The Driftwood

4.7
21 reviews
€31 to €50
Barbecue
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 21 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraB
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Lovely atmosphere.

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PadraigF
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice lunch served by friendly waitress. Enjoyed my visit.

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BryanB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great surroundings, very good service. Overall a most enjoyable evening. Will definitely be back!

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LorraineR
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Greeted and were seated promptly but then had a considerable wait before our drinks order was taken. Following that four different staff asked to take our food order within the space of 5-10 mins. Choice of starters limited, about 4. I had calamari that looked and tasted like deep fried popcorn. Blonde and I had the lamb shank special which was tasty but was served with any sauce. It was on a bed of a teaspoon of mash with an orange and a purple carrot. Unfulfilling meal. I could be behind the times but staff in own attire ie jeans is lacking. Blonde asked why no salt & pepper on the table, hmmmm, I do not know, was our food seasoned to our liking. Overall, nice decor and pretty good festive atmosphere.

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Straw
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. Really nice atmosphere. Good service. Overall a great experience I will definitely be back when in the west.

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GerryF
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall great service food excellent very friendly staff

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LindaM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal last Saturday evening...highly recommend the prawn and monkfish gratin

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ElizaL
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting the Driftwood, food was excellent as always!

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DeirdreM
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, good food good wine. and a great waitress. Felt very safe with plenty of social distancing.

MD
MariaD
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place. I was very happy to be able to go back once the restaurants were open again

EM
ElayneM
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

What a lovely evening to celebrate going out again. Well done all.

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Mairead
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere! Looking forward to our next visit already

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ValerieM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really well-organised table well spaced out, no waiting time.

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CharlieM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Casual and relaxed dining in nice modern setting. Having booked an overnight stay it was a very convenient meal. Good wine and fresh food.

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LisaMc
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time experiencing Driftwood and it was fabulous. From the low lighting atmosphere to friend professional staff and sensational food. Will most certainly be back.

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LisaW
Limerick
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for the first time on Saturday night. Don't know why it took me so long! Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere, excellent food. The calamari starter was fab and the Nutella gnocchi dessert was gorgeous. Have booked again for Saturday night. Hoping for a table by the window which would be the icing on the cake!

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MichaelaL
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my partner dined out in the Driftwood as we were staying in Rosses Point. The food was absolutely outstanding. We have never had a meal like it. For starter my partner had the chicken wings and I had the seafood chowder. The amount of seafood in the chowder was amazing. For mains we both had the 10oz rib eye steak which literally melted in your mouth. You could nearly swallow the meat without chewing. It was absolutely delicious. We were so full that we shared a desert and we had the cookie dough served in a skillet. I cannot describe what it was like because it was so good. Then to mention the cocktails, they were amazing too. As the saying goes ‘you pay for what you get’. Thank you so much to the Driftwood staff who looked after us for the night. We certainly will be back

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EileenM
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service and best Margarita I've had. Lovely experience.

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caitrionas
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fab .had a table near the window looking out at the lovely view .it was my birthday and the staff made an effort by singing happy birthday and giving me a small desert . great spot I'll definitely be back

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FilipM
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place collected a group of specialists to create amazing performance for you to enjoy. Outstanding food, floor staff helping you to be a part of a show where you are the star. Simply amazing!

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LeoQ
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fabulous setting great choice and recommendations. And wonderfull staff. Really enjoyed our meal.

FAQs

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

The Driftwood is rated 4.7 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.