Visit Smugglers Creek Inn at Donegal Live 2012!

Smugglers Creek Inn will be exhibiting in the Food Hall at Donegal Live 2012.

It is a spectacular three day event, starting Fri 23rd May and closing Sun 27th May. The event features open air concerts in the Diamond by Alexdra Burke, Saw Dorctors, J90, Goats Don’t Shave, Kintra and Rockhill Ramblers.

There is a tented area in the Pier, Donegal Town, highlighting the best that Donegal has to offer, from accommodation, activities , culture and crafts providers, as well as the best of Donegal’s restaurants, where  Smugglers Creek Inn will be.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Smugglers Creek Chefs Scooped Prestigious Award at Hotelympia London

Terri Gallagher, Deirdre CLinton and Joe Clinton Receiving Awards from Salon Culinaire

Congratulations to Smugglers Creeks Head Chef Deirdre Clinton, Chefs Joe Clinton and Terri Gallagher who formed the experienced team that competed and won two prestigious awards at the Salon Culinaire, Hotelympia in London at the end of February.

Hotelympia London took place on 26 February to 1 March this year. It is the UK’s largest exhibition for foodservice and hospitality with over 8,000 chefs visited the event. Salon Culinaire is the beating heart of Hotelympia for all chefs, where over 80 competition classes were hosted. It attracted chefs from all over the world to test themselves in the limelight.

Smugglers Creek team competed in two separate competitions. In the Display category,  they won a Silver medal in a Platter of Fish and Crustacea. The team also competed in the Terinex Master Chefs Challenge where they won a Bronze medal.

Platter of Fish & Crustacea

“We are absolutely thrilled about the awards that our chefs achieved in Hotelympia, London. They faced fierce competition from chefs around the world with incredible culinary skills yet achieved great results by scooping two prestigious awards. We are so proud to have such a culinary team with great talents working at Smugglers Creek Inn producing outstanding quality food for our customers, everyday. We would like to thank  our sponsors from Albatross Seafood, Killybeg, Starcrest Seafood, Donegal Town and Texoil,  Ballyshannon, John Scott , Rossnowalgh/Ballintra who designed and constructed the stand for the platter, Laghey artist Paul Rush who painted a pastillage scene of Rossnowlagh beach, our Manager Marh Rush and front of house staff Gerry Cullen who travlled andprovided essential support to the team to make this event possible. ” said Proprietor, Emily Browne.


Smugglers Creek – Taste of the Region 2012

Smugglers Creek at Taste of the Region 2012

Smugglers Creek Inn, together with five other Award-Winning restaurants in Donegal will be showcasing our culinary talents at this year’s Taste of the Region 2012 at Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel on Sunday the 11th March from 4-8pm. Ticket price €50 per person, available to purchase at Smugglers Creek Inn, pop in or call 071 9852367 for more information. Hope to see you there

Christmas at Smugglers Creek

Smugglers Creek Children Christmas Party 2011

Smugglers Creek hosted a lovely Children Christmas Party on Sat 17th Dec where Santa & his elves brought loads of fun, food & presents. Smugglers Staff took the opportunity to get into the spirit of Christmas also (See photos).

Be sure to join us next year!

Emily, Mark, Deirdre and staff at Smugglers Creek wish all our customers all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  

Smugglers Creek Staff Christmas 2011

Smugglers Creek Celebrated Its 2nd Anniversary


Emily, Deirdre & Mark with Staff at Smugglers 2nd Anniversary

Smugglers Creek Inn celebrated its 2nd Anniversary with friends and customers last Saturday 26th Nov.  On the same night, we launched our new A la Carte menu, and new Chilean House Wines.  To see more photos of the event, please Like our Facebook page to view our photo album.

Smugglers Won Best Stand Award at A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

Smugglers Creek's General Manager Mark Rush Received the Best Stand Award at Donegal Food Festival 2011

Smuggler Creek won the Most Attractive Stand Award at A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2011 . The three day event attracted more than 20,000 visitors to Donegal Town. Smuggler’s Creek’s Stand Design, Chocolate Displa, Seafood Chowder & Seafood Sausages together with the friendliness of our staff helped to win the hearts of the judges & visitors.

Smugglers Creek Chef Joe Clinton won a Gold Medal Award for the a Passion to Inspire Cooking Competition during the Food Festival.

Smugglers Creek’s Winning Stand at A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

Be sure to visit us at the 2012 A Taste of Donegal Food Festival where Smugglers Creek will showcase its find food, wine & beer!

Darren Clarke visits Smugglers Creek


Darren Clarke Visits Smugglers Creek

Smugglers Creek welcome Darren Clark’s visit

Darren Clarke came in with his finance Alison for a quick visit on Tue 9th August and enjoyed some fresh lobsters prepared by Smuggler’s chef Joe Clinton. Here seen pictured alongside our General Manager, Mark Rush who is also a keen golfer.