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The Driftwood, Sligo, Co. Sligo

The Driftwood

4.6
4.6
339 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 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Seafood, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 16:00–21:00 Fri 12:00–21:30 Sat 08:00–21:30 Sun 08:00–21:00
  • 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 339 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

Loved For

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

  • Connacht

    Good for groups

  • Connacht

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Connacht

    Healthy

  • Connacht

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Connacht

    Good for special occasions

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

339 Reviews
  1. DaveG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, nice relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend

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  2. Theresa

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some nice background music will be wonderful

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  3. Emma

    Sligo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The tapas menu and actual tapas were absolutely out of this world would highly recommend anyone to go. Just found the service unfortunately not fantastic and not the staffs fault I would just think it was a new experience serving tapas. If there was a person overseeing the tables checking all ok would be great. We finished our tapas and it was 45 mins before we got our desserts and that was after asking and then having to reorder outer actual dessert again

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  4. NiamhG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Tapas menu. Very tasty. Lovely atmosphere.

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  5. MaryK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience Very attentive waiting staff Delicious food. Overall a very enjoyable experience

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  6. MirFoodie

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our food. We both had the Bacon cheese burger and chunky chips with minerals and then lattes. It was spacious down the back part of restaurant which was ideal when having a private conversation with a great friend. Staff were very professional and efficient. Very organised and pleasant experience. It's one of my families favourite places in Sligo, so always happy to be here. Thank you Driftwood Team always appreciated.

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  7. Mairead

    Sligo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Driftwood was fab, great time with a group of 10 and no rushing us home! We had a great time

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  8. CharmainH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic especially the oysters. Stayed for 2 days could of stayed longer

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  9. TomHorkan

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except the menus are difficult to read and it was a frustrating issue at the beginning of the meal. So easy to fix

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  10. MydieK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food wine and service. Pity there isn't more fish on the menu. Will definitely return

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  11. ElaineC

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed it, food, service, value for money was so good. Where we sat the tables were soo close together it was a little uncomfortable to speak freely. And the menu was impossible to read the writing was so tiny, all 4 of us were laughing, because none of us could read it. But over all it was a great experience & we will be back, loved it.

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  12. ShannonM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was unbelievable and fresh, service was quick and very friendly!

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  13. KateM

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for a long relaxing lunch on a wet day. Also perfect on fine days for lunch and a walk around Rosses Point.

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  14. DavidS

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely hotel with a great sea view, food is very nice with attentive staff.

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  15. SueC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to the Driftwood on New Years Eve and it was lovely. We love the seasonal menu and never have the same dish twice. Have enjoyed every meal we have had there.

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  16. MichaelH

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal with great service in a very pleasant setting.

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  17. NeeshC

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third time in the Driftwood and we once again had a lovely meal.

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  18. eimeark

    Dublin

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow despite the place being very quiet with not many customers. We waited a good 5 minutes to be seated and after our main course decided not to have deserts or coffees as no one came to clear the table or take our order. Very disappointing but food was good

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  19. LauraB

    Sligo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food and cocktails. Ambiance is really nice. Highly recommend the cookie skillet!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal , lovely setting , nice atmosphere the only downside is that the menu is difficult to read.

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  21. MichaelH

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent .. everything was very good. Only problem was the menu was hard to read.

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  22. NatashaL

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service, great food in a beautiful setting

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  23. LesleyS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely gorgeous food with a lovely atmosphere and great setting but above all, the service was impeccable. The wait staff were really really good at their jobs 👌

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  24. DellaB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pint of Guinness was over poured and overflowed when bought to the table. Food was good. Staff were good. Lighting poor as we needed phones to read menu’s. Had a better experience previously while dining outside.

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  25. DavidL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal,.friendly and attentive service. We'll be back!

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  26. StephenK

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really love the food and the place staff lovely too....and table by the window.....I will be back the hold places is amazing

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  27. TerryM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Monkfish dish disappointing, delicious but utterly let down by choice of serving plate. Either take 2 euro off and have as starter or add 4 euro on and include bigger chunks of fish as main. It’s a dish that doesn’t know what it is, to big for starter to small for main, but it is delicious 😋

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  28. MariaD

    Sligo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening like always in Driftwood.

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  29. Kellyer

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening at The Driftwood - highly recommend it. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was excellent and attentive. Beautiful setting in Rosses Point. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

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  30. RyanF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it. Really nice spot. Great staff and really yummy food.

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  31. FrankM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really nice evening in Driftwood. Food excellent in very comfortable surroundings. Choice excellent. Will be back

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  32. Citylover

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  33. RonnieS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and very helpful and friendly staff will go again

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  34. RosemaryL

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food but could do with updating menu add a few more fish dishes and vegetarian options

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  35. DINER

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  36. BG51

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly, food was great - - -just the right place to go to have a relaxed meal

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  37. DimitriC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great adress ! Thanks so much to all the Driftwood team !

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  38. EvaP

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  39. NoelleO

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful location with great food - a children menu would be great.

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  40. LouiseH

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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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 339 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 7 times today

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Google Map for The Driftwood

Rosses Point, Sligo, Co. Sligo F91DXT4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rosses Point
  • Area
    Sligo Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 16:00–21:00 Fri 12:00–21:30 Sat 08:00–21:30 Sun 08:00–21:00
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • 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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