The Smuggler's Rest, Cloghehead

Locally landed at Port Oriel, Clogherhead our seafood is fresh, healthy and mouthwateringly delicious. Why not sample a selection of local delicacies with our light bites menu.

Our Menu

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Soup Of The Day


Served with soda bread (1,3,7,9)

Seafood Chowder


Locally sourced fresh and smoked fish in a white wine cream sauce served with soda bread (1,2,3,4,7,9,12,14)

Golden Fried Brie


Served with red onion and cranberry chutney on a mixed leaf salad with balsamic glaze (1,3,7,9,12)

Classic Moules Mariniere


Fresh mussels cooked in white wine, fresh herbs and finished with cream. Served with soda bread (1,3,7,12,14)

Spiced Mussels


Fresh mussels cooked in spiced chorizo and tomato sauce served with soda bread (1,3,9,10,12,14)

Sticky Chicken Wings

sml €9 | lrg €13

Fried until golden crispy all tossed up in either BBQ or hot sauce and served with blue cheese dip (3,7,9,10,11,12))

Scampi Tacos


Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns with fresh mango salsa and microgreens in a soft taco (1,2,3,7,10,12)

Caesar Salad


Crisp baby gem lettuce, lardons of bacon, garlic and herb croutons, Caesar dressing and topped with shaved parmesan (1,3,4,7,12)

Add garlic prawns … +€4.50
Add cajun chicken … +€3.00


Hand-Cut Rustic Fries


Skinny Fries


Spicy Rice


Beer Battered Onion Rings (1,3)


Side Salad (12)


Garlic Ciabatta (1,12)



Smuggler’s Scampi

sml €14.50 | lrg €23.50

Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns cooked to perfection and served with rustic chips and homemade tartare and Marie Rose sauce (1,3,7,12)

Cajun Scampi


Golden crumbed Dublin Bay prawns tossed in cajun spice served with rustic fries, garlic mayo and Marie Rose sauce (1,2,3,7,12)

Garlic Scampi


Dublin Bay prawns coated in panko breadcrumbs and garlic coating served with rustic chips, garlic mayo and sweet chilli mayo (1,2,3,7,9,12)

The Captain's Fish & Chips


Locally sourced cod lightly battered or buttermilk pan fried served with garden pea puree, homemade tartare sauce and served with rustic chips (1,3,4,7,10,12)

Pasta Gamborini


Sauté prawns in garlic diced tomato finished with fresh herbs served with garlic bread

The Beef Burger


Ballymaloe relish, smoked applewood cheese, sliced gherkin, lettuce, beef tomato, pickled red onion served with rustic chips (1,3,7,9,10,12)

The Chicken Burger


Crisp shredded lettuce, tomato, garlic mayo and ruby slaw on a brioche bun accompanied rustic chips (1,3,7,9,10,12)

Halloumi Burger


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

Citrus Chicken Supreme


Chicken supreme served with pomegranate and spiced couscous or mashed potato

Butternut Squash & Pea Risotto


Sautéed butternut squash cooked in white wine and garlic cream finished with peas, baby spinach and parmesan shavings

Add Garlic Prawns … +€4.50
Add Cajun Chicken … +€3.00


Garlic Mayo (3)


Marie Rose (3,9,12)


Tartare (3,12)


Sweet Chilli Mayo (1,3)


Allergen Information

1. Celery | 2. Cereals Containing Gluten | 3. Crustaceans | 4. Eggs | 5. Fish | 6. Lupin | 7. Milk | 8. Molluscs | 9. Mustard | 10. Nuts | 11. Peanuts | 12. Sesame Seeds | 13. Soya | 14. Sulphur Dioxide (sometimes known as Sulphates)

The Smugglers Rest beef burger
The Smugglers Rest beef burger

Come and see, eat and admire Louth. Sealouth is a new scenic seafood trail that captures what’s best about County Louth’s 70 km+ coastline, the stunning scenery and, of course, the finest local seafood. For more info ask any member of staff and make sure to check out the website

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
1pm - 9pm
1pm - 9pm
1pm - 8pm

Enjoy ALCOHOL sensibly. Visit 

Monday - Wednesday

Available for private party bookings

Thursday - Sunday

Bar available until late

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