The Glasshouse Restaurant

Local produce, the finest chefs, and sunsets over Donegal Bay.

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The Glasshouse Restaurant

The intimate Glasshouse Restaurant overlooks Rossnowlagh Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy fine cuisine prepared by Resident Chef John Mc Garrigle while the sun sets, its gentle rays glinting over the waves. This is a dining experience which will never be forgotten.

Locally sourced produce, outstanding service, stunning views of Donegal Bay and traditional hospitality await you in the Glasshouse Restaurant.
Our local suppliers include:
Seafood – Albatross Seafoods, Killybegs, Co. Donegal; Starcrest Seafoods, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Lamb, Pork & Sausages – Michael Mc Gettigan & Sons, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Hereford Beef – Pallas Foods
Vegetables – McGinty’s Fresh Fruit, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

The Seashell Restaurant

The Seashell Restaurant is the classically elegant original dining room in the Sandhouse Hotel. Wood panelled walls, art deco flourishes, convivial round dining tables, luxurious table dressings are the perfect complement to enjoy the fine cuisine by Resident Chef John Mc Garrigle. Ideal for private functions, this room can cater for parties from 20 to 140.

Resident Chef John Mc Garrigle

Resident Chef John Robert McGarrigle presides over the cuisine, bringing fifteen years of experience in the Sandhouse and his familiarity with local farmers, fishermen and producers to create dishes and menus which are defined by their locally sourced, wonderfully fresh ingredients.

Sunday Lunch


The Cocktail Bar

The cocktail bar is the main focal point for guests meeting for pre-dinner drinks while perusing the delights of the night’s menu.



Breakfast is full service. Our guests can enjoy a wide selection of fresh fruit, fresh fish as well as the traditional Irish Breakfast. The Seashell & Glasshouse Restaurants at the Sandhouse Hotel serve breakfast between 8.15 and 10.00 in the morning. Dinner is served in the evening from 6.30- 8.30 pm. All dietary needs are catered for. Dress code in the restaurant is smart casual.

The Surfer’s Bar

The Surfers Bar opens on to Rossnowlagh Beach. Open to the general public, it is very popular with beach walkers, local characters and surfers.  Entertainment is provided in this bar at weekends. All major sporting events are shown live.

The Sandhouse Hotel & Marine Spa,
County Donegal,
Tel: +353 (0) 71 9851777