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere! We really enjoyed ourselves and the staff are always so nice and accommodating especially when we have small kids! Owen and Holly are great and always make us so welcome! Would highly recommend it for a family or date night!!! Also the John Dory Curry is unreal!
  6. SD

    StephanieD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful experience in every way! The best oysters ever!
  7. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come to driftwood regularly. Excellent value for money. Hard to beat their early bird menu options. Great value children menu too. Excellent service as always
  8. MF

    MarianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food great service lovely ambience value for money!
  9. EO

    EdelO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of dishes on menu at reasonable prices. Food was delicious. Staff were extremely helpful . Will be back
  10. FB

    FBFitz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely little spot, cute decor with picturesque views! Good food, slightly overpriced for sambos but tasty all the same. V friendly staff 🎅
  11. NL

    NatashaL

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always great delicious food great service lovely atmosphere
  12. D

    Ducky

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend The Driftwood, food excellent, nice friendly and helpful staff and lovely atmosphere.
  13. SD

    SarahD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As regulars, we always enjoy our visits to Driftwood. Thank you..
  14. JC

    JaneC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There’s a lovely laid back vibe to the Driftwood. Service is great. Excellent breakfast too.
  15. JC

    JoanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food staff ambience value. Terrific evening
  16. SK

    SineadK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really wonderful evening in the driftwood last night . The food was amazing and the staff were lovely. A lovey place to go for good and really good value
  17. J

    Johnathon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and reasonably priced. €100 for a starter (that is easily shared) three mains, a glass of wine, a G&T, a beer and 2 desserts.
  18. HP

    HowardP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Mezze plate was tasty but not quite as described in the menu. The Tabbouleh was made with cous cous and not bulgar wheat and was served hot which is unusual - should be cool/ambient temperature. Pitta bread was served rather than sourdough as in the menu which was better.
  19. j

    jayo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    food overpriced for what you get, steak come's with no onions or mushrooms just a salad on the hot plate which will wilt.
  20. RR

    RoRo

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Booked it for a birthday dinner for 2. Every single course was packed with flavour, presented perfectly and described accurately on the menu. The service was good, although there didn't seem to be a lot of staff on duty on the night we were there. The restaurant offers a nice relaxed dining experience and I will definitely return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great little gem in the West Coast of Ireland. Relaxed dining experience with a mixture of burgers, familiar Irish restaurant staples and more adventurous dishes. Great breakfast and cocktail spot. Great views. Friendly staff. Recommended.
  22. P

    Pronsias

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant and very helpful staff. Menu is very limited and quite expensive.
  23. AK

    AmandaK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most delicious meal here, will definitely be back!
  24. LM

    LesleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service very efficient. Busy but everything was of very good standard. No waiting around and the table I requested was available.
  25. AM

    AnitaMmmc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was perfect - the service is so friendly and warm, the food is fabulously cooked, the atmosphere is fab. The Driftwood has become my favourite restaurant in Sligo!
  26. J

    Jacq

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Welcoming and efficient staff. Good level of cleanliness. Food was good, though a little pricey.
  27. GM

    GaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal last night. The food was really excellent, as was the service. Would highly recommend.
  28. CM

    CatherineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely relaxed vibe, friendly and efficient staff and excellent food
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing lobster 🦞
  30. CC

    ConsueloC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, great food, fantastic service, recommend the black Margarita, what a cocktail!!
  31. RS

    RayS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience with amazing food and smiling friendly service! Slightly unusual / exotic food options that looked and tasted authentic. If you find yourself in Rosses Point, that’s the place to go for a special meal
  32. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, very friendly staff and excellent food and service. Would highly recommend. We were there twice. Bob Dublin
  33. C

    Claude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and could not fault the staff in anyway , they were friendly and attentive
  34. JB

    JimmyBruen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Very reasonably priced and delicious food. Highly recommended
  35. P

    Pete

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. Staff friendly. Chairs scraped on the floor quite a bit causing noise.
  36. KD

    KatherineD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal in the driftwood.will be back again!
  37. C

    Chloe

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Usually excellent service. Today very slow and low in energy!! Maybe after busy summer!! Look after your fabulous waiters and waitresses!! As have been before and they were really excellent. Which is what made me go again!!!
  38. CA

    CoraA

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely Restaurant our 3rd time there food & service always really good good value we’ll be back
  39. EO

    EavanO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere Menu to suit all tastes Great for families We’ll be back 👌
  40. JO

    JohnO

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A really great place - lovely setting inside and out and excellent food. Looking forward to coming back and trying more from the impressive menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

The Driftwood is rated 4.6 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

The Driftwood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Driftwood

Rosses Point, Sligo, Co. Sligo F91DXT4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rosses Point

  • Area

    Sligo Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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