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The Driftwood, Sligo, Co. Sligo

The Driftwood

4.6
4.6
310 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

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Seafood, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–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
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What 310 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

  • Connacht

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Connacht

    Healthy

  • Connacht

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Connacht

    Great for fine wines

  • Connacht

    Good for special occasions

  • Connacht

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

310 Reviews
  1. RyanF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Loved it. Really nice spot. Great staff and really yummy food.

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  2. FrankM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice evening in Driftwood. Food excellent in very comfortable surroundings. Choice excellent. Will be back

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  3. Citylover

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a relaxed but charming place. It is right on an estuary so we had a nice walk Before dinner. Excellent cocktails and food.

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  4. RonnieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and very helpful and friendly staff will go again

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  5. RosemaryL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tasty food but could do with updating menu add a few more fish dishes and vegetarian options

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  6. DINER

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff who looked after us very well i have made a mistake with the booking and booked a week later and teh lady was very helpful

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  7. BG51

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly, food was great - - -just the right place to go to have a relaxed meal

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  8. DimitriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great adress ! Thanks so much to all the Driftwood team !

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  9. EvaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant with a nice few over the sea. Great to sit outside and the windows can also wide opened at a sunny day. Menus were all perfect, also vegetarian food available. Service was very nice and friendly. Great place to be !

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  10. NoelleO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful location with great food - a children menu would be great.

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  11. LouiseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal and they also catered for a gluten free diet. The service was great and all the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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  12. DellaB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to eat here. I have to say it was just fabulous. Each staff member was really pleasant, chatty and all had a smile on their faces. And we actually go to eat outside at 5 in the evening in Ireland!!! The food exceeded all our expectations. We had three different starters and each one was delicious and full of flavor. We all had the Seafood Tagine which was delicious and the desert was one I never had before. It was baked cooked dough on a cast iron pan with ice cream and two types of caramel sauce on the plate. The wine was Three Wooly Sheep (my favourite - but as I was the designated driver I could only look on while the others enjoyed)! It was my sisters birthday after all. From start to finish it was fabulous and I can't wait to bring my husband and son next time.

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  13. MartinM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent food , maybe a bit more of a selection on the menu , was charged 2euro extra for bacon on burger which was on the menu. Service very good, lovely staff.Toilets very clean. Nice atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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  14. BridieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful place food was excellent all the waiting staff were so friendly and helpful would highly recommend

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  15. MaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food , friendly and efficient service and amazing views , what more could you ask for .

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  16. JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The proposed main dishes (Kofta of Lamb and Fish tagine) where very original and of an excellent quality. The desert Pavlova with red fruit was outstanding. Friendly staff, nice view on the sea.

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  17. PeterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the steak and it was amazing. The service was perfect. I asked for a Boubon Whisky Sour which was served quickly and tasted fantastic. Great sea views. Highly recommend.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent stay Superb breakfast of porridge and poached eggs enough to keep me going all day Evening meal was good but I found the nachos with scampi overwhelmed their flavour a bit

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  19. Maria

    Sligo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Lots of beautiful flavours. A very enjoyable evening!

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  20. JulieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable meal at the Driftwood. The menu was excellent with lots of variety and it catered well with lots of gluten free options. Although the weather wasn't great it was lovely looking out across the bay and on a sunny day it would be lovely to sit outside. We would definitely return if we were in the area and would recommend to friends.

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  21. DeclanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely interior design. Had the early bird which was great value. Service was brilliant.

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  22. SineadL

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal at the Driftwood last night, menu is great, lots of options for the gluten free member of the party, and the desserts are divine!!

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  23. EileenM

    Sligo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Gorgeous meal, excellent value for money. Revsit everytime I'm in Rosses Point.

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  24. JoanH

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Delicious food in a beautiful setting with amazing views. Lovely courteous staff. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Rosses Point

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  25. JamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and decor with friendly staff and a warm ambience.

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  26. Vanessa

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely the best food around. Beautiful decor inside and great staff. What more could you want?

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  27. EileenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience and great service along with Yummy food

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  28. Anne

    Meath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, lovely setting. Would return again.

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  29. Johanna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely views and amazing choice of food you don't get to see anywhere else!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was good but felt overpriced, especially in comparison to portion size.

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  31. Aine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unreal 👌. Pulled pork Nachos and ribeye steak highly recommended. Staff were so helpful and very pleasant ☺ This was our 2nd visit to Driftwood and it didn't disappoint. We will be back soon

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  32. NatashaL

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, great staff and service... Cocktails were to die for... Beautiful view in a beautiful setting..

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  33. WillieOD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, especially the seafood and the desserts. The staff were attentive and very considerate of our needs as we had a baby as part of our party. The location and ambience were very pleasant.

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  34. JohnO

    Sligo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and staff excellent would highly recommend

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  35. Tara

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Driftwood is a gorgeous restaurant with an excellent menu. I dropped it 2 stars because my main course was cold, and secondly because there was very hard to hear music, which might have been a good thing in some ways, because what we struggled to hear wasn’t a great choice! The overall dining experience could be so much better, very easily. It’s a cool, visually relaxed restaurant, with stunning views - play music to match that vibe! I also thought a free drink or some small gesture was missed in making up for my cold main course that had to be sent back (while my husband eat his). I would however, have no hesitation in returning next time we are in Sligo.

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  36. Toffyp0ps

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, great food and atmosphere, with lovely sea view.

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  37. GeraldineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Staff were exceptional and the desert was the best around. Will be back.

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  38. SiobhanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place The staff were absolutely gorgeous so friendly without being intrusive Food was delicious and there was plenty time between the courses We had cocktails to finish which we brought outside to finish off All in all a lovely place

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  39. Andieg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful long lunch and our waiter was absolutely fantastic

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  40. DamienM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a lovely spot we have both stayed and ate in a few times now, and we plan to keep returning.

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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 310 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.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Driftwood

Rosses Point, Sligo, Co. Sligo F91DXT4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rosses Point
  • Area
    Sligo Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–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
  • 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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