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.

Our Menu

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Starters & Lite Bites

Soup Of The Day


Hearty broth sure to warm you up, served with fresh soda bread (allergens change, please ask server) *Gfo*

Hearty Seafood Chowder


An incredible broth with chunks of locally sourced fresh, smoked fish and shellfish in a white wine-based sauce served with fresh soda bread. (1,2,3,4,7,9,12) *Gfo*

The Smugg Wings

€10.50 sml | €14 lrg

Hot / Peri Peri / Bbq – Our famous crispy golden wings served with blue cheese dip and celery stick (3,4,6,7,10,11,12) *Gfo*

Classic Caesar Salad


Crisp baby gem lettuce, crispy bacon lardons, garlic and herb croutons, classic caesar dressing and parmesan shavings. (1,3,4,7,12) *Gfo*

Add Chicken … €3 | Add Prawns … €5

Prawn Pil Pil


Freshly caught Dublin Bay prawns sauteed in garlic butter with chili and fresh herbs with lightly toasted ciabatta. (1,2,3,7) *Gfo*

Classic Moules Mariniere


Locally sourced fresh mussels cooked in a beautiful white wine, garlic, herb and cream sauce with fresh soda bread. (1,3,712,14) *Gfo*

Smugglers Spiced Mussels


Locally sourced fresh mussels with a smugg twist simmered in a chorizo, chili, garlic and tomato sauce (1,3,9,10,12,14) *Gfo*

Dunany Crab & Port Oriel Smoked Salmon Salad


Fresh Dunany crab meat salad and Port Oriel cold smoked salmon all served on crusty bread, mixed Irish leaf salad and a lemon aioli  *Gfo*

Scampi Tacos


Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns with fresh mango and pineapple salsa with microgreens served in 2 warm soft taco shell and marie rose sauce (1,2,3,7)

Chicken Tacos


Smugg’s secret spiced coated chicken strips with fresh mango and pineapple salsa with microgreens served in 2 warm soft taco shell and sweet chilli mayo ()

Dunany Crab Claws


Fresh Dunany crab claws tossed in garlic butter and chilli served with toasted ciabatta (1,2,3,7) *Gfo*



Warm nachos topped with our house hot sauce, chili beef, jalapeños and melted spicy cheese () *Gfo*


Loaded Fries


Choose from the following:

Cajun, Peri Peri, Parmesan, Buffalo, Cheesy Garlic

Loaded Chilli Fries


Fresh Chips


Skinny Chips


Beer Battered Onion Rings


Mash Potato


Side Salad


Garlic Ciabatta


Garlic Ciabatta With Parmesan


Garden Pea Purée


Ruby Slaw


Gluten Free Bread


Brown Soda Bread


Upgrade To Loaded Fries



Garlic Mayo




Marie Rose


Sweet Chilli


Cajun Mayo








Pepper Sauce


Mains & Feasts

The Original Smugglers Scampi

€16 sml | €25 lrg

Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns cooked to perfection served with fresh chips and homemade tartare and Marie Rose sauce

The Cajun Scampi

€16 sml | €25 lrg

Cajun spiced fresh scampi with garlic mayo and Marie Rose sauce

The Fresh Lemon & Pepper Scampi

€16 sml | €25 lrg

Lemon infused fresh scampi served with a lemon and black pepper aioli and Marie Rose

Large Scampi Tacos


Our famous Smugglers scampi with fresh mango and pineapple salsa with microgreens served in 3 warm soft taco shell and Marie Rose sauce with fresh chips (1,2,3,7)

Captain's Fish & Chips


Clogherhead fresh fish, golden battered with fresh chips, garden pea purée and homemade tartare sauce (1,3,4,7,12)

Fresh Catch Of The Day


Please ask your server for details *Gfo*

Smugg's Chicken Licken' Fillet


Tandoori spiced and seared chicken fillet, spiced tomato and chili sauce, basmati rice and wilted spinach

