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The Driftwood, Sligo, Co. Sligo

The Driftwood

4.6
4.6
145 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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Seafood, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 16:00–21:00 Thu, Sun 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:30

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 145 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

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  1. CM

    CiaranM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service. Top notch. Will definitely be back
  2. EM

    EmmaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most beautiful meal here last night after a full day on the beach. Everything was delicious and Berenice looked after us so well. Can’t wait to go back!
  3. E

    Evan

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were great, attentive and obliging and the food was outstanding, lovely chilled atmosphere with great views !
  4. RO

    ROSIE

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. High standard of service. Really well priced. Will definitely be back.
  5. HC

    HappyCamper

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal here and experienced particularly considerate service as they accommodated two late arrivals from our group who were arriving later on via train . Place looks great inside and out. Lovely staff and food was very tasty. Delicious deserts!
  6. MM

    MarianneM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious scampi tacos and fish and chips. Service was very friendly
  7. AW

    AnnW

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely food in a very nice location & relaxing resturant .. Nicely decorated.. Staff on duty very attentive to our every need & so pleasant. Would definitely return & recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely thoughtfully prepared food, and fantastic service
  9. m

    michaelc

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice ambiance, great staff, lovely setting, Fab
  10. DY

    DownYonder

    Sligo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Restaurant with fabulous views over Knocknarae Friendly staff, excellent service & fabulous meal 👌
  11. AH

    AlisonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and lovely food, would recommend !
  12. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside on a sunny day with a great view. The food was good and offered a varied selection. Only criticism would be that plates were cleared away when not all diners had finished!
  13. F

    Fiona

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Driftwood Restaurant! Friendly, polite and efficient staff. The food was amazing, really enjoyable meal.
  14. H

    Heather

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The John dory red curry and Nutella gnocchi were delicious!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, so glad they are thriving. Shout out to the barman who makes a mean Negroni.
  16. M

    Molly

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance Innovative menu we both had chicken Paillard and a glass of wine Superb Lovely staff highly recommend
  17. CO

    ChristinaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good casual dining attentive friendly staff, great location
  18. PM

    PeterM

    Louth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family meal and the food was delicious
  19. LB

    LynnB

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here on a busy night. Had a couple of bramble cocktails to start which were very nice. My husband had fish curry which was delicious - not super hot but lovely and creamy. I had monkfish and prawn gratin which isn't a huge dish but is really good. Dessert was creme brulee - very nice. Espresso martinis were nice but needed to be a tiny bit sweeter in my opinion. Overall the food/drink was delicious and service was friendly and prompt.
  20. m

    michael

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff we lovely, the perfect place for a family lunch or any group be it young or old. There was a great mix of people there and the staff was lovely, helpful, and attentive. Great value for money too.
  21. OB

    OliverB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal food excellent service top class
  22. AC

    AnnC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Small portions and below average food, previous experience of food was excellent but much disimproved this visit
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Far too noisy . Despite being only a couple we were placed at back where families were .
  24. JW

    JanetteWA

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Beautiful restaurant. If in Rosses Point I'd happily eat there again!
  25. MV

    MelissaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The restaurant was vastly understaffed and disorganised, waiters were friendly but unavailable. There seemed no cohesion or any central person running/ coordinating the efforts. Food was extremely slow and children's food order was incorrect (it happens) but after waiting 55 mins for a bowl of bland soggy pasta it was a stretch, the ordered childrens side dish didn't appear. The restaurant has great potential, in a fabulous setting but with staffing issues and Long waits for average fare it's pushing the limits. I always judge a restaurant but whether I'd return and on this occasion I wouldn't.
  26. SL

    ShaneL

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and experience, nice space for families and very accommodating
  27. AK

    AdrianK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location overlooking ocean Outside seating makes perfect setting for lunch time treat
  28. HF

    HelenF

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, top quality food for the two courses we had. Attentive and friendly waiting staff and floor manager. Loved the decor too, would highly recommend
  29. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Service was slow due to lack of staff. Those who were there were good and attentive as far as they could manage. The food was disappointing and not memorable. The ambience was spoiled by four drunken "ladies" who shouted shrilly while consuming multiple shorts at the next table. Overall we were dissappointed for our guests.
  30. SM

    SophieM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful location, staff were friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. All you could ask for and more. Will be back.
  31. AC

    AnnC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening with my daughter for my birthday. Staff really pleasant and helpful. The food was georgeous and I will definitely be going back. Lovely atmosphere. Noise level a little high so maybe a little more soft furnishings but overall loved it . Ann
  32. H

    Happ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Very disappointed with the food we received, crab claws( really tough poorquality served in a bowl of butter with no garlic, herbs etc), quesadilla (tiny bit of chicken with cheese melted on to it, served with tasteless guac) , chowder (tasteless) brisket burger ( tough tough tough, tasteless wasn't eaten) seafood platter (all fridge cold over cooked seafood with horrible chips, no salad garnish or accompaniments).. everything very bland, told the server. He done nothing about it, we were charged full price, we paid & left.. won't return.
  33. KO

    KarenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing views, lovely welcome and service. One night was just not enough
  34. MC

    MichaelC

    Kerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu food reasonably priced Drink and wine reasonably priced also Good to see it open a lot of hours Best wishes for rest of summer.
  35. LL

    LorraineL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing, we will definitely be returning!!
  36. JG

    JonnyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was ok, though the chicken wings were the strangest tasting ones Ive ever had, and they didn't come with blue cheese sauce as described it was mayo. The restaurant was nearly empty by the time we had finished our mains but we had waited a good 15 mins and our plates still weren't lifted. We actually wanted dessert but we got bored waiting and asked for the bill, we waited another 5 mins( place is near empty) the guy we asked is now sitting at the hotel computer and didn't bring the bill so we went to the till ourselves on way out. Service was a bit poor though everyone was friendly, we had 5 different people serving us maybe they all got confused as to who does what.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fresh to order. Friendly service. Desserts to die for.
  38. KF

    KevinF

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the views are spectacular. Sailing event on due to shanty festival. Lovely French lady serenaded us with her singing and accordion play. Lovely
  39. CB

    ChristianeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Friendly staff, great food. Would definitely recommend.
  40. EM

    EileenM

    Sligo

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely restaurant with great food, very reasonable and a choice for Vegetarians. Very nice staff too.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • 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 145 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


Google Map for The Driftwood

Rosses Point, Sligo, Co. Sligo F91DXT4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rosses Point

  • Area

    Sligo Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 16:00–21:00 Thu, Sun 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:30

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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