The Driftwood

4.7
49 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.

Support The Driftwood during COVID-19

Experiences

  • New Years Eve Spectacular

    €55.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy our traditional New Years Eve 6 course Set Menu. €55 per person with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Please note, this is the only menu available on NYE.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 49 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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Blan
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely space and fantastic service. Food was good.

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SarahF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All so perfect except I highly suggest to remove the rose Marie sauce common and disgusting.the salmon deserves a diner friend .Bearnaise tarragon garlic or just oil? And something seaweed yo the side of the cold seafood platter wd be superb!

DM
DeniseM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class 👍lovely food & lovely atmosphere great staff

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Superb
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was excellent as she regularly checked that everything was going well. The meal was very nice.

MM
MarianneM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice setting; great food and great service. We’ve been twice and will keep booking when we are over in Sligo for a break.
Really appreciate the fresh fish!
Thank you.

MM
MaureenM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and very friendly helpful staff.Will definitely revisit.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food overall. The atmosphere was really nice. Our waitress was efficient and friendly without being over the top. Regarding the menu the choices were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our party of 12 which consisted of 8 children (aged 4-14) were accommodated and the food and service was excellent... we would highly recommend Driftwood.

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Hugh
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Polite and helpful service. We will be back.

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AideenL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Sligo for a week second visit to Driftwood for lunch this time. Same great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

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MichelleF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu selection and we were delighted with our choices - beef cheek and the half lobster with a burger (this was a big hit for my partner!). The food was delicious and I loved and gnocchi dessert. The staff were friendly and efficient and the owner is lovely to chat with. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and is nicely decorated. We will be making a booking here again next time we are in Sligo.

AL
AideenL
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our fourth visit to Driftwood, we do not live in Sligo but visit approx twice a year and found Driftwood about two years ago. The place itself is comfortable love the quirky furniture, the food is always of very high quality, the staff are very pleasant and helpful. We spent two very relaxed hours there last night and all went home feeling happy and satisfied not always an easy thing with two teenage boys.

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DeclanM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu is small but really well executed. The food is local produce and very very tasty. The Oysters are sublime. Padraig and his staff are really friendly and make you welcome.

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NiamhO
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab restaurant, monkfish and prawn gratin amazing. Lovely staff. SuitBle for children (though we were there early)

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldnt be happier, lovely food, great service, well priced, nice drinks, tidy clean and pretty much perfect

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service will definitely be back

RD
RosD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, the restaurant has a nice modern feel to it. All the food was tasty, and the waffle desert amazing! The menu could do with a kids or smaller veggie option.
We really enjoyed our meal, thank you.

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ShaunaW
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There was loud laughing from a couple at the back and waitress changed our table - (thank you) and we had a lovely freshly cooked meal.

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AlanB
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality with great food, good drinks in a relaxed and comfortable environment, its a really nice place to relax and spend time.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really pleasant evening in The Driftwood. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was really good. Good value for money. The only downside was our table was in the alleyway at the side of the restaurant so no view and a little bit draughty, would have rathered a table at the front. Overall though very good and will definitely visit again.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, beautiful scenery.

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AlanB
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Driftwood, consistent high quality food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, good drinks, and good value, a cut above the rest in Rosses Point

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GILLIANC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, very reasonable. Tried to book again but sadly its booked out. Ordered from their takeaway for tonight

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EdelF
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

calamari was so tender...coconut prawns were tasty. cod was a little dry. cookie dough skillet was yummy. staff were very friendly.

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MDAMK
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning location for sunset dining. Possibly the best calamari I’ve ever tasted. The Driftwood will be top of the list next time we’re in Sligo.

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OliviaH
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As covid is still on we were outside at the side of the restaurant, the fish in all dishes was delish (3 went for the the platter amazing we would highly recommend it! Only thing was and it’s little it would have being nice to have a bit of back ground music & some heaters! But hopefully that won’t matter when things get back to norm & u can go inside! We will
Be back! Ps deserts were yumm!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted unreal, I had the burger and my girlfriend had the prawn and monkfish grattin and as fish lover said it was one of best she’s had. The staff were very pleasant to deal with and were very attentive throughout our meal. Would definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for a place in Sligo. The view was amazing from the heated outdoor dinning area and blankets were on offer if we got cold!

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OrlaM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We waited 1 3/4 hr for main course & food was only average. Will not return

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LauraB
2 reviews
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
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall great service food excellent very friendly staff

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

EL
ElizaL
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DeirdreM
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

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ElayneM
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

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 49 OpenTable diners.

The Driftwood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bookingengine.myguestdiary.com/1130/vouchers.

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.