Donegal’s four-star Redcastle Hotel has been nominated for four awards at the upcoming YesChef 2024 Awards which take place tomorrow (May 14th).

The hotel’s exceptional culinary offerings and exquisite dining experiences have earned nominations in the following award categories:

·         Casual Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

·         Hotel Restaurant of the Year

·         Restaurant Interior of the Year.

·         The fourth category sees restaurant Chef, Conor McCormick nominated for the Chef of the Year Award.

He will represent Redcastle Hotel at the ceremony on Tuesday May 14th in Dundalk.

Speaking about the recent nominations, Executive Head Chef at Redcastle Hotel, Gordon Smyth says: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted in these categories amongst some serious competition in the hospitality industry. It’s a great honour to be recognised once again this year.

“We’re very lucky to have access to exceptional ingredients like fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and butchery items from local suppliers here in Donegal. Quality produce makes it a lot easier for us to create memorable dishes. Donegal is becoming a known culinary destination which gives us a lift.”

“Our hotel group, Harcourt Developments, as a whole has shown interest and appreciation in what we’re trying to achieve by putting Redcastle Hotel on the map as one of Donegal’s great places to dine, and in turn this drives us to perform to the best of our abilities. The YesChef Award nominations highlight our hard work and we’re truly honoured.”

The hotel’s talented team of chefs have been working together for well over a decade now and this recognition is a testament to their dedication and passion. The entire team consistently strives to deliver phenomenal dining experiences while creating dishes that both surprise and delight guests.


New menus: Redcastle Hotel is also proud to announce the exciting debut of its revamped restaurant menu, a culinary masterpiece that elevates the dining experience.

The Edge Restaurant’s new menu features a tantalising array of culinary delights that are sure to delight taste buds including the Pan Seared Scallops with Roast Cauliflower Purée and the Roast Pork Fillet with Black Pudding Fritter. For those craving a hearty meal, the Braised Daube of Beef or the Mushroom, Wild Garlic and Spinach Rigatoni is a must-try. Enjoy a delicious 2-course meal with spectacular views overlooking Lough Foyle for just €35 or indulge in a luxurious 3-course meal for only €42.


But that’s not all – Introducing the delectable vegan menu curated by the chefs at Redcastle Hotel to showcase innovative dishes such as the Salt Baked Celeriac and the Roast Sumac Marinated Cauliflower Steak. With a focus on sustainability, health, and flavour, the kitchen team have crafted a diverse menu that highlights the best of vegan cuisine.

From the vibrant Roast Beetroot & Orange Salad that bursts with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to the filling plant-based steaks that will satisfy even the most discerning palates, each dish on the menu has been thoughtfully created to delight vegans and non-vegans alike. Guests can expect a symphony of flavours, textures, and colours that celebrate the beauty and versatility of plant-based ingredients.

And for all the dessert lovers out there, satisfy your sweet tooth with the mouthwatering Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce, Toffee Popcorn, and Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream, or indulge in the refreshing Iced Lemon Parfait with Raspberry Sorbet and Crystalised Thyme.