The Beef Burger


8oz gourmet Irish beef burger in a brioche bun with smoked Applewood cheese, sliced gherkin, crisp lettuce, pickled onion and Ballymaloe relish served with fresh chips (1,3,7,10,12)

Hawaiian Burger


8oz succulent Irish beef burger topped with grilled pineapple, Marie Rose sauce, crisp iceberg lettuce, tomato and finely diced peppers served with fresh chips (1,3,7,9,10,12)

The Sloppy Smugg Burger


Grilled 8oz prime Irish beef burger topped with chili beef mince, crispy onions, toasted brioche, garlic mayo, iceberg lettuce served with fresh chips (1,3,7,9,10,12)

The Chicken Burger


Chunky chicken fillet coated in our secret spices in a brioche bun with crisp shredded lettuce, tomato, ruby slaw and garlic mayo served with fresh chips (1,3,7,10,12)

Hot 'N' Spicy Burger


The original burger with a twist! Coated in hot sauce topped with jalapeños, spicy cheese on a toasted brioche with garlic mayo and crispy lettuce (1,3,7,9,10,12)

The Halloumi Burger


Shallow fried halloumi cheese in a brioche bun with crisp shredded lettuce, tomato, gacamole and spicy buffalo sauce served with fresh chips (1,3,7,10,12)

Grilled Lamb Kebab


Succulent and juicy lamb kofta in a soft tortilla, pickled red onion, mint mayo and drizzled with garlic aioli and sweet chilli mayo served with fresh chips (1,3,7,12)

Smugglers Ribs & Wings


Slow cooked pork ribs in our homemade BBQ sauce served with our famous wings in your favourite sauce served with fresh chips (6,10,11,12) *Gfo*

Crab & Prawn Pil Pil Combo


Dunany claws and Dublin Bay prawns in fresh herb and garlic butter, chilli and white wine sauce with toasted ciabatta and fries (1,2,3,7,12) *Gfo*

Pasta Gamborini


Linguini pasta and Dublin Bay prawns sauteed in garlic, chilli with diced tomato, cherry tomatoes and finished with fresh herbs, garlic and baby spinach (1,2,7,12)

Add Garlic Bread … €1.50

Mediterranean Risotto


Roasted bell peppers, onions and fresh tomato tossed in a tomato sauce and finished with shredded basil. (12,9) *Gfo* *Vegan*

Add Chicken … €3 | Add Prawns … €5

Butternut & Pea Risotto


Sauteed butternut squash in white wine and garlic cream with peas, baby spinach and parmesan shavings. (7,12,) *Gfo*

Add Chicken … €3 | Add Prawns … €5

Thai Green Or Red Curry


Sugar snap, garden peas and baby spinach in a traditional Thai coconut curry with scented basmati rice and warm naan bread. (1,2,,3,7,10,12) *Gfo*

Add Chicken … €3 | Add Prawns … €5

10oz Prime Irish Striploin Steak


10oz prime Irish striploin steak served with fresh chips, pepper sauce and beer battered onion rings (1,3,12) *Gfo*

Caribbean Surf N Turf Irish Striploin Steak


10oz prime Irish striploin steak cooked to your liking served with fresh chips and topped to your choosing:
• Dublin Bay prawns in a spicy mango and red pepper salsa
• Dublin Bay prawns with a whiskey garlic sauce
• Dublin Bay prawns in garlic butter sauce

The Smugglers Rest beef burger
The Smugglers Rest beef burger

1. Cereals Containing Gluten | 2. Crustaceans | 3. Eggs | 4. Fish | 5. Peanuts| 6. Soybeans | 7. Milk | 8. Nuts | 9. Celery | 10. Mustard | 11. Sesame Seeds | 12. Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphates | 13. Lupin | 14. Molluscs.
*Please Inform Your Server About Any Allergies*

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 (food, bar late)
1pm - 9pm (bar late)
1pm - 9pm (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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