The Smuggler's Rest, Cloghehead

Delicious, fresh, mouth-watering seafood locally sourced daily from the Boyne Valleys largest fishing port. Port Oriel produces some of the world’s most sought after seafood; Crab, Razor Clams, Dublin Bay Prawns, and a whole selection of White Fish which you will find cooked to perfection on our menus …

December Menu


Soup Of The Day


served with homemade soda bread

Golden Fried Brie


served with red onion and cranberry chutney on mixed leaf salad with balsamic glaze

Smugglers Seafood Chowder


locally sourced fresh and smoked fish in a white wine cream sauce

Slow Braised Pork Belly


served with spiced red cabbage and baby spinach, apple chutney, cider jus

Sticky Chicken Wings

sml €8.50 | lrg €13.00

fried until golden crispy all tossed up in either BBQ or hot sauce and served with blue cheese dip

Goats Cheese Salad


mixed baby leaf, beetroot, candied walnuts, cherry tomato, pickled red onion, balsamic dressing

Prawn Pil Pil


sautéed prawns done in garlic butter, chilli and white wine finished with fresh herbs served with salad and toasted sourdough

BBQ Half Back Of Ribs


slow braised short ribs glazed with BBQ sauce, served with ruby slaw

Main Course

The Captain's Fish & Chips


light battered locally sourced cod served with garden pea puree, homemade tartar sauce and served with chips

Smugglers Scampi

sml €14 | lrg €21

our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns cooked to perfection and served with rustic chips and homemade tartare and marie rose sauce

Pan Seared Hake


served with creamy mash potatoes, wilted baby spinach, buttered asparagus, lemon cream sauce

Pan Fried Salmon


pan fried darne of salmon with wilted spinach, herb baby potatoes and a lemon cream reduction

Seafood Pie


locally sourced seafood in a creamy white wine sauce topped with herb mash potatoes

Supreme Of Chicken


served with roast root vegetables, red wine and tarragon jus

Turkey & Ham


served with herb stuffing, mash potatoes, roast vegetables and red wine jus

Slow Braised Beef Cheek


served on creamy mash potatoes, baby carrots and a pearl onion jus

Smugglers Beef Burger


Ballymaloe relish, smoked applewood, sliced gherkin, lettuce, beef tomato, pickled red onion served with rustic chips

Smugglers Chicken Burger


crisp shredded lettuce, tomato, garlic mayo and ruby slaw on a brioche bun accompanied by hand cut rustic chips

Halloumi Burger


shallow fried halloumi cheese, shredded lettuce and tomato topped with spicy buffalo sauce, sliced avocado served on a brioche bap with rustic chips

Wild Mushroom & Spinach Risotto


sautéed wild mushrooms in a white wine and garlic cream finished with baby spinach and parmesan shavings


Rustic Fries


Battered Onion Rings


Side Salad


Skinny Fries


Mayo Based Sauce


Garlic Mayo | Sweet Chilli Mayo | Tartar Sauce | Marie Rose Sauce

If you have an allergen or a food intolerance please advise your server

Fish delivered straight to our chefs daily by local seafood supplier Seamus Dunne

Contact us for party bookings [email protected]

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Selection Of Ice Cream


topped with homemade butterscotch sauce

Death By Chocolate


warmed chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream

Cheesecake Of The Day


warmed chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream



stuffed with vanilla cream and topped with rich chocolate sauce

Traditional Christmas Pudding


served with brandy custard, crème chantilly

Hazelnut & White Chocolate Chip Brownie


with warm chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

The Smugglers Rest beef burger
The Smugglers Rest beef burger

Our famous prawns / scampi are 100% Irish langoustines caught by Clogherhead fishermen in Irish waters. Considered a delicacy across Europe our chefs collect them daily from Pat Lynch in Dundalk Bay Seafoods which is only a 2 minutes walk from The Smugglers Rest

The Smugglers Rest

Welcome to The Smuggler’s Rest, Clogherhead

The Smuggler's Rest

Harbour Road,
Co. Louth.
A92 XH2D

041 988 9302

[email protected]

Opening Hours

5pm - 9pm (food, bar late)
5pm - 9pm (bar late)
1pm - 7.30pm (bar late)
1pm - 7pm (bar late)

Enjoy ALCOHOL sensibly. Visit 

Monday - Wednesday

Available for private party bookings

Thursday - Sunday

Bar available until late

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